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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.

This Game Stopped When Texas Rolled Out an Awe-Inspiring Karaoke Salute Big 12 This Game Stopped When Texas Rolled Out an Awe-Inspiring Karaoke Salute , 12:06pm, November 19

The pageantry of college football is something you don't find when attending an NFL game. Every school across the country…

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STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State quarterback Taylor Cornelius was nearly flawless against Oklahoma last week, only to misfire on…

Report: Les Miles Finalizing Deal for Next Head Coaching Job in the Big 12 Big 12 Report: Les Miles Finalizing Deal for Next Head Coaching Job in the Big 12 , 6:35pm, November 16

After a negotiating a $1.5 million lump sum contract buyout, former LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles re-entered the dating pool in search…

Oklahoma QB Hypes Heisman Campaign with Amazing Tribute to Bo Jackson Big 12 Oklahoma QB Hypes Heisman Campaign with Amazing Tribute to Bo Jackson , 5:23pm, November 16

While the two-sport athlete has all but vanished in today's landscape, there are a few athletes out there who still…

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As long as the the Alabama Crimson Tide take care of business during the final two games of the regular…

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The Top 5 Head Coach Candidates for Auburn if Malzahn Is Fired This Season Alabama The Top 5 Head Coach Candidates for Auburn if Malzahn Is Fired This Season , Auburn University for The League, 4:05pm, October 23

Since ESPN sideline reporter Cole Cubelic said, on his Birmingham sports talk show, that Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn would…

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Fresh off yet another loss, and sitting with a 3-4 overall record, TCU has crashed hard into mediocrity for a…

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There are a ton of games in college football history that are stellar, record-breaking contests that get lost in time,…

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There are coaches who might be on the hot seat, others who are likely safe due to massive buyouts in…

Could Texas Really Be Back After Downing Rival Oklahoma? Big 12 Could Texas Really Be Back After Downing Rival Oklahoma? , 5:34pm, October 6

DALLAS (AP) — Freshman Cameron Dicker kicked a 40-yard field goal with nine seconds left to give 19th-ranked Texas a…

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University of Texas Legend, and Football Trailblazer, Dies at 68 Big 12 University of Texas Legend, and Football Trailblazer, Dies at 68 , 3:43pm, September 28

Concerns about head injuries, and the effects they have on football players later in life, is an ongoing fight that,…

Texas Tech Freshman WR Arrested on Knuckles Possession Charge Big 12 Texas Tech Freshman WR Arrested on Knuckles Possession Charge , 2:16pm, September 27

While Kliff Kingsbury and the Texas Tech Red Raiders were preparing for the massive 41-17 upset over Mike Gundy and…

Oklahoma Legend, Hall of Fame Receiver Dies at 84 College Football Oklahoma Legend, Hall of Fame Receiver Dies at 84 , 1:00pm, September 24

Tommy McDonald, the small, speedy and sure-handed receiver who teamed with quarterback Norm Van Brocklin to help the Philadelphia Eagles…

Gary Patterson Blasts Reporter for Calling TCU a “Roster of Rejects” Big 12 Gary Patterson Blasts Reporter for Calling TCU a “Roster of Rejects” , 2:36pm, September 20

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The 5 Teams Built to Destroy Alabama’s Perfect Season Hopes Alabama The 5 Teams Built to Destroy Alabama’s Perfect Season Hopes , Auburn University for The League, 5:17pm, November 13

As long as the the Alabama Crimson Tide take care of business during the final two games of the regular…

The Top 5 Head Coach Candidates for Auburn if Malzahn Is Fired This Season Alabama The Top 5 Head Coach Candidates for Auburn if Malzahn Is Fired This Season , Auburn University for The League, 4:05pm, October 23

Since ESPN sideline reporter Cole Cubelic said, on his Birmingham sports talk show, that Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn would…

Oklahoma State Survives Wild Shootout to Upset No. 7 West Virginia Big 12 Oklahoma State Survives Wild Shootout to Upset No. 7 West Virginia , 12:50pm, November 18

