Bowlsby’s first year in Big 12

In this May 4, 2012 file photo, new Big 12 Conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby smiles during a news conference where he was introduced to the media at the Big 12 headquarters in Irving, Texas. Bowlsby was only a few weeks into his job as Big 12 commissioner last July when at the league’s football media days he told anyone who would listen that the Big 12 was stable, strong and successful. ``This year, I think people know that we are those three things,’’ Bowlsby said. Hard to argue that with the record revenues for the 10-team league. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
In this May 4, 2012 file photo, new Big 12 Conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby smiles during a news conference where he was introduced to the media at the Big 12 headquarters in Irving, Texas. Bowlsby was only a few weeks into his job as Big 12 commissioner last July when at the league’s football media days he told anyone who would listen that the Big 12 was stable, strong and successful. ``This year, I think people know that we are those three things,’’ Bowlsby said. Hard to argue that with the record revenues for the 10-team league. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)


STEPHEN HAWKINS,AP Sports Writer

 

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Bob Bowlsby was only a few weeks into his new job as Big 12 commissioner when at the league’s football media days last July he kept repeating the same thing to all who would listen.

His message was the league was stable, strong and successful.

Bowlsby won’t have to work too hard to convince people of that when he takes the podium Monday at a downtown Dallas hotel to kick off this year’s football media days.

The league’s 10 schools shared a record $198 million in revenue for the 2012-13 school year. Nine went to bowl games and a Sugar Bowl partnership with the SEC awaits.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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