Big 12 Conference
The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference that is part of the NCAA's Division I. It started when the Big 8 Conference joined together with four colleges from Texas that had been part of the Southwest Conference, and the first games in the Big 12 Conference were played in 1996.
Members[change | change source]
|Baylor University||Waco, Texas||1845||Private||Bears[a 1]||1996|
|Iowa State University||Ames, Iowa||1858||Public||Cyclones||1996|
|University of Kansas||Lawrence, Kansas||1865||Public||Jayhawks||1996|
|Kansas State University||Manhattan, Kansas||1863||Public||Wildcats||1996|
|University of Oklahoma||Norman, Oklahoma||1890||Public||Sooners||1996|
|Oklahoma State University–Stillwater||Stillwater, Oklahoma||1890||Public||Cowboys &
|Texas Christian University (TCU)||Fort Worth, Texas||1873||Private||Horned Frogs[a 2]||2012|
|University of Texas at Austin||Austin, Texas||1883||Public||Longhorns||1996|
|Texas Tech University||Lubbock, Texas||1923||Public||Red Raiders[a 3]||1996|
|West Virginia University||Morgantown, West Virginia||1867||Public||Mountaineers||2012|
- Some Baylor women's teams, notably the women's basketball team, use "Lady Bears" as their nickname.
- Some TCU women's teams, notably the women's basketball team, use "Lady Froga" as their nickname.
- The Texas Tech women's basketball team uses "Lady Raiders" as its nickname. All other women's teams use "Red Raiders".
Associate members[change | change source]
The Big 12 also has three "associate members", all of which play one sport in the conference.
|Big 12 Sport||Main Conference|
|University of Alabama||Tuscaloosa, Alabama||1831||Public||Crimson Tide||2014||Women's rowing||SEC|
|Old Dominion University||Norfolk, Virginia||1930||Public||Lady Monarchs||2014||Women's rowing||C-USA|
|University of Tennessee||Knoxville, Tennessee||1794||Public||Lady Volunteers||2014||Women's rowing||SEC|
Former members[change | change source]
Four schools have left the Big 12 since it was formed.
|University of Colorado at Boulder||Boulder, Colorado||1876||Public||Buffaloes||1996||2011||Pac-12|
|University of Missouri||Columbia, Missouri||1839||Public||Tigers||1996||2012||SEC|
|University of Nebraska–Lincoln||Lincoln, Nebraska||1869||Public||Cornhuskers||1996||2011||Big Ten|
|Texas A&M University||College Station, Texas||1876||Public||Aggies||1996||2012||SEC|
References[change | change source]
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