The Pac-12 and Southwestern Athletic (SWAC) Conferences announced today the formation of a basketball educational and scheduling partnership that will feature a first-of-its-kind annual home-and-home series between member institutions.
The men’s and women’s basketball partnership is aimed at creating both a forum for competition, as well as promotion and education around issues of anti-racism and social justice. The partnership is set to begin in Nov. 2022, with six matchups for the initial men’s cycle determined; women’s matchups will be announced in the coming weeks.
As part of the scheduling alliance, programs from each conference will participate in two-year home-and-home series over the course of four years from the 2022-23 to 2025-26 seasons. Six programs from each conference will participate in the 2022-23/2023-24 series, followed by the remaining six programs in 2024-25/2025-26.
Below are the men’s matchups slated for the initial two-year series from 2022-23 to 2023-24. The additional series between remaining men’s programs for 2024-25/2025-26, as well as dates and matchups for women’s programs, will be announced at a later date.
|November 10-13, 2022||November 9-12, 2023|
|Southern at ARIZONA||Texas Southern at ARIZONA STATE|
|Florida A&M at OREGON||Grambling at COLORADO|
|Alabama State at USC||Prairie View A&M at WASHINGTON STATE|
|ARIZONA STATE at Texas Southern||ARIZONA at Southern|
|COLORADO at Grambling||OREGON at Florida A&M|
|WASHINGTON STATE at Prairie View A&M||USC at Alabama State|
Proud day. @pac12 women’s and men’s basketball has agreed to a 1st of its kind home-and-home series with the HBCUs in the @theswac Basketball will be combined with important educational opportunities for our student athletes… https://t.co/lklqHoYOI6
— George Kliavkoff (@Kliavkoff) September 20, 2021