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.


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