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This article is about the college conference. For the high school conference in Central Illinois, see Big Twelve Conference (Illinois). For the high school conference in Northeastern Illinois, see Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference.
Big 12 Conference
(Big 12)
Big 12 Conference logo
Established February 25, 1994 (1994-02-25)[1]
Association NCAA
Division Division I FBS
Members 10
Sports fielded 23 (men's: 10; women's: 13)
Region
Headquarters Irving, Texas
Commissioner Bob Bowlsby (since 2012)
Website www.big12sports.com
Locations
Big 12 Conference locations

The Big 12 Conference is a ten-school collegiate athletic conference headquartered in Irving, Texas. It is a member of the NCAA's Division I for all sports; its football teams compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS; formerly Division I-A), the higher of two levels of NCAA Division I football competition. Member schools are located in Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and West Virginia.

The Big 12 Conference commissioner is Bob Bowlsby.

Member schools[edit]

Current members[edit]

Institution Location
(Pop.)
Founded Joined Type Enrollment Endowment[2] Nickname Colors Mascot Varsity
Sports
National
Titles
(See chart below)
Baylor University Waco, Texas
(126,697)
1845 1996 Private 16,263 $1,003,929,000 Bears Baylor Green & Gold[3]
         
Judge / Bruiser 16 3
Iowa State University Ames, Iowa
(59,042)
1858 1996 Public 34,732 $612,283,000 Cyclones Cardinal & Gold[4]
         
Cy the Cardinal 16 18
University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas
(88,727)
1865 1996 Public 30,004[5] $1,560,000,000 (System-wide) Jayhawks Blue & Crimson[6]
         
Big Jay / Baby Jay 16 13
Kansas State University Manhattan, Kansas
(52,281)
1863 1996 Public 24,378[7] $364,675,000[8] Wildcats Purple[9]
    
Willie the Wildcat 14 0
University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma
(113,273)
1890 1996 Public 29,721 $1,212,023,000 (System-wide) Sooners Crimson & Cream[10]
         
Sooner Schooner / Boomer and Sooner 19 27
Oklahoma State University Stillwater, Oklahoma
(46,048)
1890 1996 Public 23,307 $817,625,000 Cowboys/Cowgirls Orange & Black[11]
         
Pistol Pete / Bullet 16 51
University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas
(820,611)
1883 1996 Public 51,195[12] $17,148,649,000 (System-wide) Longhorns Burnt Orange & White[13]
         
Bevo / Hook 'em 18 50
Texas Christian University Fort Worth, Texas
(792,727)
1873 2012 Private 9,142 $1,191,900,000 Horned Frogs Purple & White[14]
         
Super Frog 18 4
Texas Tech University Lubbock, Texas
(233,740)
1923 1996 Public 35,134[15] $1,043,000,000[16] (System-wide) Red Raiders Scarlet & Black[17]
         
Masked Rider / Raider Red 16 1
West Virginia University Morgantown, West Virginia
(30,293)
1867 2012 Public 29,466 $1,010,000,000 (System-wide) Mountaineers Gold & Blue[18]
         
The Mountaineer 17 20

Affiliate members[edit]

Institution Nickname Location Founded Joined Type Enrollment Primary Conference Big 12 Sport
University of Alabama Crimson Tide Tuscaloosa, Alabama 1831 2014 Public 31,747 SEC Women's rowing
Old Dominion University Lady Monarchs Norfolk, Virginia 1930 2014 Public 24,125 Conference USA Women's rowing
University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers Knoxville, Tennessee 1794 2014 Public 27,523 SEC Women's rowing

Former members[edit]

Institution Location
(Population)
Founded Joined Left Type Enrollment Nickname Colors NCAA
Titles[19]
Current
Conference
University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado
(100,160)
1876 1996 2011 Public 30,128 Buffaloes               [20] 22 Pac-12
University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri
(110,438)
1839 1996 2012 Public 34,255[21] Tigers          [22] 2 SEC
University of Nebraska Lincoln, Nebraska
(225,581)
1869 1996 2011 Public 24,100[23] Cornhuskers          [24] 16 Big Ten
Texas A&M University College Station, Texas
(95,142)
1876 1996 2012 Public 53,337 Aggies          [25] 10 SEC

Membership timeline[edit]

