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Big 12 Conference
(Big 12)
Big 12 Conference logo
EstablishedFebruary 25, 1994 (1994-02-25)[1]
DivisionDivision I FBS
Sports fielded23 (men's: 10; women's: 13)
HeadquartersIrving, Texas
CommissionerBob Bowlsby (since 2012)
Big 12 Conference locations
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This article is about the college conference. For the high school conference in Central Illinois, see Big Twelve Conference (Illinois). For the high school conference in Northeastern Illinois, see Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference.
Big 12 Conference
(Big 12)
Big 12 Conference logo
EstablishedFebruary 25, 1994 (1994-02-25)[1]
DivisionDivision I FBS
Sports fielded23 (men's: 10; women's: 13)
HeadquartersIrving, Texas
CommissionerBob Bowlsby (since 2012)
Big 12 Conference locations

The Big 12 Conference is a ten-school collegiate athletic conference headquartered in Irving, Texas. It is a member of the NCAA's Division I for all sports; its football teams compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS; formerly Division I-A), the higher of two levels of NCAA Division I football competition. Member schools are located in Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and West Virginia.

The Big 12 Conference commissioner is Bob Bowlsby.

Member schools[edit]

Current members[edit]

(See chart below)
Baylor UniversityWaco, Texas
18451996Private16,263$1,003,929,000BearsBaylor Green & Gold[3]
Judge / Bruiser163
Iowa State UniversityAmes, Iowa
18581996Public34,732$612,283,000CyclonesCardinal & Gold[4]
Cy the Cardinal1618
University of KansasLawrence, Kansas
18651996Public30,004[5]$1,560,000,000 (System-wide)JayhawksBlue & Crimson[6]
Big Jay / Baby Jay1613
Kansas State UniversityManhattan, Kansas
Willie the Wildcat140
University of OklahomaNorman, Oklahoma
18901996Public29,721$1,212,023,000 (System-wide)SoonersCrimson & Cream[10]
Sooner Schooner / Boomer and Sooner1927
Oklahoma State UniversityStillwater, Oklahoma
18901996Public23,307$817,625,000Cowboys/CowgirlsOrange & Black[11]
Pistol Pete / Bullet1651
University of Texas at AustinAustin, Texas
18831996Public51,195[12]$17,148,649,000 (System-wide)LonghornsBurnt Orange & White[13]
Bevo / Hook 'em1850
Texas Christian UniversityFort Worth, Texas
18732012Private9,142$1,191,900,000Horned FrogsPurple & White[14]
Super Frog184
Texas Tech UniversityLubbock, Texas
19231996Public35,134[15]$1,043,000,000[16] (System-wide)Red RaidersScarlet & Black[17]
Masked Rider / Raider Red161
West Virginia UniversityMorgantown, West Virginia
18672012Public29,466$1,010,000,000 (System-wide)MountaineersGold & Blue[18]
The Mountaineer1720

Affiliate members[edit]

InstitutionNicknameLocationFoundedJoinedTypeEnrollmentPrimary ConferenceBig 12 Sport
University of AlabamaCrimson TideTuscaloosa, Alabama18312014Public31,747SECWomen's rowing
Old Dominion UniversityLady MonarchsNorfolk, Virginia19302014Public24,125Conference USAWomen's rowing
University of TennesseeLady VolunteersKnoxville, Tennessee17942014Public27,523SECWomen's rowing

Former members[edit]

University of ColoradoBoulder, Colorado
187619962011Public30,128Buffaloes              [20]22Pac-12
University of MissouriColumbia, Missouri
183919962012Public34,255[21]Tigers         [22]2SEC
University of NebraskaLincoln, Nebraska
186919962011Public24,100[23]Cornhuskers         [24]16Big Ten
Texas A&M UniversityCollege Station, Texas
187619962012Public53,337Aggies         [25]10SEC

Membership timeline[edit]

West Virginia UniversityBig East Conference (1979–2013)Texas Christian UniversityMountain West ConferenceConference USAWestern Athletic ConferenceTexas Tech UniversityUniversity of Texas at AustinOklahoma State University–StillwaterUniversity of OklahomaKansas State UniversityUniversity of KansasIowa State UniversityBaylor UniversitySoutheastern ConferenceTexas A&M UniversitySoutheastern ConferenceUniversity of MissouriBig Ten ConferenceUniversity of Nebraska–LincolnPacific 12 ConferenceUniversity of Colorado at Boulder

