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Topic - Dan Beebe
The five power conferences are trying to redefine what it takes to operate a Division I college athletic program, with their commissioners calling out the NCAA at media days around the country.
Ackerman, 53, was the founding president of the WNBA and also was the first female president of USA Basketball. She was most recently a consultant for the NCAA, and is an adjunct professor at Columbia University.
In the span of a year, the Big 12 has gone from turmoil to terrific on television once again.
Ousted Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe says he touted equal revenue sharing and members handing their television rights to the conference years ago, but the schools _ and not just Texas _ liked the idea of being able to start their own networks.
Seemingly headed for disaster, the Big 12 Conference may have come up with a way to stick around.
Needing someone strong and savvy to mend the Big 12, the league has turned to a former Big Eight commissioner who also helped usher in the era of college football as big business.
Big 12 leaders will meet Thursday, trying to find ways to stabilize the conference, including changing the leadership.
Hoping to heal their fractured conference, Big 12 leaders scheduled a private summit Thursday to start patching up hurt feelings and stabilize the league.
There was talk of solidarity, plans for stability, expressions of encouragement.
Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe is out after the conference nearly collapsed for the second time in just over a year.
The Big 12 dumped its embattled commissioner Thursday and said nine schools had pledged to give their TV rights to the conference for the next six years, a step intended to preserve a fractured league that has lost two members in the past year and is expected to lose another by next summer.
Turned away by the Pac-12, the Big 12's most powerful members are trying to find ways to live together again after weeks of hurtling toward a break up.
Oklahoma cleared the way Monday for its possible departure from the Big 12, with university president David Boren demanding the league move toward an equal revenue-sharing model and create stability or else lose the Sooners to the Pac-12.
The future looks grim for Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas State and Kansas, on the verge of being abandoned in a shell of the Big 12 Conference. But hold the pity and save your sympathy. They have no right to complain.
The Southeastern Conference cleared the way for Texas A&M to join its ranks _ with a wrinkle.
"It's going to be done but the competition is going to go on on the court and field," said Beebe, who now heads a sports consulting firm called the Dan Beebe Group.
He said the big five will ultimately be allowed to allocate their enormous resources toward providing more money for student-athletes and they will be able to increase academic standards the way they see fit.