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Pac-12 will part ways with Larry Scott, begin search for new commissioner [report]

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Larry Scott’s time as commissioner of the Pac-12 is unlikely to be remembered fondly. Scott took over as commissioner of the conference in 2009 and since that time has made many a dreadful decision.

The following is a statement from Oregon president Michael Schill, per CBS.

“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,” Schill said. “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.”

Why was Scott so reviled? Ryen Russillo broke it down excellently. Some of the major points:


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