Big 12 Wins Right To Vote For Potential Title Game


Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 5:21 pm
By: News 9


The Big 12 Conference has won the right to hold a championship football game without expanding after getting D1 Council approval on Wednesday.Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby released this statement about the about the approved proposal: 

"It is too early to speculate on the impact this will have with our member institutions regarding a football championship game,” commented Bowlsby. “I appreciate that what was acted upon today takes into account our unique 10-team, full round-robin scheduling model.  However, this vote does not automatically mean the Big 12 will implement a football championship game. Our membership will continue to analyze its pros and cons, as we now know the requirements should we decide to go down that path.”

The following was adopted with the Council's vote:
One conference championship football game conducted in either of the following ways:

i) A game between division champions of a member conference that is divided into two divisions (as equally balanced as possible), each of which conducts round-robin, regular-season competition among the members of that division; or,

ii) A game between the top two teams in the conference standings following a full round-robin regular-season schedule of competition among all members of the conference.” 

There's been a lot of feedback throughout the "Twitterphere", so take a look at what people have had to say on the topic:

The Big 12 playing every team in the league is most overlooked fact in CFB circles. Wouldn't be here had TCU gotten into playoff in 2014

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) January 13, 2016

Now, it would be a PR disaster if the Big 12 votes to not play a title game next season. #Big12 #OU #Baylor #TCU #OKState @News9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) January 13, 2016

#NCAA vote allowing 10-team title game only enhances my suggestion that #Big12 moving to Strategic Alliance more likely than adding teams.

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) January 13, 2016

In statement Bob Bowlsby says decision does not automatically mean Big 12 will have a title game

— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) January 13, 2016

The Big 12 should have a conference championship game, even w 10 teams, despite concerns their #1 seed could be upset

— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) January 13, 2016

Bob Bowlsby: "We are constantly monitoring the environment. What it does, it keeps us from being forced to expand."

— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) January 13, 2016

Bowlsby thinks a Big 12 title game is "worth $25-30 million range" for TV rights.

— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) January 13, 2016

BYU, Memphis, Cincy, UConn, UCF fans won't like this, but Big 12 isn't enamored with any of those schools. None are Must Haves, to them.

— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) January 13, 2016

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