College football fans were shocked by the news that Pacific 12 anchors USC and UCLA will join the Big Ten beginning with the 2024-2025 academic year.
Many doubted whether the Trojans and Bruins could weather the Big Ten weather. Others lamented the continuing changing landscape of college football.
The Badgers have some Rose Bowl history with both teams. Wisconsin defeated UCLA twice in the big game in the 1990s but lost to USC after the 1952 and 1962 seasons.
Here are some reactions on Twitter.
— Wisconsin Badgers (@UWBadgers) July 1, 2022
So last July the B1G announced former #Badgers coach/AD Barry Alvarez as the league’s football liaison...and less than a year later USC and UCLA joining the B1G. 🤔
— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) July 1, 2022
We’re excited for USC and UCLA to join the Big Ten. It’ll be interesting at least.
The Wisconsin Badgers football team has quite the history with both programs, playing them a combined six times in bowl games.
Bucky is 3-0 vs UCLA and 1-2 vs USC (but won the latest matchup). pic.twitter.com/rv6UvRCXxR
— PackersHistory.com (@PackersHistory1) July 1, 2022
I’m not at all interested in superconferences... It saddens me to see what college football is becoming.
— Coach Riley (@BadgersRiley) June 30, 2022
When USC and UCLA see an opponent bring in a fullback. pic.twitter.com/pmPMKInok6
— Ben Stevens (@BenScottStevens) June 30, 2022
You think USC and UCLA are for this?💀💀💀 pic.twitter.com/eNp8FDupB2
— 𝓝𝓸𝓵𝓪𝓷❄️ (@Boilermakers4er) June 30, 2022
UCLA to Rutgers, btw, is almost the same distance as Rutgers to Reykjanesbær, Iceland.
— Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) June 30, 2022
Big Ten school with the most Rose Bowl wins…is now USC.
— Scott Enyeart (@ScottEnyeart) July 1, 2022
USC gonna be playing some giant road games at 9 am pacific time with Gus Johnson on the call and it’s gonna be nuts.
— Brandon Walker (@BFW) June 30, 2022
Cannot wait for the annual USC - Rutgers rivalry for a Big Noon Saturday. pic.twitter.com/CQeHiQ6Gs0
— John Cooper (@Coach___Cooper) June 30, 2022
USC and UCLA showing up for Big 10 road games in November. pic.twitter.com/E0tMxV13SM
— Jake Welch (@BYUAllBlue) June 30, 2022
I really hate that College Football, the sports that we all love, is being dictated by TV contracts. USC and UCLA to the Big 10 makes zero sense.
— Big Game Boomer (@BigGameBoomer) June 30, 2022
Earlier this morning the local news said the BigTen added two football powerhouses to the conference. I checked to see if they had added anyone besides USC and UCLA. 😐
— Yosef (@BuckeyevsTworld) July 1, 2022
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This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: UW to play USC, UCLA when they join Big Ten, how Twitter reacted