Pac-12 programs and their fans often feel underappreciated and underexposed. Commissioner Larry Scott felt their pain. So he went out and expanded the league and struck TV deals that will forever transform basketball in the conference.
With nonconference play drawing to a close, we take a look at the start of Pac-10 play.
After transferring to be closer to home, Alex Stepheson had to watch his ex-teammates from UNC win a national title. Now at USC, he'll have to watch the postseason on TV once again.