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This photo taken July 19, 2010 shows Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe responding to a question during an interview in Irving, Texas. Beebe is being hailed as "The Savior Of The Big 12" for keeping together his conference last month. But, who is this guy? And how the heck did he pull it off, especially after he seemed lost during the wild week of negotiations? (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Photo by: Tony Gutierrez
This photo taken July 19, 2010 shows Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe responding to a question during an interview in Irving, Texas. Beebe is being hailed as "The Savior Of The Big 12" for keeping together his conference last month. But, who is this guy? And how the heck did he pull it off, especially after he seemed lost during the wild week of negotiations? (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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