Source: Bob Bowlsby to be Big 12 commish

May, 3, 2012
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Stanford athletic director Bob Bowlsby has accepted the Big 12 Conference commissioner job, with the announcement to be made Friday in Dallas, a source told ESPN.com's Andy Katz.

Bowlsby replaces Dan Beebe, who was fired in September 2011 as the Big 12 seemed on the brink of falling apart, with Oklahoma, Texas and others flirting with the Pac-12.

Chuck Neinas has been serving as the interim commissioner.

Bowlsby has told his staff he will remain with the Cardinal until June, according to The Associated Press.

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