Dallas Colleges: Southwest Conference

Big 12 media days live: Day 2

July, 22, 2014
Jul 22
9:40
AM CT
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.

History lessons: Big 12, Big 8, SWC

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

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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