Big 12 commissioner Beebe to join NCAA selection committee

Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe will join the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, the NCAA announced Friday.

Beebe has been with the Big 12 since 2003 and succeeded Kevin Weiberg as commissioner in 2007. From 1989-2003, he was commissioner of the Ohio Valley Conference.

The committee’s main responsibility is to select the 34 at-large teams and seed the NCAA Tournament field. The committee also assigns officiating crews for tournament.

Join Beebe as new committee members are Wake Forest athletic director Ron Wellman and Big Sky commissioner Doug Fullerton. Their terms begin on Sept. 1.