Pac-12 parts ways with Commissioner Larry Scott

Despite his contract ending in 2022, the conference made the decision to let Scott go by June of 2021.

Posted: Jan 20, 2021 8:42 PM

San Francisco, CA. -- The Pac-12 Conference announced on Wednesday that Commissioner Larry Scott would not seek a new contract. The decision was mutual between Scott and the Conference CEO Group and was made in part to allow a new commissioner to be in place to negotiate the new TV deal for the Pac-12. 

Scott had been with the Conference for 11 years. 

The Pac-12 executive committee, including University of Oregon President Michael Schill as chair; Kirk H. Schulz, Washington State University president; and Ana Mari Cauce, president of the University of Washington, will immediately commence a national search for Scott’s replacement as commissioner.

“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 Schill. “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.”

A national search for a new commissioner will be underway immediately. 

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