Big 12 Conference/Archive 1 - Sports - Football - Rivalries


The Big 12 Conference has many rivalries among its member schools, primarily in football. Most of the rivalries existed before the Big 12 was established. The Kansas-Missouri rivalry was the longest running in the Big 12, the longest running west of the Mississippi, and the second longest running in college football. It was played a duration of 119 years before Missouri left the Big 12. As of October 2012, the University of Kansas' athletic department has not accepted Missouri's invitations to play inter-conference rivalry games, putting the rivalry on hold. Sports clubs sponsored by the two universities have continued to play games.The Oklahoma-Texas rivalry is also unique, as it was a major rivalry decades before the two schools were in the same conference.

Some of the longstanding football rivalries between Big 12 schools include:

Rivalry Name Trophy Games
Baylor – TCU 108 1899
Baylor – Texas 101 1901
Baylor – Texas Tech Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Shootout 67 1929
Iowa State – Kansas State Farmageddon 94 1917
Kansas – Kansas State Sunflower Showdown Governor's Cup 108 1902
Oklahoma – Oklahoma State Bedlam Series Bedlam Bell 103 1904
Oklahoma – Texas Red River Rivalry Golden Hat 105 1900
Texas – Texas Tech Chancellor's Spurs 60 1928
Texas – TCU 82 1897
Texas Tech – TCU The West Texas Championship 54 1926

Before their departure to other conferences, a number of former member schools held longtime rivalries within the conference:

Rivalry Name Trophy Games
Began Ended
Nebraska – Colorado 69 1898 2010
Oklahoma – Nebraska 86 1912 2010
Nebraska – Missouri Victory Bell 104 1892 2010
Iowa State – Missouri Telephone Trophy 52 1959 2011
Kansas – Missouri Border War Indian War Drum 119 1891 2011
Oklahoma – Missouri Peace Pipe 95 1929 2011
Baylor – Texas A&M Battle of the Brazos 108 1899 2011
Texas – Texas A&M Lone Star Showdown Lone Star Showdown Trophy 118 1894 2011
Texas Tech – Texas A&M 68 1927 2011

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