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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.

Big 12: Anti-Texas ‘Horns Down’ Gesture Now Worthy of a Penalty Big 12 Big 12: Anti-Texas ‘Horns Down’ Gesture Now Worthy of a Penalty , Senior Staff Writer 4:41pm, July 16

If you've ever passed through Austin, Texas in your life, or been anywhere near a television when University of Texas…

Report: Nick Saban Wanted to Leave Alabama… For Texas Alabama Report: Nick Saban Wanted to Leave Alabama… For Texas , Senior Staff Writer 3:52pm, July 9

The Green Bay Packers had Vince Lombardi. The UCLA Bruins had John Wooden. The New England Patriots have Bill Belichick.…

Did You Know Lou Holtz is Actually a Magician? Big 12 Did You Know Lou Holtz is Actually a Magician? , 12:35pm, July 1

Lou Holtz is many things. He is a Hall-of-Fame coach, polarizing TV analyst, motivational speaker, and, of course, a magician.…

Texas-Florida to Meet on the Gridiron After 90 Years College Football Texas-Florida to Meet on the Gridiron After 90 Years , Senior Staff Writer 3:23pm, May 10

Whether you like it or not, the College Football Playoff is changing the future of this game. Millions of dollars are…

Suspect in Texas Tech Football Player Shooting Turns Himself In Texas Tech Suspect in Texas Tech Football Player Shooting Turns Himself In , 4:05pm, April 29

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A 24-year-old man sought in the shooting of a Texas Tech University football player and a woman has…

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Texas kicker Nick Rose was tired of seeing Wisconsin and Arkansas State get all the love for creative kicks so he came…

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When former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts announced he was leaving Tuscaloosa, his decision was met with nothing but respect and…

Texas Suspends Spirit Group for 6 Years: “The Deaths Need to Stop” Texas Texas Suspends Spirit Group for 6 Years: “The Deaths Need to Stop” , Senior Staff Writer 11:46am, March 28

The University of Texas at Austin is steeped in tradition. The Texas Longhorns football program has 908 wins following the…

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As the Texas Longhorns prepare for the Orange-White Spring Game in a couple of weeks, with the national hype back…

Vince Young Fired at Texas After Poor Performance, Drunk Driving Arrest Big 12 Vince Young Fired at Texas After Poor Performance, Drunk Driving Arrest , 3:07pm, March 9

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas quarterback Vince Young, whose last-minute touchdown against Southern California in the 2006 Rose Bowl…

Ex-Baylor Star Shawn Oakman Found Not Guilty on Rape Charges Baylor Ex-Baylor Star Shawn Oakman Found Not Guilty on Rape Charges , 10:15am, March 1

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas jury on Thursday found a former Baylor University football player not guilty of…

Texas A&M Students Vote ‘YES’ to Restore Texas Rivalry, But Will It Happen? College Football Texas A&M Students Vote ‘YES’ to Restore Texas Rivalry, But Will It Happen? , Senior Staff Writer 4:00pm, February 25

One of the long-lost rivalries in college football pits Austin versus College Station, Longhorns versus Aggies, and the University of…

Alabama, West Virginia Announce 2 Future Games Against Each Other Alabama Alabama, West Virginia Announce 2 Future Games Against Each Other , Senior Staff Writer 6:06pm, February 22

Despite the Alabama Crimson Tide football team dominating weaker opponents more often than most college football fans would like, they're…

Long Before His Heisman, Kyler Murray Ran a Blazing Fast 40-Yard Dash Big 12 Long Before His Heisman, Kyler Murray Ran a Blazing Fast 40-Yard Dash , Senior Staff Writer 5:00pm, February 12

Prior to his Heisman Trophy, before becoming a first-round MLB Draft pick, and even earlier than watching Baker Mayfield torch…

Drew Brees and Sam Ehlinger Aren’t Just Star QBs. They’re the Pride of Austin, Texas Big 12 Drew Brees and Sam Ehlinger Aren’t Just Star QBs. They’re the Pride of Austin, Texas , Senior Staff Writer 3:57pm, January 22

The second-largest state in the U.S. holds domain over 268,597 square miles of land as more than 28 million people…

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Celebrity sports fans bring a unique feel to college athletics. We all come from somewhere, and whether we're crazy Tom…

2 Quarterbacks Leaving Texas Longhorns as Transfer Frenzy Rages On Big 12 2 Quarterbacks Leaving Texas Longhorns as Transfer Frenzy Rages On , 12:45pm, January 18

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is set at quarterback with Sam Ehlinger, who had a breakout season in 2018. It…

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,…

Big 12: Anti-Texas ‘Horns Down’ Gesture Now Worthy of a Penalty Big 12 Big 12: Anti-Texas ‘Horns Down’ Gesture Now Worthy of a Penalty , Senior Staff Writer 4:41pm, July 16

If you've ever passed through Austin, Texas in your life, or been anywhere near a television when University of Texas…

Report: Nick Saban Wanted to Leave Alabama… For Texas Alabama Report: Nick Saban Wanted to Leave Alabama… For Texas , Senior Staff Writer 3:52pm, July 9

The Green Bay Packers had Vince Lombardi. The UCLA Bruins had John Wooden. The New England Patriots have Bill Belichick.…

Did You Know Lou Holtz is Actually a Magician? Big 12 Did You Know Lou Holtz is Actually a Magician? , 12:35pm, July 1

Lou Holtz is many things. He is a Hall-of-Fame coach, polarizing TV analyst, motivational speaker, and, of course, a magician.…