The Big 12 Championship Game dates back to 1996, when the newly formed Big 12 held its first ever championship Game for football. Throughout the history of the Big 12 Championship Game, the contest has featured the winner of the Big 12 North Division vs the winner of the Big 12 South Division. The winner of the Big 12 Championship game is crowned the Big 12 Conference Football Champion for that season, and often goes on to play in a New Years 6 Bowl game, or the College Football Playoff. The Big 12 Championship Game was held annually from 1996 until 2010, when the conference dropped from 12 teams to 11, and eventually settled in at 10 teams. With the drop in the total number of teams, the Big 12 Conference changed to a round robin schedule, and dropped the two divisions. From 1996 to 2010, Oklahoma won the most Big 12 Championship Games with 7 Big 12 titles, followed by Texas with 3 wins in the game. The Big 12 South Division has historically dominated the Big 12 Championship Game, winning 11 of the games first 15 matchup.
In 2016, the Big 12 Conference announced that they would be bringing back the Big 12 Championship Game in 2017. The 2017 Big 12 Football Championship Game will be the first Big 12 title game since 2010. With the addition of a title game, the Big 12 will also split into multiple divisions in 2017, with the names of those divisions expected to align with the historical North & South Divisions. The Big 12 Conference will still compete in a Round Robin schedule, with the top teams in each division meeting for a chance at the Big 12 Championship. Locations for the Big 12 Championship Game have typically been held at neutral sites, and this trend is expected to continue with the revamped 2017 Big 12 Championship Game. Big 12 Championship Game tickets are typically among the highest in demand tickets for any matchup in college football, with Big 12 Championship Game ticket prices affected by the quality and location of the matchup.
2017 Big 12 Championship Game Preview
The Big 12 Championship game is back for the first time since 2010, with the conference announcing in late 2016 the addition of a Big 12 title game in the 2017 season. The location and dates for the 2017 Big 12 Championship game have not been released, with discussions for the games location on going. The likely date for the 2017 Big 12 Football Championship game will align with the other conference championship games, which are set for Saturday December 2nd, 2017. The Big 12 will also split into 2 divisions for the 2017, with the top team on each side representing their division in the Big 12 Championship Game. With the anticipation for the Big 12 Championship game growing for more than 7 years, 2017 Big 12 Championship Game tickets are expected to rise to historic levels for the game, and ticket demand has the potential to be the best in the game's history. Check back for more details on the location, date, and teams for the 2017 Big 12 Championship Game when they are announced.
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2017 Big 12 Championship Game Location
The 2017 Big 12 Championship Game location has not been announced, with the Big 12 Conference currently taking bids from neutral sites, as well as discussing the possibility of playing the Championship game on the campus of one of the Universities. Likely destinations for the 2017 Big 12 Championship Game are AT&T Stadium, NRG Stadium, The Alamo Bowl, Arrowhead Stadium, and the Dome at America's Center.
Big 12 Championship Game Event Guide
Where will the 2017 Big 12 Championship Game be played?
The 2017 Big 12 Championship Game location has not yet been released by the Big 12 Conference. However, likely destinations for the title game include AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, and Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO.
Who will play in the 2017 Big 12 Chamionship Game?
The 2017 Big 12 Championship Game will feature the winners of the two newly formed Big 12 divisions, which will go into affect in the 2017 season.
When is the 2017 Big 12 Chamionship Game?
The 2017 Big 12 Championship Game date has not been announced, though it is expected to line up with the other major College Football Championship Games, which are scheduled for December 2nd, 2017.
Where can I find cheap 2017 Big 12 Chamionship Game Tickets?
Big 12 Championship Game ticket prices rise and fall depending on the matchup, location, and time of purchase. Typically, Big 12 Championship tickets are cheaper for games featuring lower ranked, or unranked opponants, while ticket prices tend to rise when the Big 12 Championship features teams like the Oklahoma Sooners or Texas Longhorns. TicketCity has a large inventory of Big 12 Championship tickets, including some of the best priced tickets on the market.
What is the best team to play in the Big 12 Championship?
Picking the best team that has played in the Big 12 Championship Game is nearly impossible. 3 Big 12 Champions have gone on to win the National Championship, including the 2005 Texas Longhorns, 2000 Oklahoma Sooners, and the 1997 Nebraska Cornuskers. The largest margin of victory in a Big 12 Championship game was achieved by the 2005 Texas Longhorns, when Texas defeated Colorado 70-3.
Who are some of the best players to play in the Big 12 Championship?
The Big 12 Championship Game has featured some of the best players in the history of college football. Heisman trophy winners Ricky Williams, Sam Bradford, Jason White, and Eric Crouch all made appearences in the Big 12 Championship game, along with other future NFL players like Vince Young, DeMarco Murrray, Jamaal Charles, Adrian Peterson, Colt McCoy, Chase Daniels, and many more.