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Pac-12 says it will 'immediately' pursue expansion after completing media rights deal

Jul 28, 2023

Now down to nine members following the departure of Colorado to the Big 12, the Pac-12 said Thursday night that it plans to “embrace expansion opportunities” once it finalizes its new media rights deal.

The quest for a new media rights deal has been an ongoing saga for the last year. On multiple occasions, the conference has signaled that it was close to securing a TV contract that would provide stability for its future. It has yet to materialize, and Colorado decided to sign on with the Big 12 — which already has a new deal with ESPN and Fox finalized — rather than wait around.

Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff said at the conference’s media day event last Friday in Las Vegas that the league needed to complete its media rights deal before it could start exploring expansion opportunities of its own. The current deal expires in July 2024.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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