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Friday, June 3, 2016

Big 12 bringing back football championship game

Commissioner of the Big 12 Bob Bowlsby speaks to reporters after the first day of the Big 12 sports conference meeting in Irving, Texas, Wednesday, June 1, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Commissioner of the Big 12 Bob Bowlsby speaks to reporters after the first day of the Big 12 sports conference meeting in Irving, Texas, Wednesday, June 1, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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— The Big 12 is bringing back its football championship game in 2017.

Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says the conference's presidents and chancellors voted Friday to approve "in concept the re-implementation of a championship football game."

How the 10-team conference will decide which teams play in the championship is still to be determined. The Big 12 currently plays a nine-game, round-robin schedule, with no divisions, but that could change even if the conference does not add members.

Bowlsby says: "We have a lot of details to work out." The league has made no decision on whether to expand.

The NCAA recently approved the Big 12's request to allow conferences to hold football championship games with less than the previously required 12 teams split into two divisions.

Comments

Brett McCabe 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Each time this group meets, I feel like Keith Jackson should be hired to handle the play-by-play..."Stumbling, fumbling, mumbling...."

I guess I'll take the $3 million that's supposed to be KU's take. As long as Texas will allow us to have it.

Len Shaffer 11 months, 3 weeks ago

In related news, I plan on being as rich as Bill Gates, although I have a lot of details to work out ...

Fred Whitehead Jr. 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Oklahoma already plays Texas in Dallas in mid season. What need is there for another meeting??

Michael Leiker 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Not sure why info on a Big XII football championship game is being posted on KUSPORTS...sorry, had to.

Michael Lorraine 11 months, 3 weeks ago

http://www2.kusports.com/news/2016/jun/03/ku-says-parents-jayhawker-towers-rape-victim-lack-/#comments

Very sympathetic to the Tackett family. Would be interested in knowing how many instances of sexual assault have taken place on campus.

John Randall 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Is there a plaque at Jayhawk Towers commemorating the rapes that have occurred there? Or just on the apartment doors?

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