Kevin Weiberg

Former Commissioner, Big 12 Conference

Kevin Weiberg has been at the forefront of a number of the significant changes that have impacted the collegiate sports landscape over the past 35 years.

After serving in athletic departments at Wichita State University and the University of Maryland, College Park in the 1980s, Weiberg was named an associate commissioner of the Big Ten Conference in 1989. He was part of Commissioner Jim Delany's initial administrative team and played a significant role in the integration of Penn State University to Big Ten membership in 1990. He was promoted to deputy commissioner during his decade-long service in the Big Ten office and participated in a number of major media negotiations and NCAA reform initiatives.

In 1998, Weiberg was hired as the second commissioner of the Big 12 Conference. Over a nine-year tenure as commissioner, Weiberg led the Conference through a period of significant growth and stability. The revenue distribution to Big 12 members more than doubled and exposure for the Conference increased substantially. Weiberg served in a number of key national roles during the period including Coordinator of the Bowl Championship Series in 2004 and 2005 and as a member of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee from 2001-03.

Weiberg returned to the Big Ten Conference in 2007 serving as a vice president of the newly formed Big Ten Network. Working closely with Big Ten universities, Weiberg helped to lay the foundation for the Network that has become a tremendous revenue source and exposure vehicle for the Conference.

In 2009, the late NCAA President Myles Brand and former NBA Commissioner David Stern offered Weiberg the opportunity to lead a joint NCAA and NBA youth basketball initiative. Weiberg served as the first CEO of the organization, iHoops, that is now part of USA Basketball.

Weiberg was named Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer of the Pac-10 Conference in the spring of 2010. Working closely with Commissioner Larry Scott, he was involved in all of the key transformative steps of the Conference including expansion to 12 members with the addition of the University of Colorado, Boulder and the University of Utah. Following expansion and the successful rebranding of the Conference to Pac-12, the Conference completed an historic television agreement with ESPN and Fox that was the largest collegiate licensed rights agreement in college sports history. Shortly thereafter, the Pac-12 reached agreement with the nation's major cable television companies to launch Pac-12 Networks, a wholly-owned media company of the member universities. Pac-12 Networks has significantly expanded the number of televised sports events and overall exposure for Conference teams and studentathletes.

Weiberg retired from the Pac-12 in the summer of 2014 and he and his wife, Susan, returned to their home state and now reside in Wichita, KS. Weiberg received a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University in 1978 and a master's degree from Western Illinois University in 1979.

 
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