Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/6/12
Word out of Pac 12 country today has the Pac-12 Board of Directors, consisting of all 12 university presidents, unanimously extended the contract of Commissioner Larry Scott through 2016 with options to add additional years in the future, it was announced today. All 12 university presidents who make up the board agreed to the extension. Since July 1, 2009 Scott has overseen the conference's expansion to include Utah and Colorado, plus he also negotiated a 12-year television contract last summer with Fox and ESPN worth about $3 billion. He also worked on and helped create the Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Digital Network. Scott, 47, became the sixth commissioner of the Conference on July 1, 2009. Quote: "My fellow board members and I are delighted to have reached a long-term agreement with the commissioner to continue his excellent work on behalf of the Pac-12," said Oregon State President Ed Ray, also the chairman of the league's board. "We are on the brink o...
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