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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.

Finally! Vince Young Will Have His Own Spot in the College Football Hall of Fame Big 12 Finally! Vince Young Will Have His Own Spot in the College Football Hall of Fame , 11:20am, January 7

It doesn’t matter where you are from or what team you root for, if you hear the name Vince Young,…

PETA Calls for the Demise of College Football’s Greatest Tradition College Football PETA Calls for the Demise of College Football’s Greatest Tradition , 10:45am, January 3

When the Texas Longhorns defeated the Georgia Bulldogs, 28-21, in the 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl, many people weren't focused on…

WATCH: What Happens When a Longhorn Steer Meets a Bulldog? Chaos. College Football WATCH: What Happens When a Longhorn Steer Meets a Bulldog? Chaos. , 11:42am, January 2

The universities of Georgia and Texas had met four times prior to the 2019 Sugar Bowl. The Texas Longhorns won…

Oklahoma, Lincoln Riley Squash NFL Rumors With New Contract Extension Big 12 Oklahoma, Lincoln Riley Squash NFL Rumors With New Contract Extension , 8:52pm, January 1

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma and Lincoln Riley have agreed to a contract extension, which should quell speculation about the…

Power 5 Teams Will Meet for the First Time Ever in These 6 Bowl Games ACC Power 5 Teams Will Meet for the First Time Ever in These 6 Bowl Games , 12:32pm, December 14

College football might have a serious bowl game problem with so many stars opting to skip their finale to prepare…

The A’s Love Kyler Murray’s Heisman Trophy Season, Except for 1 Thing College Football The A’s Love Kyler Murray’s Heisman Trophy Season, Except for 1 Thing , 10:15am, December 12

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Whenever Kyler Murray scrambles, the Oakland Athletics cringe. They definitely don't want their prized baseball prospect…

Uh Oh! This Porcupine Thinks an Orange Bowl Team is in Big Trouble Alabama Uh Oh! This Porcupine Thinks an Orange Bowl Team is in Big Trouble , 10:46am, December 11

In less than three weeks, all of this will be settled on the gridiron. The 2018 Capital One Orange Bowl…

K-State Picks Chris Klieman to Replace the Legendary Bill Snyder College Football K-State Picks Chris Klieman to Replace the Legendary Bill Snyder , 6:00am, December 11

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas State hired Chris Klieman of North Dakota State to lead its football program Monday…

Kyler Murray’s Homophobic Tweets Prove Any Moment Can (And Will) Be Spoiled Big 12 Kyler Murray’s Homophobic Tweets Prove Any Moment Can (And Will) Be Spoiled , 5:09pm, December 10

Saturday night was supposed to be a night to honor the accomplishments of three of the top players in college…

Strike the Pose: Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray Takes Home the 2018 Heisman Trophy College Football Strike the Pose: Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray Takes Home the 2018 Heisman Trophy , 9:53pm, December 8

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyler Murray replaced a Heisman Trophy winner by becoming a Heisman Trophy winner. The Oklahoma quarterback…

Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray Made More Money Than These Pro Athletes in 2018 Big 12 Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray Made More Money Than These Pro Athletes in 2018 , 11:31am, December 7

The Oklahoma Sooners faced a problem not many college football programs had to worry about in 2018. One of their…

Mike Gundy Cuts Check for Radio Host Who Lost Betting on OK State Big 12 Mike Gundy Cuts Check for Radio Host Who Lost Betting on OK State , 3:50pm, December 6

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy is the king of press conferences with his modern day mullet and love for smoothies.…

Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray Runs Away as AP Player of the Year Big 12 Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray Runs Away as AP Player of the Year , 2:32pm, December 6

Kyler Murray is The Associated Press college football Player of the Year, the second straight Oklahoma quarterback and fifth overall…

Oklahoma Avenges Only Loss to Win Fourth-Straight Big 12 Title Big 12 Oklahoma Avenges Only Loss to Win Fourth-Straight Big 12 Title , 11:47am, December 2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kyler Murray had another Heisman Trophy-worthy performance, Oklahoma's much-maligned defense made some big key plays and…

Who is Matt Wells? The 6 Things to Know About Texas Tech’s New Coach Big 12 Who is Matt Wells? The 6 Things to Know About Texas Tech’s New Coach , 3:33pm, November 30

The decision wasn’t easy, but a change had to be made. No matter how much it still might sting to…

This Year’s All-Big 12 Team is Loaded with Texas-Bred Talent Big 12 This Year’s All-Big 12 Team is Loaded with Texas-Bred Talent , 2:15pm, November 29

Looking back on the 2018 season in the Big 12, a few major storylines come to mind. We learned entire…

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 , 11:40am, November 29

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

State Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Bring Back Historic Texas Rivalry Game College Football State Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Bring Back Historic Texas Rivalry Game , 7:39pm, November 27

College football rivalries are the staple of every program's schedule. That goes especially true with in-state rivalries, like Florida-Florida State, who cap…

PETA Calls for the Demise of College Football’s Greatest Tradition College Football PETA Calls for the Demise of College Football’s Greatest Tradition , 10:45am, January 3