Full members Other Conference


The Big 12 Conference is the second youngest of the major college athletic conferences in the United States, having formed in 1994 from a merger of one of the oldest conferences, the Big Eight, with four prominent colleges from Texas that had been members of the Southwest Conference. The Big 12 began play in the fall of 1996, with the Texas Tech vs. Kansas State football game being the first-ever sports event staged by the conference. From its formation until 2011, its 12 members competed in two divisions. Two charter members left the conference in 2011, and in 2012, two more left, while another two new members joined from other conferences. In 2012, the Big 12 formed an alliance with the Southeastern Conference to host a joint post-season college bowl game between the champions of each conference, which would eventually become the Sugar Bowl.[citation needed]

Distinctive elements[edit]

Original Big 12 Conference logo from 1996 to 2004
Big 12 Conference logo from 2004 to 2014

No championship game[edit]

The Big 12 is unique among the five conferences formerly known as 'contract conferences' in the late BCS/realignment era in that it only has 10 members, despite the name, causing some confusion. Twelve or more members are required for a conference championship game. (As of the 2014 season, the Pac-12 has 12 members, while the ACC, Big Ten, and SEC have 14 football members each.)

Dodds and Brown, along with Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops, preferred not to have a championship game.[26] Critics argued it was a competitive advantage over other contract conferences. Conferences with a championship game have their division champions play one of their toughest games of the year in the last week of the regular season.

Population base[edit]

Like the Southwest Conference, the Big 12 footprint has a small population base. It has the smallest population base by far of the contract conferences. Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, West Virginia and Iowa have a combined population of 37.8 Million.

As of 2013, out of the 115.6 million TV households nationwide there are only 13,427,130 TV households in those states (11.6%)[27][28]The Big 12's share of the nation's TVs is a fraction of that reached by the other contract conferences. This likely works against the conference in TV negotiations, but the conference negotiated tier 1 and 2 TV contracts in the same ballpark as other contract conferences.[29]

Grant of rights[edit]

Member schools granted their first and second tier sports media rights to the conference for the length of their current TV deals. The Grant of Rights (GOR) deal with the leagues' TV contracts ensures that "if a Big 12 school leaves for another league in the next 13 years, that school's media rights, including revenue, would remain with the Big 12 and not its new conference."[30]

GOR is seen by league members as a "foundation of stability" and allowed the Big 12 to be "positioned with one of the best media rights arrangements in collegiate sports, providing the conference and its members unprecedented revenue growth, and sports programming over two networks." All members agreed to the GOR and later agreed to extend the initial 6 year deal to 13 years to correspond to the length of their TV contracts.[31]

Prior to this agreement, the Big Ten and Pac-12 also had similar GOR agreements.[32] The Big 12 subsequently assisted the ACC in drafting its GOR agreement.[33] Four of the five major conferences now have such agreements, with the SEC the only exception.

Tier 3 events[edit]

The Big 12 is the only major conference that allows members to monetize TV rights for tier 3 events in football and men's basketball.[citation needed] This allows individual Big 12 member institutions to create tier 3 deals that include TV rights for one home football game and four home men's basketball games per season. Tier 3 rights exist for other sports as well, but these are not unique to the Big 12. The unique arrangement potentially allows Big 12 members to remain some of college sports' highest revenue earners. Other conferences' cable deals are subject to value reductions based on how people acquire cable programming, Big 12 schools tier 3 deals are exempt.[34] UT alone will earn more than $150 Million of that total from their Longhorn Network.[35]


Conference revenue comes mostly from television contracts, bowl games, the NCAA, merchandise, licensing and conference-hosted sporting events. The Conference distributes revenue annually to member institutions.[40] From 1996 to 2011, 57 percent of revenue was allotted equally; while 43 percent was based upon the number of football and men's basketball television appearances and other factors.[41][42] In 2011 the distribution was 76 percent equal and 24 percent based on television appearances. Changing the arrangement requires a unanimous vote; as a Big 12 member, Nebraska had withheld support for more equitable revenue distribution.[41]

With this model, larger schools can receive more revenue because they appear more often on television. In 2006, for example, Texas received $10.2 million, 44% more than Baylor University's $7.1 million.[43]

