Big 12 Conference Unveils Concept Logo for 2014

By Kevin Kelley -

At their Media Days this morning, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby unveiled a concept logo for the conference beginning in 2014.

The logo uses the Roman numerals rather than simply “12.” The conference prefers the use of “Big 12” in typeset rather than “Big XII.”

Bowlsby told reporters at Media Days that the logo is close to completion and will be released next summer.

“We’ve about finalized the design, but we won’t roll it out until about this time next year, July 2014,” Bowlsby said.

Below is the current and soon-to-be old logo of the Big 12 Conference. What do you think of the new logo?

Big 12 Conference

  1. Seth
    July 22, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    an improvement, now if only they had 12 team to match.

    • Travis B
      July 22, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      EXACTLY.

      the Big 10 has 12 (14 soon) and the Big 12 has 10. so annoying lol

      I wish they would just add two teams already for crying out loud…

    • Thomas Stein
      July 22, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      Is there perhaps a BYU Big 12 membership in the future? Or a Northern Illinois, too? Or maybe a Louisiana Tech and BYU coming soon to a Big 12 near you?

    • Tom
      July 29, 2013 at 11:12 am

      It’s sad. 2 BCS bowls, great football team, one of the best coaches in college football and I still don’t get the satisfaction of watching my beloved Boise State Broncos play in the Big 12. 2 BCS bowl wins. Against Big 12 teams. 2. Kellen Moore. Chris Peterson.

  2. Marcus
    July 22, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Northern Illinois and LaTech? You’re most likely candidate is Cincinnati (travel partner for West Virginia). Although BYU would make sense, I think they value their independence. Beyond those two, I’d think Houston would be an option.

  3. PNB
    July 22, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    looks like Longhorns to me

    • Tipster
      July 24, 2013 at 11:46 am

      Now that you mention it, it really does. But then, when Nebraska, Colorado, A&M and Missouri left, who was left to oppose UT’s political dominance in the conference? Well, I must be fair. I am certain the conference will deny this. Just a coincidence. In other news, though:
      In 2015, the logo will go from red to a dark orange. This will smooth the Big 12(10) ‘s transition to its new Austin office in 2017 in the soon to-be-built BOC (Bevo Office Complex), overlooking the Joe Jamail Filed at Darrel K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium (or JJF@DKRTMS for short). The new conference motto will be “Making Outstanding Outcomes” (or more simply- MOO). You can watch all future Big 12 (10) announcements on the Longhorn Network, sponsored by Longhorn Steakhouse. Direct all conference inquiries to 1-888-446-6536 (888-IHOOKEM).

  4. Dave
    July 23, 2013 at 12:36 am

    It’s a farce when it is 10 teams. The Big 10 should give up their moniker and become the Big 14 and give Big 10 to the Big 12. You can always tell those who don’t have Math degrees.

  5. Mike
    July 23, 2013 at 6:55 am

    The old logo is much better.

  6. darktick
    July 23, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    It’s nice but for the love of God add 2 more teams please!!! Cincy n BYU are right there for the taking.

  7. Eric Andersen
    July 25, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I am not sure BYU wants to join the conference. They should take Cincy and Northern Illinois, the Huskies would give them the Chicago market, the big games like Texas could be played at Soldiers Field.

  8. PA
    July 28, 2013 at 12:14 am

    The Big 12 totally dropped the ball on not inviting Louisville. Add them and BYU and you’ve got yourself a strong conference.

  9. Tom
    July 29, 2013 at 11:14 am

    BYU and Boise State people. Cincy is a joke. Nippert. Stupid name.

  10. ICEBABY
    August 8, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Northern Illinois? Really? LOL

  11. Jim Fletcher
    September 6, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Cincinnati in all sports and BYU as a football-only member is certainly the way to go. Cincinnati would provide West Virginia with a travel partner, and BYU as a football-only member would not put a major travel burden on the other conference schools for sports other than football. The North Division would have three legitimate power football programs (BYU, West Virginia, Kansas State), and the South Division would have four legitimate power football programs (Texas, Oklahoma, TCU, and Oklahoma State). Cincinnati should open up recruiting in the state of Ohio as well. Hook ’em Horns!

  12. Bob Johnso
    August 17, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    BYU in All Sports; Find common ground that adjusts for no Sunday BYU play. And for those that think that is compromisable; It Is NOT. To us the Lord made the Sabbath to rest and worship. The art of the compromise is we can get along together with an understanding of what we all bring to the table. I say add Florida Central, and either Northern Illinois, or East Carolina. Cincinatti is a work in progress and falls short in a number of area.

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