Dallas Colleges: Big 8

Big 12 media days live: Day 2

July, 22, 2014
Jul 22
9:40
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The Big 12 media days continue on Tuesday in Dallas, as Oklahoma's Bob Stoops and new Texas coach Charlie Strong each take the stage. Keep this page open throughout the day's proceedings as we bring you the latest from our reporters, who will cover all 10 teams at the event.

Time machine: The last time Texas was unranked ...

October, 4, 2010
10/04/10
2:07
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Let’s take a trip back in a Longhorn time machine to October 15, 2000 -- the last time Texas was unranked in the AP Poll ...

Then: Mack Brown was 3 years into his head coaching tenure at Texas, with a 21-10 record and outranked in tenure by several of his Big 12 colleagues, including Texas A&M’s R.C. Slocum, Iowa State’s Dan McCarney and Missouri’s Larry Smith.
Now: Mack Brown is 13 years into his head coaching tenure at Texas, with a 131-29 record and the longest tenure in the Big 12.

Then: Will Muschamp was just six years out of college and was the defensive coordinator of the Division II Valdosta State Blazers.
Now: Will Muschamp is the Texas defensive coordinator and head coach in waiting.

Then: Texas fell out of the poll even though it beat Colorado 28-14 the day before.
Now: Texas fell out of the poll after losing to Oklahoma 28-20 the day before.

Then: Garrett Gilbert was 9 years old.
Now: Garrett Gilbert is 19 years old and Texas’ starting quarterback.

Then: Major Applewhite was one of two main Texas quarterbacks.
Now: Major Applewhite is assistant head coach and running backs coach at Texas after becoming the youngest coordinator in FBS in 2007 when he coached the offense at Alabama.

Then: Chris Simms was one of two main Texas quarterbacks.
Now: Chris Simms is an NFL free agent quarterback after spending the 2009 season with the Denver Broncos.

Then: Shaun Rogers and Casey Hampton were a pair of defensive tackles for Mack Brown’s Texas team.
Now: Shaun Rogers and Casey Hampton are both 10-year NFL veteran defensive tackles playing in the AFC North, combining for eight Pro Bowl selections and 44.5 sacks in their careers.

Then: Oklahoma beat Texas 63-14 in the Red River Rivalry behind six Rush TD from Quentin Griffin.
Now: Oklahoma beat Texas 28-20 in the Red River Rivalry behind two Rush TD from DeMarco Murray.

Then: Oklahoma was 6-0, on its way to an undefeated season and national title.
Now: Oklahoma is 5-0, eyeing an undefeated season and national title.

Then: Purdue, Oregon State, Minnesota, Georgia and Notre Dame were ranked in the AP Top 25.
Now: Those teams are a combined 8-15 this season.

Then: Alabama, Boise State, Auburn, LSU and Michigan State were not ranked in the AP Top 25.
Now: Those teams are a combined 24-0 this season.

Then: The Big 12 was still forming its own identity. It was its fifth year as a conference, having recently added four Texas schools from the Southwest Conference to the existing Big 8 to form a new conference.
Now: The Big 12 will soon form a new identity. It will lose two members when Colorado leaves for the Pac-10 and Nebraska leaves for the Big Ten.

Then: Texas had three national titles, one Big 12 Title and two Heisman Trophy winners (Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams).
Now: Texas has four national titles, three Big 12 Titles and the same number of Heisman Trophy winners (despite the recent Reggie Bush-Vince Young controversy).

Then: The Longhorn Sports Network was nowhere to be found.
Now: The Longhorn Sports Network is broadcasting Texas football and Texas basketball coverage on both television and radio, and could expand to become the first of its kind -- a broadly distributed sports network created by and focused on one university.

Then: Bo Pelini was in his first year as the linebackers coach of the Green Bay Packers.
Now: Bo Pelini is the coach of Texas’ next opponent, No. 7 Nebraska.

Then: The State Fair of Texas (during which the Red River Rivalry was played) unveiled the Millennium Quilt -- Texas Then and Now.
Now: The State Fair of Texas (during which the Red River Rivalry was played) featured the Eli Young Band, Collective Soul and fried beer.

History lessons: Big 12, Big 8, SWC

June, 10, 2010
6/10/10
4:49
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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

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