President Donald Trump claimed credit Thursday for the Pac-12 Conference restarting its college football season, the week after the Big Ten made the same call. “You’re welcome!!!” the president tweeted, following a unanimous vote by university officials to allow Pac-12 football teams to begin seven-game, conference-only seasons on Nov. 6, as long as they get approval from state and local health authorities.
A Tuesday afternoon meeting with conference presidents and chancellors led to the Pac-12 deciding to cancel its fall 2020 college football season and postpone all fall sports through the calendar year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The move comes after the Big 10 elected to cancel its fall season earlier on Tuesday. Both conferences hope to play the season in spring 2021 but have not announced any specific plans.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 has hired Mark Shuken, the former CEO of DirecTV Sports Networks, to be president of the conference’s cable networks. Shuken, who has also run sports networks for Time Warner Cable, Liberty Media and Fox Sports, will join the Pac-12 Network on Sept. 6. He replaces Lydia Murphy-Stephans, who stepped down in […]
On any given weekend, the college sports conference can produce up to seven football games or a dozen basketball games. Pac-12 transports multiple raw camera and audio feeds from sports venues around the athletic conference via the Internet to one of three production control rooms in its San Francisco headquarters.
The newly expanded Pac-12 Conference has partnered with cable operators Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Bright House Networks to create a national network and six regional networks.
The cable channel, known for edgy entertainment and movies, is expected to announce Monday it will be airing college football games on Saturdays this fall. The package of 13 Fox Sports on FX games, some of which will air in primetime, is being carved out of rights deals Fox Sports already has with the Big 12, Pac-12 and Conference USA. Conference USA’s championship game could also air on FX.