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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Big 12 cuts conference’s operating budget by 10 percent

Plus: An Australian punter commits to Texas’ 2021 class

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The Big 12 conference board of directors approved a 10 percent cut to the conference’s operating budget on Thursday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

“It’s just a recognition that we need to be prepared and [budget cuts] seemed like a logical first step,” Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby told the Morning News. “I think our institutions will be tightening their belts, and we should be doing likewise.”

From the Morning News: “On Friday, the conference will announce its annual revenue distribution, which lately has been a high point for the conference. ... Bowlsby said the Big 12 was not forced to go into its cash reserves for this fiscal year to meet projections, expected to be near $40 million per school. [The] agenda for virtual spring meetings included a joint meeting of the athletic directors and the board of directors, comprised of university presidents and chancellors. ... Bowlsby said the group revisited the May 22 action to open campuses June 15 for voluntary football workouts, July 1 for other fall athletes and July 15 for men’s and women’s basketball.”


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  • The Longhorns have their future punter in Isaac Pearson, who committed as part of the 2021 recruiting class, 247Sports reports. From 247Sports: “ProKick has been kind to the program over the last few years. The Australian-based program provided Texas with talented legs in Michael Dickson and Ryan Bujcevski, and now Isaac Pearson will be the next in that line. Pearson announced his decision via twitter this morning. He’s set to enroll in January of 2021 as Bujcevski enters his senior spring. Special teams coordinator Jay Boulware is experienced in dealing with organizations like Prokick, and he’s been responsible for finding gifted specialists over the life of his career. Pearson hails from Newcastle, Australia.”
  • That’s it. That’s the blog. We’re all out of news this week.