The Des Moines Register spoke with Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby early this morning.
As he’s stressed before, Bowlsby told the paper that fans should expect disruptions to the college football season if programs are given the OK to get the year underway.
“If we are advised that it is OK to play the [football] season, we should all expect that there will be such disruptions,” Bowlsby said, according to the Register.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: No. 2 Ohio State has shoes to fill, but shouldn’t be worried
Austin American-Statesman: Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: No. 1 Clemson just keeps on keeping on
Dallas Morning News: Area recruiting update: Oklahoma putting pressure on Texas for top area class; SMU, UNT ranked above TCU
Dallas Morning News: How CFP selection committee will factor in conference-only schedules in playoff picks
247Sports: The Stampede: How can Texas finish the 2021 class?
247Sports: Big 12 Countdown: Texas Tech still a year away under Wells
247Sports: Tom Herman, Texas ‘full steam ahead’ in offseason preparations
247Sports: Longhorns continue to learn, maintain perspective amid COVID-19
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
WHAT WE’RE READING
SBNation: The Miami Marlins are riddled with coronavirus, and just canceled their home opener
SBNation: Houston Dash: Challenge Cup champions
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- Last week, during an interview with Sooners radio, Oklahoma Sooners athletic director Joe Castiglione said the annual rivalry game between them and the Longhorns is still set to place in Dallas this year, according to the Dallas Morning News. “We have a contract to play the game in the Cotton Bowl, and so at this point that’s what we plan to do,” Castiglione said, per the Morning News. “I’m not going to sound smart-alecky and say it hasn’t come up, but it’s not something we’re talking about at this point in time.”
Oklahoma AD Joe Castiglione says Red River Showdown at the Cotton Bowl is still a go https://t.co/RDrlyPkZiH— Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) July 25, 2020
- Like we noted last week, Sports Illustrated reports that the Big 12 will likely push its scheduling decision for this year to the 11th hour. It’s unclear how that might work out. From SI: “The conference has been exploring several options, according to a recent report from the Austin American Statesman. Among those is a potential “plus one” format where the Big 12 partners with the SEC for one out-of-conference game for each school. Under this format the Longhorns would keep their trip to Baton Rouge to take on LSU and the other nine schools would parter with an SEC team for a non-league matchup.”
Continue to hear that Big 12 ADs want a full 12-game schedule. But the "plus-one" model is on the table: 9 league + 1 non-con. Also, Texas-OU could be home/home for 2 years in worst-case scenario.— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) July 22, 2020
- The Sooners opted to move their season opener against Missouri State up a week, from Sept. 5 to Aug. 28, according to 247Sports. From 247Sports: “The NCAA approved a waiver request from both schools to change the game date to allow them more schedule flexibility in addressing potential issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. OU’s second game of the season, against Tennessee, is still scheduled for Sept. 12 in Norman, while its third contest is slated for Sept. 26 at Army in West Point, N.Y.”