Big 12 Conference
|Big Eight Conference, Southwest Conference|
The Big 12 Conference is a collegiate athletic conference headquartered in Irving, Texas. The conference consists of ten full-member universities. It is a member of Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for all sports. Its college football teams compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS; formerly Division I-A), the higher of two levels of NCAA Division I football competition.
The Big 12 Conference was founded on February 25, 1994. The eight members of the former Big Eight Conference joined with Southwest Conference schools Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, and Texas Tech to form the new Big 12 Conference, which commenced competition on August 31, 1996.
Baylor Bears • Iowa State Cyclones • Kansas Jayhawks • Kansas State Wildcats • Oklahoma Sooners • Oklahoma State Cowboys • TCU Horned Frogs • Texas Longhorns • Texas Tech Red Raiders • West Virginia Mountaineers
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