DMN: Questions abound on Big 12’s future, but Bob Bowlsby has one message for the conference
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PHOENIX — As the Big 12 debates title games and expansion and a conference TV network, Bob Bowlsby has been careful to avoid giving his opinion.
But the conference commissioner did make one thing clear as the Big 12 began two days of meetings with its athletic directors and football and basketball coaches Tuesday:
“If they ask me, ‘Should we let this linger on another six months,’ I’ll say definitely no,” Bowlsby said. “We need to move ahead and make decisions. I just think we need to move ahead expediently.”
The next step comes Wednesday when a joint meeting of ADs and football coaches will hear from Navigate Research, which crunched all kinds of numbers — from a 10-team conference to one with 16 teams, with and without a title game, with eight league games or nine. …