The regents, as expected, did not take any action but the chair said if they blocked UCLA's move, “it would be a big deal. There would be a lot of people happy and a lot of people upset.” No matter what the regents do, he said, there could be legal action.
Among the other reasons Kliavkoff cited that for it being a bad deal financially is that the Bruins' travel costs could nearly triple -- to $27 million -- if the school chartered flights to Big Ten schools for all teams, not just football and men's and women's basketball.
Based on the amount of fans that attend football games, there would be hundreds of people disappointed. UCLA is a shell of what it used to be. Its value is in its zip code, not its athletic programs.