When the Texas Longhorns defeated the Georgia Bulldogs, 28-21, in the 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl, many people weren't focused on…

Why Does the Big 12 Struggle to Make the College Football Playoff? Big 12 Why Does the Big 12 Struggle to Make the College Football Playoff? , Auburn University for The League, 8:44pm, November 19

The Big 12 is known for its powerful offenses, bad defense, iconic moments and one head coach who look like…

The 15 Most Electric Entrances in College Football ACC The 15 Most Electric Entrances in College Football , 11:22am, November 23

Nothing beats the pageantry, the fans and the overall atmosphere of a college football game. From filling 100,000-plus seat stadiums…

Oklahoma, Lincoln Riley Squash NFL Rumors With New Contract Extension Big 12 Oklahoma, Lincoln Riley Squash NFL Rumors With New Contract Extension , 8:52pm, January 1

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma and Lincoln Riley have agreed to a contract extension, which should quell speculation about the…

State Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Bring Back Historic Texas Rivalry Game College Football State Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Bring Back Historic Texas Rivalry Game , 7:39pm, November 27

College football rivalries are the staple of every program's schedule. That goes especially true with in-state rivalries, like Florida-Florida State, who cap…

Kyler Murray’s Homophobic Tweets Prove Any Moment Can (And Will) Be Spoiled Big 12 Kyler Murray’s Homophobic Tweets Prove Any Moment Can (And Will) Be Spoiled , 5:09pm, December 10

Saturday night was supposed to be a night to honor the accomplishments of three of the top players in college…

Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray Made More Money Than These Pro Athletes in 2018 Big 12 Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray Made More Money Than These Pro Athletes in 2018 , 11:31am, December 7

The Oklahoma Sooners faced a problem not many college football programs had to worry about in 2018. One of their…

Finally! Vince Young Will Have His Own Spot in the College Football Hall of Fame Big 12 Finally! Vince Young Will Have His Own Spot in the College Football Hall of Fame , 11:20am, January 7

It doesn’t matter where you are from or what team you root for, if you hear the name Vince Young,…

WATCH: What Happens When a Longhorn Steer Meets a Bulldog? Chaos. College Football WATCH: What Happens When a Longhorn Steer Meets a Bulldog? Chaos. , 11:42am, January 2

The universities of Georgia and Texas had met four times prior to the 2019 Sugar Bowl. The Texas Longhorns won…

Strike the Pose: Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray Takes Home the 2018 Heisman Trophy College Football Strike the Pose: Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray Takes Home the 2018 Heisman Trophy , 9:53pm, December 8

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyler Murray replaced a Heisman Trophy winner by becoming a Heisman Trophy winner. The Oklahoma quarterback…

Kliff Kingsbury Shares His Only Regret as Texas Tech’s Head Coach Big 12 Kliff Kingsbury Shares His Only Regret as Texas Tech’s Head Coach , 4:13pm, November 26

As a quarterback for the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the early 2000s, Kliff Kingsbury was a legend of the…

Who is Matt Wells? The 6 Things to Know About Texas Tech’s New Coach Big 12 Who is Matt Wells? The 6 Things to Know About Texas Tech’s New Coach , 3:33pm, November 30

The decision wasn’t easy, but a change had to be made. No matter how much it still might sting to…

Oklahoma Avenges Only Loss to Win Fourth-Straight Big 12 Title Big 12 Oklahoma Avenges Only Loss to Win Fourth-Straight Big 12 Title , 11:47am, December 2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kyler Murray had another Heisman Trophy-worthy performance, Oklahoma's much-maligned defense made some big key plays and…

Texas Longhorns Star DE Reprimanded, Apologizes for “OU Still Sucks” Jab Big 12 Texas Longhorns Star DE Reprimanded, Apologizes for “OU Still Sucks” Jab , 1:12pm, November 20

Shortly after the Texas Longhorns took care of business against the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday night, star defensive end…

This Year’s All-Big 12 Team is Loaded with Texas-Bred Talent Big 12 This Year’s All-Big 12 Team is Loaded with Texas-Bred Talent , 2:15pm, November 29

Looking back on the 2018 season in the Big 12, a few major storylines come to mind. We learned entire…

Uh Oh! This Porcupine Thinks an Orange Bowl Team is in Big Trouble Alabama Uh Oh! This Porcupine Thinks an Orange Bowl Team is in Big Trouble , 10:46am, December 11

In less than three weeks, all of this will be settled on the gridiron. The 2018 Capital One Orange Bowl…

If You’re a Texas Fan, Prepare to Become Anti-Kyler Murray Forever Big 12 If You’re a Texas Fan, Prepare to Become Anti-Kyler Murray Forever , 3:31pm, November 27

You don't work your way to the top of Division I college football, as well as become a top-10 MLB…

Power 5 Teams Will Meet for the First Time Ever in These 6 Bowl Games ACC Power 5 Teams Will Meet for the First Time Ever in These 6 Bowl Games , 12:32pm, December 14

College football might have a serious bowl game problem with so many stars opting to skip their finale to prepare…