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Larry Scott Commissioner of Pac-12 Steps Down

Larry Scott the Commissioner of the Pac-12 collegiate athletic conference will be stepping down from this role at the end of June after being in this role for 11 years. On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, the Pac-12 conference announced that he won’t be seeking a new contract and will be leaving this position on June 30, 2021. Scott’s contract expires June 2022, but the conference and Scott unanimously agreed that it was time for new leadership. In a tweet, he announced his departure from Pac-12.

Tweet by @LarryScottPAC

Larry Scott’s Legacy in Pac-12

Larry Scott has been commissioner for more than a decade. He has done many good things for the conference, but also had many scandals. On Twitter, most people reacted positively to Scott’s departure from Pac-12. Barstool SC reacted by posting a tweet about it. Barstool SC said, “Whoever is next better be able to actually vouch for our programs, a major failing of Scott. This is the greatest thing to happen to the Pac-12 since it was the Pac-10!!!”

A lot of people are happy that the Pac-12 will be getting a new commissioner. Larry Scott doesn’t have the best reputation amongst Pac-12 fans and his departure from the conference is a happy moment for fans. Fans are excited for a new commissioner that will make the Pac-12 conference a popular sports conference.

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Inesh Chari
Living in Watchung, New Jersey and a senior at the University of Rhode Island majoring in Communication Studies.

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