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Former SWC commissioner Jacoby dead at 80

Updated: March 15, 2008, 10:36 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Fred Jacoby, a former commissioner of the defunct Southwest Conference, died Saturday at his home following a lengthy battle with cancer. Jacoby was 80.

His death was announced in separate statements issued by the American Southwest Conference and the Lone Star Conference, smaller-school conferences he served before retiring in 2006.

Jacoby was commissioner of the Southwest Conference from 1982-93. The conference dissolved in the mid-1990s when Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech ...

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