The Norman Transcript

July 22, 2013

Commissioners discuss changes needed at NCAA

By John Shinn
The Norman Transcript

DALLAS — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby just elevated the discussion about the problems with college sports. He said the NCAA should reorganize philosophically and by sport.

“I don’t think football and field hockey can be governed by the same set of rules,” he said.

Bowlsby said he and the commissioners of the SEC, Big Ten, Pac-12 and ACC have discussed changes that need to be made at the NCAA.

Bowlsby admitted there’s no one within the group saying colleges should breakaway from the NCAA, but changes have to be made.

“I really do think we need to reconfigure the leadership of the organization,” he said.