Reports: Pac-12 fails to sign Grant of Rights agreement Friday

George Kliavkoff

The Pac-12 Grant of Rights continues to be put on hold. 

A Pac-12 presidents meeting scheduled for Friday morning quickly shifted focus away from the conference’s media and Grant of Rights agreement and toward the impending departures of Arizona to the Big 12 as well as Oregon and Washington to the Big Ten. 

Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff proposed a primarily subscription-based Apple TV media deal to conference presidents and chancellors on Tuesday, according to Heather Dinich and Pete Thamel of ESPN

According to Ross Dellenger of Yahoo! Sports, Oregon officials expressed concern about the Apple-based media deal — and did so “minutes before” the scheduled start of the meeting. 

The future of the Pac-12 Conference appears unclear. It already has lost UCLA and USC to the Big Ten and Colorado to the Big 12 amid conference realignment in recent years. 

The possible departures of Arizona, Oregon and Washington — and perhaps Cal and Stanford — will leave the Pac-12 with five programs come the 2024-25 athletics season. The number could continue to dwindle while conference expansion possibilities continue to swirl.