Newsclip®: [Sports] Pac-12 reduces night football games — and sets up video-game duels - San Francisco Chronicle

"The Pac-12 moved to reduce the number of night football games next fall and took steps to keep fans from storming football fields and basketball courts. Conference presidents and chancellors, who make up the Pac-12 CEO Group, approved a recommendation from the Pac-12 Council to modify the league’s TV agreements with ESPN and Fox and reduced the number of Pac-12 Networks games that start 7 p.m. or later on Saturdays. The increased exposure and revenue from our contract with ESPN and Fox has been instrumental to our success,” Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens said, “but we continue to work hard to minimize as much as possible the negative impact late start times have on our fans who travel great distances to see our teams in person. Stressing the need to protect athletes, officials and fans, the presidents and chancellors instituted fines for fans storming the football field or basketball court after games. Pac-12 Networks’ commitment to innovation as well", www.sfchronicle.com


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