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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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Earl Campbell knows a thing or two about winning. After all, the Hall-of-Fame running back won the Heisman Trophy and…

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

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Brian Hobbs remembers getting a call in 2014 to let him know Ricky Williams was interested in selling his Heisman…

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

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

“The Run” Lives On as One of College Football’s Greatest Plays Iowa State “The Run” Lives On as One of College Football’s Greatest Plays , The League, 4:28pm, September 23

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

Les Miles Life Lessons: The Earth is Round. Kind Of. Kansas Les Miles Life Lessons: The Earth is Round. Kind Of. , 4:54pm, November 13

For Kansas Jayhawks head coach Les Miles, his life in NCAA college football is about to come full circle. The…

Barry Sanders Named College Football’s Greatest Player Ever College Football Barry Sanders Named College Football’s Greatest Player Ever , 3:37pm, November 4

It’s been over 30 years since former Oklahoma State running back Barry Sanders made every college football field his own…

Earl Campbell: “You Have to Have a Black Quarterback” to Win at Texas Texas Earl Campbell: “You Have to Have a Black Quarterback” to Win at Texas , 1:00pm, October 31

Earl Campbell knows a thing or two about winning. After all, the Hall-of-Fame running back won the Heisman Trophy and…

OU’s Famous Sooner Schooner Done for the Year After Crash Oklahoma OU’s Famous Sooner Schooner Done for the Year After Crash , 11:15am, October 23

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

Ex-WVU Star Jailed for Molesting Girl, 12, Claiming It Was Her Idea West Virginia Ex-WVU Star Jailed for Molesting Girl, 12, Claiming It Was Her Idea , Editor 4:30pm, October 17

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

6 Red River Rivalry Facts Every College Football Fan Should Know Big 12 6 Red River Rivalry Facts Every College Football Fan Should Know , 5:35pm, October 7

Welcome to the Red River Rivalry, the game where two historic powers collide at the same neutral site each year,…

Ricky Williams’ 1998 Heisman Trophy is For Sale at Auction Texas Ricky Williams’ 1998 Heisman Trophy is For Sale at Auction , 1:45pm, September 30

Brian Hobbs remembers getting a call in 2014 to let him know Ricky Williams was interested in selling his Heisman…

Texas AD on Rivalry with Texas A&M: “We Need to Play Each Other” College Football Texas AD on Rivalry with Texas A&M: “We Need to Play Each Other” , Editor 12:00pm, September 30

One of the long-lost rivalries in college football pits Austin versus College Station, Longhorns versus Aggies, and the University of…