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Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott tests positive for coronavirus

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo, commissioner Larry Scott speaks during the Pac-12 NCAA college basketball media day, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

The Pac-12 Conference announced Friday in a statement that commissioner Larry Scott has tested positive for coronavirus.

After experiencing mild flu-like symptoms late this week and out of an abundance of caution, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott was tested for COVID-19. The test for Commissioner Scott came back positive, and as a result he is self-quarantining at the direction of his physician. Commissioner Scott is continuing to carry on his duties remotely as normal.

Earlier in the day, the conference shifted to a conference-only schedule for all fall sports, including football, eliminating non-conference games. When the coronavirus pandemic forced sports to shut down across the world in mid-March, that included the remainder of the Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament, the NCAA tournament and the conclusion of spring sports.

Scott, 55, became commissioner of the conference in 2009. He oversaw the conference’s shift from 10 teams to 12, going from the Pac-10 to the Pac-12 with the inclusion of Colorado and Utah. Scott also led the charge on the creation of the Pac-12 Networks, the first media company owned by a collegiate conference.

It was also revealed on Friday that Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill tested positive for COVID-19 and had been hospitalized.


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