Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 8/23/12
Last Wednesday marked the premier of the Pac-12 Network and the birth of conference commissioner Larry Scott’s brain child. While it may be too soon to anticipate the fate of the Pac-12’s place on television, it’s already being stacked up next to the Big Ten Network and other conference channels. Of course, until the numbers can speak and football season runs its course, we can only sift through idle talk and speculation. One thing the premier of the network has produced, however, is a closer look at the man behind the success of the Pac-12’s reach in the last three years: Larry Scott. A quick rundown of Scott’s resume with the Pac-12 is enough to put most conference commissioners to shame. Since 2009 he’s added two teams to the conference, negotiated a $3 billion dollar television deal, established a Pac-12 championship game, and most importantly negotiated for the first equal revenue sharing contract. Big leaps like this of course are nothing new for Scott. His six years with ...
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