LINKS: Bowlsby steals the show

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DALLAS — Five programs took the stage on day one of the Big 12’s annual media days event on Monday but it was the "boss" who stole the show. That man is Bob Bowlsby, who basically drew a line in the sand by telling the NCAA that things need to change. 

That was the big story that came out of Dallas on Monday and it headlines our links compilation from the day as well. 


On the Bowlsby bomb…

*** Andy Staples writes that Bowlsby’s comments could spark some real change. — 

*** Randy Peterson sees change coming but says, "Don’t mess with the NCAA Tournament in basketball. — Des Moines Register 

*** Berry Tramel’s recap of the whole ordeal. — The Oklahoman 

*** Dennis Dodd writes that Bowlsby’s presser was a "scathing attack." — CBS Sports 

More links…

*** The Big 12 is adding an extra official to its crew. Dennis Dodd writes that it’s because the league is the fastest in the country. — CBS Sports

*** Where in the heck are all of the quarterbacks in the Big 12? — Des Moines Register 

*** My outline of what you need to know from day one in Dallas. — Cyclone Fanatic 

*** A trio of top Big 12 players discuss what it is like playing against Iowa State. — Cyclone Fanatic 

*** KSU coach Bill Snyder on his relationship with the Rhoads family…  — CycloneFanatic

*** The top 10 quotes from day one. — Dallas Morning News 

*** Mike Gundy talks Wes Lunt. — The Oklahoman 


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