The Big 12 Conference will take advantage of a new NCAA rule that allows conferences with less than 12 teams to hold a football championship game.


“The addition of a football championship game allows for a 13th data point for our teams under consideration for the College Football Playoff,” said Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “Work will begin on developing scheduling models and host site options.”

 

The Big 12 Conference also announced that it will not pursue the creation of a Big 12 Network on television, and nothing definitive has been determined concerning expansion.
The 2015-16 season will be a profitable one for teams in the Big 12. Each school will receive $30.4 million, an increase of 20 percent over the previous year. All 10 league members will receive a full share of the revenue distribution. In addition to distributed revenue from the Conference, Big 12 schools also retain revenue from third-tier media rights deals (Longhorn Network, FOX Sports, Learfield Sports, etc.).

Big 12 Football Championship History
Year           Site                                       City                                                         Winner
2010          Cowboys Stadium              Arlington, Texas                                    Oklahoma
2009         Cowboys Stadium              Arlington, Texas                                    Texas
2008         Arrowhead Stadium           Kansas City, Mo.                                   Oklahoma
2007         Alamodome                         San Antonio, Texas                               Oklahoma
2006         Arrowhead Stadium           Kansas City, Mo.                                   Oklahoma
2005         Reliant Stadium                  Houston, Texas                                     Texas
2004         Arrowhead Stadium           Kansas City, Mo.                                   Oklahoma
2003         Arrowhead Stadium           Kansas City, Mo.                                   Kansas State
2002         Reliant Stadium                  Houston, Texas                                     Oklahoma
2001          Texas Stadium                    Dallas, Texas                                         Colorado
2000        Arrowhead Stadium           Kansas City, Mo.                                   Oklahoma
1999          Alamodome                         San Antonio, Texas                               Nebraska
1998          Trans World Dome             St. Louis Mo.                                         Texas A&M
1997          Alamodome                         San Antonio, Texas                               Nebraska
1996          Trans World Dome             St. Louis, Mo.                                        Texas