Big 12 revenue is generally less than other BCS conferences; this was due in part to television contracts signed with Fox Sports Net (four years for $48 million) and ABC/ESPN (eight years for $480 million).[44]

In 2011, the Big 12 announced a new 13-year media rights deal with Fox that would ensure that every Big 12 home football game is televised, as well as greatly increasing coverage of women's basketball, conference championships and other sports.[45] The deal, valued at an estimated $1.1 billion, runs until 2025.[46] In 2012, the conference announced a new ESPN/FOX agreement, replacing the current ABC/ESPN deal, to immediately increase national media broadcasts of football and increase conference revenue;[47] the new deal was estimated to be worth $2.6 billion through the 2025 expiration.[48] The two deals pushed the conference per-team payout to approximately $20 million per year, while separating third-tier media rights into separate deals for each school; such contracts secured an additional $6 million to $20 million per school annually.[49]

Revenue ranking[edit]

Revenue includes ticket sales, contributions and donations, rights/licensing, student fees, school funds and all other sources including TV income, camp income, food and novelties. Total expenses includes coaching/staff, scholarships, buildings/ground, maintenance, utilities and rental fees and all other costs including recruiting, team travel, equipment and uniforms, conference dues and insurance costs. Net profit is calculated using total revenue and total expenses data provided by USA Today, individual institutions and the United States Department of Education.[50]

2012 Conference Rank2012 National RankInstitution2012 Total Revenue from Athletics[51]2012 Total Expenses on Athletics[51]2011 Average Spending per student-athlete[52]
11University of Texas at Austin$163,295,115$138,269,710$248,951
29University of Oklahoma$106,456,616$96,250,328$163,259
322Oklahoma State University$87,270,598$96,782,619$133,341
428West Virginia University$80,064,869$92,968,960$108,643
538University of Kansas$70,228,913$78,973,441$127,656
640Texas Tech University$67,928,350$60,346,836$103,021
743Kansas State University$63,271,615$50,994,785$97,180
850Iowa State University$55,151,017$55,113,720$99,528
Baylor UniversityNot reported
(private university)
Not reportedNot reported
Texas Christian UniversityNot reported
(private university)
Not reportedNot reported


The Big 12 Conference sponsors championship competition in ten men's and thirteen women's NCAA sanctioned sports.[53]

Teams in Big 12 Conference competition
Cross Country910
Swimming & Diving35
Track and Field (Indoor)910
Track and Field (Outdoor)910

Men's sponsored sports by school[edit]

& Diving
& Field
& Field
Big 12
BaylorGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XN8
Iowa StateRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY7
KansasGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XN7
Kansas StateGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XN7
OklahomaGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY9
Oklahoma StateGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY9
TCUGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XN9
TexasGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XN9
Texas TechGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XN8
West VirginiaGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNRed XNRed XNGreen tickY6

Men's (and Coed - see Rifle) varsity sports not sponsored by the Big 12 Conference which are played by Big 12 schools:

OklahomaMountain Pacific Sports FederationNoNo
TCUNoPatriot Rifle ConferenceNo
West VirginiaNoGreat America Rifle ConferenceMid-American Conference

Women's sponsored sports by school[edit]

& Diving
& Field
& Field
Big 12
BaylorGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY10
Iowa StateGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY11
KansasGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY11
Kansas StateGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYRed XNRed XNRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY9
OklahomaGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY11
Oklahoma StateGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XN9
TCUGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNRed XNGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY10
TexasGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY11
Texas TechGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYRed XNRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY9
West VirginiaGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYRed XNGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickYGreen tickY10
Affiliate Members
AlabamaGreen tickY1
Old DominionGreen tickY1
TennesseeGreen tickY1


The first football game in conference play was the 1996 Texas Tech vs. Kansas State football game, won by Kansas State, 21–14.[54]

From 1996–2010, Big 12 Conference teams played eight conference games a season. Each team faced all five opponents within its own division and three teams from the opposite division. Inter-divisional play was a "three-on, three-off" system, where teams would play three teams from the other division on a home-and-home basis for two seasons, and then play the other three foes from the opposite side for a two-year home-and-home.[citation needed]

This format came under considerable criticism, especially from Nebraska and Oklahoma, who were denied a yearly match between two of college football's most storied programs.[citation needed] The Nebraska-Oklahoma rivalry was one of the most intense in college football history.[citation needed] (Until 2006, the teams had never met in the Big 12 Championship.) Due to the departure of Nebraska and Colorado in 2011, the Big 12 eliminated the divisions (and championship game) and instituted a nine-game round-robin format.[citation needed]

Championship game[edit]

The Big 12 Championship Game was held each year. The game was approved by all members except Nebraska.[55] The championship game pitted the division champions against each other after the regular season was completed. The first match was held during the 1996 season at the Trans World Dome in St. Louis.

