Steve Alford walked into Pauley Pavilion on Tuesday for the first time since the 1984 Summer Olympics, took his place under the 11 national championship banners and called his new job as UCLA basketball coach “a challenge.”
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott confirms the conference is in preliminary talks with the Big 12 Conference about creating a seventh bowl game that would match a representative from one of the two conferences against the best team from a group of five conferences, including the Big East.
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said Wednesday the league will announce the future site of its conference basketball tournaments after a weekend meeting of university presidents and chancellors.
The Pac-12 Conference is standing pat for now.The league’s presidents and chancellors voted late Tuesday night to reaffirm their decision to stay at a dozen members. Commissioner Larry Scott says “after careful review we have determined that it is in the best interests of our member institutions, student-athletes and fans to remain a 12-team conference.”
The Pac-12 will launch national and regional conference television networks next year.
The Utah Utes are BCS busters no more. A celebration at the state Capitol marked Utah’s transition Friday from the Mountain West Conference to the Pac-12, one of the six BCS conferences.
Larry Scott was wrapping up a late business lunch at a downtown San Francisco restaurant this week, taking one last sip of coffee, parting ways with a handshake and sliding one booth over to start another meeting with new visitors almost simultaneously.
Larry Scott has spent his nearly two years as Pac-10 commissioner bolstering the conference’s brand by expanding its reach.
Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott doesn’t feel comfortable calling this week’s athletic directors meetings the biggest in conference history.