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If you’re interested in college football only when it affects Big 12 members, this FanBuzz page is for you. Our writers deliver breaking news during the college football season and beyond. Stay up to date on commitment announcements, coaching changes, rankings, game scores and more Big 12 college football news and highlights here.

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.

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

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

FanBuzz Film Room: What Makes Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray So Effective Big 12 FanBuzz Film Room: What Makes Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray So Effective , 5:26pm, September 11

College football is all about offense. Whether it's Georgia Tech's triple-option attack or Hawaii's wide open passing game, each university…

Mike Gundy Reminds Us Again Why He’s the King of Press Conferences Big 12 Mike Gundy Reminds Us Again Why He’s the King of Press Conferences , 5:00pm, September 10

There are several mullets in college football, but there truly is only one Mike Gundy. The Oklahoma State head football…

Speedy KaVontae Turpin Breaks Special TCU Record in Rainy Rout Big 12 Speedy KaVontae Turpin Breaks Special TCU Record in Rainy Rout , 10:02am, September 8

For those with Friday night plans, you didn’t miss much because No. 16 TCU blasted SMU 42-12 at Gerald J.…

Iowa State Trio Serves Easiest One-Game Suspension in College Football History Big 12 Iowa State Trio Serves Easiest One-Game Suspension in College Football History , 12:25pm, September 5

After 4 minutes, 55 action of action, and a lengthy lightning delay, Iowa State made the tough decision to cancel…

For the Second Year in a Row, Maryland Upsets No. 23 Texas Big 12 For the Second Year in a Row, Maryland Upsets No. 23 Texas , 6:20pm, September 1

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Maryland emerged from a trying offseason with an emotionally charged 34-29 upset of No. 23 Texas…

‘Modern Family’ Star Pursues Dream to Play Football at Kansas State Big 12 ‘Modern Family’ Star Pursues Dream to Play Football at Kansas State , 5:12pm, August 30

Eric Stonestreet might be fresh out of eligibility since graduating from Kansas State in 1996, but that’s not stopping the…

Meet the Starting Quarterback of Every Top 25 Team ACC Meet the Starting Quarterback of Every Top 25 Team , 6:34pm, August 29

College football's opening weekend is finally upon us. There are playoff-shifting games on our doorstep, electric entrances to look forward…

The 15 Most Electric Entrances in College Football ACC The 15 Most Electric Entrances in College Football , 5:07pm, August 28

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

Future MLB Star Officially Named Oklahoma’s Starting Quarterback Big 12 Future MLB Star Officially Named Oklahoma’s Starting Quarterback , 2:32pm, August 22

Kyler Murray already makes more money than numerous high-profile athletes, and he has a long Major League Baseball career ahead…

Where Does Your Team Rank in the Preseason AP Top 25? ACC Where Does Your Team Rank in the Preseason AP Top 25? , 3:42pm, August 20

If the Amway Coaches Poll sets the table for preseason college football rankings, and the College Football Playoff committee's rankings…

Shane Buechele or Sam Ehlinger? Texas Names Its Starting Quarterback Big 12 Shane Buechele or Sam Ehlinger? Texas Names Its Starting Quarterback , 3:09pm, August 20

The debate whether the Texas Longhorns would start junior Shane Buechele or sophomore Sam Ehlinger in the season opener raged…

Why This Analyst Isn’t Sold on the SEC Being College Football’s Best League ACC Why This Analyst Isn’t Sold on the SEC Being College Football’s Best League , 3:08pm, August 17

SEC guru Paul Finebaum better be sitting down because another college football analyst has dubbed a different league as the…

TCU Suffers Massive Loss on Defense with This Season-Ending Injury Big 12 TCU Suffers Massive Loss on Defense with This Season-Ending Injury , 2:36pm, August 16

A non-contact drill in practice will sideline a major plug to TCU’s usually stout defense for the entire season. Sophomore…

Don’t Mess with the Big 12 When it Comes to the Best Uniforms Big 12 Don’t Mess with the Big 12 When it Comes to the Best Uniforms , 4:32pm, August 10

If you are searching for the most eclectic uniforms in college football, look no further than the Big 12 Conference.…

The iPhone 3 Dropped the Last Time This Power 5 Team Won a Road Game Big 12 The iPhone 3 Dropped the Last Time This Power 5 Team Won a Road Game , 1:57pm, August 9

Man, that Black Eyed Peas song sure bumps. Did you get the new iPhone 3GS yet? Season 3 of Mad…

Dismissed Alabama Linebacker Finds New Home in the Big 12 Alabama Dismissed Alabama Linebacker Finds New Home in the Big 12 , 5:47pm, August 6

VanDarius Cowan entered 2018 as one of the Alabama Crimson Tide's up-and-coming talents at linebacker. The former four-star prospect was…

FanBuzz college football Top 25: Another new No. 1 takes over Big 12 FanBuzz college football Top 25: Another new No. 1 takes over , Senior Content Editor 9:14am, October 2

