We’ll find out how good Texas is right off the bat. OU has a killer close to the season. TCU and Texas Tech each have as tough a five-game stretch as any team in football.
The 2012 slate includes Big 12 newcomers TCU and West Virginia, and features a 10-team, nine-game, round-robin schedule.
West Virginia University will pay the Big East $20 million to settle a lawsuit that clears the way for the Mountaineers to join the Big 12 in July.
Longtime assistant coach Joe DeForest is leaving Oklahoma State and reportedly taking a job with former colleague Dana Holgorsen at West Virginia.
West Virginia accepted an invitation from the Big 12 last month and wants to join for the 2012 season.
Interim Big 12 Commissioner Chuck Neinas says the conference has no plans to expand further prior to next season.
The Big East says it has been notified that West Virginia is leaving the conference and joining the Big 12.
West Virginia appeared to be the choice of the Big 12 presidents after a Monday board of directors’ meeting, but now Big East rival Louisville is back in the picture.
The Big 12 has approved bringing in West Virginia to replace Missouri when the Tigers complete their move to the Southeastern Conference.
Darryl Bryant scored 19 points and Kevin Jones added 17 to help fifth-seeded West Virginia overcome a slow start and wear down No. 12 seed Clemson, 84-76