If Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott had any expectations concerning his media blitz of the East, they were probably exceeded yesterday. We have that and more on the link, so read on.
• When was the last time the conference commissioner was on Bloomberg television? My guess is never. But there Scott was Tuesday, sitting for an interview with Michelle Steele. As ESPN.com’s Ted Miller points out, sometimes hype works. Especially if it’s new, and the Pac-10 football tour going east is new. Though there wasn’t all that much in the New York papers (and really, the emphasis seemed to be on other media), the Associated Press jumped on the bandwagon with this Ralph Russo story. And the western media outlets also had their takes, with the LA Times writing about the marketing effort, which included a new-look website (guess whose face is on the opening page?) with new content, and the Arizona Daily Star examining the new direction. … The “new” Pac-10 website includes a summary of WSU’s 2010 football team, along with every other school. … Paul Wulff’s day in the Big Apple wasn’t perfect, however, as the news concerning Dan Spitz and Andre Barrington broke. Though Wulff knew about it long before this, of course.
• That’s all for now. We’ll be back if new warrants. Until then …