Latest Bob Bowlsby News

Commissioners to share feedback on CFP expansion proposal

Sep. 20, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

The College Football Playoff management committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday to discuss the feedback members have received from campuses since a 12-team expansion plan was unveiled in June. After the 10 major college football conference commissioners and Notre Dame's...

Smith, Ebner carry Baylor in 66-7 rout of Texas Southern

Sep. 12, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Abram Smith and Tristan Ebner both rushed for more than 100 yards in the first half, and Baylor scored touchdowns on its first seven possessions in a 66-7 victory over Texas Southern on Saturday night. Gerry Bohanon was 16-for-21 passing for 240 yards...

Bigger Big 12: BYU, UCF, Cincinnati and Houston on the way

Sep. 10, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

The Big 12 didn’t even wait for Oklahoma and Texas to leave before expanding and the league may not necessarily be done growing after adding BYU, UCF, Cincinnati and Houston. “This was a very clear and relatively easy decision for the eight continuing members of the...

AP sources: Big 12 moving quickly to add 4 new members

Sep. 03, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

The Big 12 is moving quickly on an expansion plan that could have the conference at 12 schools after Texas and Oklahoma leave, with BYU, Central Florida, Cincinnati and Houston as the “most intriguing” candidates. Three people familiar with the Big 12′s talks said...

Standing pat: Pac-12 decides it will not explore expansion

Aug. 26, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

The Pac-12 said Thursday it will stand pat with its membership and not look to expand the 12-team conference, making it highly unlikely that the Big 12 schools being left behind by Texas and Oklahoma will find new Power Five homes. The announcement came two days after the...

College football kicking off in pandemic all over again

Aug. 25, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

The Wild West nature of the upcoming, pandemic-challenged college football season can be illustrated in part by 160 miles of Texas highway that connects the trendy college city of Austin with the bustling metropolis of Houston. At one end lies the University of Texas,...

ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12 ally to 'protect the collegiate model'

Aug. 24, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

Facing a rapidly shifting landscape in college sports, the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten and Pac-12 have agreed to work together to create stability during volatile times. Less than a month after the Southeastern Conference made an expansion power play by inviting...

AAC's Aresco: Did not plot with ESPN to poach other leagues

Aug. 04, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco vehemently denied that his league has ever “plotted” with ESPN to undermine another conference by poaching its schools. Aresco addressed conference realignment Wednesday during the AAC’s virtual football media...

AP sources: Pac-12, Big 12 commissioners consider alliances

Aug. 03, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

The commissioners of the Pac-12 and Big 12 met Tuesday to discuss how the conferences might benefit from working together or maybe even merging. Two people with knowledge of the meeting said Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby and George Kliavkoff from the Pac-12 were...

Big 12 warns of losing 50% of TV value following UT/OU exit

Aug. 02, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 Conference could see the value of its television deal cut in half once Texas and Oklahoma bolt for the Southeastern Conference, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday at a hearing of Texas lawmakers. A committee of Texas senators...