Pac-10 considers expanding

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The Pac-10 Conference is seriously considering expansion, Commissioner Larry Scott said Tuesday.

Speaking during a conference call to reporters, Scott said he and conference officials were weighing expansion options, ESPN reported.


"It really is over the next six to 12 months that we'll start having serious analysis and serious conversations," Scott said, adding he has spent his first six months on the job listening to administrators from member schools.

With the hiring this week of Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Kevin Weiberg -- himself a former Big 12 commissioner and Big Ten executive -- Scott said the Pac-10 was embarking on "changes and repositioning you'll see for the conference over the next 12 to 18 months," ESPN reported.

"It makes sense (to consider expansion), if you are going to do it, to do it when you can monetize it and get value for it commercially," Scott added, saying the creation of a Pac-10 television network would be a priority.

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