50 Most Influential: No. 32 — Bob Bowlsby
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The Big 12 commissioner has so impressed observers with his thoughtful, measured problem-solving that Bowlsby is often characterized as the most logical choice to be the NCAA’s next president. When Bowlsby said “Cheating pays,” he jarred the collegiate community and led a national discussion on the wherewithal of the NCAA’s enforcement arm.
NBA writer John Lombardo and Executive Editor Abraham Madkour discuss the reasoning behind Adam Silver being No. 1 on our Most Influential list.