The Pac-12 today released a number of changes they will make going into the 2016-17 year, including one that has been a lingering issue for the college programs nationwide. Beginning next season, the Pac-12 will be fining host schools up to $100,000 if fans rush their court following a game.
Commissioner Larry Scott and coaches throughout the conference have been outspoken about the issue in recent years, citing safety concerns. This is the first move the conference has made toward preventing court-storming. On first offense, the university will be fined $25,000, a second offense would increase to $50,000, and if it happens a third time the university is fined $100,000.
Southeastern Conference basketball programs operated under similar guidelines last season.
Other items addressed were the reduction of Pac-12 conference games that begin after 7 p.m., as well as the broadcasting of video game events on Pac-12 network.