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Big Twelve Conference

The Big Twelve Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located in the central United States. It is a member of the NCAA's Division I for all sports, and Division I-A for football.

The conference was formed on February 25, 1994, when the former Big Eight Conference merged with four Texas schools that had been members of the Southwest Conference, which had just disbanded. Athletic events in the conference began in the fall of 1996.

Member schools include:

North Division

South Division

Member schools participate in the following:

Additionally:

  • Iowa State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State participate in wrestling.
  • Kansas State, Baylor, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M participate in equestrian.
  • Iowa State, Nebraska and Oklahoma participate in gymnastics.
  • Kansas, Kansas State and Texas participate in rowing.
  • Texas and Texas A&M participate in swimming and diving. (Iowa State and Kansas participate only in women's swimming and diving.)
  • Nebraska participates in women's bowling and the coeducational sport of rifle.
  • Texas A&M participates in women's archery.
  • Colorado participates in skiing.

Exceptions:

  • Colorado does not participate in baseball and softball.
  • Iowa State does not participate in baseball (program discontinued in 2001).
  • Kansas State does not participate in soccer and men's tennis.
  • Oklahoma State does not participate in volleyball.
  • Texas does not participate in cross-country.

College Football

When the league was formed it was decided that the top team from the southern division would play the top team in the northen division at the end of the season to decide the conference champion, this is a list of the game's outcomes and the rank of the teams playing in the AP Poll.

Big XII Football Champsionship Games

  • 1996, Texas 37, #3 Nebraska 27
  • 1997, #2 Nebraska 54, #14 Texas A&M 15
  • 1998, #10 Texas A&M 36, #2 Kansas St 33
  • 1999, #2 Nebraska 22, #12 Texas 6
  • 2000, #1 Oklahoma 27, #8 Kansas St 24
  • 2001, #9 Colorado 39, #3 Texas 37
  • 2002, #8 Oklahoma 29, #12 Colorado 7
  • 2003, #15 Kansas St 35, #1 Oklahoma 7
  • 2004, #2 Oklahoma 42, Colorado 3

Rivalries involving Big 12 schools

The Big Twelve has many rivalries among its member schools, especially in football. A couple of its major rivalries go back to its predecessor, the Big Eight Conference, and another was imported from the Southwest Conference. Some of the football rivalries involving Big 12 schools include (with travelling trophies and/or special name of the game in parentheses):

  • Nebraska-Oklahoma
  • Nebraska-Colorado
  • Nebraska-Missouri (Missouri-Nebraska Bell)
  • Iowa State-Missouri (The Telephone Trophy)
  • Colorado-Colorado State (The Rocky Mountain Showdown, played in Denver)
  • Missouri-Kansas (The Border Showdown -- Changed from the "Border War" on October 4, 2004 due to the September 11th terrorist attacks)
  • Kansas-Kansas State (The Governor's Cup)
  • Iowa-Iowa State (Cy-Hawk Trophy)
  • Oklahoma-Oklahoma State (The Bedlam Series)
  • Texas-Baylor
  • Texas-Oklahoma (The Red River Shootout, played at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, with the winner getting the Golden Hat)
  • Texas-Texas A&M (The Lone Star Showdown)
  • Texas Tech-Texas
  • Texas Tech-Texas A&M

National Championships

The following is a list of all the national championships held by member schools. Only championships 1996 and later should be counted towards the Big XII total itself (33).

Football (17):

1939 - Texas A&M
1950 - Oklahoma
1955 - Oklahoma
1956 - Oklahoma
1963 - Texas
1969 - Texas
1970 - Nebraska / Texas
1971 - Nebraska
1974 - Oklahoma
1975 - Oklahoma
1985 - Oklahoma
1990 - Colorado
1994 - Nebraska
1995 - Nebraska
1997 - Nebraska
2000 - Oklahoma

Baseball (9):

1949 - Texas
1950 - Texas
1951 - Oklahoma
1954 - Missouri
1959 - Oklahoma State
1975 - Texas
1983 - Texas
1994 - Oklahoma
2002 - Texas

Men's Basketball (4):
1945 - Oklahoma State
1946 - Oklahoma State
1952 - Kansas
1988 - Kansas

Women's Basketball (3):

1986 - Texas
1993 - Texas Tech
2005 - Baylor

Women's Bowling (3):
1999 - Nebraska
2001 - Nebraska
2004 - Nebraska
2005 - Nebraska

Men's Cross Country (6):
1953 - Kansas
1954 - Oklahoma State
1989 - Iowa State
1994 - Iowa State
2001 - Colorado
2004 - Colorado

