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History lessons: Big 12, Big 8, SWC

BIG 12

First Year: 1996

Original members: Baylor, Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech

TIMELINE

2010: Nebraska announces plans to join Big Ten

2010: Colorado withdrew and joins Pac-10 (begins football in 2012)

BIG 8

First Year: 1907 (originally called Missouri Valley.. Big 6.. Big 7.. Big 8)

Original members: Nebraska, Iowa*, Kansas, Missouri, Washington (Mo.)

* Iowa held dual membership in Big Ten

TIMELINE

1908: Drake and Iowa State admitted

1913: Kansas State admitted

1919: Grinnell admitted

1920: Oklahoma admitted

1919-20: Nebraska withdrew to become independent

1921: Nebraska re-admitted

1925: Oklahoma State admitted

1928: Conference splits. Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma break away (Big 6 replaces Missouri Valley as name of conference)

1948: Colorado admitted (Big 7 is new name)

1960: Oklahoma State re-admitted (Big 8 is new name -- “officially” changed in 1964)

1996: Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State withdrew to join new Big 12 Conference

SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE (SWC)

First Year: 1915

Original members: Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Rice, Texas, Texas A&M

TIMELINE

1918: SMU admitted

1920: Oklahoma withdrew

1923: TCU admitted

1925: Oklahoma State withdrew

1960: Texas Tech admitted

1976: Houston admitted

1992: Arkansas withdrew to join SEC

1996: Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Baylor withdrew to join new Big 12 Conference