Big Eight Conference

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Big Eight Conference
Status
Defunct
Years Active
1907-96
Prior Name(s)/Conference(s)
Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1907-64)
Big Six Conference (1928-48)
Big Seven Conference (1948-57)
Successor Conference(s)
Big 12 Conference

The Big Eight Conference was a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)-affiliated Division I-A college athletic association that sponsored college football. It was formed in January 1907 as the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MVIAA) by its charter member schools: the University of Kansas, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, and Washington University in St. Louis. Additionally, the University of Iowa was an original member of the MVIAA, while maintaining joint membership in the Western Conference (now the Big Ten Conference).

The conference was dissolved in 1996. Its membership at its dissolution consisted of the University of Nebraska, Iowa State University, the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, the University of Missouri, the University of Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State University. The Big Eight’s headquarters were located in Kansas City, Missouri.

Members

Final members

Colorado Buffaloes • Iowa State Cyclones • Kansas Jayhawks • Kansas State Wildcats • Missouri Tigers • Nebraska Cornhuskers • Oklahoma Sooners • Oklahoma State Cowboys

Previous members

Drake Bulldogs • Grinnell Pioneers • Iowa Hawkeyes • Washington University Bears

Media guides and yearbooks

Media guides

Football

1980s 1982
1990s 1992 • 1993
Big Eight Conference (1907-96)
Final members Colorado Buffaloes • Iowa State Cyclones • Kansas Jayhawks • Kansas State Wildcats • Missouri Tigers • Nebraska Cornhuskers • Oklahoma Sooners • Oklahoma State Cowboys
Previous members Drake Bulldogs • Grinnell Pioneers • Iowa Hawkeyes • Washington University Bears
FBS Conferences American Athletic Conference • Atlantic Coast Conference • Big 12 Conference • Big Ten Conference • Conference USA • Mid-American Conference • Mountain West Conference • Pac-12 Conference • Southeastern Conference • Sun Belt Conference
FCS Conferences Big Sky Conference • Big South Conference • Colonial Athletic Association • Ivy League • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference • Missouri Valley Football Conference • Northeast Conference • Ohio Valley Conference • Patriot League • Pioneer Football League • Southern Conference • Southland Conference • Southwestern Athletic Conference
Other Conferences Current: Big East Conference • West Coast Conference
Former: Big Eight Conference