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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.

Orlando Brown's first-round status could be in jeopardy after Combine Big 12 Orlando Brown's first-round status could be in jeopardy after Combine , 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…

Ohio State losing Adam Scheier to Texas Tech Big 12 Ohio State losing Adam Scheier to Texas Tech , 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 Jeremiah Criddell names teams “standing out” in recruitment Big 12 Four-star Jeremiah Criddell names teams “standing out” in 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 Kansas Big 12 Four-star QB Lance LeGendre commits to Kansas , 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…

Iowa State Tom Manning accepts Indianapolis Colts TE coach job Big 12 Iowa State Tom Manning accepts Indianapolis Colts TE coach 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 list Big 12 Nation's top kicker Will Reichard has a top four schools list , 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 announced commitment date ACC Five-star DB Chris Steele has announced commitment date , 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…

Booger McFarland: Baker Mayfield incapable of being a franchise QB Big 12 Booger McFarland: Baker Mayfield incapable of being a franchise QB , 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.…

Pitt, West Virginia pushing to sign four-star CB Joey Porter Jr. Big 12 Pitt, West Virginia pushing to sign four-star CB Joey Porter Jr. , 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 Kansas State coach Jim Dickey passes away at 84 Big 12 Former Kansas State coach Jim Dickey 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…

Baker Mayfield says he won't change his ways ahead of the NFL Draft Big 12 Baker Mayfield says he won't change his ways ahead of the NFL Draft , Content Editor 7:21pm, February 18

Former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield is hearing everyone tell him to change his ways. Maybe he will, but he's…

Iowa State starter Sean Foster arrested on Saturday Big 12 Iowa State starter Sean Foster arrested on Saturday , Senior Content Editor 1:56pm, February 18

According to the Ames Tribune, Iowa State offensive lineman Sean Foster was arrested on Saturday night on charges of "interference…

Unsigned OL Jalan Robinson gives update on his own signing day Big 12 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…

Former Texas star Frank Okam joining Baylor's staff Big 12 Former Texas star Frank Okam joining Baylor's staff , Associate Content Editor 6:27pm, February 15

Former BCS National Champion Frank Okam spent some time in the NFL, but has now reportedly rejoined the college ranks.…

Charlotte brings in Glenn Spencer as defensive coordinator Big 12 Charlotte brings in Glenn Spencer as defensive coordinator , Content Editor 6:59pm, February 13

Glenn Spencer, formerly a defensive coordinator for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, has joined the Charlotte 49ers. Charlotte released a statement…

Three-star dual threat QB Easton Dean commits to Iowa State Big 12 Three-star dual threat QB Easton Dean commits to Iowa State , Senior Content Editor 3:26pm, February 11

The 2018 recruiting class is essentially set in stone, but that doesn't mean the commitments have stopped. Teams are now…

Reggie Hemphill-Mapps transferring out of Texas Big 12 Reggie Hemphill-Mapps transferring out of Texas , Content Editor 4:58pm, February 7

Reggie Hemphill-Mapps, a former four-star wide receiver prospect, is transferring out of the Texas Longhorns football program. The announcement was…

Four-star RB Tavion Thomas is down to four schools in his recruitment Big 12 Four-star RB Tavion Thomas is down to four schools in his recruitment , Associate Content Editor 2:36pm, February 5

Four-star running back Tavion Thomas had been committed to Oklahoma since June of 2017, but backed off that pledge in late…

Dick Vitale names his Super Seven teams to start the season ACC Dick Vitale names his Super Seven teams to start the season , 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…

Five-star DB Chris Steele has announced commitment date ACC Five-star DB Chris Steele has announced commitment date , 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…

Tom Herman announces the suspensions of 3 Texas players for bowl game Big 12 Tom Herman announces the suspensions of 3 Texas players for bowl game , 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,…

Four-star WR Joshua Moore announces top-5 college choices Big 12 Four-star 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…

Booger McFarland said Oklahoma is back in the playoff mix Big 12 Booger McFarland said Oklahoma is back in the playoff mix , 9:44am, October 16

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

Orlando Brown's first-round status could be in jeopardy after Combine Big 12 Orlando Brown's first-round status could be in jeopardy after Combine , 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…

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…

Pitt, West Virginia pushing to sign four-star CB Joey Porter Jr. Big 12 Pitt, West Virginia pushing to sign four-star CB Joey Porter Jr. , 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,…

Unsigned OL Jalan Robinson gives update on his own signing day Big 12 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…

Ohio State losing Adam Scheier to Texas Tech Big 12 Ohio State losing Adam Scheier to Texas Tech , 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…

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…

Duke DC Jim Knowles leaves program to take Oklahoma State position ACC Duke DC Jim Knowles leaves program to take Oklahoma State position , 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…

Four-star Jeremiah Criddell names teams “standing out” in recruitment Big 12 Four-star Jeremiah Criddell names teams “standing out” in 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"…

ESPN College GameDay is going to WVU-Kentucky for its second show Big 12 ESPN College GameDay is going to WVU-Kentucky for its second show , 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…

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…

ESPN fuels fire on rumors of conference realignment Big 12 ESPN fuels fire on rumors of conference realignment , FanBuzz Writer 2:02pm, June 27

Conference realignment is the ever looming cloud over college football, and that cloud just got a bit darker after a…