New Leadership for the Pac-10
To all Pac-10 fans, Consider for a moment the following: The Pac-10 represents the NCAA\'s finest example of combining athletic and academic excellence. Additionally, Pac-10 schools are centered around the largest media markets in the West. We feel aggressive new leadership for the conference could better leverage these obvious strengths to increase the stature and opportunities available for the member institutions and their fans by accomplishing the following: 1. Ensuring that every Pac-10 football and basketball game is available via television and Internet (including pay-per-view options). 2. Improving the profile and stature of conference Bowl game alignments. 3. Committing to improve the quality of officiating in football and basketball. Stuart Mandel from SI.com recently stated the issue quite clearly: \'As a sports entity, the Pac-10 is right up there with the Big Ten, SEC and everyone else. As businesses, however, the Big Ten and SEC are Wal-Mart and Target; the Pac-10 is the mom-and-pop shop down the street.\' It is apparent leaders like James E. Delany (Big 10), Michael L. Slive (SEC), and Mike Tranghese (Big East) are significantly ahead of the Pac-10 in aggressively marketing their product. Current Pac-10 leaders have tried hard, but the conference is still falling behind the competition. All you have to do is sign this petition (see below) asking for new Pac-10 leadership. Once we have at least 5000 signatures (this only takes 500 names from each Pac-10 school), the petition will be forwarded to all conference ADs, local media in Pac-10 markets, and national media outlets like SI.com and ESPN.com. We need a change. Your voice can help make it happen! Please forward on to all your Pac-10 fan friends.