Following the 2008 game, a decision was made to move the game to the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The 2009 and 2010 games were played there, with the Sooners defeating the Cornhuskers 23–20.[56]

In 2010, the game moved to Arlington for 2011, 2012, and 2013.[57] This became moot following the 2010 season because the league lacked sufficient members.[58]

2014 Bowl games[edit]

LocationOpposing conference
College Football Playoff
1Sugar BowlNew Orleans, LouisianaSEC
2Valero Alamo BowlSan Antonio, TexasPac-12
3Russell Athletic BowlOrlando, FloridaACC
4AdvoCare V100 Texas BowlHouston, TexasSEC
5AutoZone Liberty BowlMemphis, TennesseeSEC
6Cactus BowlTempe, ArizonaPac-12
7Heart of Dallas BowlDallas, TexasConference USA
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces BowlFort Worth, TexasAmerican
†:The Big 12 champion will go to the Sugar Bowl unless selected for the College football playoff. In the event that the conference champion is selected for the playoff, the conference runner up will go to the Sugar Bowl.

‡:Conference representative will play in the bowls on a rotating basis.


Rivalries (primarily in football) mostly predate the conference. The Kansas-Missouri rivalry was the longest running, the longest west of the Mississippi and the second longest in college football. It was played 119 times before Missouri left the Big 12. As of October 2012, the University of Kansas' athletic department had not accepted Missouri's invitations to play inter-conference rivalry games, putting the rivalry on hold. Sports clubs sponsored by the two universities continued to play each other.[60]

The rivalry between TCU and Baylor, known as the Revivalry is also one of the longest running in college football, with the two schools having played each other — largely as Southwest Conference members — 110 times since 1899. As of the 2014 game, Baylor holds a 52–51–7 lead.

The Oklahoma-Texas rivalry, the Red River Showdown is one year younger and has been played 108 times. This was a major rivalry decades before they were both in the conference, starting the year after the Revivalry in 1900. Currently Texas leads this rivalry 60-43-5.

Some of the longstanding football rivalries between Big 12 schools include:

Baylor–TCUThe Revivalry1091899
Baylor–Texas TechTexas Farm Bureau Insurance Shootout721929
Iowa State–Kansas StateFarmageddon941917
Kansas–Kansas StateSunflower ShowdownGovernor's Cup1121902
Oklahoma–Oklahoma StateBedlam SeriesBedlam Bell1031904
Oklahoma–TexasRed River ShowdownGolden Hat1051900
TCU–TexasBattle of the Horns821897
TCU–Texas TechThe West Texas Championship541926
Texas–Texas TechChancellor's Spurs601928

Rivalries with former members:

BeganLast Meeting
Baylor–Texas A&MBattle of the Brazos10818992011
Iowa State–MissouriTelephone Trophy[61]10418962011
Kansas–MissouriBorder WarIndian War Drum[61]11918912011
Missouri–NebraskaVictory Bell10418922010
Missouri–OklahomaTiger–Sooner Peace Pipe9519022011
Texas A&M–Texas Tech6819272011
Texas–Texas A&MLone Star ShowdownLone Star Showdown Trophy11818942011

Men's basketball[edit]

From 1996–2011, standings in conference play were not split among divisions, although the schedule was structured as if they were. Teams played a home-and-home against teams within their "division"s and a single game against teams from the opposite division for a total of 16 conference games. This denied Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, formerly in the Big Eight, two rivalry games per season, but did allow most of the other traditional rivalries to be played home-and-home. After Nebraska and Colorado left, Big 12 play transitioned to an 18-game, double round robin schedule, allowing Oklahoma and Oklahoma State to once again play their rivals twice each season, in addition to adding second annual games to lucrative, nationally prominent series such as Texas-Kansas.[62]

Conference champions[edit]

Kansas has the most Big 12 titles, winning or sharing the regular-season title 14 times in the league's 18 seasons. The 2002 Jayhawks became the first, and so far only, team to complete an undefeated Big 12 regular season, going 16–0. Following the 2014 season, Kansas had won or shared 10 straight regular-season league titles and 12 of the past 13.

