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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.

Pat White Set NCAA Records at West Virginia, But Where is He Now? College Football Pat White Set NCAA Records at West Virginia, But Where is He Now? , The League 5:30pm, June 16

In college football history, few quarterbacks demanded ESPN highlight time like West Virginia's Pat White. The Mountaineers legend danced in the pocket…

What Happened to Jason White and Where is He Now? Big 12 What Happened to Jason White and Where is He Now? , Staff Writer 4:09pm, April 23

There are some guys who are seemingly in college forever. These guys have it all figured out. Kansas basketball's Perry…

West Virginia’s “Country Roads” Tradition Brings a Classic Song to Life College Football West Virginia’s “Country Roads” Tradition Brings a Classic Song to Life , Staff Writer 1:18pm, April 23

I'm jealous of West Virginia sports. They have Bob Huggins aka "Huggy Bear" and man did I love watching Pat…

FSU Secures Sneaky Good WR Transfer From Big 12 College Football FSU Secures Sneaky Good WR Transfer From Big 12 , The League 12:09pm, March 30

To put it nicely, the Kansas Jayhawks are...not known for their college football program. They haven't reached a bowl game…

Who is Scott Drew’s Wife? Baylor Who is Scott Drew’s Wife? , Staff Writer 11:08am, March 25

The Baylor University men's basketball program was fresh off a tragedy. Forward Patrick Dennehy had been murdered by teammate Carlton…

What Happened to Billy Sims and Where is He Now? College Football What Happened to Billy Sims and Where is He Now? , The League 11:34am, March 23

"Kung Fu Billy Sims", possibly the greatest nickname of all time, belonged to an American football star. Though he was never a…

4-Star Wide Receiver, Son of Former NFL RB, Taking Talents to Big 12 College Football 4-Star Wide Receiver, Son of Former NFL RB, Taking Talents to Big 12 , The League 2:59pm, March 17

The Texas Longhorns have a couple of important questions to answer: Will they ever return to their glory days? Will…

Priest Holmes Won a Super Bowl Ring, But Where is He Now? College Football Priest Holmes Won a Super Bowl Ring, But Where is He Now? , The League 12:26pm, March 16

Priest Holmes was one of the most dominant running backs in the NFL during his prime and enjoyed successful stints…

Oklahoma Player Nearly Loses Eye in Bathroom Bar Fight College Football Oklahoma Player Nearly Loses Eye in Bathroom Bar Fight , Staff Writer 2:28pm, February 22

Never (ever) pick a fight with an MMA fighter. Unless you want your head beaten into the cement or your…

What Happened to Shawn Oakman and Where is He Now? Baylor What Happened to Shawn Oakman and Where is He Now? , The League 3:00pm, February 1

Former Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman was a highly-regarded NFL Draft prospect in 2016, however his NFL dreams were uprooted…

Brian Bosworth Dominated College Football, But Where is “The Boz” Now? College Football Brian Bosworth Dominated College Football, But Where is “The Boz” Now? , Staff Writer 3:30pm, January 26

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

Sam Bradford Made $1.25 Million Per Touchdown in His Career College Football Sam Bradford Made $1.25 Million Per Touchdown in His Career , The League 4:22pm, January 19

Sam Bradford never lived up to his hype as an NFL quarterback, having been selected as the first-overall pick in…

The Mahomes vs. Mayfield Showdown That Rewrote the NCAA Record Book Big 12 The Mahomes vs. Mayfield Showdown That Rewrote the NCAA Record Book , 2:32pm, January 15

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

Creative Trick Play Turns 300-Pound Lineman Into a Bowling Ball College Football Creative Trick Play Turns 300-Pound Lineman Into a Bowling Ball , Staff Writer 11:40am, January 13

The best trick play is one the defense never sees coming. Nothing is off limits, not even camouflaging in the…

Earl Campbell’s High School Highlights Show a Man Among Boys High School Earl Campbell’s High School Highlights Show a Man Among Boys , The League 10:28am, January 7

When discussing the greatest running backs in NFL history, Earl Campbell should be at the top of your list. Nicknamed…

Vintage Barry Sanders High School Highlights Are Pure Gold High School Vintage Barry Sanders High School Highlights Are Pure Gold , The League 11:37am, January 3

Barry Sanders is widely regarded as one of the best football players of all time. The running back set several…

Lincoln Riley’s Wife is the Queen of Oklahoma Football Big 12 Lincoln Riley’s Wife is the Queen of Oklahoma Football , Staff Writer 1:43pm, December 29

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

The ‘Camouflage’ Trick Play No One Saw Coming College Football The ‘Camouflage’ Trick Play No One Saw Coming , Staff Writer 11:59am, December 5

If there were a Trick Play Hall of Fame, Boise State's Statue of Liberty play to beat Oklahoma in the…