Okay, you can more safely set a fall wedding date now without worrying that it’ll conflict with a Texas football gameday. The Big 12 Conference released its 2012 football schedule today.
The schedule includes Big 12 newcomers TCU and West Virginia (which just slid out of its old Big East obligations). Its approach: 10-team, nine-game, round-robin.
The conference schedule for Texas begins Sept. 29 at Oklahoma State, followed by a home game against West Virginia on Oct. 6. Then, of course, the Longhorns will face Oklahoma on Oct. 13 in Dallas.
Texas then returns home to face Baylor on Oct. 20, followed by back-to-back road games at Kansas on Oct. 27 and at Texas Tech on Nov. 3. The Longhorns return home again on Nov. 10 to face Iowa State, then have a bye week before playing TCU on No. 24 at home. Finally, they face at Kansas State on Dec. 1.
Here is the complete schedule, but with two caveats: dates are subject to change as adjustments are expected to accommodate television partners’ requests (could that mean Thanksgiving?), and all times are TBA.
2012 Texas Football Schedule (home games in bold)
- Sept. 1: Wyoming
- Sept. 8: New Mexico
- Sept. 15: at Mississippi
- Sept. 29: at Oklahoma State
- Oct. 6: West Virginia
- Oct. 13: vs. Oklahoma (at Dallas)
- Oct. 20: Baylor
- Oct. 27: at Kansas
- Nov. 3: at Texas Tech
- Nov. 10: Iowa State
- Nov. 24: TCU
- Dec. 1: at Kansas State
Jaxon Shipley in action. Photo courtesy UT Athletics.