Big 12 to allow teams to play 1 nonconference football game


By RALPH D. RUSSO, the Associated Press

Two people involved with the decision say the Big 12 will permit its teams to play one nonconference football game this year to go along with their nine league contests as plans for the pandemic-altered season continue to fall into place. Conference university presidents signed off on the conference’s scheduling model, which gives schools the option to play one nonconference game at home. The 10-team Big 12 already plays a nine-game conference scheduled. Unlike other Power Five conference that have switched to either exclusively (Big 12 Pac-12 and SEC) or mostly (ACC) league games this season, the conference could not add more conference games without teams playing each other more than once.