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Pac-12 revenue down 36 percent in '20-21

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Pac-12 Conference suffered a 36% decrease in revenue for the 2020-21 fiscal year due in large part to pandemic-related cancellations in football and basketball.

The conference announced Friday that it had total revenues of $344 million and distributions to member schools of $238 million. The $19.8 million payouts per school represented a drop of 41% from the previous year.

The Pac-12 said the drop-offs stemmed from decreases in media rights and postseason bowl revenues due to game cancellations, lower event revenue with no fans and increases in costs for COVID-19 health and safety protocols.


Mountain West removing divisions in 2023

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) The Mountain West Conference will eliminate its two-division format in football for the 2023 season.

The conference announced Friday that the two teams with the highest winning percentage will compete in the league championship game. The decision came two days after the NCAA threw out requirements dictating how conferences can determine their champions and the Pac-12 scrapped its two-division format.


ACC revenue up 16.4% in 2020-21 with ND

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) The Atlantic Coast Conference reported a record total of $578.3 million in revenue for the 2020-21 fiscal year with the addition of Notre Dame as a full football member for one season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The league's tax filing released Friday showed a 16.4% increase in revenue from $496.7 million in the previous year. There was also a nearly 20% increase in TV revenue in the second full season with the ESPN-partnered ACC Network.


Fisher fires back at Saban for A&M jab

The Southeastern Conference spring meetings will be held in person for the first time since 2019 in a little less than two weeks.

It is unlikely two of the league's superstar coaches will be chumming around Destin, Florida, together.


Jacksonville State OC Magee dies at 59

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) Jacksonville State offensive coordinator Calvin Magee has died. He was 59.

The school said the longtime college football coach died on Friday but didn't release the cause of death.


Pitt star WR Addison transferring to USC

LOS ANGELES (AP) All-American receiver Jordan Addison is transferring from Pitt to Southern California.

The Biletnikoff Award winner announced his decision Thursday on social media, ending weeks of speculation on where the top receiver in college football will play this season.


Famed Syracuse dome gets new sponsor

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse University and JMA Wireless on Thursday announced a 10-year partnership for naming rights of the university's iconic indoor stadium.

The agreement means the name Carrier will be replaced for the first time since the venue opened in 1980. It will be called the JMA Wireless Dome. Terms of the deal were not revealed.


Ohio State's Day to make $9.5M per year

Ohio State is hiking Ryan Day's annual salary to $9.5 million as part of a two-year contract extension that will put him among the nation's highest-paid college football coaches.

Day's raise makes him the latest coach to crack $9 million per year, making him one of the highest-paid coaches along with Alabama's Nick Saban and Clemson's Dabo Swinney and putting his contract in line with recent deals given to Michigan State's Mel Tucker and LSU's Brian Kelly.


Pac-12 scrapping divisional format

The Pac-12 announced Wednesday it was scrapping its divisional format for the upcoming football season moments after the NCAA Division I Council tossed out requirements that dictate how conferences can determine a champion.

The Pac-12 will now pair the teams with the highest conference winning percentages in its title game after 11 seasons of matching winners of the North and South divisions.


Ex-Browns coach Kitchens joins Gamecocks

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Former Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens has joined South Carolina as a senior analyst.

The school announced the addition of Kitchens on Wednesday.

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