Big 12 Facts Sheet

FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 10: Texas Christian University sophomore Zach Boring (L), and freshman Laura Dunn raise a Big XII Conference banner before a press conference in which TCU accepted an invention to join the Big XII on October 10, 2011 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images)


Since the pending move to the Big 12 is now official, I thought it would be a good time to look at the conference, travel distances (from Morgantown), airport access, stadium/arena capacities, coaches, recent records and bowl game affiliations.  For comparison sake:

  • Morgantown is 81 miles from the Pittsburgh (PIT) airport and 34 miles from the Clarksburg/Bridgeport (CKB) airport.
  • Milan Puskar Stadium officially holds 60,000 and the WVU Coliseum holds 14,000.

Travel Information

School Location Distance Nearest Major Airport/Distance to School
Baylor Bears Waco, TX 1299 miles  
Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) 112 miles
Iowa St. Cyclones Ames, IA 874 miles Des Moines (DSM) 43 miles
Kansas Jayhawks Lawrence, KS 906 miles Kansas City (MCI) 50 miles
Kansas St. Wildcats Manhattan, KS        
982 miles Kansas City (MCI) 130 miles, Salina (SLN) 74 miles
Oklahoma Sooners Norman, OK 1004 miles    
Oklahoma City (OKC) 22 miles
Oklahoma St. Cowboys Stillwater, OK  
1087 miles Oklahoma City (OKC) 67 miles, Tulsa (TUL) 78 miles
Texas Longhorns Austin, TX 1399 miles Austin (AUS) 8 miles, San Antonio (SAT) 75 miles
Texas Christian Horned Frogs 
Ft. Worth, TX 1241 miles Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) 31 miles
Texas Tech Red Raiders Lubbock, TX 1471 miles *Lubbock (LBB) 10 miles, Amarillo (AMA) 133 miles
+Missouri Tigers Columbia, MO 741 miles St. Louis (STL) 111 miles, Kansas City (MCI) 145 miles

 

*Not sure how "major" these airports are

+I've included Missouri in these tables because they still haven't left the conference yet
#Waiting

Football Information

School Stadium Capacity    
Head Coach Current Record
Baylor 46,000/50,000* Art Briles 4-3
Iowa St. 55,000 Paul Rhoads 4-4
Kansas 50,071 Turner Gill 2-6
Kansas St. 51,000 Bill Snyder 7-1
Oklahoma 82,112 Bob Stoops 7-1
Oklahoma St.        
60,218 Mike Gundy 8-0
Texas 100,119 Mack Brown 5-2
TCU 44,358 Gary Patterson 6-2
Texas Tech 60,454 Tommy Tuberville      
5-3
Missouri 71,004 Gary Pinkel 4-4

 

*Baylor has several sections usually tarped over, but will uncover them in the instance of high ticket demand

 

Bowl Tie-Ins

Bowl Location Opponent Conference
Fiesta Bowl Glendale, AZ BCS
Cotton Bowl Classic Arlington, TX SEC
Alamo Bowl San Antonio, TX        
PAC-12
Insight Bowl Tempe, AZ B1G
Holiday Bowl San Diego, CA PAC-12
Meineke Car Care Bowl     
Houston, TX B1G
Pinstripe Bowl New York, NY Big East
TicketCity Bowl Dallas, TX B1G
Military Bowl Washington, DC ACC

 

Basketball Information

School Arena Capacity       Head Coach 2010-2011 Record
Baylor 10,284 Scott Drew 18-13
Iowa St. 14,356 Fred Hoiberg      16-16
Kansas 16,300 Bill Self 35-3
Kansas St. 12,528 Frank Martin 23-11
Oklahoma 12,000 Lon Kruger 14-18
Oklahoma St.       
13,611 Travis Ford 20-14
Texas 16,755 Rick Barnes 28-8
TCU 7,200 Jim Christian 11-22
Texas Tech 15,091 Billy Gillispie 13-19
MIssouri 15,067 Frank Haith 23-11

 

SB Nation Blogs

School Blog Name Blog URL
Baylor N/A N/A
Iowa St. Wide Right & Natty Lite http://www.widerightnattylite.com/
Kansas Rock Chalk Talk http://www.rockchalktalk.com/
Kansas St. Bring On The Cats http://www.bringonthecats.com/
Oklahoma Crimson And Cream Machine     http://www.crimsonandcreammachine.com/
Oklahoma St.      Cowboys Ride For Free http://www.cowboysrideforfree.com/
Texas Burnt Orange Nation http://www.burntorangenation.com/
TCU Frogs O' War http://www.frogsowar.com/
Texas Tech Double T Nation http://www.doubletnation.com/
Missouri Rock M Nation http://www.rockmnation.com/
Big 12 Hoops http://www.big12hoops.com/
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