McLaren are preparing for a tough season-opening weekend in Melbourne and arrive with a number of unknowns, according to racing director Eric Boullier. Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso completed a combined 780 laps over two weeks in Barcelona but the Honda-powered team failed to complete their full pre-season testing programme.McLaren are set to trial their 2016 package in Fridays practice at the Australian GP, and Boullier said: Its been a very long winter, and I know that I can speak on behalf of the whole McLaren-Honda team when I say that we cant wait to go racing again! We are certainly a step ahead of where we were this time last year in terms of preparation. That said, we didnt manage to complete our final configuration and set-up work for the first race, so we go to Melbourne with a number of unknowns. 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He said Big 12 officials have had access to only a summary of the report and findings of fact that Baylor officials released to media and the public in late May.Our board has asked for a full accounting from Baylor University relative to the sexual assaults and their universitys response to that situation, Bowlsby said. I think its fair to say that theyre deeply concerned about the associational elements of this. ... From a purely athletic standpoint, we also have to be satisfied that there havent been Big 12 rules broken and there havent been NCAA rules violated. That is the essence of our process, and its very early in the process right now.On June 22, the Big 12 issued a public statement demanding specifics of Baylors sexual assault investigations, including the full Pepper Hamilton report, and made a point of noting that this was the second time the conference had to ask. The first request was a letter to then-president Kenneth Starr on May 24, two days before the university publicly released the law firms report summary and announced the fates of Starr, athletic director Ian McCaw and football coach Art Briles.This time, Baylor responded. There was an in-person meeting June 23 between Bowlsby and Baylor officials, including interim president David Garland and board of regents chairman Ronald Murff. They gave Bowlsby no documents, no details of the investigation, none of the names involved in the alleged assaults and none of the material the conference originally requested, but they did give him an explanation.I thought all of them were very forthright, Bowlsby told ESPN last week. They are in the middle of ... a number of potential civil actions, and on the advice of counsel, they are not sharing everything they have. At least not right now.Garland told ESPN last week that Baylor officials met with NCAA enforcement staff earlier this summer to address what was included in the Pepper Hamilton report. He said the university hasnt been contacted by the NCAA since the initial meeting.Garland, Murff and Baylor regent David Harper are scheduled to address the Big 12 board of directors Tuesday, according to Bowlsby.Bowlsby said the Big 12 board of directors executive committee -- Oklahoma president David Boren, Texas president Gregory Fenves and Kansas chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little -- decided to go public with the news that they were demanding information from Baylor and that the school wasnt complying.I think that there are certainly those among our board that have felt that the image of the Big 12 and the other members of the Big 12 have been sullied as a result of this incident, Bowlsby said. Its gotten a lot of publicity, obviously, so thats the reason the board took the steps they took.Bowlsby said the Big 12s goal is to erase sexual assault at its institutions.We are very committed as a group of 10 schools to eradicating sexual assault on our campuses, he said. It almost goes without saying that when you combine alcohol and drugs and raging hormones and thhe experiences of 18-22 years old, its probably unrealistic to think that these kinds of things are never going to happen.dddddddddddd But we certainly want to make sure that from the center we do everything we can to ensure that they are minimized, if not eradicated.Bowlsbys comment, however, has been ridiculed on social media as being too accepting of any sexual assaults taking place on college campuses.Later on Monday, Bowlsby was asked to clarify his comments about sexual assaults on college campuses.Ive only worked on campus for 35 years, Bowlsby said. Thats not blaming anybody. Thats just the reality of it on a college campus. Its not right, but thats what goes on. Thats what every Thursday, Friday, Saturday night is. Im not sure what else to say. I wasnt being flippant about it. I dont think it mitigates it.It should never happen and we should do everything we can to eradicate it. But if you put 25,000 18- to 22-year-olds on a campus together and mix in any of those other things, there are going to be people that make bad decisions. Im not talking about victims or survivors or perpetrators. Thats just what happens. Im really not trying to be crass about it. I just know thats the environment thats on campus.Three federal Title IX lawsuits involving sexual assaults are pending against Baylor, and they represent claims by eight women, including two who said they were assaulted by Bears football players.I came away with enhanced confidence that David Garland was very intent upon doing the right things and leading the university out of a dark chapter and that the board [of regents] was similarly committed, Bowlsby told ESPN. Having said that, this is a very long process and it has many steps to it, not the least of which are all the things that the Pepper Hamilton report details need to be done, and some of them are pretty big projects. But saying it and doing it are two different things.How long the conference waits depends on the patience of the board of directors, which is composed of the presidents of the member schools, including Baylor. Bowlsby said they realize this is a long process, but I dont think theyre going to wait forever, regardless of where Baylor is with its various lawsuits.Bowlsby said Baylor is aware that there could be repercussions for not turning over the information, although he wouldnt say what those might be. The conference, which distributes about $25 million to each of its member institutions, doesnt have specific bylaws that address this, he said, adding that the board has a wide array of options if and when the time comes.Its also unclear what would happen if the conference received the information and then determined that Baylor had violated bylaws regarding compliance with Title IX and unfair competition, because the league doesnt have the power to impose the same sort of punishment as the NCAA. Bowlsby didnt rule it out, though.If its determined they werent in compliance [with Title IX], theres a provision in our bylaws that says they have to be in compliance but it doesnt apply a specific remedy for that, Bowlsby said. So the board would have to get back together once that finding is finalized and determined what, if any, penalty or sanction there might be at the conference level. ' ' '