McLaughlin & Neighbors: Pac-12 Missteps in Recent Months

Spencer and Josh go over possible reasons why the media rights deal remains so elusive

Posted on April 11, 2023

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


The Big 12 and the Pac-12 continue to do a cold war-like merry-go-round as the Pac-12 continues to kick the can down the road in announcing a new media deal.

The announcement late last week highlighted a misstep—or 2 or 3–from the Pac-12 over the last couple of months.

Today’s episode of Locked On Pac-12 is a crossover edition with Josh Neighbors of ‘Locked On Big 12’.

There could be several explanations as to why the media rights deal got delayed again, and they’re mostly discouraging for Pac-12 fans.

Is there any chance it could result in good news?

Front Office Sports and The Athletic have both reported that The CW could be a new player in the bidding for the Pac-12 media rights.

They could be a better option than it may seem, but they would need to jump over some logistical hurdles.

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