Stanford athletic director Bob Bowlsby was formally introduced as the Big 12′s new commissioner on Friday. He will take over his new role in mid-June.
A person with knowledge of the search says Stanford athletic director Bob Bowlsby has been offered the Big 12 commissioner job to replace the ousted Dan Beebe.
The Big 12 dumped its embattled commissioner Thursday and said nine schools had pledged to give their TV rights to the conference for the next six years, a step intended to preserve a fractured league that has lost two members in the past year and is expected to lose another by next summer.
The New York Times reported Monday night that Texas A&M has notified the Big 12 that it will withdraw from the conference next school year.
Texas A&M officials have formally told the Big 12 they are considering leaving the conference and want to know the process if they do.
Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe knows there are people looking for cracks in the conference after what it went through last summer.