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Departing Big 12 commish leaves legacy of prosperity

Updated: June 14, 2007, 6:15 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- In his early years as Big 12 commissioner, Kevin Weiberg's job was to mediate the tense marriage of the Midwest-based Big Eight and four Southwest Conference schools in Texas.

Weiberg, who caught Big 12 athletic directors by surprise Thursday when he announced he was resigning next month to take a job with the new Big Ten Network, was part-commissioner and part-counselor.

"The conference was new and the working relationships were not well-established," ...

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