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If you’re interested in college football only when it affects Big 12 members, this FanBuzz page is for you. Our writers deliver breaking news during the college football season and beyond. Stay up to date on commitment announcements, coaching changes, rankings, game scores and more Big 12 college football news and highlights here.

In 1994 the Big Eight Conference announced that it would dissolve after its members reached an agreement with the Southwest Conference to form a new conference. Initially comprised of all of the former Big Eight members and four former Southwest Conference, the Big 12 was founded in 1996. That year, in the conference’s first game Kansas State defeated Texas Tech 21-14. Current members of the conference include Baylor University, Iowa State University, University of Kansas, Kansas State University, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, Texas Christian University, University of Texas at Austin, Texas Tech University and West Virginia University. In addition to its 10 members, the conference represents 12 affiliate members in wrestling, gymnastics and rowing. The Big 12 Conference is headquartered in Irving, Texas. Bobby Bowlsby is the current commissioner.

The Big 12 Conference is a member of the Division 1 of the Football Bowl Subdivision of the NCAA, which features the most competitive teams in college football. Other popular conferences include Big Ten, ACC, Pac 12 and SEC. Unlike the other “Power 5” conferences, each member of the Big 12 plays all of the other conference members during the regular college football season.

All-Big 12 talent Winston Dimel transferring from Kansas State Big 12 All-Big 12 talent Winston Dimel transferring from Kansas State , Content Editor 4:47pm, January 16

Winston Dimel, an All-Big 12 fullback, is transferring out of the Kansas State Wildcats program. A graduate transfer, meaning he…

Former Texas QB Kai Locksley transferring to UTEP Big 12 Former Texas QB Kai Locksley transferring to UTEP 2:03pm, January 16

El Paso will be the next stop on ex-Texas quarterback Kai Locksley’s journey. Locksley, the son of Alabama assistant Mike…

Texas reportedly hiring Herb Hand away from Auburn Auburn Texas reportedly hiring Herb Hand away from Auburn , Senior Content Editor 1:27pm, January 16

Texas head coach Tom Herman appears to have picked up a big name for his Longhorns team, as Brett McMurphy…

Former four-star and TCU WR Isaiah Graham commits to Louisiana Tech Big 12 Former four-star and TCU WR Isaiah Graham commits to Louisiana Tech 12:47pm, January 15

Former four-star wide receiver Isaiah Graham has decided to transfer to Louisiana Tech, he announced Monday morning on his Twitter…

Baylor coach Matt Rhule will reportedly not go to the pros Big 12 Baylor coach Matt Rhule will reportedly not go to the pros , Associate Content Editor 10:56am, January 12

Baylor coach Matt Rhule had reportedly interviewed for the open Indianapolis Colts head coaching job earlier in the week. However,…

AFCA decides against allowing Art Briles to speak following backlash Big 12 AFCA decides against allowing Art Briles to speak following backlash , Content Editor 10:22am, January 8

That didn't last long. Only hours after AFCA gave reasons for why it would be allowing Art Briles to speak…

Art Briles being given second chances where he hasn't earned one Big 12 Art Briles being given second chances where he hasn't earned one , Content Editor 7:22pm, January 7

etespite everything, a group of people believe disgraced former Baylor Bears coach Art Briles is the right person to speak…

Texas reportedly in talks to give Todd Orlando very rich contract Big 12 Texas reportedly in talks to give Todd Orlando very rich contract , Associate Content Editor 7:37pm, January 6

Texas had a top-10 rushing defense this season despite not having all the talent on that side of the ball…

Five-star CB Brendan Radley-Hiles officially commits at U.S. Army Bowl Big 12 Five-star CB Brendan Radley-Hiles officially commits at U.S. Army Bowl , Associate Content Editor 3:28pm, January 6

Five-star cornerback Brendan Radley-Hiles promised everyone a "shock" with his commitment and he gave everyone just that as he had six…

Texas reportedly rewards Todd Orlando with $2 million annual deal Big 12 Texas reportedly rewards Todd Orlando with $2 million annual deal , Senior Content Editor 5:50pm, January 5

The massive boom in salaries for coaches has now hit the Big 12. On Friday, Anwar Richardson of Rivals reported…

Four-star OLB Nik Bonitto commits to Oklahoma Big 12 Four-star OLB Nik Bonitto commits to Oklahoma , Content Editor 8:52pm, January 4

Four-star outside linebacker Nik Bonitto (6-foot-4, 204 pounds) announced his commitment to Oklahoma during the third quarter of the Under…

Five-star CB promises a "shock" when he makes his commitment Big 12 Five-star CB promises a "shock" when he makes his commitment , Content Editor 4:52pm, January 4

When it comes to high school kids making commitments, college football has really upped its game the last several seasons.…

Big 12 commish Bob Bowlsby isn't buying UCF as a Playoff contender Big 12 Big 12 commish Bob Bowlsby isn't buying UCF as a Playoff contender , Senior Content Editor 4:25pm, January 3

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby is not on board the UCF hype train. Speaking with ESPN's Heather Dinich, Bowlsby said…

Baker Mayfield's throat slash has officially come back to haunt him Big 12 Baker Mayfield's throat slash has officially come back to haunt him , Associate Content Editor 9:32pm, January 1

It didn't take long for Baker Mayfield to make an impression during the Rose Bowl. Following a missed field goal…

Baker Mayfield taunts Georgia after missed field goal Big 12 Baker Mayfield taunts Georgia after missed field goal , Content Editor 7:01pm, January 1

It didn't take long for Baker Mayfield to make an impression during the Rose Bowl. Following a missed field goal…

Texas AD responds to rumors about adding recently fired head coach Big 12 Texas AD responds to rumors about adding recently fired head coach , FanBuzz Writer 8:58pm, December 30

