Newly hired Big 12 Conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby has quite a bit of work to do in trying to stabilize a league that has seen all sorts of cosmetic changes over the past couple of years.
But Bowlsby is taking the challenge in stride, obviously, with his statement following his hiring.
"I am proud to have been selected to lead the Big 12 Conference as its Commissioner," Bowlsby said in a statement. "The member institutions represent the best in competitive intercollegiate athletics and they occupy a prominent place in the history of sports in America. I am excited to work with a very talented and committed group of Presidents and Chancellors to advance the Conference on the national sports landscape. Additionally, the directors of athletics, senior woman's administrators, faculty athletics representatives, coaches and conference office staff are among the very best in the country. The future is exceedingly bright and I look forward to engaging with my colleagues to achieve great things in the years ahead."
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