The reported news from Jon Wilner out of the Bay Area just keeps getting bigger
and better all the time. Now we learn that the PAC 12 will create its own media
company and has plans to go global specifically to the Pacific Rim nations. I
was mocked by BYU fans a while back when I quoted a study by a University in
China that ranks universities worldwide. The Academic Ranking of World
Universities ranks Utah at No. 47 nationally and No. 80 in the world for overall
academic excellence. The China university report focuses on the number of
scientific publications and Nobel/Fields awards. The comments were who cares
about a univerity in China?Now along comes Wilner's report that the
new PAC 12 media company will focus its efforts in Japan, China, South Korea and
India on distributing the olympic sports and educational programming showcasing
what PAC 12 schools are doing in terms of scientific research. Sounds like that
academic ranking by a university in China will be of some influence and interest
for those tuning in to the broadcasts. Being ranked number 80 in the world will
give credence to the work done at the U.
Maybe BYUtv and ESPN can make some room to air pac10.2 games...naaaa!
Y4LYFE , naaaa is right, and you're not talking ESPN, youre talking about ESPN 3
and ESPNU if you're talking about where BYU is typically going to be seen along
with some Div II schools and the Sun Belt Conference games. And BYUTV, we all
know what a money maker that one is going to be. Just to educate you, there is
no such thing as the PAC 10.2 only a Major AQ conference called the PAC 12 which
the University of Utah belongs to.