Women's Cross Country (3):
1986 - Texas
2000 - Colorado
2004 - Colorado

Equestrian (1):

2000 - Oklahoma State

Men's Golf (12):
1963 - Oklahoma State
1971 - Texas
1972 - Texas
1976 - Oklahoma State
1978 - Oklahoma State
1980 - Oklahoma State
1983 - Oklahoma State
1987 - Oklahoma State
1989 - Oklahoma
1991 - Oklahoma State
1995 - Oklahoma State
2000 - Oklahoma State

Men's Gymnastics (16):

1971 - Iowa State
1973 - Iowa State
1974 - Iowa State
1977 - Oklahoma
1978 - Oklahoma
1979 - Nebraska
1980 - Nebraska
1981 - Nebraska
1982 - Nebraska
1983 - Nebraska
1988 - Nebraska
1990 - Nebraska
1991 - Oklahoma
1994 - Nebraska
2002 - Oklahoma
2003 - Oklahoma
2005 - Oklahoma

Men's Indoor Track (4):

1965 - Missouri
1966 - Kansas
1969 - Kansas
1970 - Kansas

Women's Indoor Track (7):
1983 - Nebraska
1984 - Nebraska
1985 - Texas
1988 - Texas
1989 - Texas
1998 - Texas
1999 - Texas

Men's Outdoor Track (3):

1959 - Kansas
1960 - Kansas
1970 - Kansas

Women's Outdoor Track (4):
1982 - Texas
1986 - Texas
1998 - Texas
1999 - Texas

Men's/Women's Skiing (15):

1959 - Colorado
1960 - Colorado
1972 - Colorado
1973 - Colorado
1974 - Colorado
1975 - Colorado
1976 - Colorado
1977 - Colorado
1978 - Colorado
1979 - Colorado
1982 - Colorado
1991 - Colorado
1995 - Colorado
1998 - Colorado
1999 - Colorado

Women's Skiing (1):

1982 - Colorado

Softball (4):
1982 - Texas A&M
1983 - Texas A&M
1987 - Texas A&M
2000 - Oklahoma

Men's Swimming (9):
1981 - Texas
1988 - Texas
1989 - Texas
1990 - Texas
1991 - Texas
1996 - Texas
2000 - Texas
2001 - Texas
2002 - Texas

Women's Swimming (7):

1984 - Texas
1985 - Texas
1986 - Texas
1987 - Texas
1988 - Texas
1990 - Texas
1991 - Texas

Men's Tennis (1):
2004 - Baylor

Women's Tennis (2):
1992 - Texas
1995 - Texas

Women's Volleyball (4):
1981 - Texas
1988 - Texas
1995 - Nebraska
2000 - Nebraska

Wrestling (48):

1928 - Oklahoma State
1929 - Oklahoma State
1930 - Oklahoma State
1931 - Oklahoma State
1933 - Iowa State/Oklahoma State
1934 - Oklahoma State
1935 - Oklahoma State
1936 - Oklahoma
1937 - Oklahoma State
1938 - Oklahoma State
1939 - Oklahoma State
1940 - Oklahoma State
1941 - Oklahoma State
1942 - Oklahoma State
1946 - Oklahoma State
1948 - Oklahoma State
1949 - Oklahoma State
1951 - Oklahoma
1952 - Oklahoma
1954 - Oklahoma State
1955 - Oklahoma State
1956 - Oklahoma State
1957 - Oklahoma


1958 - Oklahoma State
1959 - Oklahoma State
1960 - Oklahoma
1961 - Oklahoma State
1962 - Oklahoma State
1963 - Oklahoma
1964 - Oklahoma State
1965 - Iowa State
1966 - Oklahoma State
1968 - Oklahoma State
1969 - Iowa State
1970 - Iowa State
1971 - Oklahoma State
1972 - Iowa State
1973 - Iowa State
1974 - Oklahoma
1977 - Iowa State
1987 - Iowa State
1989 - Oklahoma State
1990 - Oklahoma State
1994 - Oklahoma State
2003 - Oklahoma State
2004 - Oklahoma State
2005 - Oklahoma State

NCAA Team Titles By Institution (175 total)

Oklahoma State - 46
Texas - 41
Oklahoma - 23
Colorado - 21
Nebraska - 17
Iowa State - 13
Kansas - 9
Texas A&M - 4
Missouri - 2
Baylor - 2
Texas Tech - 1

NCAA Team Titles Since 1994 (34 total)

Texas - 10
Colorado - 7
Nebraska - 6
Oklahoma - 6
Oklahoma State - 6
Baylor - 2
Iowa State - 1

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