Awful End to Awkward Pac-12 Season

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Larry Scott made quite a splash as the new commissioner of the Pac-10 Conference, adding two teams, flirting with some Midwestern powerhouses and negotiating a $3 billion television deal that kicks in next year. So why isn't anyone paying attention?

There's no doubt that Scott has become one of the most dynamic, influential sports executives in the country, but his conference's debut season as the Pac-12 has proved to be tremendously unsatisfying. With the exception of Oregon's likely and richly deserved berth in the Rose Bowl, there has been frustration and disappointment on every level.

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