Today I bring you Bob Bowlsby. One of the most respected athletic administrators in the country, Commissioner Bowlsby was the director of athletics at Northern Iowa, Iowa and Stanford. In 2012, he was named Commissioner of the Big 12 Conference. During his tenure with the Big 12, he negotiated one of the most lucrative television deals in college athletics history and was integral in the formation of the College Football Playoff. He’s also served on the US Olympic Committee, as Chair of the NCAA Wrestling and Basketball Committees and as president of the NCAA Division I-A Athletics Directors’ Association. A native of Waterloo, Iowa, he attended Minnesota State University at Moorhead where he was a 4-year letter winner in wrestling, team captain and conference champion.