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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.

The Mystery Behind Kansas Football’s Unexpected 12-1 Season in 2007 Big 12 The Mystery Behind Kansas Football’s Unexpected 12-1 Season in 2007 , Staff Writer 6:13pm, May 17

The year 2007 was the one you didn't want to be the No. 2 ranked team in college football. The…

Could Texas Join the SEC Earlier Than Expected? New Hype Video Teases Logo College Football Could Texas Join the SEC Earlier Than Expected? New Hype Video Teases Logo , Editor-in-Chief 5:30pm, March 7

Normally this time of year Twitter Bombs are getting dropped about the impending NFL Draft, MLB Season or even the…

West Virginia’s “Country Roads” Tradition Brings a Classic Song to Life College Football West Virginia’s “Country Roads” Tradition Brings a Classic Song to Life , Staff Writer 10:49am, December 28

I'm jealous of West Virginia sports. They have Bob Huggins aka "Huggy Bear" and man did I love watching Pat…

Former No. 1 Recruit & Ohio State QB Announces Massive Transfer Decision Big 12 Former No. 1 Recruit & Ohio State QB Announces Massive Transfer Decision , Staff Writer 12:19pm, December 13

The state of Texas is a hotbed for talented high school football quarterbacks. Patrick Mahomes, Drew Brees, Matthew Stafford, Baker…

What Happened to Jason White & Where is the Heisman Winner Now? Big 12 What Happened to Jason White & Where is the Heisman Winner Now? , Staff Writer 5:04pm, December 10

There are some guys who are seemingly in college forever. These guys have it all figured out. On the gridiron,…

What Happened to Shawn Oakman and Where is He Now? Baylor What Happened to Shawn Oakman and Where is He Now? , The League 6:01pm, December 2

Former Baylor University defensive end Shawn Oakman was a highly-regarded NFL Draft prospect in 2016, however his NFL dreams were…

Brian Bosworth Dominated College Football, But Where is “The Boz” Today? College Football Brian Bosworth Dominated College Football, But Where is “The Boz” Today? , Staff Writer 4:14pm, November 27

For those that don't remember Brian Bosworth, he was the bad boy of college football in the 1980s. "The Boz"…

Texas Can’t Be Back Until a Culture Change Takes Place Big 12 Texas Can’t Be Back Until a Culture Change Takes Place , Staff Writer 5:29pm, November 16

For the second time in five years, the Kansas Jayhawks defeated the Texas Longhorns. Texas fans threw up reading that…

“The Run” Lives On as College Football’s Greatest Scramble Iowa State “The Run” Lives On as College Football’s Greatest Scramble , 12:56pm, November 13

During his career with the Iowa State Cyclones, Seneca Wallace tortured defenses with his arm as well as his legs,…

College Kicker Drills Backflip Field Goal With Ease College Football College Kicker Drills Backflip Field Goal With Ease , 12:42pm, November 13

Texas kicker Nick Rose was tired of seeing Wisconsin and Arkansas State get all the love for creative kicks so he came…

The “Camouflage” Trick Play Return No One Saw Coming College Football The “Camouflage” Trick Play Return No One Saw Coming , Staff Writer 1:31pm, October 2

If there were a Trick Play Hall of Fame, Boise State's Statue of Liberty play to beat Oklahoma in the…

Texas Tech’s Tortilla Throwing Tradition Make Kickoffs in Lubbock Special Big 12 Texas Tech’s Tortilla Throwing Tradition Make Kickoffs in Lubbock Special , Staff Writer 3:55pm, September 24

Grocery stores in Lubbock, Texas, know to stock up on tortillas before football season. Lines of college kids will clean…

The Texas Longhorn Band Has a Drum With a Radioactive Past Big 12 The Texas Longhorn Band Has a Drum With a Radioactive Past , Staff Writer 2:17pm, September 22

Big. Loud. Orange. Radioactive. These four words could only be describing the University of Texas Longhorn Band's Big Bertha drum.…

Oklahoma’s “Pick of the Century” Was Almost Challenged By Lincoln Riley Big 12 Oklahoma’s “Pick of the Century” Was Almost Challenged By Lincoln Riley , Staff Writer 12:35pm, September 20

I was watching the Oklahoma and Nebraska game with my dad. Somehow, Nebraska was still in it late in the…

“The Eyes of Texas” Lyrics: Explaining Why It’s Racist Big 12 “The Eyes of Texas” Lyrics: Explaining Why It’s Racist , Staff Writer 6:20pm, September 10

Not all traditions and chants are of the happy-go-lucky variety. Many of these storied practices were carved into our school's…

Jalen Hurts & His Girlfriend Split Up When He Transferred to Oklahoma Alabama Jalen Hurts & His Girlfriend Split Up When He Transferred to Oklahoma , Staff Writer 12:22pm, September 9

Jalen Hurts has been on the national football radar since he was a four-star signal caller for Texas' Channelview High…

How “Bevo” the Texas Longhorns Mascot Got His Nickname Texas How “Bevo” the Texas Longhorns Mascot Got His Nickname , Staff Writer 2:00pm, September 8

College football fans know the most recognizable team mascots in the sport. The best, in my opinion, are the live…

Vince Young Made $35 Million But Went Bankrupt. Where is He Now? Big 12 Vince Young Made $35 Million But Went Bankrupt. Where is He Now? , The League 5:11pm, August 25

Like many individuals before him, Vince Young was drafted to the NFL with the expectation that he'd flourish into a superstar.…