Getting To Know You: An Overview of Big 12 Opponents

With WVU’s move to the Big 12 becoming official on Tuesday, it’s time for Mountaineer fans to get acquainted with the members of their new conference.

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

  • Nickname: Bears
  • Location: Waco, Texas
  • Founded: 1845
  • Enrollment : 15,145
  • Football Stadium: Floyd Casey Stadium (50,000)
  • Football Coach: Art Briles
  • 2011 Football Result: 10-3, 6-3 Conference. Defeated Washington 67-56 in Alamo Bowl
  • Basketball Arena: Ferrell Center (10,347)
  • Basketball Coach: Scott Drew
  • Current Basketball Season: 22-4, 9-4 Conference. Currently ranked 10th in the nation.
  • Driving distance from Morgantown: 1,298 miles
  • Closest major airport: Waco Regional Airport

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

  • Nickname: Cyclones
  • Location: Ames, Iowa
  • Founded: 1858
  • Enrollment: 29,887
  • Football Stadium: Jack Trice Stadium (55,000)
  • Football Coach: Paul Rhoads
  • 2011 Football Result: 6-7, 3-6 Conference. Lost to Rutgers 27-13 in Pinstripe Bowl
  • Basketball Arena: Hilton Coliseum (14,356)
  • Basketball Coach: Fred Hoiberg
  • Current Basketball Season: 18-8, 8-5 Conference. Currently 4th place in Big 12 Standings.
  • Driving distance from Morgantown: 871 miles
  • Closest major airport: Des Moines International Airport

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

  • Nickname: Jayhawks
  • Location: Lawrence, Kan.
  • Founded: 1865
  • Enrollment: 30,004
  • Football Stadium: Memorial Stadium (50,071)
  • Football Coach: Charlie Weis
  • 2011 Football Result: 2-10, 0-9 Conference. Head Coach Turner Gill was fired after the 2011 season.
  • Basketball Arena: Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
  • Basketball Coach: Bill Self
  • Current Basketball Season: 21-5, 11-2 Conference. Currently ranked 5th in the country
  • Driving distance from Morgantown: 903 miles
  • Closest major airport: Kansas City International Airport

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

  • Nickname: Wildcats
  • Location: Manhattan, Kan.
  • Founded: 1863
  • Enrollment: 23,588
  • Football Stadium: Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium (50,000)
  • Football Coach: Bill Snyder
  • 2011 Football Result: 10-3, 7-2 Conference. Lost 29-16 to Arkansas in Cotton Bowl.
  • Basketball Arena: Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
  • Basketball Coach: Frank Martin (took over in 2007 after Bob Huggins left for WVU)
  • Current Basketball Season: 17-8, 6-7 conference
  • Driving distance from Morgantown: 983 miles
  • Closest major airport: Manhattan Regional Airport/Kansas City International Airport

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

  • Nickname: Sooners
  • Location: Norman, Okla.
  • Founded: 1890
  • Enrollment: 29,721
  • Football Stadium: Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (82,112)
  • Football Coach: Bob Stoops
  • 2011 Football Result: 10-3, 6-3 conference. Defeated Iowa 31-14 in Insight Bowl.
  • Basketball Arena: Lloyd Noble Center (11,528)
  • Basketball Coach: Lon Kruger
  • Current Basketball Season: 13-11, 3-9 conference
  • Driving distance from Morgantown: 1,133 miles
  • Closest major airport: Will Rogers World Airport (Oklahoma City)

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY

  • Nickname: Cowboys
  • Location: Stillwater, Okla.
  • Founded: 1890
  • Enrollment: 23,307
  • Football Stadium: Boone Pickens Stadium (60,218)
  • Football Coach: Mike Gundy
  • 2011 Football Result: 12-1, 8-1 conference. Big 12 Champions. Defeated Stanford 41-38 in Fiesta Bowl.
  • Basketball Arena: Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611)
  • Basketball Coach: Travis Ford
  • Current Basketball Season: 12-13, 5-7 conference
  • Driving distance from Morgantown: 1,084 miles
  • Closest major airport: Stillwater Regional Airport/Will Rogers World Airport (Oklahoma City)

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

  • Nickname: Longhorns
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Founded: 1883
  • Enrollment: 51,195
  • Football Stadium: Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium (100,119)
  • Football Coach: Mack Brown
  • 2011 Football Result: 8-5, 4-5 conference. Defeated California 21-10 in Holiday Bowl.
  • Basketball Arena: Frank Erwin Center (16,734)
  • Basketball Coach: Rick Barnes
  • Current Basketball Season: 16-9, 6-6 conference
  • Driving distance from Morgantown: 1,399 miles
  • Closest major airport: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

  • Nickname: Horned Frogs
  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Founded: 1873
  • Enrollment: 9,142
  • Football Stadium: Amon G. Carter Stadium (50,000)
  • Football Coach: Gary Patterson
  • 2011 Football Result: 11-2, 7-0 conference. Mountain West Conference Champions. Defeated Louisiana Tech 31-24 in Poinsettia Bowl.
  • Basketball Arena: Daniel-Meyer Coliseum (7,166)
  • Basketball Coach: Jim Christian
  • Current Basketball Season: 14-10, 4-4 Mountain West Conference
  • Driving distance from Morgantown: 1,240 miles
  • Closest major airport: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

  • Nickname: Red Raiders
  • Location: Lubbock, Texas
  • Founded: 1923
  • Enrollment: 32,327
  • Football Stadium: Jones AT&T Stadium (60,454)
  • Football Coach: Tommy Tuberville
  • 2011 Football Result: 5-7, 2-7 conference
  • Basketball Arena: United Spirit Arena (15,020)
  • Basketball Coach: Billy Gillispie
  • Current Basketball Season: 8-16, 1-11 conference
  • Driving distance from Morgantown: 1,468 miles
  • Closest major airport: Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport
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