PAC-12 Leaders Receive ‘Positive Update’ Amid Media Rights Chaos, Timeline Remains Murky: REPORT

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The PAC-12 reportedly received good news during a Wednesday board meeting.

Commissioner George Kliavkoff is fighting like an absolute dog to land a new media deal, and there have been some positive signs that something will get done in the near future.

Multiple PAC-12 leaders have hinted that something will get done to keep the conference together, but it remains unseen whether or not the conference will beat the Big 12’s media deal.

The Big 12 secured a deal that pays conference members $31.7 million annually.

PAC-12 leaders receive good news.

Jon Wilner reported Wednesday that a “positive update” was provided to board members during a PAC-12 meeting yesterday morning.

Wilner didn’t specify what this “positive update” was, but noted it’s still unclear when a final deal might be reached.

It could happen prior or after the next scheduled meeting, which will happen during the second week of April. That means the timeline still remains very murky.

The situation seems to be stabilizing.

As we’ve covered previously at OutKick, there does seem to be some momentum building for the PAC-12 to survive.

That definitely wasn’t the case just a couple months back. It’s not known how close the PAC-12 was to ultimate disaster – collapse – but things didn’t look good.

To be clear, the situation for the PAC-12 is still far from great. There’s so many conflicting reports about what companies might be in the mix for a new media rights deal that I’ve lost count.

However, the fact multiple conference leaders from Utah, Arizona and Arizona State have come forward with optimism should be viewed as a sign the PAC-12 is certainly on more stable ground than two months ago.

The PAC-12 is trending towards surviving. (Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

We’ll have to wait to see how it all shakes out, but for now, this is another point for the PAC-12 surviving. Make sure to keep checking back for the latest updates as we have them. This situation is far from resolved.

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

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