Big 12 Commissioner Says NCAA Changes Needed

DALLAS (July 22, 2013)--Significant changes are needed in the NCAA, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says, and it’s an opinion commissioners from other power conferences share.

Bowlsby and leaders of the SEC, Big Ten, Pac-12 and ACC met about six weeks ago to talk about the issues and Bowlsby says the sense was that "transformative change is going to have to happen."

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive delivered a similar message last week at his league's media days.

Bowlsby said there are no conversations about seceding from the NCAA, and that would be only "a last resort,” but said it may be time to consider federation by "size and scope and equity brought to the system" or maybe federation by sport.

He said it's unrealistic to manage football and field hockey by the same rules.


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