The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Oct. 23, has been made available in archived form. The Pac-12’s annual fall gathering is underway in San Francisco, where conference executives are meeting with athletic directors, student-athlete leadership, senior women’s administrators, faculty athletic representatives and, of course, the presidents and chancellors. Topics include: • Updates on to the Pac-12’s Student-Athlete Health and Well Being Initiative:Many of the conference-funded projects are related to mental health and head trauma. This link will direct you to a summary of current research and initial findings. • National policy: Pay To Play will undoubtedly be atop the list in this category. (Colorado athletic director Rick George is on the NCAA’s working group for name, image and likeness.) • Football and men’s basketball: The presidents, chancellors and athletic directors are expected to discuss strategy and perhaps logistics for scheduling in the major sports.The men’s basketball schedule, in particular, has been tweaked with the move to 20 conference game (in 2020-21) and the implementation of non-conference schedule standards. Who knows: They might even talk 9 a.m. kickoffs. • Media strategy: Commissioner Larry Scott will update the CEOs… Read full this story
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