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Pac-12 Hires George Kliavkoff As Commissioner

The Pac-12 hired who? George Kliavkoff, President of Entertainment & Sports at MGM Resorts, has signed a five-year contract to become the new commissioner. First things first: It’s pronounced Klēē-ãv-cough. He has a lot of experience with sports/entertainment, digitial media and cable TV. This is obviously one of those “built for the future” hires. He should be well-equipped to deal with the new TV deals. … Continue reading Pac-12 Hires George Kliavkoff As Commissioner

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Pac-12 Expected To Name Commissioner Today

The Pac-12 will name its new commissioner late Thursday morning, according to John Canzano of the Oregonian. Who will Carol Folt and Co. choose? Folt is part of the five-person search committee so she has a bigger say than some might assume. The scary part is just about anyone could get the job although there has been speculation about Oliver Luck, the former West Virginia … Continue reading Pac-12 Expected To Name Commissioner Today

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The Other USC’s President Resigns

University of South Carolina president Robert Caslen resigned today.  Caslen mistakenly congratulated graduates during his graduation speech as the “newest alumni of The University of California.” He also plagiarized two paragraphs of the speech that were originally made by retired U.S. Navy four-star Adm. William McRaven during a 2014 commencement at the University of Texas. That it? It would take a lot more than that for … Continue reading The Other USC’s President Resigns

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Did The Cincinnati/Ohio Pipeline Work Again?

I already mentioned Lindsay Gottlieb and Andy Enfield share the same agent (Bret Just). But a part of me wonders if Gottlieb had been an assistant coach with the Orlando Magic instead of the Cleveland Cavaliers, would she have gotten the job? The decision-makers in the athletic dept. are obsessed with Cincinnati/Ohio, so Gottlieb might have been known simply because she was coaching 250 miles … Continue reading Did The Cincinnati/Ohio Pipeline Work Again?

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Morning Buzz: USC Needs To Be Special At Tailback

Every time someone transfers, there are USC fans who will say it doesn’t matter. I wasn’t championing Stephen Carr during spring practice like some but I did criticize the fact USC made Markese Stepp feel unwanted enough to transfer to Nebraska. People seem to think it’s fine if Vavae Malepeai and Keaontay Ingram are 1-2 and get the bulk of the playing time in 2021. … Continue reading Morning Buzz: USC Needs To Be Special At Tailback

USC Women’s Basketball Fixed? Now Do Football

I wrote in my USC newsletter today that Carol Folt didn’t like the optics of a poorly run/funded women’s basketball program. And here’s what new coach Lindsay Gottlieb said a couple hours later: “We’ve all been waiting for the commitment from this president of this university and this AD to say these young women matter and the success of this program, so I’m excited to … Continue reading USC Women’s Basketball Fixed? Now Do Football