McLaughlin: Loss of Pac-12 Deputy Commissioner a Big Deal?

Spencer reacts to the news of Jamie Zaninovich's announcing his departure from the league

Posted on April 12, 2023

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


The general perception of the Pac-12 at the moment is that it’s a sinking ship doomed for failure given its inability to land a media rights deal with its current one expiring in about 15 months.

A recent piece of corporate news is only going to fuel that narrative even further.

On today’s episode of Locked On Pac-12, I react to the news of the Pac-12 Deputy Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich announcing his departure from the league’s front office.

Kansas is the lone AAU member of the Big 12, could they one day see a superior academic conference as their preferred destination?

Oregon and Washington are vital institutions for the Pac-12 to keep in the league in the long run as the conference’s top media draws in football for viewership.

If the Big Ten ever offered them membership, it’s unlikely either school would turn it down no matter what the Pac could offer them.

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