"What you may not remember is that the Big 12 was first in scoring defense in the postseason a year ago, first among all conferences in scoring defense".
"What I've said to him is I've been really grateful for his care about the quality of the game", Bowlsby said.
"Well, you know, I think our perception is somewhat a product of not being in the playoff two out of the three years". "It get a little tiresome, because I know we play at a very high level, and I know that, top to bottom, we're the best in the country in terms of balance". For the second time in three short years, the Big 12 Conference announced the inclusion of wrestling affiliates earlier this summer.
FOX Sports Southwest's Ric Renner will host BIG 12 LIVE FROM MEDIA DAYS with FSSW college football analyst Gary Reasons, and reporter Erin Hartigan will interview Big 12 coaches throughout the two-day event. It's about winning national championships.
Additionally, the Big 12 signed just 27 recruits in 2017 from the ESPN 300, the fewest of any Power 5 league for the fifth straight year. That's a 15 percent increase from last season, and it doesn't include the third-tier rights each school distributes.
TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte said a league championship game provides another positive factor for the CFP selection committee to consider when determining the top four teams.
"Matt Rhule has come in and done terrific work on the culture of the Baylor football program", Bowlsby said.
"I feel I'm a pretty young 65", he said. "I plan on being here a while".
According to the commissioner, the decision to add Fresno State and Northern Iowa - which joins other affiliates Air Force, Northern Colorado, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Utah Valley and Wyoming - to the Big 12 staples of Iowa State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and West Virginia, came from the four head coaches of original members of Big 12 wrestling.
"He was a tremendous influence on his staff and his players and his university for a very long period of time". "I think that, by many measures, we had a really good postseason". I think they believe that I'm the right person to go through the process of looking for the right opportunity and optimizing our opportunity and then capitalizing on it from a financial standpoint.