Joint statement on departure of UCLA and USC from Pac-12 Conference

This is a significant development that impacts each Pac-12 member institution and alters the landscape of intercollegiate athletics.

At the University of Utah, we are very confident in the strength and trajectory of our institution and our athletics programs, coming off another elite year of academic performance, a Pac-12 championship season in football and our most successful year, collectively, across all of our sports since joining the conference in 2011.

We have been in frequent communication with one another since this information came to light, and we will continue to stay in close communication with conference leadership and our fellow conference members as developments unfold.

Taylor Randall

Mark Harlan
Director of Athletics