Tue. May 21st, 2024

A decide granted a request by Oregon State and Washington State for a brief restraining order on Monday to stop departing Pac-12 members from assembly till it may be decided who has the precise to make up the disintegrating convention’s board of administrators.

At a listening to in Whitman County Superior Court docket in Washington, Decide Gary Libey dominated {that a} assembly scheduled for later this week with convention commissioner George Kliavkoff and college leaders from 10 departing members can’t happen.

Oregon State and Washington State need full management over choice making for the convention as the one colleges dedicated to the convention past the present faculty 12 months. The colleges filed the breach of bylaws grievance Friday.

Leaders of the Pacific Northwest colleges have said they wish to rebuild the Pac-12, taking management of its belongings and mental property whereas preserving its model. They are saying they worry the outgoing colleges will attempt to dissolve the convention and divvy up its belongings.

Oregon State and Washington State contend that eight colleges —- Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Stanford and California — forfeited their proper to be on the board after they introduced their intentions to hitch different conferences subsequent 12 months. USC and UCLA had been stripped of voting rights by the Pac-12 in 2022 after they determined to hitch the Large Ten.

The departing colleges dispute what constitutes formal notification of departure from the convention.

An lawyer for the Pac-12, Mark Lambert, mentioned there may be nonetheless convention enterprise to take care of for the rest of this season, together with the retention of almost 200 staff.

Libey did permit for the convention to proceed to conduct day-to-day enterprise as regular, and granted Lambert’s request to allow the league workplace to take actions which can be agreed upon by unanimous vote of the ten members that presently make up the board.

Lambert mentioned Kliavkoff and the convention workplace are caught in the midst of a battle between Oregon State and Washington State and the eight colleges which have most lately introduced they’re leaving.

“Every are extremely suspicious of the opposite,” Lambert mentioned.

There have been no attorneys for any of the departing colleges current for the listening to in a courtroom not removed from Washington State’s Pullman campus.


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