Mark Helfrich's tenure at Oregon did not end on a high note, as the Ducks sputtered to a 4-8 record…

Michigan reportedly steals away big time staffer from the SEC Big 12 Michigan reportedly steals away big time staffer from the SEC , FanBuzz Writer 6:45pm, December 30

It was interesting and under the radar news when Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines elected to part ways with…

Refs almost cost Iowa State the game, instead just cost them an all-time NCAA record Big 12 Refs almost cost Iowa State the game, instead just cost them an all-time NCAA record , Content Editor 4:45pm, December 30

Iowa State lost its first fumble of the season at the absolute worst time possible. Ahead 21-20, the Cyclones coughed up…

All-Big 12 talent Winston Dimel transferring from Kansas State Big 12 All-Big 12 talent Winston Dimel transferring from Kansas State , Content Editor 4:47pm, January 16

Winston Dimel, an All-Big 12 fullback, is transferring out of the Kansas State Wildcats program. A graduate transfer, meaning he…

Texas reportedly hiring Herb Hand away from Auburn Auburn Texas reportedly hiring Herb Hand away from Auburn , Senior Content Editor 1:27pm, January 16

Texas head coach Tom Herman appears to have picked up a big name for his Longhorns team, as Brett McMurphy…

Baylor takes accidental shot at TCU in team photo Big 12 Baylor takes accidental shot at TCU in team photo , Senior Content Editor 4:39pm, August 13

The Baylor Bears took their 2015 team photo on Thursday and a subtle jab at Big 12 rival TCU appeared…

Former four-star and TCU WR Isaiah Graham commits to Louisiana Tech Big 12 Former four-star and TCU WR Isaiah Graham commits to Louisiana Tech 12:47pm, January 15

Former four-star wide receiver Isaiah Graham has decided to transfer to Louisiana Tech, he announced Monday morning on his Twitter…

Four-star CB Brendan Radley-Hiles announces decommitment Big 12 Four-star CB Brendan Radley-Hiles announces decommitment , Senior Content Editor 10:41pm, October 31

One of the top recruits of the 2018 class appears to be available once again. On Tuesday night, four-star corner…

Texas reportedly in talks to give Todd Orlando very rich contract Big 12 Texas reportedly in talks to give Todd Orlando very rich contract , Associate Content Editor 7:37pm, January 6

Texas had a top-10 rushing defense this season despite not having all the talent on that side of the ball…

The Top 5 linebacker groups in college football for 2015 Big 12 The Top 5 linebacker groups in college football for 2015 7:10pm, March 18

March is here, which means around the country college football teams have either already begun spring practice or will do…

Baylor coach Matt Rhule will reportedly not go to the pros Big 12 Baylor coach Matt Rhule will reportedly not go to the pros , Associate Content Editor 10:56am, January 12

Baylor coach Matt Rhule had reportedly interviewed for the open Indianapolis Colts head coaching job earlier in the week. However,…

Five-star CB promises a "shock" when he makes his commitment Big 12 Five-star CB promises a "shock" when he makes his commitment , Content Editor 4:52pm, January 4

When it comes to high school kids making commitments, college football has really upped its game the last several seasons.…

Baker Mayfield apparently sick, misses 3rd day of team activities Big 12 Baker Mayfield apparently sick, misses 3rd day of team activities , FanBuzz Writer 11:56am, December 29

The Oklahoma Sooners have a tall task ahead on New Year's Day, as the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs have the…

ESPN host calls Texas coach a “loser” Big 12 ESPN host calls Texas coach a “loser” 4:55pm, September 29

Tony Kornheiser, host of ESPN's PTI program, had this to say about Texas head coach Charlie Strong: The Longhorns have…

Big 12 commish Bob Bowlsby isn't buying UCF as a Playoff contender Big 12 Big 12 commish Bob Bowlsby isn't buying UCF as a Playoff contender , Senior Content Editor 4:25pm, January 3

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby is not on board the UCF hype train. Speaking with ESPN's Heather Dinich, Bowlsby said…

Five-star PF Silvio De Sousa trying to enroll early at Kansas Big 12 Five-star PF Silvio De Sousa trying to enroll early at Kansas , Associate Content Editor 10:16am, November 10

Kansas already has a commitment from five-star power forward Silvio De Sousa as he made his decision in August. However, he…

Florida State tight end Mavin Saunders transferring to Kansas Big 12 Florida State tight end Mavin Saunders transferring to Kansas , Associate Content Editor 3:17pm, December 18

Former four-star tight end and Seminole Mavin Saunders has decided he is going to pursue a graduate transfer somewhere closer…

Five-star CB Brendan Radley-Hiles officially commits at U.S. Army Bowl Big 12 Five-star CB Brendan Radley-Hiles officially commits at U.S. Army Bowl , Associate Content Editor 3:28pm, January 6

Five-star cornerback Brendan Radley-Hiles promised everyone a "shock" with his commitment and he gave everyone just that as he had six…

Baker Mayfield taunts Georgia after missed field goal Big 12 Baker Mayfield taunts Georgia after missed field goal , Content Editor 7:01pm, January 1

It didn't take long for Baker Mayfield to make an impression during the Rose Bowl. Following a missed field goal…

AFCA decides against allowing Art Briles to speak following backlash Big 12 AFCA decides against allowing Art Briles to speak following backlash , Content Editor 10:22am, January 8

That didn't last long. Only hours after AFCA gave reasons for why it would be allowing Art Briles to speak…

Art Briles being given second chances where he hasn't earned one Big 12 Art Briles being given second chances where he hasn't earned one , Content Editor 7:22pm, January 7

etespite everything, a group of people believe disgraced former Baylor Bears coach Art Briles is the right person to speak…