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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.

Ex-NCAA Star Gets 12 Years in Prison for Molesting 12-Year-Old Girl West Virginia Ex-NCAA Star Gets 12 Years in Prison for Molesting 12-Year-Old Girl , Senior Staff Writer 5:00pm, September 18

It's no secret that athletes at the highest level have a sense of entitlement being catered to their entire lives,…

Meet College Football’s Rare 29-Year-Old True Freshman Oklahoma State Meet College Football’s Rare 29-Year-Old True Freshman , 5:03pm, September 13

College football players come in all shapes and sizes. No one player is exactly the same, which makes the game…

LSU Fans Send Death Threats, Harass Texas Coaches and Players College Football LSU Fans Send Death Threats, Harass Texas Coaches and Players , Senior Staff Writer 2:19pm, September 12

It was a Saturday night in early September. The sixth-ranked LSU Tigers faced a huge matchup against the No. 9…

Jalen Hurts Has 508 Total Yards, 6 TDs as Oklahoma Rolls in Opener Oklahoma Jalen Hurts Has 508 Total Yards, 6 TDs as Oklahoma Rolls in Opener , 12:08pm, September 2

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Even one of the best nights ever for an Oklahoma player wasn't good enough for Jalen…

Cedric Benson, Former Texas Star, Honored by Longhorns with Helmet Decal Texas Cedric Benson, Former Texas Star, Honored by Longhorns with Helmet Decal , 11:45am, August 27

Texas Longhorns everywhere are mourning the loss of a titan this morning, taken far too young. Cedric Benson died Saturday…

Texas History Comes to Life at Massive, New UT Athletics Hall of Fame Texas Texas History Comes to Life at Massive, New UT Athletics Hall of Fame , 1:07pm, August 22

In case you didn’t know, everything is bigger in Texas. From gas stations to tiger sharks and everything else in-between,…

Jalen Wants ‘Bama: Oklahoma’s Starting QB is Ready for His Final Act Oklahoma Jalen Wants ‘Bama: Oklahoma’s Starting QB is Ready for His Final Act , Senior Staff Writer 11:42am, August 20

The biggest name passing through the much-maligned NCAA Transfer Portal was former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts. If you've missed out…

Woman Tells Disturbing Story of Abuse, Manipulation by Oklahoma’s Star RB Oklahoma Woman Tells Disturbing Story of Abuse, Manipulation by Oklahoma’s Star RB , Senior Staff Writer 1:01pm, August 6

Earlier this year, Oklahoma Sooners running back Kennedy Brooks was suspended and unable to participate in the football team's summer…

Ex-Women’s Volleyball Coach Guilty of Stealing Underwear Kansas Ex-Women’s Volleyball Coach Guilty of Stealing Underwear , 5:42pm, July 26

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A former University of Kansas volunteer assistant volleyball coach has admitted stealing underwear from women on…

Big 12: Anti-Texas ‘Horns Down’ Gesture Now Worthy of a Penalty Big 12 Big 12: Anti-Texas ‘Horns Down’ Gesture Now Worthy of a Penalty , Senior Staff Writer 4:41pm, July 16

If you've ever passed through Austin, Texas in your life, or been anywhere near a television when University of Texas…

Report: Nick Saban Wanted to Leave Alabama… For Texas Alabama Report: Nick Saban Wanted to Leave Alabama… For Texas , Senior Staff Writer 3:52pm, July 9

The Green Bay Packers had Vince Lombardi. The UCLA Bruins had John Wooden. The New England Patriots have Bill Belichick.…

Did You Know Lou Holtz is Actually a Magician? Big 12 Did You Know Lou Holtz is Actually a Magician? , 12:35pm, July 1

Lou Holtz is many things. He is a Hall-of-Fame coach, polarizing TV analyst, motivational speaker, and, of course, a magician.…

Texas-Florida to Meet on the Gridiron After 90 Years College Football Texas-Florida to Meet on the Gridiron After 90 Years , Senior Staff Writer 3:23pm, May 10

Whether you like it or not, the College Football Playoff is changing the future of this game. Millions of dollars are…

