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REPORT: Big 12 AD’s agree to 9+1 football scheduling model for 2020

Jul 15, 2019; Arlington, TX, USA; Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby speaks to the media during Big 12 media days at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Big 12 athletic directors have reportedly approved a revised scheduling plan for the 2020 college football season.

The Athletic‘s Nicole Auerbach and Max Olson reported the league has agreed to a nine conference game plus one non-conference contest schedule during the athletic directors meeting Monday evening.

Auerbach also added that the non-conference game will have to be a home game for the Big 12 school, but no further details are currently available on when the season will start or how those non-conference opponents will be decided.

The Big 12 was the last of the Power 5 conferences to announce a revised plan as they had been working towards a 12-game schedule was late as last week with some schools, including Iowa State, scheduling games to replace ones lost to the other Power 5 leagues making changes to their plans.

Stay tuned for more as further details become available.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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