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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.

When Bulldogs Meet Longhorns, The Ending Is Never Pretty College Football When Bulldogs Meet Longhorns, The Ending Is Never Pretty , Editor 12:30pm, March 13

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

Two-Time Heisman Candidate Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison College Football Two-Time Heisman Candidate Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison , 10:06am, February 27

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former TCU and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin was sentenced to three years in prison…

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Hate stocking your Saturday tailgate with multiple cases of beer? Are kegs too big or heavy to travel? Well, Austin…

Alabama, WVU Set Home-and-Home Series Against Each Other Alabama Alabama, WVU Set Home-and-Home Series Against Each Other , Editor 6:00pm, January 30

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

This Football Brawl Was So Ugly, Every Player Received a Penalty Big 12 This Football Brawl Was So Ugly, Every Player Received a Penalty , Senior Writer 4:50pm, January 24

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

Heartbroken Jalen Hurts After CFP Loss: “I Can’t Come Back and Fix It” Oklahoma Heartbroken Jalen Hurts After CFP Loss: “I Can’t Come Back and Fix It” , Editor 3:06pm, December 30

On the first play from scrimmage, Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts was sacked. That opening drive was one of four three-and-outs…

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The end of the college football season means bowl game season is in full swing. The FBS, which stands for…

Tom Herman Apologizes for Flipping Off Camera on Live TV Texas Tom Herman Apologizes for Flipping Off Camera on Live TV , Senior Writer 1:55pm, December 19

College football’s Early Signing Period is supposed to be a joyous time, a moment to stop bowl preparation and welcome…

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College football fans know the most recognizable team mascots in the sport. The best, in my opinion, are the live…

Jalen Hurts is a Heisman Finalist, But His Legacy is So Much More Alabama Jalen Hurts is a Heisman Finalist, But His Legacy is So Much More , Editor 11:20am, December 10

Back in January 2016, a young kid from Houston, Texas arrived in Tuscaloosa. Jalen Hurts was a unanimous four-star prospect…

Les Miles Life Lessons: The Earth is Round. Kind Of. Kansas Les Miles Life Lessons: The Earth is Round. Kind Of. , Senior Writer 4:54pm, November 13

For Kansas Jayhawks head coach Les Miles, his life in NCAA college football is about to come full circle. The…

Barry Sanders Named College Football’s Greatest Player Ever College Football Barry Sanders Named College Football’s Greatest Player Ever , Senior Writer 3:37pm, November 4

It’s been over 30 years since former Oklahoma State running back Barry Sanders made every college football field his own…

Earl Campbell: “You Have to Have a Black Quarterback” to Win at Texas Texas Earl Campbell: “You Have to Have a Black Quarterback” to Win at Texas , Senior Writer 1:00pm, October 31

Earl Campbell knows a thing or two about winning. After all, the Hall-of-Fame running back won the Heisman Trophy and…

OU’s Famous Sooner Schooner Done for the Year After Crash Oklahoma OU’s Famous Sooner Schooner Done for the Year After Crash , Senior Writer 11:15am, October 23

When talking about one of the most iconic traditions in college football, the “Sooner Schooner” at the University of Oklahoma…

Ex-WVU Star Jailed for Molesting Girl, 12, Claiming It Was Her Idea West Virginia Ex-WVU Star Jailed for Molesting Girl, 12, Claiming It Was Her Idea , Editor 4:30pm, October 17

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

6 Red River Rivalry Facts Every College Football Fan Should Know Big 12 6 Red River Rivalry Facts Every College Football Fan Should Know , Senior Writer 5:35pm, October 7

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

Ricky Williams’ 1998 Heisman Trophy is For Sale at Auction Texas Ricky Williams’ 1998 Heisman Trophy is For Sale at Auction , 1:45pm, September 30

Brian Hobbs remembers getting a call in 2014 to let him know Ricky Williams was interested in selling his Heisman…

Texas AD on Rivalry with Texas A&M: “We Need to Play Each Other” College Football Texas AD on Rivalry with Texas A&M: “We Need to Play Each Other” , Editor 12:00pm, September 30

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

When Bulldogs Meet Longhorns, The Ending Is Never Pretty College Football When Bulldogs Meet Longhorns, The Ending Is Never Pretty , Editor 12:30pm, March 13

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

Two-Time Heisman Candidate Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison College Football Two-Time Heisman Candidate Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison , 10:06am, February 27

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former TCU and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin was sentenced to three years in prison…

The Legendary 99-Pack of Beer Crafted by Austin Beerworks Big 12 The Legendary 99-Pack of Beer Crafted by Austin Beerworks , Editor 11:10am, February 4

Hate stocking your Saturday tailgate with multiple cases of beer? Are kegs too big or heavy to travel? Well, Austin…