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A Power Conference's Declining Clout

Jan 02, 2019 - The New York Times
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By several important measurements, the Pacific-12 Conference, the college sports league that calls itself ''the conference of champions,'' did not have a very good year.

For the third time in five seasons, no Pac-12 team made the College Football Playoff. The conference had just three entrants in the N.C.A.A. men's basketball tournament, and all of them bowed out in the first round. Former athletic directors publicly criticized the league office for being out of touch. There was even a rep...