Carter, Bo 1997-04-04

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The director of the service bureau for the Big 12 Conference talks about his involvement with the Southwest Conference and reasons for the eventual breakup.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Bo Carter

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Date: April 4, 1997

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Abel Ramirez

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1: Carter, Bo, Southwest Conference, Director of Media Relations, (August 1986 – June 1996), Duties, Assistant commissioner (1995-1996), Internal problems, Procedure, Southwest Conference Commissioners, Crisis prevention committee, Southern Methodist University, Relationship with the individual universities and the NCAA, Performance enhancing drugs, Athletic Directors and Presidents of universities, Breakup, Reasons, Schools on probation, Recruiting of athlete violations, Economy, Efforts to try and strengthen and maintain the conference, Opinions, Universities being sought out by other outside conferences, Women’s athletic programs, Involvement with conference, Jacoby, Fred, National championships, Funding, Media coverage, Media coverage, Effect on Southwest Conference, Probation, Television bans, Ray Com, 1984, Women’s athletics, Media coverage (continued), Less popular sports, Procedure of obtaining television coverage, Southern Methodist University (again), Effect of probation, Texas A&M University, Probation, 1988, Dealings with the NCAA, Big 12 Conference, Formation, Director of the Service Bureau, Southwest Conference (again), Possible reformation, Name rights, Retaining records, Big 12 Conference (again), Retaining records, Carter, Bo, Director of Sports Information for Mississippi State, University, (1978 – 1986), Student Assistant at Vanderbilt, (1970 – 1974), President of the National Collegiate Writers of America, Baseball, Football and Basketball, Duties, [This side ends after 20 minutes.]

Range Dates: 1970-1997

Bulk Dates: 1986-1996

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