The Big 12 Conference Board of Directors has announced a two-year contract extension for Commissioner Bob Bowlsby.
“The presidents of the Big 12 member institutions recognize the exceptional leadership Bob has provided, and look forward to his long-term stewardship of the Conference,” said Board chairman and Oklahoma State University president Burns Hargis.
“I am honored to serve the Big 12 Conference, and humbled by the confidence, support and generosity of the Board,” commented Bowlsby. “I look forward to a bright future for the Big 12 and am very enthusiastic about continuing my service for at least another five years.”
Bowlsby was named Big 12 Conference commissioner in May, 2012, and has three years remaining on his original five-year contract. With this two-year extension, Bowlsby is now contracted through June, 2019.
Under his leadership the Big 12 signed a 13-year joint television agreement with ESPN and FOX providing the Conference with over-the-air and cable carriage of games across both networks. The Conference recently announced a record $220.1 million in distributable revenue for its 10 members for the 2013-14 fiscal year.