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Red roundup: Pac-12 media deal likely to net Utes more than expected

Published: Thursday, May 26 2011 11:02 a.m. MDT

It's been said that the only thing better than a whole lot of money is a whole lot more money. That may be the case when it comes to membership in the Pac-12. Earlier this week, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott noted that the league's in-house media venture could net the conference an additional $1 billion in revenue over time. CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd reports that schools like Utah could earn an additional $8.3-$11.9 million per year from Pac-12 Media Enterprises. That would be on top of the $21 million per year average the new broadcast deal with ESPN and Fox will produce for each member.

— Scott discussed the possibility of moving league games to Sundays or Mondays if the NFL lockout continues into the season. He also told ESPN Radio's Colin Cowherd that the Pac-12 will continue to think outside the box when it comes to playing games on days other than Saturday. Utah's schedule is discussed at the end of the podcast.

— A Louisville columnist ranks Utah's Larry Krystkowiak as the second best hire of the 51 new college basketball hirings in the nation.

— Pro Football Weekly is reporting that the Jacksonville Jaguars may be targeting ex-Ute Eric Weddle in free agency when the NFL lockout is lifted.

— And finally, former Utah coach Rick Majerus is involved in a coaching swap at St. Louis.

The Red Roundup is a sampling of Utah Utes news on the Web. It is compiled each weekday.

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