Pac-12 commish Larry Scott receives contract extension through '18

Larry Scott's contract as Pac-12 commissioner was extended through 2018. (USATSI)
Larry Scott's contract as Pac-12 commissioner was extended through 2018. (USATSI)

Larry Scott's tenure as Pac-12 commissioner has included some of the most significant changes in the conference's history. On Monday, the league's Board of Directors announced an extension on Scott's contract, which now runs through the 2017-18 academic year.

"On behalf of the entire Pac-12 Board of Directors, we are delighted to announce a contract extension with Larry and the new title of Pac-12 Commissioner and Executive Chairman of Pac-12 Enterprises," said Dr. Elson S. Floyd, President of Washington State University and Chair of the Pac-12 CEO Group. "Larry’s leadership and vision is critical as we realize our tremendous potential as a conference built on a firm foundation of academic excellence and superior athletic achievement. Pac-12 Enterprises will continue to provide exposure to our athletic programs, student-athletes in all sports, and world-renowned academic programs, as well as deliver long-term financial value for our institutions to help fulfill our core academic missions."

The Pac-12 has expanded, started an annual football championship game and launched both a cable and digital network since Scott took over in July 2009. His most recent expansions efforts have not included adding universities but instead taking the Pac-12 experience overseas with the Pac-12 Globalization Initiative.

"I am honored and gratified by the support from the CEO Group of our great institutions," Scott said in a prepared statement. "We have reached a number of key milestones in the past four years and none of this would have been possible without the vision and commitment of our board."

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