Big 12 Football Media Days Begin Today

Big 12 Football Media Days Begin Today

Big 12 Football Media Days Begin Today

The Big 12's decision to restore a football championship game was based only on the league wanting to boost its chances of getting a team into the College Football Playoff, Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday. "I wish I knew that answer, but I think the best thing we can do is partner with people that are on the cutting edge and ride along as they answer those questions".

The Big 12 will continue to withhold revenue from Baylor as the conference continues to assess institutional changes made at the university in the wake of a years-long sexual and domestic assault scandal, commissioner Bob Bowlsby told reporters Monday. Oklahoma lost 37-17 to Clemson in a 2015 CFP semifinal, the Big 12's only appearance in the sport's marquee event. "It get a little tiresome, because I know we play at a very high level, and I know that, top to bottom, we're the best in the country in terms of balance". And I know that the method by which we conduct our championships and conduct our regular season is the most hard because you never miss anybody.

Oklahoma's David Boren, the only one of the Big 12 presidents who has been in his position since the league's inception two decades ago, was asked during the spring meetings the importance of the CFP when judging the league's success. And the league produced only 14 NFL draft picks in April, its lowest total since the 1996 inception of the conference. Bowlsby does not expect the investigation to conclude before the season begins. It allowed 21.5 points per game in six contests a year after it ranked last among all conferences at 43.9 points allowed per bowl game.

Three new head coaches will take the podium at a new venue for the annual two-day midsummer gathering, which will be held about 4 1/2 months before the Big 12 plays its first conference championship game since 2010. "I like what I'm doing". "I like the schools".

Bowlsby, though, acknowledged that the board of directors was mindful that more revenue was available.

"It's not a coincidence", he said. "They want continuity, and I think they believe that I'm the right person to go through the process of looking for the right opportunities, optimizing our opportunities and then capitalizing on it from a financial standpoint". Rhule steps in at Baylor, which has debatably been one of the flagship programs in the conference in recent years. "I plan on being here awhile".