Jan 29, 2013Big 12 Coaches OK With Current Setup
As Big 12 athletic directors huddled Monday to discuss expansion and other topics, the conference’s basketball coaches said they are OK with the league’s current 10-team configuration.
“Ten seems fine to me, Kansas coach Bill Self said. The round-robin (schedule) is great for basketball. And the money won’t be a heck of a lot more split between 10 and 14 or 16.”
Forbes Magazine reported last week that Big 12 schools will receive $26.2 million this year in revenue — more than any other conference from television contracts, bowl games and NCAA basketball tournament revenue. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby told the Austin American-Statesman that payout should soar to more than $40 million per school by the end of its current 12-year television contract.
Bowlsby told reporters at the end of Monday’s meeting in Dallas that many different topics were discussed.