PAC-12 Conference Shortening Football Games
(AP) - The Pac-12 Conference will have shorter breaks and move up kickoff times for non-conference games on its network as part of a pilot program designed to shorten college football games. The conference announced this summer that it will shorten halftimes and added further details about the program on Wednesday. Halftimes will be cut from 20 to 15 minutes and breaks between quarters will be shorter for up to 15 non-conference games. Some game times also will begin closer to the TV-listed start time instead of a few minutes later.