Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times authored a January 1, 2012, article, “Pac-12 chief Larry Scott sees bright future on national stage“. Pugmire’s piece, which discusses “USC’s emergence from bowl ban and Matt Barkley’s return, a new TV network and a partnership with the Big Ten are among the reasons the commissioner is bullish on promoting the conference”, begins with the following point:
Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott’s big year begins Monday as he watches two of his teams, Oregon and Stanford, perform in lucrative Bowl Championship Series games at Pasadena and Glendale, Ariz. In the fall, the conference’s marquee program, USC, emerges from its two-year NCAA bowl ban with a Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback in Matt Barkley and national-title aspirations certain to draw crowds and boost television ratings for the new Pac-12 network.
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