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Pac-12 Parts ways with Larry Scott

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Larry Scott’s 12-year tenure as Pac-12 Commissioner is officially coming to an end, as the conference announced that they will be parting ways with him at the end of the athletic season.

Scott had previously signed an extension through 2022. His last day will be on June 30. During Scott’s time leading the conference, he helped develop and launch the Pac-12 Network and expanded the conference from 10 to 12 teams.

However, the conference’s image has declined over the years among the other Power Fives in the country. Between financial woes, television rights issues, and even an officiating scandal, the conference’s brand has continued to take a hit.

According to Scott and the conference executive committee, the parting ways came as a “mutual agreement.”

“We appreciate Larry’s pioneering efforts in growing the conference by adding new competitive university programs and accelerating the Pac-12 to television network parity with the other conferences,” said executive committee chair member and Oregon President Michael Schill in a statement. “At one point, our television agreement was the most lucrative in the nation and the debut of the Pac-12 Network helped deliver our championship brand to US and global markets on traditional and digital platforms. That said, the intercollegiate athletics marketplace doesn’t remain static and now is a good time to bring in a new leader who will help us develop our go-forward strategy.”