Latest Bob Bowlsby News

Big 12 picks Roc Nation's Brett Yormark as next commissioner

Jun. 29, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Brett Yormark, an executive with Jay-Z's Roc Nation and former CEO of the Brooklyn Nets, was named Big 12 commissioner Wednesday, another unconventional hire by a major conference amid the rapidly changing landscape of college athletics. Yormark is taking over for Bob...

Big 12 record $426M revenue, new commish expected mid-July

Jun. 03, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 Conference will distribute a record $426 million of revenue to its 10 schools for the 2021-22 school year, a nearly 25% increase over last year and 10% higher than its peak before the pandemic. “We find ourselves in a very strong position today,"...

'Some weirdness' at Big 12 with future and soon former teams

Jun. 02, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — There are representatives from the Big 12's four future members attending the conference's spring meetings, along with the lingering presence of Texas and Oklahoma, the league's only football national champions who still are three years away from their scheduled departures to...

As leaders lobby, NCAA searches for ways to rein in boosters

May. 05, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The latest lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill by college sports leaders come as the NCAA tries to rein in booster organizations funding questionable sponsorship deals for athletes for use of their names, images and likenesses. The commissioners of the...

Big 12 commish Bowlsby stepping away from role this year

Apr. 05, 2022 22:32 PM EDT

Bob Bowlsby will step away from his role as Big 12 commissioner later this year after a decade in the Power Five conference that's facing a transition in membership and negotiations over a new media rights deal — like it was when he first took the job. . “After more than 40...