Big 12 reveals 16-team football slate through ’27
Dave Wilson, ESPN Staff WriterNov 1, 2023, 02:38 PM ET
- Dave Wilson is an editor for ESPN.com given that 2010. He formerly worked at The Dallas Early Morning News, San Diego Union-Tribune and Las Vegas Sun.A brand-new age began in the Huge
12 on Wednesday with the unveiling of the 2024-2027 conference football matchups for its 16 teams.Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Utah get here in the wake of the Pac-12’s demise, signing up with 2023 arrivals BYU, UCF, Cincinnati and Houston.Gone to the SEC are Texas and Oklahoma, two cornerstones of the initial Huge
12 that formed in 1994 and officially started in 1996. The Huge 12 said this schedule, including 9 conference games, prioritizes location, historic matches and rivalries as well as competitive balance. Each group will play every other a minimum of as soon as in the house and away– some over three seasons, others in all four.Matchups in 2024 that were played in 2023 will not repeat at the very same site.The Big 12 signs up with the Big 10 in continuing to play nine conference games
. The SEC and ACC both have actually adopted an eight-game league schedule for 2024.
Editor’s Picks 2 Related The schedule brings brand-new annual rivalries, an issue with the departure of Texas-OU, the league’s marquee match, while trying to make geographical sense– a challenge
in a league that now covers the country.Utah’s arrival indicates the Huge 12 reignites a heated rivalry with BYU, marking the very first time considering that 2010 that it’s a conference match for a game that has been played 101 times, last in 2021 as an early season matchup.Arizona and Arizona State also import their Territorial Cup rivalry that dates to 1899, with those marking the only repeating games on each team’s league schedule for all four years of this slate.Game dates will be announced by the Big 12 at a later date. Utah’s 2024 game versus Baylor, which was formerly set up, will stay a nonconference matchup on Sept. 9. The Huge 12 will contend as a 16-team conference for the very first time in 2024. Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Utah will become members in the summer season of 2024 signing up with Baylor, BYU, UCF, Cincinnati, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech and West Virginia.Colorado, the Huge 12’s lost lamb, was a club member of the original league before helping to set off the preliminary of the league’s realignment, when the Buffaloes departed for the Pac-12 following the 2010 season.