SeasonRegular Season Champion (Record)Tournament Champion
1996-97Kansas (15–1)Kansas
1997-98Kansas (15–1)Kansas
1998-99Texas (13–3)Kansas
1999-00Iowa State (14–2)Iowa State
2000-01Iowa State (13–3)Oklahoma
2001-02Kansas (16–0)Oklahoma
2002-03Kansas (14–2)Oklahoma
2003-04Oklahoma State (14–2)Oklahoma State
Kansas (12–4)
Oklahoma State
Kansas (13–3)
2006-07Kansas (14–2)Kansas
Kansas (13–3)
2008-09Kansas (14–2)Missouri
2009-10Kansas (15–1)Kansas
2010-11Kansas (14–2)Kansas
2011-12Kansas (16–2)Missouri
Kansas State (14–4)
2013-14Kansas (14–4)Iowa State

In 2004-05, Oklahoma won the post-season tournament seeding tiebreaker over Kansas based on its 71–63 victory over the Jayhawks.
In 2005-06, Texas won the post-season tournament seeding tiebreaker over Kansas based on its 80–55 victory over the Jayhawks.
In 2007-08, Texas won the post-season tournament seeding tiebreaker over Kansas based on its 72–69 victory over the Jayhawks.
In 2012-13, Kansas won the post-season tournament seeding tiebreaker over Kansas State based on its 59-55 victory in Manhattan and 83-62 win in Lawrence.

NCAA tournament performance[edit]

SchoolAppearancesFinal FoursChampionships
Iowa State1610
Kansas State2840
Oklahoma State2662
Texas Tech800
West Virginia2520

Cumulative member records[edit]

Big 12 era games[edit]

SchoolConf WsConf LsConf W %Total WsTotal LsTotal W %
Iowa State134160.456339240.585
Kansas State135159.459331238.582
Oklahoma State166128.565392202.660
Texas A&M98160.380
Texas Tech107187.364287279.507
West Virginia1521.4173035.462

Conference records do not include conference tournament games, only regular season conference games

All time[edit]

SchoolYear StartedAll Time WsAll Time LsAll Time Win %
Iowa State19081,2681,260.502
Kansas State19021,5491,090.587
Oklahoma State19081,5761,096.590
Texas Tech19251,3101,046.556
West Virginia19031,6511,040.614


The top 8 teams compete in the conference tournament at the conclusion of each season. Iowa State has not sponsored baseball since dropping its intercollegiate program after the 2001 season.[citation needed]

By school[edit]

SchoolAppearancesW-LPctTourney TitlesTitle Years
Iowa State11–2.3330
Kansas State79–11.4500
Nebraska1028–10.73741999, 2000, 2001, 2005
Oklahoma1627–24.52921997, 2013
Oklahoma State1511–29.27512004
Texas1326–22.54242002, 2003, 2008, 2009
Texas A&M1324–18.57132007, 2010, 2011
Texas Tech1214–21.40011998
West Virginia12–1.6670


SchoolFootball stadiumCapacityBasketball arenaCapacityBaseball stadiumCapacity
BaylorMcLane Stadium45,140Ferrell Center10,284Baylor Ballpark5,000
Iowa StateJack Trice Stadium56,800[64]

expanding to 61,000

Hilton Coliseum14,384Non-baseball school*
KansasMemorial Stadium50,071[65]Allen Fieldhouse16,300Hoglund Ballpark2,500
Kansas StateBill Snyder Family Football Stadium50,000[66]Bramlage Coliseum12,528Tointon Family Stadium2,000
OklahomaGaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium82,112[67]Lloyd Noble Center12,000L. Dale Mitchell Baseball Park3,180
Oklahoma StateBoone Pickens Stadium60,218[68]Gallagher-Iba Arena13,611Allie P. Reynolds Stadium3,821
TexasDarrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium100,119[69]Frank Erwin Center16,540UFCU Disch-Falk Field6,649
TCUAmon G. Carter Stadium45,000Daniel-Meyer Coliseum7,201Lupton Stadium4,500
Texas TechJones AT&T Stadium60,862[70][71][72][73]United Spirit Arena15,098Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park4,528
West VirginiaMountaineer Field60,000[74]WVU Coliseum14,000[75]Monongalia County Ballpark2,500[76]

