Former Ohio Valley commish Beebe named interim Big 12 leader

Updated: June 22, 2007, 4:09 PM ET
Associated Press

IRVING, Texas -- Former Ohio Valley Conference commissioner Dan Beebe was appointed interim commissioner of the Big 12.

Beebe's appointment was announced Thursday, a week after Kevin Weiberg said he was leaving after nearly a decade to join the new Big Ten Network. Beebe will take over July 15.

Beebe joined the Big 12 in 2003 as senior associate commissioner and chief operating officer after 14 years at the Ohio Valley Conference.

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