West Virginia University Big East Conference (1979–2013) Texas Christian University Mountain West Conference Conference USA Western Athletic Conference Texas Tech University University of Texas at Austin Oklahoma State University–Stillwater University of Oklahoma Kansas State University University of Kansas Iowa State University Baylor University Southeastern Conference Texas A&M University Southeastern Conference University of Missouri Big Ten Conference University of Nebraska–Lincoln Pacific 12 Conference University of Colorado at Boulder

Full members Other Conference

History[edit]

The Big 12 Conference is the second youngest of the major college athletic conferences in the United States, having formed in 1994 from a merger of one of the oldest conferences, the Big Eight, with four prominent colleges from Texas that had been members of the Southwest Conference. The Big 12 began play in the fall of 1996, with the Texas Tech vs. Kansas State football game being the first-ever sports event staged by the conference. From its formation until 2011, its 12 members competed in two divisions. Two charter members left the conference in 2011, and in 2012, two more left, while another two new members joined from other conferences. In 2012, the Big 12 formed an alliance with the Southeastern Conference to host a joint post-season college bowl game between the champions of each conference, which would eventually become the Sugar Bowl.[citation needed]

Distinctive elements[edit]

Original Big 12 Conference logo from 1996 to 2004
Big 12 Conference logo from 2004 to 2014

No championship game[edit]

The Big 12 is unique among the five conferences formerly known as 'contract conferences' in the late BCS/realignment era in that it only has 10 members, despite the name, causing some confusion. Twelve or more members are required for a conference championship game. (As of the 2014 season, the Pac-12 has 12 members, while the ACC, Big Ten, and SEC have 14 football members each.)

Dodds and Brown, along with Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops, preferred not to have a championship game.[26] Critics argued it was a competitive advantage over other contract conferences. Conferences with a championship game have their division champions play one of their toughest games of the year in the last week of the regular season.

Population base[edit]

Like the Southwest Conference, the Big 12 footprint has a small population base. It has the smallest population base by far of the contract conferences. Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, West Virginia and Iowa have a combined population of 37.8 Million.

As of 2013, out of the 115.6 million TV households nationwide there are only 13,427,130 TV households in those states (11.6%)[27][28]The Big 12's share of the nation's TVs is a fraction of that reached by the other contract conferences. This likely works against the conference in TV negotiations, but the conference negotiated tier 1 and 2 TV contracts in the same ballpark as other contract conferences.[29]

Grant of rights[edit]

Member schools granted their first and second tier sports media rights to the conference for the length of their current TV deals. The Grant of Rights (GOR) deal with the leagues' TV contracts ensures that "if a Big 12 school leaves for another league in the next 13 years, that school's media rights, including revenue, would remain with the Big 12 and not its new conference."[30]

GOR is seen by league members as a "foundation of stability" and allowed the Big 12 to be "positioned with one of the best media rights arrangements in collegiate sports, providing the conference and its members unprecedented revenue growth, and sports programming over two networks." All members agreed to the GOR and later agreed to extend the initial 6 year deal to 13 years to correspond to the length of their TV contracts.[31]

Prior to this agreement, the Big Ten and Pac-12 also had similar GOR agreements.[32] The Big 12 subsequently assisted the ACC in drafting its GOR agreement.[33] Four of the five major conferences now have such agreements, with the SEC the only exception.

Tier 3 events[edit]

The Big 12 is the only major conference that allows members to monetize TV rights for tier 3 events in football and men's basketball.[citation needed] This allows individual Big 12 member institutions to create tier 3 deals that include TV rights for one home football game and four home men's basketball games per season. Tier 3 rights exist for other sports as well, but these are not unique to the Big 12. The unique arrangement potentially allows Big 12 members to remain some of college sports' highest revenue earners. Other conferences' cable deals are subject to value reductions based on how people acquire cable programming, Big 12 schools tier 3 deals are exempt.[34] UT alone will earn more than $150 Million of that total from their Longhorn Network.[35]

Revenue[edit]

Conference revenue comes mostly from television contracts, bowl games, the NCAA, merchandise, licensing and conference-hosted sporting events. The Conference distributes revenue annually to member institutions.[40] From 1996 to 2011, 57 percent of revenue was allotted equally; while 43 percent was based upon the number of football and men's basketball television appearances and other factors.[41][42] In 2011 the distribution was 76 percent equal and 24 percent based on television appearances. Changing the arrangement requires a unanimous vote; as a Big 12 member, Nebraska had withheld support for more equitable revenue distribution.[41]