Eight! Eight of our Top 25 teams lost in Week 5, including our No. 1 overall team -- Louisville. With…

Guaranteed first rounder might have just changed that status with poor Combine performance Big 12 Guaranteed first rounder might have just changed that status with poor Combine performance , Associate Content Editor 2:07pm, March 2

Oklahoma offensive lineman Orlando Brown was believed to be a guaranteed first-round pick in April's NFL Draft. That was until…

Baylor takes accidental shot at TCU in team photo Big 12 Baylor takes accidental shot at TCU in team photo , Senior Content Editor 4:39pm, August 13

The Baylor Bears took their 2015 team photo on Thursday and a subtle jab at Big 12 rival TCU appeared…

FanBuzz college football Top 25: A new No. 2 after Week 2 Big 12 FanBuzz college football Top 25: A new No. 2 after Week 2 , Senior Content Editor 10:00am, September 11

We all expected Week 1 of college football to be crazy, as that is where all the hot matchups were.…

The top ten best college football Twitter accounts Big 12 The top ten best college football Twitter accounts , Associate Content Editor 4:54pm, December 23

With social media quickly evolving over the years it has been important for football teams to keep their fans involved…

Massive 6’6″ and still-unsigned OL Jalan Robinson gives update on his own signing day Big 12 Massive 6’6″ and still-unsigned OL Jalan Robinson gives update on his own signing day , Content Editor 4:31pm, February 17

Unsigned 6-foot-6, 300-pound offensive lineman prospect Jalan Robinson provided an update on when he'll be signing with his college program…

Dick Vitale names his top schools as the season gets underway ACC Dick Vitale names his top schools as the season gets underway , Associate Content Editor 12:09pm, November 10

Dick Vitale is gearing up for another season of college hoops and he's giving us his "Super Seven" teams to…

Five-star DB Chris Steele has made a major decision on his recruitment ACC Five-star DB Chris Steele has made a major decision on his recruitment , Content Editor 6:09pm, February 23

Five-star defensive back Chris Steele told 247Sports that he will announce his college commitment on Sept. 27. "Now that I…

All-American WR Joshua Moore announces top-5 college choices Big 12 All-American WR Joshua Moore announces top-5 college choices , Content Editor 5:06pm, January 20

Four-star Under Armour All-American wide receiver Joshua Moore announced his top-5 college choices via Twitter on Friday. Moore will decide…

Tom Herman announces the suspensions of three players ahead of Texas’s bowl game against Missouri Big 12 Tom Herman announces the suspensions of three players ahead of Texas’s bowl game against Missouri , FanBuzz Writer 5:41pm, December 22

Tom Herman's first season as the head coach of the Texas Longhorns did not exactly go according to plan and,…

ESPN analyst says one former Playoff contender back in the conversation after big win Big 12 ESPN analyst says one former Playoff contender back in the conversation after big win , 9:44am, October 16

One week after Oklahoma suffered an embarrassing home loss to Iowa State, the Sooners picked up a massive win over…

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn weighs in on idea of SEC realignment Auburn Auburn coach Gus Malzahn weighs in on idea of SEC realignment , Senior Content Editor 6:28pm, April 14

Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn caused quite the controversy on Wednesday night. The coach, when asked about Auburn hypothetically moving…

Way too early 2015 College Football Top 25 rankings Big 12 Way too early 2015 College Football Top 25 rankings 12:19pm, January 20

We are a week removed from the National Championship game, which is clearly enough time to celebrate the entire 2014 season…

Two programs pushing to sign Super Bowl champion legacy Big 12 Two programs pushing to sign Super Bowl champion legacy , Content Editor 2:56pm, February 21

Four-star cornerback Joey Porter Jr., the son of legendary former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker and current assistant coach Joey Porter,…

Big 12 team completes staff after stealing away Ohio State assistant Big 12 Big 12 team completes staff after stealing away Ohio State assistant , Associate Content Editor 11:14am, March 2

Ohio State will be losing a quality control assistant to Texas Tech and Kliff Kingsbury as Adam Scheier will be…

After seven years with ACC program, coach is leaving for same job in the Big 12 ACC After seven years with ACC program, coach is leaving for same job in the Big 12 , Content Editor 10:44am, January 30

Jim Knowles has left the Duke Blue Devils to take the defensive coordinator position with the Oklahoma State Cowboys. He…

The 10 college football programs that spend the most on recruiting Big 12 The 10 college football programs that spend the most on recruiting 10:53am, February 3

Recruiting is the life-blood of college football programs. A program that fails to recruit well will put a ceiling on…

ESPN fuels the fire on rumors of conference realignment coming to college football Big 12 ESPN fuels the fire on rumors of conference realignment coming to college football , FanBuzz Writer 2:02pm, June 27

Conference realignment is the ever looming cloud over college football, and that cloud just got a bit darker after a…