PAC-10

Some guiding rules, worthy names to make selection committee fair

May 14, 2013
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Some guiding rules, worthy names to make selection committee fair Fans, media must quell bias You know the argument: “This guy is from [fill in the blank], so he  can’t possibly be objective. Therefore if he gets a chance he is going to hurt [they will use a stronger word] my team.” It’s a tired…

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Here’s all you need to know about the playoff discussions at this week’s BCS meeting

April 25, 2012
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Here’s all you need to know about the playoff discussions at this week’s BCS meeting After a century-plus of pushing, the immovable object has been nudged out of its entrenched position. Now it’s time to get that sucker rolling. That’s the mindset as college football power brokers descend on south Florida this week for the…

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Alabama’s Nick Saban favors a plus-one postseason model

April 25, 2012
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Alabama’s Nick Saban favors a plus-one postseason model Add Nick Saban to the list of major coaches who believes that the plus-one model appears to be the way to go in deciding the future of college football’s postseason. Speaking during Tuesday’s SEC spring football teleconference, the Alabama coach was asked his opinion on what he…

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Pac-12 Network is coming

July 28, 2011
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Beginning in August 2012, the Pacific 12 Conference will offer one primary national channel and six regional channels matching up teams paired in the same area (USC and UCLA, for example) that will televise 350 events annually on the main channel and 500 more regionally. So far the Pac-12 has signed cable providers Time WarnerCable, Comcast,…

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Pac-12 officially arrives, and a lot has changed since Pac-10 debuted 33 years ago

July 1, 2011
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At midnight Thursday, the odometer clicked to July 1, and presto, it was the Pacific 12 Conference. The initiation was over, and Utah and Colorado became members of the fraternity. To think, it’s been 33 years since the league last changed, outstripping everything except the Ivy League for stability. The year the conference last expanded,…

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If lockout lingers, Pac-10 eyeballs Sundays

May 13, 2011
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With the lockout lingering (it’ll be nine weeks old on Friday, less the day or so that it was lifted), most football fans assume that there will be no football on Sunday come September. But there likely will be football on Sundays.  It just won’t be NFL football.   Read more of “If lockout lingers,…

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Larry Scott bold to take Pac-12 where no conference has gone before

May 5, 2011
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“Some have said the Pac-10 isn’t the SEC or the Big Ten but now I think everybody has to understand that it has the reach and the stature that advertisers and others have been looking for.” When the SEC announced its 15-year deal with CBS, it called the conference the “gold standard”. If today’s 12 year,…

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WHAT THE PAC-12 TV DEAL MEANS FOR THE SEC

May 4, 2011
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Yesterday, word leaked that the Pac-12 — we’re going ahead and calling it by its July 1st name — was on the verge of announcing a new $2.7 billion television deal with ESPN and Fox that would put it in the same ballpark revenue-wise with the Big Ten and SEC.  The Sports Business Journal has…

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Pac-10 Set To Announce Whopping Media Deal Valued At $2.7B

May 3, 2011
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The Pac-10 Conference has agreed to a media rights deal with ESPN and Fox that is worth more than $2.7B over 12 years, according to multiple sources. A formal announcement could come as soon as tomorrow. The deal, which averages out to more than $225M per year, includes football, basketbal… Read more of “Pac-10 Set…

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