With this model, larger schools can receive more revenue because they appear more often on television. In 2006, for example, Texas received $10.2 million, 44% more than Baylor University's $7.1 million.[43]

Big 12 revenue is generally less than other BCS conferences; this was due in part to television contracts signed with Fox Sports Net (four years for $48 million) and ABC/ESPN (eight years for $480 million).[44]

In 2011, the Big 12 announced a new 13-year media rights deal with Fox that would ensure that every Big 12 home football game is televised, as well as greatly increasing coverage of women's basketball, conference championships and other sports.[45] The deal, valued at an estimated $1.1 billion, runs until 2025.[46] In 2012, the conference announced a new ESPN/FOX agreement, replacing the current ABC/ESPN deal, to immediately increase national media broadcasts of football and increase conference revenue;[47] the new deal was estimated to be worth $2.6 billion through the 2025 expiration.[48] The two deals pushed the conference per-team payout to approximately $20 million per year, while separating third-tier media rights into separate deals for each school; such contracts secured an additional $6 million to $20 million per school annually.[49]

Revenue ranking[edit]

Revenue includes ticket sales, contributions and donations, rights/licensing, student fees, school funds and all other sources including TV income, camp income, food and novelties. Total expenses includes coaching/staff, scholarships, buildings/ground, maintenance, utilities and rental fees and all other costs including recruiting, team travel, equipment and uniforms, conference dues and insurance costs. Net profit is calculated using total revenue and total expenses data provided by USA Today, individual institutions and the United States Department of Education.[50]

2012 Conference Rank 2012 National Rank Institution 2012 Total Revenue from Athletics[51] 2012 Total Expenses on Athletics[51] 2011 Average Spending per student-athlete[52]
1 1 University of Texas at Austin $163,295,115 $138,269,710 $248,951
2 9 University of Oklahoma $106,456,616 $96,250,328 $163,259
3 22 Oklahoma State University $87,270,598 $96,782,619 $133,341
4 28 West Virginia University $80,064,869 $92,968,960 $108,643
5 38 University of Kansas $70,228,913 $78,973,441 $127,656
6 40 Texas Tech University $67,928,350 $60,346,836 $103,021
7 43 Kansas State University $63,271,615 $50,994,785 $97,180
8 50 Iowa State University $55,151,017 $55,113,720 $99,528
Baylor University Not reported
(private university)
Not reported Not reported
Texas Christian University Not reported
(private university)
Not reported Not reported

Sports[edit]

The Big 12 Conference sponsors championship competition in ten men's and thirteen women's NCAA sanctioned sports.[53]

Teams in Big 12 Conference competition
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball 9 -
Basketball 10 10
Cross Country 9 10
Equestrian - 4
Football 10 -
Golf 9 9
Gymnastics - 3
Rowing - 8
Soccer - 9
Softball - 7
Swimming & Diving 3 5
Tennis 6 10
Track and Field (Indoor) 9 10
Track and Field (Outdoor) 9 10
Volleyball - 9
Wrestling 4 -

Men's sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Baseball Basketball Cross
Country
Football Golf Swimming
& Diving
Tennis Track
& Field
Indoor
Track
& Field
Outdoor
Wrestling Total
Big 12
Sports
Baylor Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 8
Iowa State Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Kansas Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 7
Kansas State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 7
Oklahoma Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Oklahoma State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
TCU Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 9
Texas Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 9
Texas Tech Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 8
West Virginia Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY 6
Totals 9 10 9 10 10 3 6 9 9 4

Men's (and Coed - see Rifle) varsity sports not sponsored by the Big 12 Conference which are played by Big 12 schools:

School Gymnastics Rifle* Soccer
Oklahoma Mountain Pacific Sports Federation No No
TCU No Patriot Rifle Conference No
West Virginia No Great America Rifle Conference Mid-American Conference
  • Rifle is often considered a men's sport because the NCAA bylaws that establish scholarship limits for each sport list rifle as a men's sport.[54] Nonetheless, it is one of the very few open, coed varsity sports in Division I college athletics with men's, women's, and coed teams all competing against each other together. TCU and West Virginia both field coed teams. Interestingly, NCAA Rifle has been almost completely dominated by these two Big 12 schools, with West Virginia and TCU together holding 18 (54%) of the 35 national titles awarded since competition began as well as West Virginia winning the National Championship in 2009, 2013 and being the defending 2014 National Champions while TCU has recently won the NCAA Rifle National Championship in 2010 and 2012. West Virginia also far and away holds the most overall Rifle National Championships with 16. This 45% of of the total titles awarded is one of the most impressive dominations by any school of any sport in NCAA history.

