Big 12 assigns 1st female football official
DALLAS (AP) The Big 12 Conference has assigned a female official to work one of its games for the first time in league history.
While calling this a good opportunity for Conti and the league, Bowlsby says Big 12 officiating supervisor Walt Anderson assigned Conti ''because she is just a darned good official.''
Bowlsby says Conti, a Southland Conference official, has paid her dues.
Kansas coach Charlie Weis jokingly said he'll try not to use as many curse words during the game.