Archive For The “Big 5” Category
Americans love college sports. They love college sports the same way they love the NFL, Major League Baseball, English Premier League soccer, the Olympics, or any other type of sports that they can’t live without.
The so-called “Big 5” conferences of collegiate athletics don’t want things to remain the way they’ve been.
“Relative to the legislative process, we are very much at a point now where we can’t get anything that’s transformative through the system,” Big XII commissioner Bob Bowlsby said earlier this month, helping kick off football media day season with fireworks. “I think that’s particularly felt by seven or eight conferences and the five major conferences in particular. It is just very difficult to do anything that would benefit our student athletes or our institutions that doesn’t get voted down by the larger majority.”
What’s the real story behind the NCAA legislative process – what’s the showdown really all about? And why is this important?