In the midst of all the turmoil in college sports with teams desperately seeking new conferences or using their leverage to force out commissioners and generally making the NBA franchise owners look like the model of propriety and public servants, the Pac-X has announced that it will hold firm at 12. Commissioner Larry Scott announced in a surprising turn of events that on the west coast things are all good.
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In light of the widespread speculation about potential scenarios for Conference re-alignment, the Pac-12 Presidents and Chancellors have affirmed their decision to remain a 12-team conference.
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said, "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. While we have great respect for all of the institutions that have contacted us, and certain expansion proposals were financially attractive, we have a strong conference structure and culture of equality that we are committed to preserve. With new landmark TV agreements and plans to launch our innovative television networks, we are going to focus solely on these great assets, our strong heritage and the bright future in front of us."
It remains to be seen if this is the right move. Regardless, we seriously doubt this will be the last time we talk about this matter.