Big 12 Conference facts for kids
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||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||2012|
|University of Texas at Austin||Austin, Texas||1883||Public||Longhorns||1996|
|Texas Tech University||Lubbock, Texas||1923||Public||Red Raiders||1996|
|West Virginia University||Morgantown, West Virginia||1867||Public||Mountaineers||2012|
The Big 12 also has 10 "associate members". Nine of these play one sport in the conference, while one other school houses two sports in the Big 12.
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|
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