This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods celebrate the end of an era that went on far, far too long as Larry Scott is finally out as the Pac-12 commissioner. New Conference of Champions boss George Kliavkoff will have plenty of damage to assess from the work of his predecessor and Pac-12 fans are hoping he will be able to push the right buttons to get the conference back on track and on par with the rest of the Power Five.
July 1 also marks for the first day that college athletes will be allowed to profit off of their name, image and likeness after the NCAA punted and said schools can police themselves when it comes to NIL. Oregon recently signed an NIL law that also begins on July 1, but states like Washington, California, Arizona, Utah and Colorado with no active law could be better off since there are actually no state laws that need to be followed regarding NIL. Once the clock strikes midnight we expect all of the Pac-12 programs to be out on social media promoting their new NIL plans for their student athletes.
And as always they spend time answering every single question listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!
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