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Bob Bowlsby to lead Big 12

Updated: May 3, 2012, 5:50 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Stanford Cardinal athletic director Bob Bowlsy has been named Big 12 Conference commissioner, board of directors chairman Burns Hargis announced Thursday.

Bowlsby will replace Dan Beebe, who was fired last year. Chuck Neinas has been serving as the interim commissioner.

"The institutions of the Big 12 wanted a Commissioner that could take us to the next era as a conference with the addition of TCU and WVU, and we unanimously agreed Bob is that leader," Hargis, who is president ...

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