19. Con: Financial Pressure
One of the major issues with the Big Ten and Pac-12’s decision is obviously that it will cost their schools tens of millions of dollars. This could have long-term effects and is simply a disaster.
For example, the Big 10 generated $759 million in revenue in 2019 alone. The division paid out over $55 million to its schools with newer members receiving smaller payments. In sum, the quality of football that we have come to expect from these divisions may suffer as a result of this decision.