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Title: Senior Associate Commissioner
Senior Associate Commissioner Tim Allen is one of the original Big 12 staff members. He serves as day-to-day contact with Conference television partners and is responsible for the development of Conference schedules in football, men’s basketball and baseball. Allen also serves as a primary liaison for the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball and Baseball Championships and is the tournament manager when the Big 12 hosts NCAA men’s basketball championships.
Allen transitioned from the Big Eight to the Big 12 as an associate commissioner. He had joined the Big Eight as director of the service bureau in September of 1983. He was promoted to assistant commissioner in October 1989, and to associate commissioner in May of 1995. While at the Big Eight, Allen dealt with corporate relations, marketing, television, and sponsorship programs. He also was involved in scheduling for football, men’s basketball and Olympic sports. Additionally, he was the staff liaison to the transition committee in the expansion from the Big Eight to the Big 12.
The Chanute, Kansas, native has vast experience as the tournament manager for early rounds of the Division I NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship and the 2014 Men’s Final Four, hosted by the Big 12 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. In all he has served as tournament manager for 13 NCAA preliminary round championships and been a lead administrator in 28 Big Eight and Big 12 men’s basketball championships.
A 1977 graduate of Kansas State, Allen joined the Big Eight after a five-year stint as Assistant Sports Information Director at Oklahoma State. Allen was also an Assistant SID at Kansas State and was a sportswriter for the Norman (Okla.) Transcript.