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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.

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Despite the Alabama Crimson Tide football team dominating weaker opponents more often than most college football fans would like, they're…

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On the first play from scrimmage, Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts was sacked. That opening drive was one of four three-and-outs…

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Man Threatens to Pee on Rival Fan, Gets Punched in the Face ACC Man Threatens to Pee on Rival Fan, Gets Punched in the Face , 2:35pm, May 14

It's not terribly uncommon for fans of football teams to get into fights at games, but it's usually rivalry games.…

The Football Fight So Ugly, Every Player Received a Penalty Big 12 The Football Fight So Ugly, Every Player Received a Penalty , Senior Writer 11:00am, May 20

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

Mahomes vs. Mayfield Rewrote the NCAA Record Book in 2016 Big 12 Mahomes vs. Mayfield Rewrote the NCAA Record Book in 2016 , Editor 5:10pm, July 7

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

Oklahoma’s “Sooner Schooner” Crashed, And PETA Just Had to Chime In Oklahoma Oklahoma’s “Sooner Schooner” Crashed, And PETA Just Had to Chime In , Senior Writer 5:10pm, June 22

When talking about one of the most iconic traditions in college football, the “Sooner Schooner” at the University of Oklahoma…