Suspect in Texas Tech Football Player Shooting Turns Himself In Texas Tech Suspect in Texas Tech Football Player Shooting Turns Himself In , 4:05pm, April 29

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A 24-year-old man sought in the shooting of a Texas Tech University football player and a woman has…

This Kicker’s Backflip Field Goal is Basically Texas Longhorn History Texas This Kicker’s Backflip Field Goal is Basically Texas Longhorn History , 4:40pm, April 17

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

What’s Jalen Hurts Been Up To? Taking Over at Oklahoma Oklahoma What’s Jalen Hurts Been Up To? Taking Over at Oklahoma , Senior Staff Writer 1:09pm, April 11

When former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts announced he was leaving Tuscaloosa, his decision was met with nothing but respect and…

Texas Suspends Spirit Group for 6 Years: “The Deaths Need to Stop” Texas Texas Suspends Spirit Group for 6 Years: “The Deaths Need to Stop” , Senior Staff Writer 11:46am, March 28

The University of Texas at Austin is steeped in tradition. The Texas Longhorns football program has 908 wins following the…

Tom Herman’s Dinner With Matthew McConaughey is the Most Texas Story Ever Texas Tom Herman’s Dinner With Matthew McConaughey is the Most Texas Story Ever , 11:04am, March 27

As the Texas Longhorns prepare for the Orange-White Spring Game in a couple of weeks, with the national hype back…

Ex-NCAA Star Gets 12 Years in Prison for Molesting 12-Year-Old Girl West Virginia Ex-NCAA Star Gets 12 Years in Prison for Molesting 12-Year-Old Girl , Senior Staff Writer 5:00pm, September 18

It's no secret that athletes at the highest level have a sense of entitlement being catered to their entire lives,…

Jalen Wants ‘Bama: Oklahoma’s Starting QB is Ready for His Final Act Oklahoma Jalen Wants ‘Bama: Oklahoma’s Starting QB is Ready for His Final Act , Senior Staff Writer 11:42am, August 20

The biggest name passing through the much-maligned NCAA Transfer Portal was former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts. If you've missed out…

LSU Fans Send Death Threats, Harass Texas Coaches and Players College Football LSU Fans Send Death Threats, Harass Texas Coaches and Players , Senior Staff Writer 2:19pm, September 12

It was a Saturday night in early September. The sixth-ranked LSU Tigers faced a huge matchup against the No. 9…

Meet College Football’s Rare 29-Year-Old True Freshman Oklahoma State Meet College Football’s Rare 29-Year-Old True Freshman , 5:03pm, September 13

College football players come in all shapes and sizes. No one player is exactly the same, which makes the game…

Texas History Comes to Life at Massive, New UT Athletics Hall of Fame Texas Texas History Comes to Life at Massive, New UT Athletics Hall of Fame , 1:07pm, August 22

In case you didn’t know, everything is bigger in Texas. From gas stations to tiger sharks and everything else in-between,…

Jalen Hurts Has 508 Total Yards, 6 TDs as Oklahoma Rolls in Opener Oklahoma Jalen Hurts Has 508 Total Yards, 6 TDs as Oklahoma Rolls in Opener , 12:08pm, September 2

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Even one of the best nights ever for an Oklahoma player wasn't good enough for Jalen…

Woman Tells Disturbing Story of Abuse, Manipulation by Oklahoma’s Star RB Oklahoma Woman Tells Disturbing Story of Abuse, Manipulation by Oklahoma’s Star RB , Senior Staff Writer 1:01pm, August 6

Earlier this year, Oklahoma Sooners running back Kennedy Brooks was suspended and unable to participate in the football team's summer…

Cedric Benson, Former Texas Star, Honored by Longhorns with Helmet Decal Texas Cedric Benson, Former Texas Star, Honored by Longhorns with Helmet Decal , 11:45am, August 27

Texas Longhorns everywhere are mourning the loss of a titan this morning, taken far too young. Cedric Benson died Saturday…

Ex-Women’s Volleyball Coach Guilty of Stealing Underwear Kansas Ex-Women’s Volleyball Coach Guilty of Stealing Underwear , 5:42pm, July 26

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A former University of Kansas volunteer assistant volleyball coach has admitted stealing underwear from women on…