The 2017 Big 12 Football Championship Game will kickoff at 12:30pm ET/11:30am CT, the conference officially announced on Wednesday.
The game is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 2 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. AT&T Stadium will also host the game each season through 2021.
Initially, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby indicated that the conference would split into two five-team divisions and retain a full round-robin schedule. Instead of division winners, the championship game will match the top two finishers in the overall conference standings.
“There is great anticipation with the return of the Big 12 Football Championship and we look forward to hosting the event in AT&T Stadium for the next five years,” Bowlsby stated last year. “The building is a state of the art facility and offers many amenities that will be enjoyed by our institutions and fans.”
FOX will televise this seasons game and in odd-numbered seasons through 2023. ABC/ESPN will televise the 2018 contest and ensuing games in even-numbered seasons through 2024.
The last Big 12 Football Championship Game was played in 2010. Host sites for the game included Arlington, TX (2), Kansas City, MO (5), San Antonio, TX (3), Houston, TX (2), Dallas, TX (1), and St. Louis, MO (2).
The Big 12 need to come together and get rid of their commissioner. That plan is going to backfire.
Just last week he had his contract extended through June 2025.
crap time for a stupid game
Only logical time, they don’t want to compete against the SEC afternoon game nor the B1G/ACC primetime games.
Wishful thinking: It would be nice to see Oklahoma, Oklahoma St, Texas & W.Virginia come over to the SEC. This way Oklahoma gets to keep their rivalry with Oklahoma St, not that it is that big of a rivalry since The Cowboys have only won twice in the last 14 years. Texas & Texas A&M can get back together & W.Virginia can find a place in the SEC East & don’t have to fly from the far east to the Midwest, that never made sense to me. I just don’t see the BIG-12 surviving much longer once the other conferences come calling to increase the teams for their conferences.
Ok lets suppose College Football makes a few radical changes
1. 11 games between Labor Day and Thanksgiving, with 1 pre-season game against an FCS team for all FBS teams.
2. No conference championship games because the playoff goes to 16-teams with 12 conference champs and 4 at-large teams making it. 1st round the weekend the conference championship games are normally played at top 8 seeds. Final 3 rounds at neutral sites. 2nd round Saturday that falls between December 17-23, Semis New Year’s Day Final 2nd Monday of year January 8-14
Below is what it could look like
Atlantic Coastal (10)
North Carolina State
Big Eight (8)
Big Ten (11)
Conference USA (8)
East Coast (10)
New Mexico State
Texas San Antonio
Mountain West (10)
San Diego State
San Jose State
am I the only one thinking it’s weird they have 5 year contract for the new & brought conference championship game