September 17th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

The story of Pac-12 night games is, to a large extent, the story of unintended consequences — of a cash grab that missed the eyeballs and an end result that has left many college football fans unaware of the, um, end results. But there is good news for Pac-12 fandom: commissioner Larry Scott hears your night-game pain. He hears it, and he plans to make the concerns over late kickoffs a central part of the conference’s strategy when it negotiates a new media deal in several years. “One of the things we’ve learned through the process is, we’ve got to be very sensitive to the impact on our TV agreements with fans, especially as there is a lot of pressure on fans coming out to games,’’ Scott said. Scott said one reason the Pac-12 recently rejected offers to renew its TV deals was the very night games that have helped push the conference into an exposure corner in the first place. “We’ve made a commitment to not extend or renew with any of our current partners (a deal) that would lock in even longer the night-time games,’’ Scott said. The Pac-12 will wait until the the current agreement ends in the spring of 2024. – Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, Read More

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