- When answering a question about the potential of player boycotts of events or protests on campus possibility affecting events, Bowlsby said the Big 12 staff has put a protocol together.
The conference office sent two separate letters to Baylor requesting all documents from the Pepper Hamilton investigation, one on May 24th and another on June 22nd. There is no written Pepper Hamilton report that can be released, Bowlsby said.
"Suffice to say as it pertains to all our institutions, we are very committed to eradicating sexual assault on campuses", he said. The scrutiny follows the sexual assault scandal that has rocked Baylor.
At least three lawsuits have been brought against Baylor by women who claim the school was indifferent to or ignored claims of sexual assault and didn't enforce federal gender discrimination protections under Title IX. He says "it nearly goes without saying that when you combine alcohol and drugs and raging hormones and the experiences of 18-22 years old, it's probably unrealistic to think that these kinds of things are never going to happen".
"Our board has asked for a full accounting from Baylor University relative to the sexual assaults and their university's response to that situation", Bowlsby said. The more Bowlsby addressed the media, however, the less clear it seemed on how forthcoming Baylor has actually been.
Bowlsby said Baylor is aware that there could be repercussions for not turning over the information, although he wouldn't say what those might be.
"Our conference and our Board doesn't have any legal standing on some of the things that have taken place or are alleged to have taken place", Bowlsby said. "It isn't going to go away soon, and I don't know how to characterize it other than that". "So to say that we have a vision for what the end game is would not be accurate".
Bowlsby said he believes other members of the Big 12 have been "sullied" by the scandal, and that leaders at Baylor will meet with the Big 12 board in Dallas Tuesday.
"I think there are going to be things that we ask questions about that we're not going to share publicly and that will just be the way it is", he said.
Briles recently told Waco's KCEN-TV that he planned to coach again in 2017. But he expressed concern about the idea of another Big 12 school hiring the former Baylor coach.