Big 12 Releases Conference Schedule

NORMAN, Okla. — The Big 12 Conference released its 2012 football schedule as approved by the league's Directors of Athletics on Tuesday, and for the second season it features a 10-team, nine-game, round-robin schedule, this time with newcomers TCU and West Virginia on the docket.

Dates are subject to change as adjustments are expected to accommodate television partners' requests, and TV selections for the first three weeks of the season and special dates are due to the Conference July 1, but for now the Sooner schedule runs as follows.

Oklahoma opens Big 12 play at home on Sept. 22 against Kansas State, a team its won its last five games against, before its first Big 12 road game on Oct. 6 at Texas Tech.

The 107th meeting between Oklahoma and Texas will be held in Dallas on Oct. 13, a week later than previously anticipated, as the Sooners look for their third straight win in the series.

For the second year in a row, the OU-Texas game is followed by a game against Kansas, a team OU has won seven straight against, but this time it's at home.

November opens with a road trip to Ames, Iowa on Nov. 3 where Oklahoma is 33-2-1 vs. Iowa State.

Baylor comes to Norman, where OU holds a 10-0 record as part of a 20-1 series lead, on Nov. 10 followed by OU's first ever trip to Morgantown, W. Va., to take on conference newcomer West Virginia, a team that Oklahoma is 2-2 against all-time.

Bedlam returns to Norman for the first time since 2009 as Oklahoma enters the 2012 season with a 82-17-7 series edge over its in-state rival.

The Sooners close out their regular season on Dec. 1 in Fort Worth, Texas, at conference newcomer TCU. Oklahoma is 7-4 all-time against the Horned Frogs including a 4-0 mark in Forth Worth. The 2012 game marks OU's first trip to TCU since a 1998 10-9 Oklahoma victory.

The non-conference schedule is yet to be released, but will be disclosed at a later date.

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