SALT LAKE CITY, UT - JUNE 17: PAC-10 Commissioner Larry Scott talks to the press after admitting the University of Utah into the PAC-10 June 17, 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The University of Utah was invited to join the PAC-10 for the 2011-12 athletic year. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
Larry Scott is all about the money and if he gets what he wants, the Pac-12 will be rolling in it.
The Wall Street Journal reports the Pac-12 is seeking a 10-year, $2.3 billion television deal - negotiating with Comcast, ESPN, Turner Sports and FOX .
The Pac-12 conference is seeking a 10-year deal worth $220 million a year, plus a commitment to launch a regional sports network, people with knowledge of the talks say. Start-up costs for such a venture would likely run in the neighborhood of $100 million, most of which would come from the media partner. Negotiations are likely to conclude in the next few weeks.
One of the biggest knocks against the old Pac-10 was its television deal, which, for a BCS league, really was not up to the snuff. Scott, however, wants to change that and could reward the conference with the largest television deal in college football.
That ain't chump change.