Commissioner Bob Bowlsby pushes back against perception of Big 12

Additionally, the Big 12 Digital Network will cover the two days from beginning to end, with interviews with student-athletes, coaches and other individuals.

The addition of the Big 12’s championship game could give league members a boost of approximately $3 million per year.

With broadcast money and ticket sales, the title game is expected to bring in almost $30 million in revenue to the conference annually, according to at least one report.

“I think he feels very good about the timing of moving away from the game, and I think he feels very good about Lincoln Riley coming in as his successor”, Bowlsby said.

Data indicates “about 70 percent of the Division 1 football prospects make their decision before the 1st of October and really would like to get the recruitment process over”, said Commissioner Bowlsby, but “there’s still more to be done”.

“The finances of it were – I don’t ever recall them being discussed”.

But Bowlsby said the decision to reinstate the title game was about providing the playoff selection committee a 13th data point.

“Well, you know, I think our perception is somewhat a product of not being in the playoff two out of the three years”. “The ACC was 2-13 in the BCS era, and now they are on the top of the heap”.

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The 65-year-old Bowlsby, who recently marked his five-year anniversary as the Big 12 commissioner, said he expects to soon sign a contract extension that would take him through the 2024-25 academic year.

“What I worry about is us not being able to evaluate”, said TCU Coach Gary Patterson.

He added, “Generally speaking, playing a full round robin and having our two best teams play each other on the last day of the season is a good thing and a right way to conduct our championship”. “I was told, and Baylor was told, that you had to play a championship game to play an extra game to get into that game, and then Ohio State got into the game without playing in their Big Ten Championship game”. “I think it’s an easy target, and I think it’s a perception, not a reality”. “I like what I’m doing”, Bowlsby said.