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THE BIG 12 HOW WE GOT HERE
DICK FRIEDMAN
August 12, 2011
An alliance of two storied conferences has created new rivalries and seen once-grounded teams get airborne. Result: even more devotion from the nation's hardiest fans
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August 12, 2011

The Big 12 How We Got Here

An alliance of two storied conferences has created new rivalries and seen once-grounded teams get airborne. Result: even more devotion from the nation's hardiest fans

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In Orange Bowl, Texas beats Alabama 21--17

1968 First Wishbone Sighting

At Texas, formation is invented by assistant Emory Bellard

1971 First Selmon Sighting

At OU, lineman Lucious precedes brothers Dewey and Lee Roy

1978 First Intentional Eating of Worms by a Coach

Baylor's Grant Teaff, to motivate his team before an upset of Texas

1995 First Black Head Coach at a Future Big 12 School

Bob Simmons takes over at Oklahoma State

1996 First Big 12 Championship Game

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