I’ll never forget that. I swear Bob Bowlsby was mentally boarding a jet as he inched to the right.
Anyhow, WVU joined the Big 12 a year ago today to conclude what I still maintain is the quirkiest story I’ve covered … and I want you to stop and think about that for a moment.
I’ve seen and covered things that transcend journalism school or starting out as an agate clerk for night shifts on school nights in high school. That episode — “Welcome to the Big 12! Sike! OK, welcome to the Big 12! — was truly surreal. Not a Fiesta Bowl romp or a Final Four run or an ugly lawsuit, but distinguished all the same.
Still, here you are, a year later. And what a year this has been. I’m off to interview some football players, but in the meantime, what do you say we share our lasting memories and experiences, good or bad, from the first year in the Big 12?