Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby releases statement

July 27, 2021
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“The Big 12 Conference has learned that the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas have submitted formal requests to the SEC to be considered for membership beginning with the 2025-26 athletic year.  The events of recent days have verified that the two schools have been contemplating and planning for the transition for months and this formal application is the culmination of those processes. We are unwavering in the belief that the Big 12 provides an outstanding platform for its members’ athletic and academic success.  We will face the challenges head-on, and we have confidence that the Big 12 will continue to be a vibrant and successful entity in the near term and into the foreseeable future.”

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Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby releases statement

7,289 Views | 16 Replies | Last: 1 mo ago by jb06
Doc Holliday
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Guy's a joke.
jb06
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jb06
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cool34
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Art Briles had him figured out long a go
JohnDean
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Bowlsby will only do what ESPN tells him to now that UT/OU are out. He never could think for himself. But ESPN will likely honor the TV contract for the next 4 years after they dictate who joins. They did in 2011 when other teams left. They should do it again since they are complicit in orchestrating the departure of UT/OU to their prized SEC. When the penalty "negotiations" take place this fact will make the GOR easy to pay. It's all been worked out with the parties involved which is why UT/OU confidently said "we intend to honor the GOR". The coming weeks will all be posturing and window dressing to "work things out"
hornhater78
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I'm feeling it now....every time the Bears score, or are scored against on Oct. 30th at McLane...I will have "horns down" on one hand...and, the flying middle fickle finger of fate on the other. And, the BEST part of this is...the refs on the field, or the Big XII...CANNOT CALL A PENALTY!!! Want you all join me, for a celebratory day?
Timc0llier01
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Bowlsby is a joke, nothing positive has occurred under his leadership. He takes direction from the longhorns. There is no way in hell Oklahoma and longhorns will exist in the Big 12 for 4 more years. The other 8 teams need to hang tight because they want other teams to leave so they don't have to pay the large exit fees. They're essentially holding the teams hostage and devaluing the conference even further. Why do we have to search for a conference to join, there are plenty of teams that would join the big 12, make it a true 12 team conference again.
Johnny Bear
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jb06 said:

Lead, Follow or get the hell out of the way! Add 4 to 6 teams NOW! Houston/SMU/UCF/Cinn/BYU and any others interested. An Eight team conference can't survive as a Power 5. Don't wait....do it NOW!

Problem Is add the teams you're talking about and the Big 12 won't be a Power 5 conference minus UT & OU. BYU is the only one on your list that brings anything of significance and even they have some significant baggage to deal with.
PartyBear
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jb06 said:

Lead, Follow or get the hell out of the way! Add 4 to 6 teams NOW! Houston/SMU/UCF/Cinn/BYU and any others interested. An Eight team conference can't survive as a Power 5. Don't wait....do it NOW!


This wouldn't be a P5 either. But whatever I'm not expecting a P5 at this particular moment.
ImABearToo
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Where's our money Bob? Please don't let cows and land thieves take it with them.
ScottS
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Baghdad Bob
Robert Wilson
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cool34 said:

Art Briles had him figured out long a go
Yep. Just one of the many things our head folks didn't like about Art.
canoso
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Robert Wilson said:

cool34 said:

Art Briles had him figured out long a go
Yep. Just one of the many things our head folks didn't like about Art.
Mostly because he had them figured out as well. The country boy ran circles around the suburbanites, and they simply couldn't put up with that.
Robert Wilson
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canoso said:

Robert Wilson said:

cool34 said:

Art Briles had him figured out long a go
Yep. Just one of the many things our head folks didn't like about Art.
Mostly because he had them figured out as well. The country boy ran circles around the suburbanites, and they simply couldn't put up with that.
Can't tolerate being shown up
jb06
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