Women's sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Basketball Cross
Country
Equestrian Golf Gymnastics Rowing Soccer Softball Swimming
& Diving
Tennis Track
& Field
Indoor
Track
& Field
Outdoor
Volleyball Total
Big 12
Sports
Baylor Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Iowa State Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Kansas Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Kansas State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Oklahoma Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Oklahoma State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 9
TCU Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Texas Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Texas Tech Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
West Virginia Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Totals 10 10 4 9 3 5 9 7 5 10 10 10 9
Affiliate Members
Alabama Green tickY 1
Old Dominion Green tickY 1
Tennessee Green tickY 1
  • Before the 2014–15 school year, Big 12 rowing schools also had affiliate membership in Conference USA, but C-USA ended sponsorship of that sport after the 2013–14 school year.

Football[edit]

The first football game in conference play was the 1996 Texas Tech vs. Kansas State football game, won by Kansas State, 21–14.[55]

From 1996 to 2010, Big 12 Conference teams played eight conference games a season. Each team faced all five opponents within its own division and three teams from the opposite division. Inter-divisional play was a "three-on, three-off" system, where teams would play three teams from the other division on a home-and-home basis for two seasons, and then play the other three foes from the opposite side for a two-year home-and-home.[citation needed]

This format came under considerable criticism, especially from Nebraska and Oklahoma, who were denied a yearly match between two of college football's most storied programs.[citation needed] The Nebraska-Oklahoma rivalry was one of the most intense in college football history.[citation needed] (Until 2006, the teams had never met in the Big 12 Championship.) Due to the departure of Nebraska and Colorado in 2011, the Big 12 eliminated the divisions (and championship game) and instituted a nine-game round-robin format.[citation needed]

Championship game[edit]

The Big 12 Championship Game was held each year. The game was approved by all members except Nebraska.[56] The championship game pitted the division champions against each other after the regular season was completed. The first match was held during the 1996 season at the Trans World Dome in St. Louis.

Following the 2008 game, a decision was made to move the game to the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The 2009 and 2010 games were played there, with the Sooners defeating the Cornhuskers 23–20.[57]

In 2010, the game moved to Arlington for 2011, 2012, and 2013.[58] This became moot following the 2010 season because the league lacked sufficient members.[59]

2014 Bowl games[edit]

Pick
Name[60]
Location Opposing conference
College Football Playoff
1 Sugar Bowl New Orleans, Louisiana SEC
2 Valero Alamo Bowl San Antonio, Texas Pac-12
3 Russell Athletic Bowl Orlando, Florida ACC
4 AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl Houston, Texas SEC
5 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Memphis, Tennessee SEC
6 Cactus Bowl Tempe, Arizona Pac-12
7 Heart of Dallas Bowl Dallas, Texas Conference USA
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Fort Worth, Texas American
†:The Big 12 champion will go to the Sugar Bowl unless selected for the College football playoff. In the event that the conference champion is selected for the playoff, the conference runner up will go to the Sugar Bowl.

‡:Conference representative will play in the bowls on a rotating basis.

Rivalries[edit]

Rivalries (primarily in football) mostly predate the conference. The Kansas-Missouri rivalry was the longest running, the longest west of the Mississippi and the second longest in college football. It was played 119 times before Missouri left the Big 12. As of October 2012, the University of Kansas' athletic department had not accepted Missouri's invitations to play inter-conference rivalry games, putting the rivalry on hold. Sports clubs sponsored by the two universities continued to play each other.[61]

The rivalry between TCU and Baylor, known as the Revivalry is also one of the longest running in college football, with the two schools having played each other — largely as Southwest Conference members — 110 times since 1899. As of the 2014 game, Baylor holds a 52–51–7 lead.

The Oklahoma-Texas rivalry, the Red River Showdown is one year younger and has been played 108 times. This was a major rivalry decades before they were both in the conference, starting the year after the Revivalry in 1900. Currently Texas leads this rivalry 60-43-5.

