Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby, whose tired face has become synonymous with conference realignment, announced yesterday he’s stepping away from the role he’s held since 2012 later this year. Bowlsby cited the chaos that ensued before and during the 2020 COVID-19 impacted season, as well as the fallout after the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners opted to join the SEC, as his reasons for calling it a career relatively early.
“They knew that sometime in the next year or two I was going to look for an off-ramp, and so the more we talked about it, the more we got to the point where, yeah, maybe it makes sense to transition now and bring somebody in that has a little longer runway,” Bowlsby said of his decision to step away, according to ESPN.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Texas’ Steve Sarkisian wants, needs, expects a better pass rush
247Sports: Steve Sarkisian assesses Hudson Card, Quinn Ewers midway through spring practice
247Sports: Observations as Longhorns hold seventh spring practice
Inside Texas: Insider notes from Tuesday’s Texas Longhorns spring practice
Inside Texas: Inside Texas Today: Jaden Hullaby’s switch to RB, early returns on Ryan Watts
Inside Texas: Tuesday: “Texas! Fight!” and position switches
Inside Texas: Observations from Texas’ April 5 practice
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
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Inside Texas: Texas Longhorns ten most wanted recruits
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Dallas Morning News: Eight potential candidates to replace Bob Bowlsby as the next Big 12 commissioner
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Wide Right & Natty Lite: Daniyal Robinson to become next head coach at Cleveland State
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Kansas and Bill Self are the kings of college basketball, but fallout from the FBI is coming next
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NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- Texas baseball stomped UTRGV last night.
- Texas softball takes on UT-Arlington tonight at 6pm Central.