Big 12 Conference
The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference that is part of the NCAA's Division I. It started when the Big 8 Conference joined together with four colleges from Texas that had been part of the Southwest Conference, and the first games in the Big 12 Conference were played in 1996.
|Baylor University||Waco, Texas||1845||Private||Bears[a 1]||1996|
|Iowa State University||Ames, Iowa||1858||Public||Cyclones||1996|
|University of Kansas||Lawrence, Kansas||1865||Public||Jayhawks||1996|
|Kansas State University||Manhattan, Kansas||1863||Public||Wildcats||1996|
|University of Oklahoma||Norman, Oklahoma||1890||Public||Sooners||1996|
|Oklahoma State University–Stillwater||Stillwater, Oklahoma||1890||Public||Cowboys &
|Texas Christian University (TCU)||Fort Worth, Texas||1873||Private||Horned Frogs[a 2]||2012|
|University of Texas at Austin||Austin, Texas||1883||Public||Longhorns||1996|
|Texas Tech University||Lubbock, Texas||1923||Public||Red Raiders[a 3]||1996|
|West Virginia University||Morgantown, West Virginia||1867||Public||Mountaineers||2012|
- Some Baylor women's teams, notably the women's basketball team, use "Lady Bears" as their nickname.
- Some TCU women's teams, notably the women's basketball team, use "Lady Froga" as their nickname.
- The Texas Tech women's basketball team uses "Lady Raiders" as its nickname. All other women's teams use "Red Raiders".
The Big 12 also has 10 "associate members", all of which play one sport in the conference.
Four schools have left the Big 12 since it was formed.
|University of Colorado at Boulder||Boulder, Colorado||1876||Public||Buffaloes||1996||2011||Pac-12|
|University of Missouri||Columbia, Missouri||1839||Public||Tigers||1996||2012||SEC|
|University of Nebraska–Lincoln||Lincoln, Nebraska||1869||Public||Cornhuskers||1996||2011||Big Ten|
|Texas A&M University||College Station, Texas||1876||Public||Aggies||1996||2012||SEC|