Big 12 Conference, originally Big 6 Conference, American collegiate athletic organization, composed of the Universities of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, as well as Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Baylor, Texas Christian, Texas Tech, and West Virginia universities.
West Virginia's entry into the Big 12 was held up by a legal dispute between the school and the Big East Conference, which sought to enforce a 27-month waiting period included in the league's bylaws. The dispute was settled on February 14, 2012, with the Big 12 and WVU paying a combined $20 million.
Temple moved up three spots and earned a top-100 rank on a new "Best Value Schools" list in U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges ranking. Temple University has jumped three spots in U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges, the annual ranking of undergraduate programs across the nation.Sep 12, 2017
On February 25, 1994, it was announced that a new conference would be formed from the members of the Big Eight and four of the Texas member colleges of the Southwest Conference. Though the name would not be made official for several months, newspaper accounts immediately dubbed the new entity the "Big 12".
The full form of NFC is the National Football Conference, while the full form of AFC is the American Football Conference. East division teams of NFC are Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, and Dallas Cowboys.
The Melbourne and Geelong football clubs were established in 1858 and 1859, respectively, and are two of the oldest football clubs in the world. The rules agreed to by the committee on May 17, 1859, were a compromise between those of several English public schools, notably Winchester, Harrow, and Rugby.
To remove our confusion between the two leagues, NFC stands for National Football Conference, and AFC stands for American Football Conference. However, these two old Leagues have their own different rules about the designated hitter, while the AFC and the NFC have identical rules, and are in the same league.
The reason for conferences is historical. There used to be two different leagues, the NFL and the AFL. The two leagues competed against each other for ratings and college talent. The NFL was the older league and was more well known, so they usually had a lot more talent.
The conference consists of the Universities of Central Florida, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Houston, Memphis, South Florida, and Tulsa as well as East Carolina, Southern Methodist, Temple, Tulane, and Wichita State universities and the United States Naval Academy.