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Bob Bowlsby statement on football championship deregulation vote

The DI Council has approved a proposal allowing FBS conferences without 12 members to hold conference championship football games.

“It is too early to speculate on the impact this will have with our member institutions regarding a football championship game,” commented Big 12 Conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. 139 more words


Big 12 weighs the need to be playing football when everyone else is

NEW YORK – With Oklahoma and the Big 12 safely in the four-team College Football Playoff field, Bob Bowlsby can exhale. But the commissioner remains concerned that his league is at a disadvantage by essentially sitting out the weekend when the other Power Five conferences hold their football championship games. 865 more words

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NCAA President Mark Emmert says members should examine proliferation of bowls

NEW YORK – NCAA President Mark Emmert on Wednesday expressed concern over the proliferation of bowl games – or more specifically, the result that teams with losing records might play in them. 229 more words

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Big 12 aims to ramp up its strength of schedule

The Big 12 is sending out an S-O-S on, well, SOS.

The conference, targeting stronger strength of schedules, announced Tuesday a requirement that each of its football teams will play at least one non-conference game against a Power Five school or Notre Dame. 189 more words

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NCAA committee delays plan on how to fill bowls

The NCAA football oversight committee will wait until next week to complete a plan for matching sub-.500 teams with bowls if there are not enough bowl-eligible squads to fill 40 games. 362 more words

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Oversight committee to decide next week how to fill bowls, if needed

The panel that handles day-to-day policy matters for NCAA Division I schools has asked its Football Oversight Committee to meet next week to address how the association should proceed if the number of Bowl Subdivision schools qualifying for participation in a bowl game ends up being smaller than the 80 needed to fill out this season’s lineup of 40 bowl games. 404 more words

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If Big 12 schedule is backloaded, it wasn't intentional

It has made for an interesting story, the idea that the Big 12 intentionally backloaded this season’s schedule to feature matchups of its best teams during November. 780 more words

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