Big 12 conference championship game a possibility

first_imgAnother series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Grant McGalliard Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby participates in a broadcast interview at the Big 12 Conference Football Media Days Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) TCU students receive evacuation text by mistake Grant McGalliard is a senior journalism and political science major from Bay City, Texas. He’s worked in everything from sports to student organizations at TCU, and recently began blogging with the Dallas Morning News. In his spare time, Grant enjoys tweeting far too much, pretending he knows more than he does about Premier League soccer, and listening to the music of Kanye West. Grant McGalliard Facebook Grant McGalliard + posts Previous articleFort Worth residents dream big about hitting the $1.5B Powerball jackpotNext articleStock show to ban Confederate flag, allow open carrying Grant McGalliard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello ReddIt TCU removes Phi Kappa Sigma for hazing and other misconduct Grant McGalliard Linkedin Twitter Grant McGalliard ReddIt Facebook Baseball season recap: Rebuilding turns to reloading after surprise CWS trip Twitter printBig 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced Wednesday that the NCAA Division 1 Legislative Council will allow conferences without 12 members to hold a championship game.The Big 12, which includes TCU, is one of these conferences. Previously, the conference champion was determined by conference win/loss record.This led to several controversies, including during the 2014 season when Baylor and TCU finished with identical 8-1 records and were declared “Co-Champions,” even though the Big 12 had previously used the slogan “One True Champion” in advertisements.The council’s decision stipulated that conferences choosing to have a championship game must play a complete round-robin schedule, meaning that each team must play every other team in the conference during the regular season.The motion passed despite the objections of the American Athletic Conference and the Atlantic Coast Conference, according to USA Today’s Dan Wolken.Before today, speculation swirled that the Big 12 may have sought to expand by adding two teams in order to have a conference championship game.Bowlsby said that he was pleased with the council’s decision in a statement released on the Big 12’s official site.“I appreciate that what was acted upon today takes into account our unique 10-team, full round-robin scheduling model,” Bowlsby said.However, Bowlsby cautioned that the ruling does not necessarily mean that the Big 12 will adjust its policy.“This vote does not automatically mean the Big 12 will implement a football championship game,” Bowlsby said. “Our membership will continue to analyze its pros and cons, as we now know the requirements should we decide to go down that path.” Phi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissallast_img read more