McLaughlin: How Streaming could Affect Pac-12 Scheduling

Spencer argues that the impact on home-and-home football arrangements would be minimal

Posted on February 23, 2023

  By Spencer McLaughlin of Locked on Pac-12 for SuperWest Sports


Fans seem to be somewhat concerned about how much of a presence a streaming company might have in the Pac-12’s media deal—which we still don’t have.

Could that deter other schools from scheduling home-and-home matchups with Pac-12 football programs?

On today’s episode of Locked On Pac-12, I argue why the impact on that would be minimal—and why it was NOT the reason Ohio State canceled its 2024-25 home-and-home series with Washington.

With the pressure to land a deal ramping up, would the flagship programs that remain (Oregon and Washington) sign a six-ish year grant of rights agreement without an exit plan?

They might not have a choice.

The Pac-12 has long battled on the television exposure front with so many games being played in late windows for which much of the country isn’t awake.

Streaming, though uncertain, could be a path to helping change that going forward.

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