When the Big 12 schedule was not released publicly on Friday as it was rumored to be, it had to have been at least a little frustrating to fans in Big 12 country.
Except Texas Tech, which released its schedule via mobile apps. Red Raider fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief. For the rest, it’s still hurry up and wait.
According to Travis Haney of The Oklahoman, the Big 12 is still looking at eight different schedule models, with final details being put together. It’s believed the final delay of sorts was caused, unsurprisingly, by the Big East-West Virginia litigation battle. That fight appears to be all but over and WVU looks like they’ll be a member of the Big 12 starting this year, although no official documents have been signed as of yet.
Haney goes on to write that perhaps the Big 12 schedule could be released this week, although with eight different models still being tossed around, it may be longer than that. Some schools, such as Oklahoma, are reportedly still looking to fill scheduling spots with the “best worst options.”
Additionally, the possibility of the Red River Rivalry with OU and Texas changing dates to another weekend in October remains. It should be noted, though, that the usual date of Oct. 6 is still in play.
More than anything, I think most fans in Big 12 country are anxious and want to see — officially — what lies ahead for their team.