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Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott to step down at end of June

The Pac-12 and commissioner Larry Scott have agreed to part ways. Scott has served the league as commissioner for 11 years.
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo, commissioner Larry Scott speaks during the Pac-12 NCAA college basketball media day, in San Francisco. A Pac-12 team has made the College Football Playoff just twice in six seasons and none of the last three. If anyone should be leading the charge toward expanding the current four-team model, you would think it would be Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

The Pac-12 and commissioner Larry Scott have agreed to part ways.  Scott has served the league as commissioner for 11 years.

The move becomes effective June 30.  

The Pac-12 executive committee will start the search for a new commissioner, immediately.  Kirk H. Schulz, Washington State University president; and Ana Mari Cauce, president of the University of Washington sit on that committee.

Scott has been under heavy scrutiny over the last few years.  Many of the issues have surrounded the launch of the Pac-12 network.  It had a rough beginning and it's still not on DirecTV.  Plus, the league hasn't received a windfall of cash, like other competing conferences. 

But Scott has experienced numerous successes as the commissioner.  The Pac-12 went from $100 million in revenue to $500 million through negotiated media rights.  He expanded the conference from ten teams to twelve and added a conference championship game. Scott also helped improve the Pac-12's visibility in Asia.