National Press Club

Big 12 Conference commissioner to speak at Club Oct. 21

September 16, 2014 | By Bob Carden | bob@carden.com

Big 12 Conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby will speak at a Club Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Big 12 Conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby will speak at a Club Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Bob Bowlsby, the commissioner of the Big 12 Conference, whose comments about cheating in college sports touched off a nationwide debate, will address that and other issues at a Club Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Bowlsby criticized the NCAA in July, saying “cheating pays” in college sports. He has been a key figure in college sports for years and helped develop the college football playoff system.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with the speech and a question-and-answer session beginning at 1 p.m. Cost of tickets is $22 for Club members and one guest, and $36 for non-members. To reserve tickets, see http://www.press.org/events/npc-luncheon-bob-bowlsby-commissioner-big-12.... For questions about reservations, please e-mail reservations@press.org or call 202-662-7501. Tickets must be paid for at time of reservation.

To submit a question in advance, put BOWLSBY in the subject line and email it to president@press.org before 11 a.m. on the day of the Luncheon.

Upcoming luncheons:

Sept. 19 – Larry J. Merlo, CEO, CVS Health
Sept. 23 -- Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va.
Oct. 15 -- Deborah F. Rutter, president, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Oct. 20 -- Thomas E. Perez, secretary of labor