Los Angeles, Ca – The PAC-12 Media Day was in full swing Wednesday July 26, 2017 at the Hollywood & Highland Entertainment Center in the Ray Dolby Ballroom.
Media day kicked off with commissioner Larry Scott letting the room know who the PAC-12 is best conference from top to bottom across all sports.
Last school year the PAC-12 was the first ever conference to reach 500 National Championships. The conference finished with 501 to be exact, with the next closest conference more than 200 Wins behind.
- 12th year in row holding most NCAA Champions in that current year
- 2016-2017 Season PAC-12 won 13 NCAA Champions
- At Summer Olympics if PAC-12 was country they would finished 5th in the World Medal Count
- First Pick of NBA, WNBA, and MLS were from PAC-12
“Undisputed dominance in the country,” said commissioner Scott when he wrapped up his feelings on the conference as a whole.
On day one stepping to the podiums were Arizona Wildcats, California Bears, Colorado Buffaloes, Oregon State Beavers, UCLA Bruins, and Washington Huskies.
Last year PAC-12 football champions the Washington Huskies brought quarterback Jake Browning, linebacker Keishawn Bierria, with coach Chris Peterson.
For the Huskies they will need to stay healthy and have some luck like last year keeping guys on the field.
” This is kind of one of the exciting things I think about college football; that you lose these players and you’ve got to replace them.” said coach Peterson.
Once the Bruins took the podiums you could just feel the buzz in the room. They finished off last season on down note not making a bowl game. With this being a new season coach Jim Mora sound upbeat and pretty optimistic for upcoming season.
“Our players have had — we’ve had 25 player-run practices where everybody’s there.” said Mora, “They’re having to compete and cooperate at the same time.”
This year football season should be a great one with 44 games on major networks for the fans to view. Also the PAC-12 will show an additional 35 games on their Networks.