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Big 12's Bowlsby Bemoans Litigious Climate In College Sports

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby today opened the conference's football media days and "painted a potentially bleak picture for the future of big-time sports." He said of lawsuits against the NCAA, "We certainly are operating in a strange environment. I expect to be in court most of the rest of my career. I’ve gone through whole meetings recently where we never spent any time talking about sports. I don’t think that’s what I signed up for." Bowlsby added, "There is change afoot and some of it is going to be unhappy change because I think it will ultimately reduce the number of opportunities for young people to go to college and participate in sports. I think that’s an unfortunate byproduct of the lawsuits" (, 7/21).
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