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Big 12 Commissioner Bowlsby talks about crisis in the NCAA

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Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby warns that anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now will hate what's coming.

During his opening address at Big 12 football media days Monday, Bowlsby said significant changes are on the way.

Bowlsby, a native of Waterloo and former athletic director at both the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa, isn't sure people understand how much pending lawsuits against the NCAA and its member schools could change things.

He says the Big 12 and other conferences are defendants in seven class-action lawsuits, "and that number is growing all the time."

Bowlsby believes new funding challenges, including legal battles and expenses increasing at a higher rate than revenue, will eventually result in the elimination of some minor sports teams.

The former Stanford athletic director also anticipates tension among sports on campus and among institutions with different resources.

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