Listen up: Big 12 is in a better place

June, 15, 2010
6/15/10
11:30
AM CT
video
More and more opinions continue to roll in as the college sports world tries to settle down after the Big 12 has stabilized overnight into a 10-team league.

ESPN analyst Bob Davie talks about how the Big 12 was conceived under difficult circumstances and how it is moving toward a better end. Listen Click here for the podcast.

ESPN analyst Mark May, who isn't happy about the movement because he prefers the tradition of the older conferences, explains why he always thought the Big 12 would shrink to 10 teams. Listen Click here for the podcast.

Texas coach Mack Brown understands why his school had to explore its options, but he was always hoping the Longhorns would remain in the Big 12. Listen Click here for the podcast.

BCS executive director Bill Hancock says there likely would have been one less automatic bid and one more at-large bid for the BCS if the Big 12 had ceased to exist. Listen Click here for the podcast.

SI.com senior writer Andy Staples thinks Texas' desire to have its own television network is what stopped the Longhorns from fleeing to the Pac-10. Listen Click here for the podcast.

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

103.3 FM ESPN PODCASTS

Fitzsimmons and Durrett: OSU scandal

Part 2 of the articles on OSU's involvment in academic fraud was released. Some claim the expose is unfounded. Ian and Richard warn that there are two sides to all stories.

Fitzsimmons & Durrett: Longhorns talk

Fitzsimmons and Durrett discuss Mack Brown, Manny Diaz and all the latest with the Texas Longhorns.

Fitzsimmons & Durrett: Barkley on Manziel

Fitzsimmons and Durrett give you the latest on the Johnny Manziel story and Charles Barkley weighs in. You won't believe who the outspoken NBA Hall of Famer is disappointed in and what he thinks about the autograph allegations.

Fitzsimmons & Durrett: Kirk Herbstreit

Kirk Herbstreit joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett for his weekly visit to preview the 2013 college football season.

Fitzsimmons & Durrett: Andy Dalton

Former TCU and current Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to discuss the expectations for the Bengals this season, give a prediction for the TCU-LSU game and talk about what it's like having the Hard Knocks cameras follow him.

Galloway and Company: Manziel talk

Randy Galloway, Matt Mosley, and Mark Friedman react to Dez Bryant's comments regarding the NCAA's ongoing investigation of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.

Fitzsimmons and Durrett: Dez Bryant sounds off

Richard Durrett, Ian Fitzsimmons and Glenn "Stretch" Smith react to Dez Bryant sounding off yesterday after practice about Johnny Manziel and the shadiness of the NCAA.

Fitzsimmons and Durrett: Dan Beebe

Former NCAA investigator and Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to weigh in on the Johnny Manziel drama and give some insight as to what goes on during an NCAA investigation.