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.
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.