the BigAmateurism monologues

A series of events over the last 18 months—some unforeseeable—have created a perfect storm that will change college sports forever. The NCAA's bait an…
Jul 28th, 2021 | 1:18:39

43: Was Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby Asleep at the Wheel and Where Does the NCAA Fit into Realignment?

This episode first analyzes some additional issues that I left on the table in the last episode, including how so many crucial in-system stakeholders could have been caught off-guard by the SEC’s courtship of Texas and Oklahoma. In that regard, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby has said little since the Texas/Oklahoma defections were made public. Why is that? Then I turn to where (and whether) the NCAA fits into a restructured football landscape. The NCAA is in the process of rebranding itself into a kinder, gentler NCAA. But to what purpose? I also discuss the implications in Congress of Power 5 infighting.