Cracking The Code with Pac-12 Talking Points on Media Rights

By JUDAH NEWBY, 750 The Game

As soon as this week, resolution could finally come to the Pac-12 Conference ongoing media rights negotiations.

The Pac-12 CEO group is expected to meet on Wednesday.

In the leadup to that meeting, multiple university presidents have started to go on the record with updates on the negotiations and why they feel optimistic about the final result.

Jon Wilner of the Bay Area News Group joined John Canzano on Monday’s radio show with his read on the presidents comments, including University of Utah president Taylor Randall who gave an interview with ESPN 700 in Salt Lake City.

“I think we’re in a good spot,” Randall said. “I like what I’m hearing coming out of our commissioner’s office. We still have a ways to go. But I think you’ve got some solidarity with the remaining schools and in the presidents room in particular.”

Wilner noted on 750 The Game that Randall’s comments largely sounded like conference talking points.

“He echoed a lot of what we heard from (University of Arizona) President Robbins and ASU president Michael Crow,” Wilner said. “Each got into varying degrees of depth and each got into varying degrees off-script a little bit, but it’s basically the same thing. They’re confident, and that feeling comes from the conference office.

“So unless there is a giant miscalculation, the Pac-12 should end up with an offer that is pretty satisfactory.”

Listen to Wilner’s full appearance here, and don’t miss John Canzano deliver the Bald Faced Truth weekdays 3-6 p.m. exclusively in Portland on 750 The Game.