Big 12 Football Betting Schedules
Big Twelve Football Betting Schedules
The Big 12 first originated back in 1996, but before that, it took the combining of a pair of conferences to get to that point. Way back in 1907, the Big 8 came about with original members Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Washington-St. Louis and Iowa. These five universities originally took the name of the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association; or the MVIAA.
Iowa State and Drake joined a year later, but then Iowa bolted for the Big Ten in 1911 to pave the way for Kansas State to become a member in 1913.
The second half of the Big 12 was then created in 1915 when the Southwest Conference came about with the founding fathers including Baylor, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A&M, Texas, Texas A&M, Rice and Southwestern who only lasted one year.
After numerous schools came in and out and both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State left the SWC for the MVIAA, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas State and Iowa State form the Big 6 in 1928. Twenty years later, Colorado is added and Oklahoma State 10 years after that.
The conference was then coined the Big Eight Conference in 1964, that name was etched in stone and the conference became in cahoots with the Orange Bowl four years later.
Fast forward to 1996, and the Big 12 is officially formed when the best of the SWC (Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Baylor) combines with the Big 8 to form a super conference. The Big 12 is then given a championship game four years later.
Some major rivalries went by the wayside 15 years later when Nebraska bolts for the Big Ten and Colorado for the Pac-12. The following year, Missouri and Texas A&M left the Big 12 for the SEC while TCU and West Virginia escape the defunct Big East to land in the Big 12.
Down two extra teams, the Big 12 is no longer considered a power conference and loses its right to divisions with a championship game to decide the overall victor.
Big 12 Conference
One of the biggest rivalry games in the sport plays out the second weekend of every October when the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners shoot it out in the Red River Rivalry.
Other notable Big 12 rivalry games include the Bedlam rivalry between the aforementioned Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys, The Sunflower Showdown between Kansas and Kansas State – normally dominated by the Wildcats, and The Revivalry between longtime rivals Baylor and TCU.
Only Texas and Oklahoma have taken home national championships in the BCS era, but as a whole, the conference has won 11 total titles with TCU the third team to get in on the fun.
Texas has by far the largest stadium capacity in the conference with over 100K, followed by Oklahoma at just over 82,000. The rest of the stadiums are 60K and below.
Automatic bowl tie-ins to the ACC are as follows: Fiesta Bowl, Peach Bowl, Russell Athletic Bowl, Music City Bowl, TaxSlayer Bowl, Belk Bowl, Hyundai Bowl, New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Military Bowl, Independence Bowl, Quick Lane Bowl, St. Petersburg Bowl, and Birmingham Bowl.
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