The Big 12 conference unveiled a new logo that will be on display this fall when the college football season gets underway.
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Yes, the conference is still sticking with their Big 12 name despite the fact that only 10 teams are in the conference after conference realignment over the past few years saw the Colorado Buffaloes, Texas A&M Aggies and Missouri Tigers leave the conference for the Pac-12 and SEC, respectively, while they opened their doors and welcomed the West Virginia Mountaineers and TCU Horned Frogs.
After the Baylor Bears won the conference last season behind the right arm of quarterback Bryce Petty and a prolific offense, the conference saw a new sheriff in town as traditional powerhouses like the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners looked up to Art Briles’ team.
Oklahoma had a very successful season that ended with the Sooners dismantling the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl and return Trevor Knight at quarterback and the Longhorns made a monumental shift in hiring Charlie Strong to replace the departed Mack Brown, but unlike the Bears and Sooners, have a major question mark at the game’s most important position with David Ash trying to recover from another injury.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders figure to be an improved team in year two under Kliff Kingsbury and sophomore quarterback Davis Webb could put up gaudy passing numbers that challenge Petty, who will be a Heisman Trophy candidate and potential first round pick, for the top passing numbers in the conference.
There will be some new faces on the field and on the sidelines this year and the new logo that will be seen on the fields and uniforms will also be a new look for the Big 12 conference.