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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Big 12 expects to replace commissioner Bob Bowlsby by mid-July

Plus: Winning a ‘ship starts today for Texas softball

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The Big 12 Conference is set to gain new leadership once outgoing commissioner Bob Bowlsby steps down later this summer. In fact, the conference expects to have a new commissioner by the time its media days rolls around on July 13 and July 14, the Associated Press reports. But who will it be? And what traits are best suited for the role, we wonder?

“In preparing for the search, what the firm realized was that there was a great alignment among our conference in terms of the vision and the strengths that we need,” said Texas Tech president Lawrence Schovanec, the chairman of the Big 12’s board of directors, per the AP. “So that pool reflects a diversity of candidates in their professional experience, some from the more traditional athletic administrative roles and then others.”

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: Unseeded and underestimated, Texas charges into WCWS finals

Austin American-Statesman: Texas softball, Longhorn fans, Texas State, all stand and take a bow

Austin American-Statesman: The 10 rivalries the SEC must preserve at all costs after expansion

247Sports: Ivan Melendez becomes first player to reach 30 homers since 2013

247Sports: The Brew: WCWS championship series-bound Longhorns’ softball turning postseason into Zombie Apocalypse

Inside Texas: Previewing Texas vs. ECU with On3’s Jonathan Wagner

Inside Texas: Wednesday: Softball’s title hopes, a hat tip to Chris Del Conte

Inside Texas: How Gary Patterson ended up at Texas, where he’s been ‘an awesome addition’

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

No. 9 seed Texas to face No. 8 seed East Carolina in Greenville Super Regional

RECRUITING ROUNDUP

247Sports: Mike at Night: Texas target Johntay Cook now a five-star, other wide receiver notes

247Sports: Temple ATH Mikal Harrison-Pilot previews official visit

247Sports: Five-star wide receiver Micah Hudson set for first Texas visit this weekend

247Sports: The Huddle: Updates on multiple four-star prospects plus a team note

247Sports: Commitment Spotlight: Looking at Texas wide receiver commit Ryan Niblett

Inside Texas: Recruiting Notebook - 2023 WR Johntay Cook

BIG 12 BREAKDOWN

Austin American-Statesman: Texas should worry about OU’s entire lineup, not just Jocelyn Alo

Austin American-Statesman: How rare is it for conference rivals to face off for an NCAA title?

Austin American-Statesman: What drew Hope Trautwein to OU after growing up a Texas fan?

Dallas Morning News: On his way out, Bob Bowlsby has one suggestion for the next Big 12 commissioner

Viva the Matadors: Texas Tech goes to war to keep Calvin Simpson-Hunt

Rock Chalk Talk: The RCT summer bookclub

WHAT WE’RE READING

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NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND

  • It’s now (as in Game 1) or next year for Texas softball tonight at 7:30pm Central.