Big Eight Conference
|Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1907-64)|
Big Six Conference (1928-48)
Big Seven Conference (1948-57)
|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.
Media guides and yearbooks by sport
|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|