Pac-12, SWAC forming basketball partnership
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 and the Southwestern Athletic Conference are forming a basketball educational and scheduling partnership.
The partnership announced Monday will include home-and-home series between the member institutions in each conference.
The partnership in men's and women's basketball will begin in November 2022 with two-year home-and-home series through 2026.
As part of the partnership, student-athletes will participate in social justice and antiracism educational components as part of the games. The programming will be a collaboration between leadership from the two participating basketball programs.
Athletic departments also will facilitate private meetings between athletic directors and their respective senior staff.
The first home-and-home series will include Southern and Arizona, Florida A&M and Oregon, Alabama State and USC, Arizona State and Texas Southern, Colorado and Grambling, and Washington State against Prairie View A&M.
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