There are two conferences that play football games away from the weekend and near weekend nights of Thursday, Friday and Saturday: the MAC and Sun Belt. Every November, the two leagues claim the available television time and offer all of us degenerates something to tide us over between the football weekends. And we're all grateful for it. All of us, it seems, except Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby.
The comment is especially odd considering...
A) The Big 12 regularly plays on Thursday nights.
B) Just about every Big 12 sport except football plays on Tuesday nights.
I'm not exactly sure what makes Tuesday night worse than Thursday or football worse than basketball but, hey, clearly I don't care about education. Elsewhere in bold Bob Bowlsby statements: