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If you’re interested in college football only when it affects Big 12 members, this FanBuzz page is for you. Our writers deliver breaking news during the college football season and beyond. Stay up to date on commitment announcements, coaching changes, rankings, game scores and more Big 12 college football news and highlights here.

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.

UT’s Roster of Weight-Room Monsters Could Probably Throw a Longhorn Big 12 UT’s Roster of Weight-Room Monsters Could Probably Throw a Longhorn , 9:56am, July 18

Throughout the offseason, Texas football head coach Tom Herman has preached two words to his team in getting ready for…

This New NCAA Rule Has TCU’s Gary Patterson Up in Arms Big 12 This New NCAA Rule Has TCU’s Gary Patterson Up in Arms , 3:36pm, July 17

It’s one thing for a fan to disagree with a new rule and yell from the couch. It’s a completely…

Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray Makes More Money Than These Pro Athletes Big 12 Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray Makes More Money Than These Pro Athletes , 12:12pm, July 17

The Oklahoma Sooners face a problem not many college programs have to worry about in 2018. One of their star…

Oklahoma’s Quarterback Race Is Closer Than You Think Big 12 Oklahoma’s Quarterback Race Is Closer Than You Think , 10:33am, July 17

For Oklahoma, replacing Baker Mayfield was never going to be easy. After all, he led the Sooners to the College…

OSU Football Fans Have a New Reason to Party This Season Big 12 OSU Football Fans Have a New Reason to Party This Season , 2:44pm, July 13

For those Oklahoma State fans worried the tailgating buzz will not last through an entire football game, the problem has…

The First Look: 2018 College Football Media Days Primer ACC The First Look: 2018 College Football Media Days Primer , 2:10pm, July 11

The 2018 college football season is just around the corner. Well, it might not be that close, but at least…

How College Football Fans Split the US Map Playing Risk ACC How College Football Fans Split the US Map Playing Risk , 1:02pm, July 3

The countdown clock to the start of the 2018 college football season has been watched for months now and it’s…

It’s Arkansas vs. Oregon State for the National Championship Arkansas It’s Arkansas vs. Oregon State for the National Championship 7:20pm, June 25

They were two of the favorites heading into the 2018 College World Series, and now Arkansas and Oregon State will…

Guaranteed first rounder might have just changed that status with poor Combine performance Big 12 Guaranteed first rounder might have just changed that status with poor Combine performance , Associate Content Editor 2:07pm, March 2

Oklahoma offensive lineman Orlando Brown was believed to be a guaranteed first-round pick in April's NFL Draft. That was until…

Big 12 team completes staff after stealing away Ohio State assistant Big 12 Big 12 team completes staff after stealing away Ohio State assistant , Associate Content Editor 11:14am, March 2

Ohio State will be losing a quality control assistant to Texas Tech and Kliff Kingsbury as Adam Scheier will be…

Four-star cornerback Jeremiah Criddell reveals teams “standing out” in his recruitment Big 12 Four-star cornerback Jeremiah Criddell reveals teams “standing out” in his recruitment , Content Editor 12:31pm, March 1

Four-star cornerback Jeremiah Criddell told 247Sports on Wednesday that Washington, Oklahoma, Oregon, TCU and Baylor are the teams "standing out"…

Four-star QB Lance LeGendre commits to surprising cellar-dweller Big 12 Four-star QB Lance LeGendre commits to surprising cellar-dweller , Associate Content Editor 11:59am, February 26

Four-star quarterback Lance LeGendre has some top notch offers for his services to play in 2019, but he apparently wants…

Top assistant leaving college football for Indianapolis Colts job Big 12 Top assistant leaving college football for Indianapolis Colts job , Content Editor 1:13pm, February 24

Iowa State offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Tom Manning is leaving the program after accepting the tight ends coach position with…

Nation’s top kicker Will Reichard has a top four schools and commitment date in mind Big 12 Nation’s top kicker Will Reichard has a top four schools and commitment date in mind , Associate Content Editor 6:36pm, February 23

Will Reichard is the nation's top kicker in the class of 2019 according to Kohl's kicker ratings. While he doesn't…

Five-star DB Chris Steele has made a major decision on his recruitment ACC Five-star DB Chris Steele has made a major decision on his recruitment , Content Editor 6:09pm, February 23

Five-star defensive back Chris Steele told 247Sports that he will announce his college commitment on Sept. 27. "Now that I…

ESPN analyst believes Baker Mayfield is incapable of being a franchise quarterback Big 12 ESPN analyst believes Baker Mayfield is incapable of being a franchise quarterback , Content Editor 12:53pm, February 22

Former NFL lineman and current SEC Network analyst Booger McFarland believes Baker Mayfield is incapable of being a franchise quarterback.…

Two programs pushing to sign Super Bowl champion legacy Big 12 Two programs pushing to sign Super Bowl champion legacy , Content Editor 2:56pm, February 21

Four-star cornerback Joey Porter Jr., the son of legendary former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker and current assistant coach Joey Porter,…

Former Coach of the Year passes away at 84 Big 12 Former Coach of the Year passes away at 84 , Content Editor 1:20pm, February 20

Jim Dickey, a former head coach for Kansas State and Big Eight Coach of the Year, has passed away at…

FanBuzz college football Top 25: Another new No. 1 takes over Big 12 FanBuzz college football Top 25: Another new No. 1 takes over , Senior Content Editor 9:14am, October 2

Eight! Eight of our Top 25 teams lost in Week 5, including our No. 1 overall team -- Louisville. With…

Guaranteed first rounder might have just changed that status with poor Combine performance Big 12 Guaranteed first rounder might have just changed that status with poor Combine performance , Associate Content Editor 2:07pm, March 2

Oklahoma offensive lineman Orlando Brown was believed to be a guaranteed first-round pick in April's NFL Draft. That was until…

Baylor takes accidental shot at TCU in team photo Big 12 Baylor takes accidental shot at TCU in team photo , Senior Content Editor 4:39pm, August 13

The Baylor Bears took their 2015 team photo on Thursday and a subtle jab at Big 12 rival TCU appeared…

Dick Vitale names his top schools as the season gets underway ACC Dick Vitale names his top schools as the season gets underway , Associate Content Editor 12:09pm, November 10

Dick Vitale is gearing up for another season of college hoops and he's giving us his "Super Seven" teams to…

Massive 6’6″ and still-unsigned OL Jalan Robinson gives update on his own signing day Big 12 Massive 6’6″ and still-unsigned OL Jalan Robinson gives update on his own signing day , Content Editor 4:31pm, February 17

Unsigned 6-foot-6, 300-pound offensive lineman prospect Jalan Robinson provided an update on when he'll be signing with his college program…

Five-star DB Chris Steele has made a major decision on his recruitment ACC Five-star DB Chris Steele has made a major decision on his recruitment , Content Editor 6:09pm, February 23

Five-star defensive back Chris Steele told 247Sports that he will announce his college commitment on Sept. 27. "Now that I…

FanBuzz college football Top 25: A new No. 2 after Week 2 Big 12 FanBuzz college football Top 25: A new No. 2 after Week 2 , Senior Content Editor 10:00am, September 11

We all expected Week 1 of college football to be crazy, as that is where all the hot matchups were.…

The top ten best college football Twitter accounts Big 12 The top ten best college football Twitter accounts , Associate Content Editor 4:54pm, December 23

With social media quickly evolving over the years it has been important for football teams to keep their fans involved…

All-American WR Joshua Moore announces top-5 college choices Big 12 All-American WR Joshua Moore announces top-5 college choices , Content Editor 5:06pm, January 20

Four-star Under Armour All-American wide receiver Joshua Moore announced his top-5 college choices via Twitter on Friday. Moore will decide…

Tom Herman announces the suspensions of three players ahead of Texas’s bowl game against Missouri Big 12 Tom Herman announces the suspensions of three players ahead of Texas’s bowl game against Missouri , FanBuzz Writer 5:41pm, December 22

Tom Herman's first season as the head coach of the Texas Longhorns did not exactly go according to plan and,…

ESPN analyst says one former Playoff contender back in the conversation after big win Big 12 ESPN analyst says one former Playoff contender back in the conversation after big win , 9:44am, October 16

One week after Oklahoma suffered an embarrassing home loss to Iowa State, the Sooners picked up a massive win over…

Way too early 2015 College Football Top 25 rankings Big 12 Way too early 2015 College Football Top 25 rankings 12:19pm, January 20

We are a week removed from the National Championship game, which is clearly enough time to celebrate the entire 2014 season…

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn weighs in on idea of SEC realignment Auburn Auburn coach Gus Malzahn weighs in on idea of SEC realignment , Senior Content Editor 6:28pm, April 14

Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn caused quite the controversy on Wednesday night. The coach, when asked about Auburn hypothetically moving…

Two programs pushing to sign Super Bowl champion legacy Big 12 Two programs pushing to sign Super Bowl champion legacy , Content Editor 2:56pm, February 21

Four-star cornerback Joey Porter Jr., the son of legendary former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker and current assistant coach Joey Porter,…

Big 12 team completes staff after stealing away Ohio State assistant Big 12 Big 12 team completes staff after stealing away Ohio State assistant , Associate Content Editor 11:14am, March 2

Ohio State will be losing a quality control assistant to Texas Tech and Kliff Kingsbury as Adam Scheier will be…

After seven years with ACC program, coach is leaving for same job in the Big 12 ACC After seven years with ACC program, coach is leaving for same job in the Big 12 , Content Editor 10:44am, January 30

Jim Knowles has left the Duke Blue Devils to take the defensive coordinator position with the Oklahoma State Cowboys. He…

The 10 college football programs that spend the most on recruiting Big 12 The 10 college football programs that spend the most on recruiting 10:53am, February 3

Recruiting is the life-blood of college football programs. A program that fails to recruit well will put a ceiling on…

College GameDay names its destination for the Big 12/SEC Challenge Big 12 College GameDay names its destination for the Big 12/SEC Challenge , Associate Content Editor 11:48am, January 20

ESPN's College GameDay is in Lexington for this week for the Florida-Kentucky game and they've officially announced the destination for…