Big 12 commish wants decision on expansion by end of summer
IRVING, Texas (AP) – Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says he’s going to push conference leaders to make decisions one way or the other on the lingering issues of expansion, a football championship game and a league network by the end of the summer.
Athletic directors spent about 90 minutes during the league’s spring meetings Wednesday in what were termed “philosophical discussions” about those topics.
The final decisions will be made by the 10-team league’s board of directors comprised of school presidents and chancellors. That group, which includes three interim presidents, will join the conference meetings Thursday and Friday and will have a significant amount of data to consider this week and into the summer.
Faculty athletic representatives deadlocked 5-5 regarding a change in a league rule that would have given former Texas Tech walk-on quarterback Baker Mayfield an extra season of eligibility at Oklahoma.
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