Big 12 commish hints at leaving NCAA | ACC too?

DALLAS — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby delivered a scathing attack of the NCAA legislative process Monday at the conference’s media days, stopping just short of suggesting secession by BCS schools from the organization is possible.

Bowlsby told media in his state-of-the-union address that it is virtually impossible to pass meaningful legislation, and he hinted a separate division — a so-called Division 4 — is possible for the top football-playing schools. He added there is “unanimity” among his fellow FBS commissioners, saying leaving the NCAA and setting up a new organization is not likely “except as a last resort.”

“I think we all have a sense that transformative change has to happen,” Bowlsby said.

He went as far to agree with Alabama coach Nick Saban’s belief that the top five BCS conferences (Pac-12, Big 12, SEC, ACC, Big Ten) could play games among themselves in the future. Saban reiterated that belief last week at SEC media days.

Source: Dennis Dodd,