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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.

Oklahoma Player Nearly Loses Eye in Bathroom Bar Fight College Football Oklahoma Player Nearly Loses Eye in Bathroom Bar Fight , Staff Writer 2:28pm, February 22

Never (ever) pick a fight with an MMA fighter. Unless you want your head beaten into the cement or your…

What Happened to Shawn Oakman and Where is He Now? Baylor What Happened to Shawn Oakman and Where is He Now? , The League 3:00pm, February 1

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

Brian Bosworth Dominated College Football, But Where is “The Boz” Now? College Football Brian Bosworth Dominated College Football, But Where is “The Boz” Now? , Staff Writer 3:30pm, January 26

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

Sam Bradford Made $1.25 Million Per Touchdown in His Career College Football Sam Bradford Made $1.25 Million Per Touchdown in His Career , The League 4:22pm, January 19

Sam Bradford never lived up to his hype as an NFL quarterback, having been selected as the first-overall pick in…

The Mahomes vs. Mayfield Showdown That Rewrote the NCAA Record Book Big 12 The Mahomes vs. Mayfield Showdown That Rewrote the NCAA Record Book , 2:32pm, January 15

Tons of games in college football history are stellar, record-breaking contests get lost in time, unless of course you happen to…

Creative Trick Play Turns 300-Pound Lineman Into a Bowling Ball College Football Creative Trick Play Turns 300-Pound Lineman Into a Bowling Ball , Staff Writer 11:40am, January 13

The best trick play is one the defense never sees coming. Nothing is off limits, not even camouflaging in the…

Earl Campbell’s High School Highlights Show a Man Among Boys High School Earl Campbell’s High School Highlights Show a Man Among Boys , The League 10:28am, January 7

When discussing the greatest running backs in NFL history, Earl Campbell should be at the top of your list. Nicknamed…

Vintage Barry Sanders High School Highlights Are Pure Gold High School Vintage Barry Sanders High School Highlights Are Pure Gold , The League 11:37am, January 3

Barry Sanders is widely regarded as one of the best football players of all time. The running back set several…

Lincoln Riley’s Wife is the Queen of Oklahoma Football Big 12 Lincoln Riley’s Wife is the Queen of Oklahoma Football , Staff Writer 1:43pm, December 29

Oklahoma Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley may be young, but he's already one of college football's premier coaches. The 37-year-old…

The ‘Camouflage’ Trick Play No One Saw Coming College Football The ‘Camouflage’ Trick Play No One Saw Coming , Staff Writer 11:59am, December 5

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

The Football Fight So Ugly, Every Player Received a Penalty Big 12 The Football Fight So Ugly, Every Player Received a Penalty , Editor 3:04pm, November 30

Leading 17-0 with the ball, driving, and looking to put the game already out of reach early in the third…

Kyler Murray’s High School Highlights Are Second to None High School Kyler Murray’s High School Highlights Are Second to None , The League 4:11pm, November 19

Before dominating the college game at Oklahoma and being selected with the first-overall pick in the NFL Draft by the…

What Happened to Vince Young and Where is He Now? Big 12 What Happened to Vince Young and Where is He Now? , The League 12:21pm, November 14

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

Patrick Mahomes’ High School Highlights Look Like a Video Game High School Patrick Mahomes’ High School Highlights Look Like a Video Game , The League 11:35am, November 12

Before Patrick Mahomes II was a franchise quarterback, NFL MVP, and Super Bowl LIV champion, he was a three-sport athlete…

Meet the 285-Pound QB Taking the Internet By Storm High School Meet the 285-Pound QB Taking the Internet By Storm , The League 12:28pm, November 11

Howard Brown is not your typical high school quarterback. Not only does he have an electric arm, but he also…

OSU Distracting Kickers With Video Board Lines Should Be Banned Forever Big 12 OSU Distracting Kickers With Video Board Lines Should Be Banned Forever , Editor 12:23pm, November 4

Going to a college football game in Stillwater, Oklahoma is a unique experience. Not only is Boone Pickens Stadium loud…

“The Run” Lives On as College Football’s Greatest Scramble Iowa State “The Run” Lives On as College Football’s Greatest Scramble , The League 12:42pm, October 14

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 , 2:47pm, October 9

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

Brian Bosworth Dominated College Football, But Where is “The Boz” Now? College Football Brian Bosworth Dominated College Football, But Where is “The Boz” Now? , Staff Writer 3:30pm, January 26

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

The Mahomes vs. Mayfield Showdown That Rewrote the NCAA Record Book Big 12 The Mahomes vs. Mayfield Showdown That Rewrote the NCAA Record Book , 2:32pm, January 15

Tons of games in college football history are stellar, record-breaking contests get lost in time, unless of course you happen to…