• Conference realignment: Amazon interest may affect Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 composition as talks continue
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    Conference realignment: Amazon interest may affect Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 composition as talks continue

    Amazon has emerged as a significant party in college football media rights talks and therefore may become a player in further conference realignment, CBS Sports has learned. The technology giant has been linked to all three conferences that figure to come to resolutions on conference composition in the coming months given its interest in the Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12, according to industry sources. The issue is quality of available content. While Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren remains interested in adding Pac-12 teams, his top games have already been distributed elsewhere after the league signed a new media rights deal with CBS, Fox and NBC last month. Amazon finds…

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    Frustrated Pete Carroll abruptly leaves media conference

    Pete Carroll is usually in a good mood and accommodating to the media. Carroll doesn’t lose often, either.  After another Seattle Seahawks loss pushed his team’s record to 3-7, Carroll came to his postgame briefing with the media and didn’t give an opening statement, which longtime Seahawks reporters couldn’t remember happening before. Then came something they all agreed hadn’t happened before: Carroll walked off during the media conference after about eight minutes, saying “I’m really done, I’m done,” in the middle of a question and leaving, via Brady Henderson of ESPN.  Seahawks beat reporters said on Twitter they couldn’t recall Carroll ever doing that. This is his 12th season coaching…

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    Highlights of the 115th FAI General Conference 2021

    The 115th FAI Conference was held online between 9-11 November 2021, with a total of 137 participants representing 50 FAI members. FAI General Conferences are usually held in person but due to the ongoing pandemic conditions affecting travel, the decision was taken to hold the General Conference online for a second year running. The conference took place over three days with sessions running for 2.5 – 3 hours each day. The full minutes of the conference are planned to be published at the start of 2022. The annual FAI Awards Ceremony took place as usual during the conference, this year recipients of the medals and diplomas were announced via a video…

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