Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott tests positive for Covid-19

Scott experienced mild flu-like symptoms late this week

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has tested positive for Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, the conference announced Friday.

Scott had been experiencing “mild flu-like” symptoms this week, according to a statement published by the conference on Twitter. The conference reports he is self-quarantining on the advice of his physician and will continue to carry out his work as commissioner remotely.

Scott became the commissioner of the then-Pacific-10 Conference in 2009. In 2017, he earned a contract extension until the end of June 2022; however, reports this week suggested that the Pac-12 CEO Group may be considering terminating his contract early.

There are more than 12 million coronavirus cases worldwide, according to Reuters, and the United States remains the most affected country with 3.24 million cases. Since the start of the pandemic, about one in 100 Americans have tested positive for Covid-19 at one point.

New York and California remain the most heavily affected states in the U.S., with at least 405,000 and 308,000 cases, respectively. The top six counties in total cases in California—Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino and Imperial— are all in Southern California and represent 70% of all cases in the state.

Earlier this week, the University of California reported an alarming increase in Covid-19 cases, connected to fraternity and sorority parties in Berkeley, Calif., this summer.

Earlier today, the Pac-12 Conference announced it is canceling the non-conference games for fall sports, including football, soccer and volleyball, in response to the increases of Covid-19 cases nationwide.