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Big 12 Leaders Split Between 12-Game and 10-Game Season

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While the rest of the Power 5 conferences have made their decisions on what the 2020 college football season will look like, the Big 12 remains up in the air.

According to CBS Sports, the Big 12’s athletic directors were split on Friday as to whether or not to go ahead with a complete 12-game season or a 10-game schedule including one nonconference opponent.

In the 12-game model, the Big 12 would play its usual nine league opponents in the round-robin format, along with three non-conference opponents. In the 10-game option, the Big 12 would play its conference schedule along with one non-conference game that would take place before the league slate begins, likely on Sept. 19 or Sept. 26.


A Big 12 official told CBS Sports that the latter option, the nine games plus one-nonconference is more likely. But with the Big 12, you never really know how things are going to play out.

The formal recommendations will be forwarded to the league’s presidents for further discussion on Monday, which was supposed to be Big 12 Media Day, however that was cancelled on Thursday.

Due to the other decisions by Power 5 Conferences, there are no Power 5 nonconference opponents left on any Big 12 schedule.

Two Big 12 teams, Oklahoma and Kansas, are scheduled to start their season in Week 0, August 29th, but it remains to be seen if those games will actually be played.

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