*Iowa State discontinued its participation in baseball as an NCAA-recognized activity following the 2001 season.[77] It participates in club baseball as a member of the National Club Baseball Association. Games are played at Cap Timm Field, capacity 3,000.[78]

National championships[edit]

The following is a list of all NCAA, equestrian, and college football championships won by teams that were representing the Big 12 Conference in NCAA-recognized sports at the time of their championship.[19]

Football (3):
1997 – Nebraska
2000 – Oklahoma
2005 – Texas

Equestrian (2):
2002 − Texas A&M (Overall)
2012 – Texas A&M (Overall)

Baseball (2):
2002 – Texas
2005 – Texas

Men's Basketball (1):
2008 – Kansas

Women's Basketball (3):
2005 – Baylor
2011 – Texas A&M
2012 – Baylor

Women's Bowling (5):
1999 – Nebraska
2001 – Nebraska
2004 – Nebraska
2005 – Nebraska
2009 – Nebraska

Men's Cross Country (6):
2001 – Colorado
2004 – Colorado
2006 – Colorado
2009 – Oklahoma State
2010 – Oklahoma State
2012 – Oklahoma State

Women's Cross Country (2):
2000 – Colorado
2004 – Colorado

Men's Golf (4):
2000 – Oklahoma State
2006 – Oklahoma State
2009 – Texas A&M
2012 – Texas

Rifle (2):
2013 – West Virginia
2014 – West Virginia

Women's Gymnastics (1):
2014 - Oklahoma

Men's Gymnastics (5):
2002 – Oklahoma
2003 – Oklahoma
2005 – Oklahoma
2006 – Oklahoma
2008 – Oklahoma

Women's Indoor Track (3):
1998 – Texas
1999 – Texas
2006 – Texas

Men's Outdoor Track (3):
2009 – Texas A&M
2010 – Texas A&M
2011 – Texas A&M

Women's Outdoor Track (7):
1998 – Texas
1999 – Texas
2005 – Texas
2009 – Texas A&M
2010 – Texas A&M
2011 – Texas A&M
2013 – Kansas

Men's/Women's Skiing (4):
1998 – Colorado
1999 – Colorado
2006 – Colorado
2011 – Colorado

Softball (2):
2000 – Oklahoma
2013 – Oklahoma

Men's Swimming (5):
1996 – Texas
2000 – Texas
2001 – Texas
2002 – Texas
2010 – Texas

Men's Tennis (1):
2004 – Baylor

Women's Volleyball (3):
2000 – Nebraska
2006 – Nebraska
2012 – Texas

Wrestling (4):
2003 – Oklahoma State
2004 – Oklahoma State
2005 – Oklahoma State
2006 – Oklahoma State

National team titles by institution[edit]

The national championships listed below are as of June 2014. Football, Helms, pre-NCAA competition and overall equestrian titles are included in the total, but excluded from the column listing NCAA and AIAW titles.

Big 12 National Championships
SchoolTotal titlesTitles as a member
of the Big 12
NCAA and AIAW titles[19]Notes
Oklahoma State511351
Texas501546UT has 4 recognized football titles and 4 AIAW titles
Oklahoma27820OU has 7 recognized NCAA football titles
West Virginia20217WVU has 3 pre-NCAA rifle titles
Iowa State18018ISU has 5 AIAW titles
Kansas13211KU has 2 Helms basketball titles
TCU504TCU has 2 recognized football titles
Texas Tech101
Kansas State000

Conference champions[edit]

The Conference sponsors 23 sports, 10 men's and 13 women's.[79]

In football, divisional titles were awarded based on regular-season conference results, with the teams with the best conference records from the North and South playing in the Big 12 Championship Game from 1996–2010. Baseball, basketball, softball, tennis and women's soccer titles are awarded in both regular-season and tournament play. Cross country, golf, gymnastics, swimming and diving, track and field, and wrestling titles are awarded during an annual meet of participating teams. The volleyball title is awarded based on regular-season play.[citation needed]

Conference titles by school[edit]

As of May 18, 2014. List includes both regular-season, tournament titles, and co-championships. List does not include conference championships won prior to the formation of the Big 12 Conference in 1996.[80]

Current members[edit]

Former members[edit]


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