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Extra Yard for Teachers Week comes to Pac-12 Networks as Pac-12 and College Football Playoff Foundation continue partnership

Sep 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – With the fourth annual Extra Yard for Teachers Week taking place from Sept. 15-22, as announced by the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation, Pac-12 Networks will be joining in the celebration as the Conference and all 12 of its member institutions plan to recognize and support teachers in their respective communities.  The entire week, spanning two weekends, will be featured across Pac-12 Networks programming including over 20 hours of live football coverage this Saturday, Sept. 15.
A staple platform of the CFP Foundation, Extra Yard for Teachers (EYFT) seeks to elevate the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering teachers through the implementation of programs in four focus areas: resources, recognition, recruitment and professional development.  The CFP Foundation utilizes multiple partnerships to execute its initiatives and support positive educational outcomes.  Created in 2015, the dedicated week for the EYFT platform provides an opportunity for universities, coaches and student-athletes to take part in its overall mission with the Pac-12 being the first Power-Five conference to partner with the CFP Foundation on this initiative.

As part of Extra Yard for Teachers Week, Pac-12 Networks talent will highlight the universities’ activation as well as in-game presentations featuring local teachers on-air.  The coverage will also be captured with in-studio programming throughout the week, including “The Pregame,” which airs live from Utah this Saturday, as well as with Pac-12 Networks talent wearing Extra Yard for Teachers signature apple pins.  In total, the Pac-12 will provide $150,000 this season across the Conference and its 12 universities, culminating with a special presentation for a local San Francisco Bay Area teacher at the 2018 Pac-12 Football Championship Game (FCG) at Levi's Stadium on Nov. 30, 2018.  Following the Pac-12 FCG, Levi's Stadium this year will also be host for the fifth CFP National Championship.
Other elements of the promotion on Pac-12 Networks will include on-air messaging, assets on and special studio décor this Saturday, Sept. 15 and next Saturday, Sept. 22. In addition, a special feature will run across Pac-12 Networks during the week to promote the initiative with the help of various head coaches and student-athletes.
Use the hashtag #ExtraYardWeek on social media to follow the Extra Yard for Teachers Week celebration across the country, and visit to learn more about the CFP Foundation and Extra Yard for Teachers.
About the Pac-12 Conference
The Conference has a tradition as the “Conference of Champions,” leading the nation in NCAA Championships in 52 of the last 58 years, with 513 NCAA team titles overall. The Conference comprises 12 leading U.S. universities - the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Colorado, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, the University of Utah, the University of Washington and Washington State University. For more information on the Conference’s programs, member institutions, and Commissioner Larry Scott, go to
About Pac-12 Networks
Pac-12 Networks is the innovative TV and multimedia company of the Pac-12 Conference and is the first such company to be wholly owned by 12 universities. Pac-12 Networks incorporates one national and six regional television networks, plus extensive digital content accessible through social media, university websites and the Pac-12 Now app. Each year, Pac-12 Networks offers live coverage of 850 sporting events, making it one of the top live sports producers in the country. In addition, Pac-12 Networks creates extensive original programming, provides visibility for marquee football and basketball events as well as traditionally under-served women’s and Olympic sports. Pac-12 Networks also provides training and paid internships for thousands of students of the Pac-12’s member universities, preparing them for careers in media. With headquarters in San Francisco’s SOMA District, Pac-12 Networks draws on the creative, entrepreneurial and technological culture of the Bay Area and nearby Silicon Valley. For more information, go to
About the College Football Playoff Foundation and Extra Yard for Teachers
The College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the College Football Playoff, supporting education across the country. The CFP Foundation’s primary cause platform, Extra Yard for Teachers, is dedicated to elevating the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering teachers in four focus areas: resources, recognition, recruitment and professional development. The CFP Foundation utilizes multiple partnerships to execute its initiatives and support positive educational outcomes. To learn more, visit and follow Extra Yard for Teachers (@CFPExtraYard) on social media.