Big 12 proposal seeks more leniency

Updated: November 2, 2009, 2:52 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe wants the NCAA to treat teams with 6-6 records the same as teams with winning records when it comes to bowl games.

Under current rules, teams with .500 records can receive a bowl bid only if the school's conference already has a deal with a bowl and all other teams with winning records have been invited to postseason games.

Beebe's proposal would eliminate those exceptions and permit 6-6 teams to be accepted immediately.

Consideration of the Big 12's proposal could lead to a broader discussion about the bowl system.

The Big 12's proposal is expected to be discussed during the NCAA convention in January.


Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

SPONSORED HEADLINES

MORE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM