Big 12 administrators are taking a proactive role in shaping the discussions around the future of college athletics. But their microphone isn’t as big as those of the SEC or the Big Ten.
So Texas athletic director Steve Patterson, Baylor president Ken Starr and league commissioner Bob Bowlsby will head to New York on Aug. 6 and host an panel discussion dubbed “The State of College Athletics” from the Hilton Midtown Hotel.
A Big 12 press release indicated this will be the first in a series of panel discussions dedicated to the issues facing college athletics. The first panel will be moderated by longtime NBC broadcaster Jimmy Roberts.
“It is our goal through these forums to bring some of the brightest minds in sports into the same room to talk about the current state of college athletics,” Bowlsby said in a statement.
Former Texas running back Selvin Young will be the featured athlete in August. Young played on the 2005 national championship team and played two years for the Denver Broncos. Young now owns his own Houston-based company renovating food trucks for mobile businesses.
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