Category Archives: Big 12

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    Iowa State Cyclones announce 2012 Football Schedule

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    Iowa State CyclonesThe Iowa State Cyclones have announced their 2012 football schedule, which features games against Iowa, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas and West Virginia.

    Iowa State opens the 2012 season at home on Thursday, Sept. 1 against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. The following week, Iowa State travels to face in-state rival Iowa (Sept. 8) before returning home to host Western Illinois (Sept. 15). Read Full Story »

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    Baylor Bears announce 2012 Football Schedule

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Baylor BearsThe Baylor Bears have announced their 2012 football schedule, which features games against SMU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas and West Virginia.

    Baylor opens the 2012 season at home on Sept. 1 against the SMU Mustangs. Following an open date, the Bears have non-conference games at home vs. Sam Houston State (Sept. 15) and at ULM (Sept. 22). Read Full Story »

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    West Virginia will officially join the Big 12 in 2012

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Big EastWest Virginia will officially join the Big 12 in 2012. Their membership in the Big East is terminated effective June 30, 2012, the conference announced this morning in a press release.

    The Mountaineers announced in October that they were leaving to join the Big 12 in 2012, although Big East bylaws stated that departing teams must adhere to a 27-month waiting period. Read Full Story »

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    Oklahoma may open 2012 football season at UTEP

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    Oklahoma SoonersOklahoma at UTEP? As a season-opener? It could happen. OU is in need of two non-conference games to complete their 2012 football schedule.

    The Sooners had been in discussions with Rutgers for a 2012 game at MetLife Stadium, but those talks appear to have broken off because the Scarlet Knights don’t want to return the game in Norman. Read Full Story »

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    Report: Big East, West Virginia reach $20 million settlement

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    Big EastThe Big East and the West Virginia Mountaineers have reached a $20 million settlement, the Charleston Daily Mail has reported.

    Reports indicate that West Virginia will pay the conference $11 million to leave early for the Big 12. Other Big 12 schools will contribute the other $9 million. Read Full Story »

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    Florida State contacts BCS schools to fill West Virginia void on 2012 Schedule

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Florida State SeminolesThe Florida State Seminoles have contacted several BCS schools to replace West Virginia on their 2012 football schedule, the Orlando Sentinel has reported.

    Last week, West Virginia notified FSU that they were canceling their 2012 game which was scheduled for Sept. 8 in Tallahassee. Read Full Story »

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    2012 Big 12 Football Schedule to be released “in the near future”

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Big 12The 2012 Big 12 football schedule will be released “in the near future” according to Bob Burda, the Big 12 associate commissioner/communications.

    The schedule, which includes both TCU and West Virginia, was delivered to the Big 12’s television partners today just before the Feb. 1 deadline. In a statement, the Big 12 said: “The Big 12 Conference has provided a ten-team 2012 football schedule to its television partners and expects to release it publicly in the near future.” Read Full Story »

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    Memphis discussing series with Vanderbilt, has verbals with Kansas & Ole Miss

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    Memphis TigersThe Memphis Tigers are in discussions to play a future football series against the Vanderbilt Commodores, The Commercial Appeal has reported. Memphis also has verbal agreements to play Kansas and Ole Miss.

    Memphis Athletics Director R.C. Johnson said that the Tigers could play Vanderbilt as early as 2013 if one of their currently scheduled non-conference opponents cancels. Those opponents are Arkansas State, Duke, Louisville and Middle Tennessee. Read Full Story »

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    Texas Tech to open 2012 season at home vs. Northwestern State

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Texas Tech Red RaidersThe Texas Tech Red Raiders will open the 2012 season at home against the Northwestern State Demons. The date was confirmed yesterday when NSU released their 2012 schedule.

    Texas Tech will host Northwestern State at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. The two schools first and only meeting was in 2007. The Red Raiders pummeled the Demons 75-7. Read Full Story »

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    Report: Oklahoma and Rutgers discussing 2012 football game at MetLife Stadium

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    RutgersOklahomaThe Oklahoma Sooners and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are in discussions to play a football game in 2012 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

    Both schools are in need of non-conference games to complete their 2012 football schedules. How many depends on West Virginia’s lawsuit to leave the Big East and compete in the Big 12 in 2012. Read Full Story »

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    Texas Tech President “very hopeful” West Virginia will be in Big 12 in 2012

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Big 12Texas Tech President Guy Bailey is “very hopeful” that West Virginia will be in the Big 12 in 2012. Bailey spoke to in wake of the upcoming 2012 Big 12 football schedules.

    “West Virginia has assured us they’d be in there,” Bailey said. “I believe them and I’m very hopeful… I think all of the realignment issues will be resolved in the next two weeks. I won’t guarantee it, but we are making progress.” Read Full Story »

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    WVU AD: “No question” the Mountaineers will play a Big 12 schedule in 2012

    By Kevin Kelley -

    West VirginiaWest Virginia Athletic Director Oliver Luck says that “there is no question” that the Mountaineers will play a Big 12 football schedule in 2012.

    In a conversation with, Luck had the following to say regarding West Virginia’s imminent move to the Big 12:

    “There is no question that we will be playing a Big 12 schedule in all of our sports for the ’12-’13 academic year,” Luck stated.  Read Full Story »

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    Report: West Virginia may cancel 2012 game at Florida State

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    West VirginiaThe West Virginia Mountaineers are in discussions to cancel their 2012 football game at Florida State, the Tallahassee Democrat has reported.

    West Virginia is currently slated to face the Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee on Sept. 8, 2012. FSU is scheduled to return the trip to Morgantown on Sept. 14, 2013. Read Full Story »

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    Report: TCU to play at Texas on Thanksgiving

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    TexasTCUThe TCU Horned Frogs are likely to play at the Texas Longhorns next Thanksgiving, Star-Telegram has reported.

    TCU officially joins the Big 12 on July 1 and would replace Texas’ annual holiday weekend game against Texas A&M, who left the Big 12 for the SEC. Read Full Story »

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    2012 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Tickets – Oklahoma State vs. Stanford

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Fiesta BowlThe 2012 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl features the Oklahoma State Cowboys against the Stanford Cardinal. Tickets for the Fiesta Bowl are available through our preferred vendor

    The game will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Monday, January 2, 2012 (8:30 p.m. ET – ESPN).

    This will be the first ever meeting between Oklahoma State of the Big 12 and Stanford of the Pac-12. Read Full Story »