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Big 12 announces 10-game football schedule with nine conference games, one non-conference opponent

Posted at 8:34 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 21:34:06-04

The Big 12 has announced it will hold a 10-game schedule for the upcoming football season.

Deemed a "9+1" schedule, teams will play nine conference games and one non-conference home opponent.

The start of conference play will be solidified in the coming weeks. The Board of Directors anticipates a start time between mid- to late-September.

The model also gives the conference flexibility to move back the Dr. Pepper Big 12 Championship game to December 12th or 19th.

“I would like to salute the work of our university presidents and chancellors, athletics directors, coaches, medical advisors and administrators who have worked tirelessly and collaboratively during these extraordinary times,” said Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “We believe this change provides the best opportunity going forward. However, we will undoubtedly need to be flexible as we progress through the season in order to combat the challenges that lie ahead.”