Some of the longstanding football rivalries between Big 12 schools include:

Rivalry Name Trophy Games
played
Began
Baylor–TCU The Revivalry 109 1899
Baylor–Texas 103 1901
Baylor–Texas Tech Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Shootout 72 1929
Iowa State–Kansas State Farmageddon 94 1917
Kansas–Kansas State Sunflower Showdown Governor's Cup 112 1902
Oklahoma–Oklahoma State Bedlam Series Bedlam Bell 103 1904
Oklahoma–Texas Red River Showdown Golden Hat 105 1900
TCU–Texas Battle of the Horns 82 1897
TCU–Texas Tech The West Texas Championship 54 1926
Texas–Texas Tech Chancellor's Spurs 60 1928

Rivalries with former members:

Rivalry Name Trophy Games
played
Began Last Meeting
Baylor–Texas A&M Battle of the Brazos 108 1899 2011
Colorado–Nebraska 69 1898 2010
Iowa State–Missouri Telephone Trophy[62] 104 1896 2011
Kansas–Missouri Border War Indian War Drum[62] 119 1891 2011
Missouri–Nebraska Victory Bell 104 1892 2010
Missouri–Oklahoma Tiger–Sooner Peace Pipe 95 1902 2011
Nebraska–Oklahoma 86 1912 2010
Texas A&M–Texas Tech 68 1927 2011
Texas–Texas A&M Lone Star Showdown Lone Star Showdown Trophy 118 1894 2011

Men's basketball[edit]

From 1996 to 2011, standings in conference play were not split among divisions, although the schedule was structured as if they were. Teams played a home-and-home against teams within their "division"s and a single game against teams from the opposite division for a total of 16 conference games. This denied Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, formerly in the Big Eight, two rivalry games per season, but did allow most of the other traditional rivalries to be played home-and-home. After Nebraska and Colorado left, Big 12 play transitioned to an 18-game, double round robin schedule, allowing Oklahoma and Oklahoma State to once again play their rivals twice each season, in addition to adding second annual games to lucrative, nationally prominent series such as Texas-Kansas.[63]

Conference champions[edit]

Kansas has the most Big 12 titles, winning or sharing the regular-season title 14 times in the league's 18 seasons. The 2002 Jayhawks became the first, and so far only, team to complete an undefeated Big 12 regular season, going 16–0. Following the 2014 season, Kansas had won or shared 10 straight regular-season league titles and 12 of the past 13.

Season Regular Season Champion (Record) Tournament Champion
1996-97 Kansas (15–1) Kansas
1997-98 Kansas (15–1) Kansas
1998-99 Texas (13–3) Kansas
1999-00 Iowa State (14–2) Iowa State
2000-01 Iowa State (13–3) Oklahoma
2001-02 Kansas (16–0) Oklahoma
2002-03 Kansas (14–2) Oklahoma
2003-04 Oklahoma State (14–2) Oklahoma State
2004-05 Oklahoma
Kansas (12–4)
Oklahoma State
2005-06 Texas
Kansas (13–3)
Kansas
2006-07 Kansas (14–2) Kansas
2007-08 Texas
Kansas (13–3)
Kansas
2008-09 Kansas (14–2) Missouri
2009-10 Kansas (15–1) Kansas
2010-11 Kansas (14–2) Kansas
2011-12 Kansas (16–2) Missouri
2012-13 Kansas
Kansas State (14–4)
Kansas
2013-14 Kansas (14–4) Iowa State

In 2004-05, Oklahoma won the post-season tournament seeding tiebreaker over Kansas based on its 71–63 victory over the Jayhawks.
In 2005-06, Texas won the post-season tournament seeding tiebreaker over Kansas based on its 80–55 victory over the Jayhawks.
In 2007-08, Texas won the post-season tournament seeding tiebreaker over Kansas based on its 72–69 victory over the Jayhawks.
In 2012-13, Kansas won the post-season tournament seeding tiebreaker over Kansas State based on its 59-55 victory in Manhattan and 83-62 win in Lawrence.

