Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott Wants To Align Seasons With Big Ten

By September 5, 2020 (10:00 am)Football

In a conference call with reporters earlier this week, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott noted he’s been speaking frequently with Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren as both conferences work toward a potential winter or spring season.

“A high priority for the Pac-12 would be to align our seasons,” Scott said. “It would be awesome to have some of the traditional postseason opportunities the Pac-12 and Big Ten have enjoyed with each other.”

The Big Ten and Pac-12 traditionally have a number of shared bowl tie-ins, including the Rose, Las Vegas and RedBox bowls. But all three bowl games are moving ahead with plans to host postseason matchups as scheduled, including the Rose Bowl, which is one of the two College Football Playoff semifinals this season.

The last time the Rose Bowl hosted two postseason games in one calendar year was 2010, when Ohio State beat Oregon in the 96th edition of the annual game and Alabama beat Texas in the now-defunct BCS National Championship.

The Big Ten and Pac-12 are currently the only Power 5 conferences not set to play this fall.

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