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Big 12 Championship Game
Big12ChampGame2008logo.png
Logo for the 2008 Big 12 Championship Game
Sport Football
Conference Big 12 Conference
Current stadium Cowboys Stadium
Current location Arlington, Texas
Played 1996–present
Last contest 2009
Current champion Texas Longhorns
Most championships Oklahoma Sooners (6)
TV partner(s) ABC
Official website Big12Sports.com Football
Sponsors
Dr. Pepper
Host stadiums
Cowboys Stadium (2009, 2010)
Arrowhead Stadium (2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008)
Alamodome (1997, 1999, 2007)
Reliant Stadium (2002, 2005)
Texas Stadium (2001)
Trans World Dome (1996, 1998)
Host locations
Arlington, Texas (2009, 2010)
Kansas City, Missouri (2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008)
San Antonio, Texas (1997, 1999, 2007)
Houston, Texas (2002, 2005)
Irving, Texas (2001)
St. Louis, Missouri (1996, 1998)

The Big 12 Championship Game is a college football game held by the Big 12 Conference each year. The championship game pits the Big 12 North Division champion against the South Division champion in a game held after the regular season has been completed.

The Big 12 South currently holds an overall lead of 10–4 over the Big 12 North in the game.[1]

Contents

History

The first championship game was played after the 1996 regular season, the first year of play for the Big 12 (which was created from the merger of the Big Eight Conference and four teams from the Southwest Conference). Like the SEC Championship Game (which had been played since 1992), the game matched the winners of the conference's two six-team divisions. The championship game has been held at several sites within the Big XII states, with Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri hosting more often than any other venue.

The 2008 Big 12 Championship Game was notable for the controversy over choosing the South Division representative. The Oklahoma Sooners, Texas Tech Red Raiders, and Texas Longhorns all finished with identical records and had each recorded a win and loss amongst one another. The Sooners earned a berth to the title game because they had the highest Bowl Championship Series ranking of the three at the time of selection. Oklahoma defeated the Missouri Tigers and earned a spot in the 2009 BCS National Championship Game.

In both 2009 and 2010, the game will be played at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.[2]

Results

  • Winners are listed in bold.
  • Rankings from the AP Poll released prior to the game.
  • In progress.
Year
AP
Ranking
North
Division
Score
AP
Ranking
South
Division
Location
Notes
1996 3 Nebraska 27–37 N/A Texas Trans World Dome, St. Louis, Missouri
1997 2 Nebraska 54–15 14 Texas A&M Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
1998 2 Kansas State 33–362OT 10 Texas A&M Trans World Dome, St. Louis, Missouri notes
1999 2 Nebraska 22–6 12 Texas Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
2000 8 Kansas State 24–27 1 Oklahoma Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri notes
2001 9 Colorado 39–37 3 Texas Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas
2002 12 Colorado 7–29 8 Oklahoma Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
2003 15 Kansas State 35–7 1 Oklahoma Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri notes
2004 N/A Colorado 3–42 2 Oklahoma Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
2005 N/A Colorado 3–70 2 Texas Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
2006 19 Nebraska 7–21 8 Oklahoma Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri notes
2007 1 Missouri 17–38 9 Oklahoma Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas notes
2008 19 Missouri 21–62 4 Oklahoma Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri notes
2009 21 Nebraska 12–13 3 Texas Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas notes
Totals 4 Wins 304–440[1] 10 Wins[1]

Results by team

Appearances School Wins Losses Pct Notes
7 Oklahoma 6 1 .857
5 Texas 3 2 .600
5 Nebraska 2 3 .400
4 Colorado 1 3 .250
3 Kansas State 1 2 .333
2 Texas A&M 1 1 .500
2 Missouri 0 2 .000
0 Baylor 0 0 N/A
0 Iowa State 0 0 N/A
0 Kansas 0 0 N/A
0 Oklahoma State 0 0 N/A
0 Texas Tech 0 0 N/A

Championship Game logos

Official championship game logos used for promotion of the Big 12 Championship game. In 1996 and 1998, there were no unique logos created for the game; The standard Big 12 Conference logo was used.

References

  1. ^ a b c The Big 12 South leads the series 10–4 and has outscored the Big 12 North 304–440, through the 2008 contest.
  2. ^ http://www.big12sports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=106116&SPID=13135&DB_OEM_ID=10410&ATCLID=1521887

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