By Jimmy Burch
IRVING â€“ Big 12 athletic directors did not recommend a proposal to add a conference championship game in football during Thursdayâ€™s meeting, making it unlikely that such a game would be added for the 2016 season, Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said.
Instead, Bowlsby said league administrators have enlisted a research firm to collect data on issues related to expansion and the most advantageous way, based on percentages, for Big 12 teams to consistently produce a participant in the College Football Playoff.
That data will be examined in detail at the leagueâ€™s spring meetings, May 31-June 3, and Bowlsby stressed that administrators are â€œtrying to take a deep diveâ€ into all issues surrounding the league before making binding decisions. …