University of Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen, who has already begun implementing his plan for the future of Tigers athletics, will also be involved in planning for the future of the BCS. Bowen has been recently named to the Athletic Directors Advisory Board of the BCS.
"Tom Bowen will do a terrific job representing the American Athletic Conference on the BCS Athletic Director's Advisory Group," said American Athletic Conference commissioner Michael Aresco. "He has a deep knowledge of college football on all levels and the respect of his colleagues."
The BCS is managed by the commissioners of the 11 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision conferences and the director of athletics at Notre Dame. The commissioners make decisions regarding all BCS issues, in consultation with an athletic director's advisory group and all decisions are then subject to the approval of the oversight committee whose members represent all 124 Football Bowl Subdivision programs.
Bowen will join the athletic director advisory board that includes Barry Alvarez (Wisconsin/Big Ten), McKinley Boston (New Mexico State/WAC), Joe Castiglione (Oklahoma/Big 12), Jeremy Foley (Florida/SEC), Rick Greenspan (Rice/C-USA), Pat Haden (USC/Pac-12), Jim Livengood (UNLV/MWC), Mike O'Brien (Toledo/MAC), Dan Radakovich (Clemson/ACC) and Bobby Staub (ULM/Sun Belt).
"I am honored to represent the American Athletic Conference and the University of Memphis by serving on the advisory board," said Bowen. "Obviously, decisions reached by the group will impact the future of college football."
"This board is comprised of some of the most renowned individuals in college athletics and I am indeed proud to serve with each of them."
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