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FUTURE OF ROSE BOWL COULD BE IN JEOPARDY
Published June 14, 1995
The Big Ten and the Pac-10 can reexamine their Rose Bowl arrangement following the 2000 season, but while Pac-10 Commissioner Thomas Hansen expected the conference to renew its ties with the bowl, Big Ten spokesperson Mark Rudner refused to speculate on what might happen. The conferences, which have a contract with ABC to meet in the Rose Bowl for the next six seasons, have chosen to stay out of the bowl coalition and the newly formed bowl alliance, which begins next season. Rudner: "We're firmly committed to the Rose Bowl, it's been ingrained in our collective souls for so long. But we always think ahead and try to think what's in everybody's best interest" (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 6/14). BIG 12 APPROVES FOOTBALL TITLE GAME: Presidents of the Big 12 Conference voted 11-1 earlier this week to conduct a league championship football game. Big 12 Commissioner Steve Hatchell has been directed to continue assembling bids from interested cities. Hatchell said he expects the bids by June 30 and that the final decision could come in mid- July. Also approved this week was the league's revenue- sharing proposal. A "key part" of the plan allows Big 12 schools to keep their own gate receipts (Wendell Barnhouse, FORT WORTH STAR TELEGRAM, 6/14).