Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby Talks Baylor

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby discusses sexual assault issues at Baylor

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby admitted that the ongoing scandal at Baylor has tainted the conference.

"The image of the Big 12 and the other members of the Big 12 have been sullied as a result of this incident," Bowlsby said in response to a question regarding the Baylor sexual assault scandal at the start of Big 12 media days.

“When one member’s reputation is damaged, I think all of our images are damaged,” Bowlsby said.

Bowlsby also said that the Big 12 has adopted a new player conduct standard following the Baylor scandal. He says the 10 schools in the conference are committed to eradicating sexual assaults on campuses.

“We also adopted a serious misconduct policy and the policy details, due diligence that needs to be undertaken on each campus,” Bowlsby said. “It pertains to incoming freshman as well as transfers, and I think it requires that each institution make decisions about young people that have things in their past that may be questionable and it requires each institution to make sure that the due diligence goes beyond the staff of the sport that’s involved, goes beyond the athletics department and all the way to the highest levels of the university. I think in doing that, we can count on universities to make the right choices.”

Media days for the Big 12 in Dallas will wrap up on Tuesday.

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