Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Big 12 Conference: Ten Years After
Ten years ago, the Big Eight Conference became the Big 12 Conference, with Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech leaving the Southwest to create a superconference. The Kansas City Star is marking the anniversary by examining the pros and cons of the union. Revenues are up, but fat paydays have not arrived without problems. The conference's South Division has dominated football and that trend is likely to continue. Could it force a breakup of the union? Officials say no, but a team such as Colorado could find it difficult to resist an overture from the Pacific 10. The league has suffered from many scandals, but a top offender has been Colorado. The person in charge of cleaning up the mess in Boulder is athletic director Mike Bohn, who did an extended interview with the Denver Post (some registration).
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