Big 12 2012 Football Schedule: TCU Vs. Texas On Thanksgiving Highlights New Look Conference

With new conference member West Virginia free of their legal obligations to the Big East, the Big 12 was finally able to release its 2012 football schedule on Tuesday.

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Big 12 2012 Football Schedule: Red River Stays The Same, West Virginia Loses Pitt

With the Big 12's announcement of a ten team, nine conference game schedule for 2012, here's a few notes on the new look conference's upcoming season:

  • The talk over lost rivalries has centered primarily around Texas and Texas A&M disbanding, as well as Missouri and Kansas, but newcomer West Virginia will temporarily end its long standing "Backyard Brawl" with Pittsburgh, normally played on or near Thanksgiving. Instead of the Panthers, WVU will be at Iowa State November 24, and hosting Kansas December 1.
  • The most ubiquitous game in the conference - October's Red River Showdown in the Cotton Bowl - is untouched. As always, Oklahoma and Texas will meet in Dallas October 13.
  • Bedlam - the annual battle between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State - is still intact, but moving back a week. This year the game will be played November 24 instead of the last week of the regular season, December 1.
  • There's little in the way of rivalries the final week of the regular season - Kansas will play at WVU, Texas Tech is off, Texas will host Kansas State and TCU will host Oklahoma, among other seemingly random match-ups.
  • Each team will play only one conference opponent in the month of September, front-loading non-conference opponents for most schools.
  • The most grueling schedule might have to go to Texas Tech and Iowa State in a tie. The Cyclones and Red Raiders meet in Ames September 29 to start nine consecutive weeks - their entire season's slate - of conference play. That means no byes, no FCS cupcakes and no non-BCS teams for Homecoming dates.

For more on college football in every conference, check out SB Nation's college football page.

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Big 12 2012 Football Schedule: TCU Vs. Texas Moving To Thanksgiving Day, According To Report

The full Big 12 schedule was released on Tuesday, but it appears that there may be some changes here and there before all is said and done.

The schedule that was released by the conference had the Texas Longhorns hosting new Big 12 members the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday, November 24. The latest news is that the teams may instead be a marquee college matchup on Thanksgiving Day.


Related: Complete 2012 Big 12 Schedule

Chip Brown from Orangebloods.com relayed via Twitter on Tuesday that he was told the Texas-TCU game would "definitely" be moving from Thanksgiving Saturday to Thursday, November 22.

The move would seem to make for a game that will be promoted heavily by the NCAA and is sure to be a big event in Texas.

For all news and information regarding the Texas Longhorns, please visit Burnt Orange Nation or Barking Carnival. For complete coverage of the Big 12, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated NCAA football hub.

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TCU 2012 Football Schedule: Horned Frogs Will Host Oklahoma On Dec. 1

With the addition of TCU to the Big 12, DFW-area college football fans will have the chance to see far more Big 12 football in person in 2012.

In preparation for their jump to a BCS conference, the Horned Frogs began renovating Amon G. Carter Stadium in late 2010. The construction, which will cost the school $165 million, is set to be finished by the Horned Frogs home opener on Sep. 17 against Louisiana-Monroe, and will push capacity from 50,000 to over 70,000.

The big question for the small private school will be whether their comparatively small alumni base will be able to fill all the new seats, especially against state schools like Texas and Oklahoma with huge alumni contingents in the DFW metroplex.

TCU will travel to Austin to play the Longhorns on Nov. 24 and will host the Sooners on Dec. 1 as part of their 2012 conference schedule:

September 15: at Kansas

October 6: Iowa State

October 13: at Baylor

October 20: Texas Tech

October 27: at Oklahoma State

November 3: at West Virginia

November 10: Kansas State

November 24: at Texas

December 1: Oklahoma

For more analysis of TCU's 2012 football schedule, head over to Frogs O' War.

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Baylor 2012 Football Schedule: Bears Will Play Texas Tech In Dallas On Nov. 24

With TCU and West Virginia replacing Texas A&M and Missouri in the new-look Big 12, the conference will remain at 10 members for at least one more year, which will make Baylor's efforts to replace Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III an even bigger challenge.

While conference schools used to be avoid one half of the other division annually, Baylor gets the full slate of all nine members of the new-look Big 12 next season, including a road date in Morgantown for West Virginia's first ever Big 12 game.

And with the school finally reaching a settlement with the Big East, the Big 12 was able to release its long awaited 2012 football schedule Tuesday:

September 29: at West Virginia

October 13: TCU

October 20: at Texas

October 27: at Iowa State

November 3: Kansas

November 10: at Oklahoma

November 17: Kansas State

November 24: Texas Tech (at Cowboys Stadium)

December 1: Oklahoma State

For more analysis of Baylor's 2012 schedule, head over to Our Daily Bears.

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Texas 2012 Football Schedule: TCU New Thanksgiving Week Opponent

The Longhorns will host new conference member West Virginia on Oct. 6 and play OU in Dallas on Oct. 13.

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