LAS VEGAS — The Pac-12 is contemplating methods to show possession of its statistics right into a income, with the college presidents and chancellors anticipated to debate the problem right here Saturday on the annual March board assembly.
“Information is a part of media rights, and media rights is without doubt one of the points on the high of our agenda with the board,” Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff stated Thursday.
“We will definitely focus on knowledge rights as a part of that bundle.”
The trail to money has already been lit, in a way.
Earlier this week, the Mid-American Convention introduced a partnership with Genius Sports activities, which is able to handle the league’s statistics in all sports activities and dealer offers with any playing corporations that need entry to the MAC’s real-time knowledge.
These corporations must pay the MAC for using its statistics, creating income for the league to distribute to its membership.
“We’re doing this to manage our knowledge, which leads to the general public area anyway,” MAC commissioner Jon Steinbrecher instructed ESPN. “We need to handle that asset. We would like that asset to supply worth again to our establishments in order that we are able to assist our student-athletes, plain and easy.”
(The NFL additionally has a cope with Genius Sports activities, which relies in London.)
On-line and cell sports activities wagering is authorized, albeit with some restrictions, in Arizona, Colorado, Oregon and Washington however not Utah or California.
Different noteworthy objects from Kliavkoff’s information convention at T-Cellular Enviornment:
— Kliavkoff has adopted a no-comment coverage with regard to the stalled the Faculty Soccer Playoff enlargement talks.
The Pac-12 joined the Massive Ten and ACC in voting in opposition to CFP enlargement, every for various causes. At this level, a 12-team occasion is unlikely earlier than the 2026 season.
The following time he feedback publicly “might be to announce a brand new format,” Kliavkoff stated.
— The Pac-12 has began the method of finding a brand new house for the convention workplace and the Pac-12 Networks.
Choices seemingly embrace remaining within the Bay Space (however not in San Francisco), Los Angeles, Las Vegas and maybe one other location.
Kliavkoff stated that situation additionally might be mentioned Saturday on the CEO assembly.
— The convention performed all 120 males’s basketball convention video games regardless of nearly all of groups happening multi-week COVID pauses.
There have been 17 video games rescheduled; every crew performed 10 house and 10 away video games.
“The truth that we acquired all these rescheduled … is, frankly, miraculous,” Kliavkoff stated.
— The necessity to play make-up video games early within the week — in order that they don’t intrude with the Thursday-Saturday journey rotation — has sparked dialogue about utilizing Monday and Tuesday as a part of the common schedule.
“It has opened our eyes,” stated deputy commissioner Jamie Zaninovich, who oversees males’s basketball.
He expects the pinnacle coaches to debate “inventive concepts to leverage extra days of the week.”
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