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Pac-12's Larry Scott is highest-paid commissioner

Scott earned more than $3 million in 2011-12, according to tax documents released Sunday.

May 20, 2013|Staff and wire reports
  • Pac12 commissioner Larry Scott talks during the Pac12 college football media day in 2011.
Pac12 commissioner Larry Scott talks during the Pac12 college football… (Reed Saxon / Associated…)

Larry Scott of the Pac-12 Conference appears to be the highest-paid sitting college commissioner ever, the Wall Street Journal reported. Scott earned more than $3 million in 2011-12, according to tax documents released by the conference Sunday.

Scott, who transformed the conference from the Pac-10 to the Pac-12 and quadrupled its annual television-rights revenue, took home a $1,376,000 bonus in addition to a base salary of $1,575,000 and other compensation of $71,462. His total compensation surpassed that of Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, who made $2.8 million in salary, bonuses and benefits that year. It also is nearly double the $1.6 million listed for Commissioner Mike Slive of the Southeastern Conference, which has won the last seven football national titles and recently said it will launch a network with ESPN in 2014.

Scott led the launch of the Pac-12 Networks, the only such venture to be wholly owned by a conference.

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UCLA men's tennis team reaches final

UCLA men's tennis team earned a spot in the NCAA final for the first time since 2005, as the top-seeded Bruins edged fifth-seeded Ohio State, 4-3, in a semifinal at Urbana, Ill. UCLA (29-1) now moves on to Tuesday's championship match, in which it will take on second-seeded Virginia (29-0) at 11 a.m. PDT. The Cavaliers beat No. 3 Georgia, 4-1.

In the women's tennis tournament, seventh-seeded UCLA lost to third-seeded Texas A&M, 4-3, at Urbana. It will be the Aggies' first time in the NCAA final.

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Former Baylor basketball star Brittney Griner said that Kim Mulkey, her college coach, told players not to be open publicly about their sexuality because it would hurt recruiting and look bad for the program.

"It was a recruiting thing," Griner said during an interview with ESPN the Magazine and espnW. "The coaches thought that if it seemed like they condoned it, people wouldn't let their kids come play for Baylor."

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Military Bowl organizers announced that the game will move this year from Washington's RFK Stadium to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md.

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Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is changing his team's name to the Hornets, said a person familiar with the situation.

The person said Jordan will detail the timetable for the change to be completed at a news conference the Bobcats have scheduled for Tuesday. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the name change has not been publicly announced.

NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver previously said it would take "about 18 months" for the Bobcats to change their name. That means Charlotte could once again become the Hornets by the 2014-15 season.

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