Pac-12 to form own task force

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The Pac-12 Con­fer­ence is launch­ing its own task force to de­velop re­form pro­pos­als in the wake of a fed­eral bribery in­ves­ti­ga­tion that in­cludes an as­sis­tant coach from USC.

Com­mis­sioner Larry Scott ex­pects the 10 to 12 mem­bers on his task force “to ad­dress is­sues that are threat­en­ing the in­tegrity of col­le­giate ath­let­ics and to pro­tect our stu­dent-ath­letes.”

He named the first five mem­bers Thurs­day dur­ing the Pac-12’s men’s bas­ket­ball me­dia day — a day af­ter the NCAA an­nounced a com­mis­sion to study the in­ner work­ings of col­lege bas­ket­ball amid the scan­dal.

USC coach Andy En­field said all his play­ers are prac­tic­ing as the in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues. He has been in­structed not to speak about the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Tro­jans as­sis­tant Tony Bland was one of three as­sis­tant coaches charged in the al­leged bribery scheme. Bland is on ad­min­is­tra­tive leave.

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