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.
- Texas Tech uses the "Lady Raiders" nickname for women's teams in sports that are sponsored for both sexes. Sports sponsored for only one sex, whether men's or women's, use "Red Raiders".
- The UCF campus has an Orlando mailing address but actually lies in unincorporated Orange County.
Future members Edit
Four schools will join the Big 12 in 2024. One of these is Colorado, a founding Big 12 member that left for the Pac-12 Conference in 2011.
|School||Location||Founded||Type||Nickname||Joining Big 12|
|University of Arizona||Tucson, Arizona||1885||Public||Wildcats||2024|
|Arizona State University||Tempe, Arizona[a]||1885||Public||Sun Devils||2024|
|University of Colorado Boulder||Boulder, Colorado||1876||Public||Buffaloes||2024|
|University of Utah||Salt Lake City, Utah||1850||Public||Utes||2024|
- Tempe is home to the main campus. Arizona State has three other physical campuses in the Phoenix area.
Associate members Edit
The Big 12 also has 13 "associate members", all of which play one sport in the conference.
- Basically all of the Academy grounds lie outside the city limits of Colorado Springs. The U.S. Census Bureau considers the Academy to be the census-designated place of "Air Force Academy", and the U.S. Postal Service calls it "USAF Academy".
Former members Edit
Four schools have left the Big 12 since it was formed. Missouri would return to the Big 12 in 2021 as a wrestling-only member, and Colorado will return in 2024 as a full member.
|University of Colorado 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|
- "Big 12 Conference". big12sports.com. Retrieved 2023-07-25.