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Big 12 Schools 2021

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The Big 12 is a collegiate level athletic conference based in Irving, Texas. The Big 12 Conference formed by joining teams from the Big Eight Conference and the Southwest Conference. Named for originally having 12 member schools, the current conference lineup consists of ten schools. The Big 12 sponsors 23 different sports including men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, swimming & diving, and tennis. The conference also sponsors men’s baseball, football, and wrestling and women’s equestrian, gymnastics, rowing, soccer, softball, and volleyball. Listed below are the ten schools currently enrolled as members of the Big 12 Conference.

Baylor University

Baylor University joined the Big 12 in 1996 as one of the founding members. Baylor has seven NCAA team championships. In 2021 Baylor won four Big 12 awards including a team championship win for men’s basketball.

  • Iowa State University of Science and Technology

    Iowa State University is a Big 12 founding member. In 2021, ISU won individual championship awards in wrestling and men’s indoor track & field.

  • The University of Kansas

    The University of Kansas joined the Big 12 conference as a founding member in 1996. The University of Kansas has won 13 NCAA team championships as a member of the Big 12.

  • Kansas State University

    Kansas State University joined the Big 12 in 1996 as a founding member. Kansas has won 13 NCAA team championships as part of the Big 12.

  • Kansas State University
    Manhattan, KS
  • University of Oklahoma

    University of Oklahoma joined the Big 12 Conference as a founding member in 1996. In 2021 the university won a team championship in softball and has won a softball team championship four other times in previous years. University of Oklahoma has announced its plan to leave the Big 12 in 2025, at which time it will enter into the Southeastern Conference.

  • Oklahoma State University

    Oklahoma State University joined the Big 12 in 1996 as a founding member. In 2021, OSU won an individual championship award in wrestling. Overall, Oklahoma State has won 53 team championships while a member of the Big 12.

  • Oklahoma State University
    Stillwater, OK
  • Texas Christian University

    Texas Christian University joined the Big 12 in 2012, as one of the newer members of the conference. TCU has won seven NCAA team championships as part of the Big 12.

  • The University of Texas at Austin

    University of Texas at Austin is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference, having joined in 1996. Texas has won 59 NCAA team championships since 1996 and in 2021 won awards in rowing, men’s swimming & diving, and women’s tennis. Texas has announced that it will leave the Big 12 Conference in 2025 at which point it will join the Southeastern Conference.

  • Texas Tech University

    Texas Tech University joined the Big 12 Conference in 1996 as a founding member. Texas Tech has won one overall team championship as a member of the Big 12.

  • Texas Tech University
    Lubbock, TX
  • West Virginia University

    West Virginia University joined the Big 12 in 2012 and is one of the newest members of the Big 12 Conference. West Virginia has won 19 overall team championships since it joined the Big 12.

  • West Virginia University
    Morgantown, WV
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