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Big 12 Announces 2016 Conference Schedules

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The Conference won't be accused of backloading the schedule, intentionally or otherwise, next year. That's for sure.

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

So, let's get right to it.  The below tweet will take you directly to the Big 12's home page showing all of the 2016 schedules.  That's if you want to go right to the source.

If you don't, here's a tweet containing all of them that you won't have to go anywhere to see!

But, of course, what you're really here to see is Baylor's schedule, courtesy of BaylorBears.com:

2016 BAYLOR FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Date Opponent Location Time
Sept. 3 Northwestern State Waco, Texas TBD
Sept. 10 SMU Waco, Texas TBD
Sept. 17 at Rice Houston, Texas TBD
Sept. 24 Oklahoma State Waco, Texas TBD
Oct. 1 at Iowa State Ames, Iowa TBD
Oct. 15 Kansas Waco, Texas TBD
Oct. 29 at Texas Austin, Texas TBD
Nov. 5 TCU Waco, Texas TBD
Nov. 12 at Oklahoma Norman, Okla. TBD
Nov. 19 Kansas State Waco, Texas TBD
Nov. 25 vs. Texas Tech Arlington, Texas TBD
Dec. 3 at West Virginia Morgantown, W.Va. TBD

The really interesting part here, aside from the fact that we open things up with Oklahoma State on 9/24, is that we have byes before and after the Kansas game.  That will be very important considering the physicality that game will likely entail.  After the second bye, we get six weeks in a row of games, which may sound daunting until you realize that Texas Tech doesn't get a single bye in their entire Big 12 schedule before they finish with us.  That stinks.

In addition, we close with an interesting pair of games against Tech at the neutral site the day after Thanksgiving before heading to Morgantown the last week of the season.  That both continues our streak of playing on Championship Weekend and stops our streak of doing so at home.  I know a few opposing fans had complained about that for reasons that aren't altogether clear.

A few other interesting/notable games:

Baylor vs. TCU on 11/5
Bedlam on 12/3
Baylor vs. Tech on 11/25
TCU at Texas on Thanksgiving Day (11/24)

You're going to hear/see a lot of discussion about our non-conference schedule, which is, unfortunately, not good.  I would caution you to ignore it if you can.  It's not going to change.