HOT COUGAR ACTION: Bill Moos Reacts To Failed Pac-12, Big Ten Alliance

Friday brought the news that the proposed Pac-12, Big Ten scheduling alliance would be no more. Four Pac-12 schools reportedly decided against the proposal and thanks to Bud Withers, we know WSU was not one of them.

Washington State athletic director Bill Moos had a different view.

"I'm extremely disappointed it did not pan out," Moos said. "For the Cougars, I thought it was an ideal opportunity for us to bring quality BCS opponents into Pullman early in the year on a regular basis.

"I know some of my peers were worried about playing nine conference games (the Pac-12 plays nine, the Big Ten eight) and adding to it. But we're all doing that (scheduling one rugged nonleague game) anyway, for the most part."

Moos' reaction is not a surprise because as he said, the alliance would have helped WSU bring quality opponents to Pullman. Without the scheduling agreement in place, it will be interesting to see where WSU goes from here. Upcoming home-and-home series with BYU, Wisconsin, Nevada and Boise State will bring quality opponents to Pullman over the next few years, but beyond that remains a question mark.

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Pac-12, Big Ten drop plan to schedule against each other | College Sports | The Seattle Times
Washington State athletic director Bill Moos had a different view. "I'm extremely disappointed it did not pan out," Moos said. "For the Cougars, I thought it was an ideal opportunity for us to bring quality BCS opponents into Pullman early in the year on a regular basis.

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