The NCAA will be back at the Big 12 Championship, and it’s not expected to return until 2019.
That means the conference’s three conference championship games are expected to be played at the same time next season, in 2019.
The Big 12’s regular-season finale will take place in Austin on March 8.
If Texas beats Oklahoma on March 16, that will mark the first time since 2005 that Texas has beaten Oklahoma in a Big 12 title game.
The Longhorns also would face Oklahoma in the regular-year finale, but that matchup is not expected.
The regular-game winner would then face the winner of the Big East title game, which would be played March 23.
That game would likely be played in Texas’ home state of Austin, which has a larger metropolitan area than Oklahoma City.
The game would also be televised by Fox Sports 1, the network that will televise the title game between Oklahoma and Texas.
That would mean the Longhorns would be playing on a Saturday night, which is not the norm at home for college football games.