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Larry Scott out as Pac-12 Commissioner

The Pac-12 Conference is announcing that it and its commissioner, Larry Scott, have mutually agreed to part ways on Wednesday night.

Posted: Jan 20, 2021 7:36 PM

SAN FRANCISCO, Cal--- The Pac-12 Conference is announcing that it and its commissioner, Larry Scott, have mutually agreed to part ways on Wednesday night. 

The decision comes after conversations between the conference's governing executive committee, presidents, and Scott himself. It comes well before Scott's contract is set to expire in June, 2022. Scott will remain in his role until June 30, 2021, to assist in the transition. 

The Pac-12 executive committee, including University of Oregon President Michael Schill as chair, is starting a national search for the conference's next commissioner. 

According to the announcement by the Pac-12, Schill said "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. 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.”

Scott, who has been the Pac-12 commissioner for 11 years, agreed to move on from the conference.

“I was in pro sports for 20 years, I’ve now been in college athletics for more than 10 years, and now is a great time in my life to pursue other exciting opportunities," said Scott.

This is a developing story. NewsWatch 12 Sports will continue to update this article as more information comes in.

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