The five power conferences of college sports want more flexibility in providing financial support to athletes.
Baylor got off to another fast start, scoring at least 28 points in the first quarter for the third game in a row.
Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Friday that the league’s 10 schools will share a record $198 million for the 2012-13 school year, an amount expected to increase significantly going forward.
After a month on the job, Bowlsby says there is a strength and stability with the current 10 members, including newcomers TCU and West Virginia after the departures of Texas A&M and Missouri for the SEC.
West Virginia accepted an invitation from the Big 12 last month and wants to join for the 2012 season.
The NCAA is examining whether Penn State violated bylaws covering institutional control and ethical conduct.
When Joe Paterno, the ousted Penn State football coach, was confronted with a possible case of child rape, he notified his bosses rather than call police. That was all Pennsylvania law required him to do, yet in most other states the failure to call could be a crime.
A Democratic congressman is comparing the NCAA to the Mafia over how it controls the lives of student athletes.
Rep. John Conyers (MI) tells the committee chairman, Republican Lamar Smith (TX), that recent developments in college sports have reached a “tipping point” that justifies congressional review.
Interim Big 12 Commissioner Chuck Neinas says the league is set with 10 teams for 2012 with the addition of TCU, even though Missouri is exploring a possible departure.
The report says that, instead, players receive athletic scholarships that don’t cover the full cost of attending school – leaving many of them living below the poverty line.
A year ago when the Big 12 held its spring meetings in Kansas City, the conference seemed terminally ill. Its very existence was in question. A trimmed-down Big 12 opened its four-day meeting on Tuesday.