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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby will retire later this year

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Plus: Texas baseball stomps UTRGV

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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

Dallas Morning News: Texas’ prospects most likely to be selected in the 2022 NFL draft

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

Texas QB Maalik Murphy practices for first time since ankle injury

Texas LB Jaden Hullaby working at RB

Reacts Survey: Final Four or College World Series?

RECRUITING ROUNDUP

247Sports: Recruiting HUDdle: DJ Hicks transfer notes, more from the visit weekend

247Sports: Crystal Ballin: New picks in for five Texas targets

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

Viva the Matadors: Red Raiders take Kansas series

Frogs O’ War: TCU 10, UT-Arlington 2: Frogs get back on track

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

SB Nation: The 6 biggest surprises from Todd McShay’s latest NFL Mock Draft

SB Nation: 3 MLB teams who will surprise, and 3 who will disappointment in 2022 season

NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND

  • Texas baseball stomped UTRGV last night.
  • Texas softball takes on UT-Arlington tonight at 6pm Central.