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State quarterback Taylor Cornelius was nearly flawless against Oklahoma last week, only to misfire on…

This Game Stopped When Texas Rolled Out an Awe-Inspiring Karaoke Salute Big 12 This Game Stopped When Texas Rolled Out an Awe-Inspiring Karaoke Salute , 12:06pm, November 19

The pageantry of college football is something you don't find when attending an NFL game. Every school across the country…

Back in 2016, Mayfield vs. Mahomes Rewrote the NCAA Record Book Big 12 Back in 2016, Mayfield vs. Mahomes Rewrote the NCAA Record Book , 1:19pm, October 22

There are a ton of games in college football history that are stellar, record-breaking contests that get lost in time,…

Ex-WVU Star Charged with Molesting 12-Year-Old Girl, Blames Her for the Idea Big 12 Ex-WVU Star Charged with Molesting 12-Year-Old Girl, Blames Her for the Idea , 2:37pm, October 17

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

Oklahoma Legend, Hall of Fame Receiver Dies at 84 College Football Oklahoma Legend, Hall of Fame Receiver Dies at 84 , 1:00pm, September 24

Tommy McDonald, the small, speedy and sure-handed receiver who teamed with quarterback Norm Van Brocklin to help the Philadelphia Eagles…

Oklahoma QB Hypes Heisman Campaign with Amazing Tribute to Bo Jackson Big 12 Oklahoma QB Hypes Heisman Campaign with Amazing Tribute to Bo Jackson , 5:23pm, November 16

While the two-sport athlete has all but vanished in today's landscape, there are a few athletes out there who still…

Report: Les Miles Finalizing Deal for Next Head Coaching Job in the Big 12 Big 12 Report: Les Miles Finalizing Deal for Next Head Coaching Job in the Big 12 , 6:35pm, November 16

After a negotiating a $1.5 million lump sum contract buyout, former LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles re-entered the dating pool in search…

Ugly Big 12 Brawl Got So Heated Every Single Player Earned a Penalty Big 12 Ugly Big 12 Brawl Got So Heated Every Single Player Earned a Penalty , 3:19pm, November 12

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

University of Texas Legend, and Football Trailblazer, Dies at 68 Big 12 University of Texas Legend, and Football Trailblazer, Dies at 68 , 3:43pm, September 28

Concerns about head injuries, and the effects they have on football players later in life, is an ongoing fight that,…

TCU Dismisses Dynamic Playmaker After Assault Arrest, But Is There More? Big 12 TCU Dismisses Dynamic Playmaker After Assault Arrest, But Is There More? , 3:29pm, October 23

Fresh off yet another loss, and sitting with a 3-4 overall record, TCU has crashed hard into mediocrity for a…

Texas Tech Freshman WR Arrested on Knuckles Possession Charge Big 12 Texas Tech Freshman WR Arrested on Knuckles Possession Charge , 2:16pm, September 27

While Kliff Kingsbury and the Texas Tech Red Raiders were preparing for the massive 41-17 upset over Mike Gundy and…

By The Numbers: The 6 Red River Rivalry Facts You Probably Didn’t Know Big 12 By The Numbers: The 6 Red River Rivalry Facts You Probably Didn’t Know , 7:08pm, October 4

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

Texas Football Is Back + 4 More Predictions for the CFB Season ACC Texas Football Is Back + 4 More Predictions for the CFB Season , Auburn University for The League, 8:00am, October 17

We are just over the halfway mark of the college football season. It's hard to believe, right? We have seen…

Could Texas Really Be Back After Downing Rival Oklahoma? Big 12 Could Texas Really Be Back After Downing Rival Oklahoma? , 5:34pm, October 6

DALLAS (AP) — Freshman Cameron Dicker kicked a 40-yard field goal with nine seconds left to give 19th-ranked Texas a…

Gary Patterson Blasts Reporter for Calling TCU a “Roster of Rejects” Big 12 Gary Patterson Blasts Reporter for Calling TCU a “Roster of Rejects” , 2:36pm, September 20

TCU head coach Gary Patterson is not afraid to speak his mind. In fact, he is one of the best…