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Pac-12 football may be back, but not all the revenue will be

The return of football in the Pac-12 in November will bring some much needed relief to cash-strapped athletic departments trying to weather the coronavirus pandemic.
Credit: Kirby Lee
Nov 10, 2017; Stanford, CA, USA; General overall view of the Pac-12 logo during an NCAA football game between the Washington Huskies and Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The return of football in the Pac-12 in November will bring some much needed relief to cash-strapped athletic departments trying to weather the coronavirus pandemic.

But the remaining question is whether it will really make a big difference. 

Athletic directors around the league say it probably won't make much of a dent as most of the the damage has already been done. 

Still, potential television revenues are welcomed as football teams prepare for an abbreviated season.