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Pac-12 plans to consider releasing injury reports, selling data rights to capitalize on sports betting wave

Jan 4, 2023

The Pac-12 plans to consider releasing weekly injury reports amid the proliferation of state-sponsored sports betting, conference commissioner George Kliavkoff told CBS Sports. The initiative comes as the Pac-12 is also considering selling its data rights to capitalize on the betting wave that is sweeping through college athletics.

Injury reports could conceivably enhance the value of that data. Kliavkoff plans to discuss the concept with Pac-12 coaches and athletic directors in 2023.

"The concept is, if we're going to collectively be selling our data and that data is going to be used for sports betting, we have to figure out a way to be consistent -- not just across my conference but across conferences with respect to how we share injury data," Kliavkoff said.

Injury reports have long been a sticking point with college coaches and administrators. But now, more than 4 ½ years after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to sponsor sports betting, the subject has become the differentiator between professional and college sports in the gambling community.

Source: CBS Sports

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