ESPN Restructures Big 12 Deal Amid Possible Expansion Michigan Football Helps School's Financial Position Big 12 Memo Sheds Light On Decision To Not Expand AAC Eyes "Power Six" Conference Moniker Big 12 Presidents Opt Against Expansion Big 12 Decision Angers Prospective Schools OSU Examines Dip In Attendance At Boone Pickens Florida-LSU Rescheduled For November Delany Stresses Importance Of East Coast Big 12 To Vote On Expansion Next Week
BOWL COALITION CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES NATIONAL PLAYOFF GAME
Published February 11, 1999
ISL VP Jim Wheeler met with the NCAA Football Issues committee to pitch a Div. I-A football playoff worth $2.4B, according to Wendell Barnhouse of the FT. WORTH STAR- TELEGRAM. Syracuse AD Jake Crouthamel: "It was a sharing of information. We felt that as a group we needed to hear what he had to say." ISL's plan would be "worth" $300M a year for eight years. WAC Commissioner Karl Benson: "The amount of money mentioned has gotten everybody's attention. This is the first time anybody has actually put money on the table." Wheeler would "not get into the specifics," but the plan "deals with the problem of maintaining the bowl system along with a playoff" (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 2/9).