With the news Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech are inching closer to joining the Pac-12, the writing is on the wall for the death of the Big 12. Some issues need to be worked out, namely how the Longhorn Network will work with the Pac-12's current television plan.
Barring a miracle by commissioner Dan Beebe or the Pac-12 not approving expansion, the Big 12 is finished.
College football uniforms are out of control. And they're only going to get worse.
College football uniforms have been in the news lately. With Maryland's flag uniforms that looked like something out of Middle Earth, Boise State's "Power Rangers" getup and Oklahoma State's all grey, we're not sure what's going on with the current state of uniforms. What happened to the classics?
In an effort to see what uniforms will look like in the future, we looked into our crystal ball (which is actually just Photoshop) and saw what the college football uniforms will look like in the upcoming seasons.
Last week was a slow week in the recruiting world. Washington State picked up a trio of commitments and then won back-to-back games for the first time since 2007. The Pitt Panthers landed Pittsburgh (Pa.) Penn Hills wide receiver Corey Jones, and LSU got a verbal pledge from Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Dwyer offensive tackle Patrick Miller.
Will Baylor's threat of legal action be enough to keep the Big 12 together?
In an attempt to save the Big 12 from crumbling, Baylor is considering legal options against Texas A&M and the SEC. This twist is just the latest in a bizarre saga involving the Big 12, especially after Nebraska and Colorado left the conference after the 2010 season.
Georgia fans were not ready to see their Bulldogs manhandled by Boise State in Atlanta. UCLA fans are looking for any positive after the last few seasons, but the Bruins fell at Houston on Saturday. Both Mark Richt and Rick Neuheisel entered the college football season on the proverbial hot seat, and neither coach's team got it done against non-AQ competition in Week 1.
As the Big 12 struggles to stay alive, we look back at its birth to see if history is repeating itself.
This article about the death of the Southwestern Conference and subsequent birth of the Big 12 originally appeared in the 1995 edition of Athlon's Big Eight magazine. As Texas A&M prepares to move to the SEC, leaving the future of the Big 12 up in the air, we feel this piece is worth revisiting as history seems to be repeating itself.