Big 12 releases revised 2020 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Big 12 has released a revised 2020 football schedule, which includes nine games against conference opponents and one non-conference game.

The lone non-conference matchup for each team was not announced, but will be revealed by each Big 12 school. All non-conference games must be played prior to Sept. 26.

Conference play will begin on Saturday, Sept. 26 with all 10 Big 12 members in action. Each conference member will have a minimum of two bye dates and potentially a third bye late in the season.

The 2020 Big 12 Championship Game is scheduled for either Saturday, Dec. 12 or Saturday, Dec. 19, but the location was not specified. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

“The virus continues to evolve and medical professionals are learning more with each passing week,” said Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby.  “Opinions vary regarding the best path forward, as we’ve seen throughout higher education and our society overall, but we are comfortable in our institutions’ ability to provide a structured training environment, rigorous testing and surveillance, hospital quality sanitation and mitigation practices that optimize the health and safety of our student-athletes.  We believe all of this combines to create an ideal learning and training situation during this time of COVID-19.  Ultimately, our student-athletes have indicated their desire to compete in the sports they love this season and it is up to all of us to deliver a safe, medically sound, and structured academic and athletic environment for accomplishing that outcome.”

Below are the non-conference opponents that have been announced to date (each will be played on Sept. 12):

  • Baylor – TBD
  • Iowa State – Louisiana
  • Kansas – TBD
  • Kansas State – Arkansas State
  • Oklahoma – Missouri State
  • Oklahoma State – Tulsa
  • TCU – Tennessee Tech
  • Texas – UTEP
  • Texas Tech – Houston Baptist
  • West Virginia – Eastern Kentucky

Big 12 Football Schedule

Comments (3)

I am reading it, but yet I do not believe these games will actually get played. I hope I am wrong.

Think this is a major mistake trying to play these games in the fall! They must need the TV revenue badly.