The Big Ten and Pac 12 have announced a scheduling partnership that will affect all sports – including basketball.
The new agreement will tie them throughout the regular season, as well — and in all sports, though football and basketball are the focal points.
Basketball games similarly could land in such NBA arenas as Los Angeles’ Staples Center or Chicago’s United Center, four teams sometimes gathering for doubleheaders.
Many sports, including men’s and women’s basketball, are expected to start bumping up interconference scheduling as soon as 2012-13. Football’s schedules typically are built years in advance and would require a ramp-up to 2017.