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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.

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…

Could Nation’s No. 4 Running Back Leave Texas for College? High School Could Nation’s No. 4 Running Back Leave Texas for College? , The League 2:32pm, November 4

The LJ Johnson sweepstakes are nearing a conclusion. The four-star running back from Cypress, Texas, has narrowed down his choices…

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 Mahomes vs. Mayfield Showdown That Rewrote the NCAA Record Book Big 12 The Mahomes vs. Mayfield Showdown That Rewrote the NCAA Record Book , 11:22am, October 22

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

“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…

Lincoln Riley’s Wife is the Queen of Oklahoma Football Big 12 Lincoln Riley’s Wife is the Queen of Oklahoma Football , Staff Writer 6:09pm, October 8

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

6 Red River Rivalry Facts Every CFB Fan Should Know Big 12 6 Red River Rivalry Facts Every CFB Fan Should Know , Editor 10:37am, October 8

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

Remember Brian Bosworth? ‘The Boz’ Ditched Football For Hollywood College Football Remember Brian Bosworth? ‘The Boz’ Ditched Football For Hollywood , Staff Writer 11:05am, September 12

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

Texas’ 2020 Schedule Arrives as Big 12 Plans to Play Football Texas Texas’ 2020 Schedule Arrives as Big 12 Plans to Play Football , 1:11pm, August 13

August temperatures in Austin, Texas, surpass 100 degrees on a daily basis, but no amount of hot weather matches the…

Ricky Williams Won a Heisman at Texas. Where Is He Now? NFL Ricky Williams Won a Heisman at Texas. Where Is He Now? , Staff Writer 2:21pm, July 14

Ricky Williams did things on a football field that few could. The running back dubbed "Little Earl" after the great…

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 , Editor 5:10pm, June 22

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

TCU’s Gary Patterson Releases New Country Song: “Take a Step Back” TCU TCU’s Gary Patterson Releases New Country Song: “Take a Step Back” , Editor 12:05pm, June 15

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 outbreak, everyone had to find new ways to pass the time. Since getting out…

The Football Fight So Ugly, Every Player Received a Penalty Big 12 The Football Fight So Ugly, Every Player Received a Penalty , Editor 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…

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.…

6 Red River Rivalry Facts Every CFB Fan Should Know Big 12 6 Red River Rivalry Facts Every CFB Fan Should Know , Editor 10:37am, October 8

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

“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…

The Mahomes vs. Mayfield Showdown That Rewrote the NCAA Record Book Big 12 The Mahomes vs. Mayfield Showdown That Rewrote the NCAA Record Book , 11:22am, October 22

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