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The Athletic: Pac-12 Teams Reenergized By Appointment Of George Kliavkoff As New Commissioner

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Friday, May 14, 2021 - 11:21am
Updated: Friday, May 14, 2021 - 1:04pm

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The Pac-12 Conference — which includes Arizona State University and the University of Arizona — has been playing catch-up for several years when it comes to generating the kind of money its competitors have. And in the most lucrative sports — football and men’s basketball — the conference’s success rate has been less than historic.

But with the May 14 announcement of its new commissioner, George Kliavkoff, the Pac-12 schools and presidents believe they’re on a fresh track to competitiveness.

To learn why, The Show spoke with Stewart Mandel, editor-in-chief for college football at the Athletic.

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