College football notebook: Big 12 wants NCAA to allow conference title game
By The Associated Press
Published: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, 2:34 p.m.
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said the league likely will seek permission from the NCAA to hold a championship game even though it doesn't have the 12 members required under the current rules.
Down to 10 members after the departure of Nebraska, Colorado, Missouri and Texas A&M in recent years, the Big 12 was forced to do without a championship game the past two seasons. Kansas State and Oklahoma tied for the championship with matching 8-1 records in conference play last season, and the Wildcats earned the automatic BCS berth after winning the head-to-head matchup.
Oklahoma got left out of the BCS when Northern Illinois made a late charge up the standings.
With shifting membership, the Big Ten and Pac-12 added conference title games in recent years. The SEC and ACC already had them.
“At a time when lots of deregulation is taking place, it seems a little bit odd that the NCAA would be describing how we determine our champions,” Bowlsby said.
Bowlsby reiterated the league is comfortable with proceeding forward with 10 members because conference members are receiving high payouts per school and pleased with their access to the postseason.
“We are unconvinced at this point that larger is better,” Bowlsby said.
While the league is not currently considering expansion, Bowlsby said it was looking at working with other conferences for partnerships on such things as strengthening nonconference schedules in football and men's basketball.
K-State's Snyder inks new deal
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder signed a new five-year deal that includes an increase in compensation to $14.75 million over the life of the contract.
Snyder's new deal increases his salary to $2.75 million for the 2013 season with annual increases of $100,000.
The 73-year-old led the Wildcats (11-2) to their second Big 12 title and a berth in the Fiesta Bowl this past season, and was voted AP's Big 12 Coach of the Year.
Iowa, Huskers seek Friday game
Iowa and Nebraska want to continue playing each other on the Friday after Thanksgiving.
The schools will ask the Big Ten to honor their request when an administrative council meets next month.
The Hawkeyes and Huskers are currently slated to meet on the Saturday after Thanksgiving in 2013-14, but they want to push those matchups up a day.
Frost named Ducks' coordinator
Oregon has promoted former Nebraska quarterback Scott Frost to offensive coordinator under new coach Mark Helfrich.
Frost, 38, has been Oregon's wide receivers coach for the past four seasons under coach Chip Kelly, who left this month to become the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Ohio State hikes ticket prices
Tickets to Ohio State's home football games will cost more after the school's board of trustees approved an increase.
Most home game tickets will rise in price from $70 to $79.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Kovacevic: Why give credence to Heisman?
- Pirates not yet talking extensions with Alvarez, Walker
- Century III new owner seeks to reverse vacancy trend with new theater
- Steelers notebook: Worilds loses sack; Big Ben gets 1st career catch
- Pirates sign free agent pitcher Volquez
- Penguins center Sutter is thriving despite unsettled 3rd line
- Pitt’s Donald wins Lombardi Award
- Motivated quarterback Roethlisberger fights to prop up Steelers
- Baldwin-Whitehall School Board eliminates controversial administrative position
- Driver just misses hitting Latrobe officer
- Bengals’ balanced offense poses threat to Steelers