NCAA tournament performance[edit]

School Appearances Final Fours Championships
Baylor 8 2 0
Iowa State 16 1 0
Kansas 43 14 3
Kansas State 28 4 0
Oklahoma 28 4 0
Oklahoma State 26 6 2
TCU 7 0 0
Texas 31 3 0
Texas Tech 8 0 0
West Virginia 25 2 0

Cumulative member records[edit]

Big 12 era games[edit]

School Conf Ws Conf Ls Conf W % Total Ws Total Ls Total W %
Baylor 107 187 .364 305 257 .543
Colorado 95 145 .396
Iowa State 134 160 .456 339 240 .585
Kansas 245 49 .833 530 114 .823
Kansas State 135 159 .459 331 238 .582
Missouri 139 119 .539
Nebraska 97 143 .404
Oklahoma 176 118 .599 393 194 .670
Oklahoma State 166 128 .565 392 202 .660
TCU 2 34 .056 20 43 .317
Texas 194 100 .660 414 195 .680
Texas A&M 98 160 .380
Texas Tech 107 187 .364 287 279 .507
West Virginia 15 21 .417 30 35 .462

Conference records do not include conference tournament games, only regular season conference games

All time[edit]

School Year Started All Time Ws All Time Ls All Time Win %
Baylor 1907 1,241 1,315 .486
Iowa State 1908 1,268 1,260 .502
Kansas 1898 2,126 822 .721
Kansas State 1902 1,549 1,090 .587
Oklahoma 1908 1,583 1,016 .609
Oklahoma State 1908 1,576 1,096 .590
TCU 1908 1,130 1,330 .459
Texas 1906 1,698 1,008 .627
Texas Tech 1925 1,310 1,046 .556
West Virginia 1903 1,651 1,040 .614

Baseball[edit]

The top 8 teams compete in the conference tournament at the conclusion of each season. Iowa State has not sponsored baseball since dropping its intercollegiate program after the 2001 season.[citation needed]

By school[edit]

School Appearances W-L Pct Tourney Titles Title Years
Baylor 16 25–26 .490 0
Iowa State 1 1–2 .333 0
Kansas 7 9–7 .563 1 2006
Kansas State 7 9–11 .450 0
Missouri 13 22–19 .536 1 2012
Nebraska 10 28–10 .737 4 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005
Oklahoma 16 27–24 .529 2 1997, 2013
Oklahoma State 15 11–29 .275 1 2004
TCU 1 1–2 .333 0
Texas 13 26–22 .542 4 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009
Texas A&M 13 24–18 .571 3 2007, 2010, 2011
Texas Tech 12 14–21 .400 1 1998
West Virginia 1 2–1 .667 0

Facilities[edit]

School Football stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity Baseball stadium Capacity
Baylor McLane Stadium 45,140 Ferrell Center 10,284 Baylor Ballpark 5,000
Iowa State Jack Trice Stadium 56,800[65]

expanding to 61,000

Hilton Coliseum 14,384 Non-baseball school*
Kansas Memorial Stadium 50,071[66] Allen Fieldhouse 16,300 Hoglund Ballpark 2,500
Kansas State Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium 50,000[67] Bramlage Coliseum 12,528 Tointon Family Stadium 2,000
Oklahoma Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium 82,112[68] Lloyd Noble Center 12,000 L. Dale Mitchell Baseball Park 3,180
Oklahoma State Boone Pickens Stadium 60,218[69] Gallagher-Iba Arena 13,611 Allie P. Reynolds Stadium 3,821
Texas Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium 100,119[70] Frank Erwin Center 16,540 UFCU Disch-Falk Field 6,649
TCU Amon G. Carter Stadium 45,000 Daniel-Meyer Coliseum 7,201 Lupton Stadium 4,500
Texas Tech Jones AT&T Stadium 60,862[71][72][73][74] United Spirit Arena 15,098 Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park 4,528
West Virginia Mountaineer Field 60,000[75] WVU Coliseum 14,000[76] Monongalia County Ballpark 2,500[77]

*Iowa State discontinued its participation in baseball as an NCAA-recognized activity following the 2001 season.[78] It participates in club baseball as a member of the National Club Baseball Association. Games are played at Cap Timm Field, capacity 3,000.[79]

National championships[edit]

The following is a list of all NCAA, equestrian, and college football championships won by teams that were representing the Big 12 Conference in NCAA-recognized sports at the time of their championship.[19]

Football (3):
1997 – Nebraska
2000 – Oklahoma
2005 – Texas

Equestrian (2):
2002 − Texas A&M (Overall)
2012 – Texas A&M (Overall)

Baseball (2):
2002 – Texas
2005 – Texas

Men's Basketball (1):
2008 – Kansas

Women's Basketball (3):
2005 – Baylor
2011 – Texas A&M
2012 – Baylor

Women's Bowling (5):
1999 – Nebraska
2001 – Nebraska
2004 – Nebraska
2005 – Nebraska
2009 – Nebraska

