George Kliavkoff, Pac-12 ‘mutually’ part ways effective Feb. 29

George Kliavkoff

The Pac-12 Board of Directors announced Friday that the conference and commissioner George Kliavkoff are mutually parting ways effective Feb. 29.

Kliavkoff has served as Pac-12 commissioner since July 2021.

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“More details about new leadership of the Pac-12 will be announced next week,” the Pac-12 Board of Directors stated in a release.

According to Sean Leahy and Ross Dellenger of Yahoo! Sports, Pac-12 deputy commissioner Teresa Gould “is expected to take over” upon Kliavkoff’s last day.

Kliavkoff’s tenure as Pac-12 commissioner will come to an end following historic change in the conference realignment landscape.

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Beginning his term with 12 teams, Kliavkoff saw 10 Pac-12 programs plan to depart the conference. Oregon, UCLA, USC and Washington will move to the Big Ten, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Utah will enter the Big 12 and Cal and Stanford are bound for the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Oregon State and Washington State remain as the Pac-12’s lone members.

The conference has until fall 2026 to reach the eight-school minimum to be recognized by the NCAA as a Football Bowl Subdivision conference, according to Yahoo! Sports.