Men's Cross Country (6):
2001 – Colorado
2004 – Colorado
2006 – Colorado
2009 – Oklahoma State
2010 – Oklahoma State
2012 – Oklahoma State

Women's Cross Country (2):
2000 – Colorado
2004 – Colorado

Men's Golf (4):
2000 – Oklahoma State
2006 – Oklahoma State
2009 – Texas A&M
2012 – Texas

Rifle (2):
2013 – West Virginia
2014 – West Virginia

Women's Gymnastics (1):
2014 - Oklahoma

Men's Gymnastics (5):
2002 – Oklahoma
2003 – Oklahoma
2005 – Oklahoma
2006 – Oklahoma
2008 – Oklahoma

Women's Indoor Track (3):
1998 – Texas
1999 – Texas
2006 – Texas

Men's Outdoor Track (3):
2009 – Texas A&M
2010 – Texas A&M
2011 – Texas A&M

Women's Outdoor Track (7):
1998 – Texas
1999 – Texas
2005 – Texas
2009 – Texas A&M
2010 – Texas A&M
2011 – Texas A&M
2013 – Kansas

Men's/Women's Skiing (4):
1998 – Colorado
1999 – Colorado
2006 – Colorado
2011 – Colorado

Softball (2):
2000 – Oklahoma
2013 – Oklahoma

Men's Swimming (5):
1996 – Texas
2000 – Texas
2001 – Texas
2002 – Texas
2010 – Texas

Men's Tennis (1):
2004 – Baylor

Women's Volleyball (3):
2000 – Nebraska
2006 – Nebraska
2012 – Texas

Wrestling (4):
2003 – Oklahoma State
2004 – Oklahoma State
2005 – Oklahoma State
2006 – Oklahoma State

National team titles by institution[edit]

The national championships listed below are as of June 2014. Football, Helms, pre-NCAA competition and overall equestrian titles are included in the total, but excluded from the column listing NCAA and AIAW titles.

Big 12 National Championships
School Total titles Titles as a member
of the Big 12
NCAA and AIAW titles[19] Notes
Oklahoma State 51 13 51
Texas 50 15 46 UT has 4 recognized football titles and 4 AIAW titles
Oklahoma 27 8 20 OU has 7 recognized NCAA football titles
West Virginia 20 2 17 WVU has 3 pre-NCAA rifle titles
Iowa State 18 0 18 ISU has 5 AIAW titles
Kansas 13 2 11 KU has 2 Helms basketball titles
TCU 5 0 4 TCU has 2 recognized football titles
Baylor 3 3 3
Texas Tech 1 0 1
Kansas State 0 0 0

Conference champions[edit]

The Conference sponsors 23 sports, 10 men's and 13 women's.[80]

In football, divisional titles were awarded based on regular-season conference results, with the teams with the best conference records from the North and South playing in the Big 12 Championship Game from 1996 to 2010. Baseball, basketball, softball, tennis and women's soccer titles are awarded in both regular-season and tournament play. Cross country, golf, gymnastics, swimming and diving, track and field, and wrestling titles are awarded during an annual meet of participating teams. The volleyball title is awarded based on regular-season play.[citation needed]

Conference titles by school[edit]

As of May 18, 2014. List includes both regular-season, tournament titles, and co-championships. List does not include conference championships won prior to the formation of the Big 12 Conference in 1996.[81]

Current members[edit]

  • Texas – 140 (147 including 7 football division championships)[81]
  • Oklahoma – 61 (69 including 8 football division championships)[81]
  • Baylor – 59 [81]
  • Oklahoma State – 57 (58 including 1 football division championship)[81]
  • Kansas – 31 (32 including 1 football division championship)[81]
  • Iowa State – 16 (17 including 1 football division championship)[81]
  • Texas Tech – 15 (16 including 1 football division championship)[81]
  • Kansas State – 14 (18 including 4 football division championships)[81]
  • West Virginia – 4[81]
  • TCU – 2[81]

Former members[edit]

  • Nebraska – 71 (80 including 9 football division championships)[81]
  • Texas A&M – 61 (64 including 3 football division championships)[81]
  • Colorado – 27 (31 including 4 football division championships)[81]
  • Missouri – 10 (12 including 3 football division championships)[81]

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