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Iowa State Men's basketball

Iowa State Athletics has entered a historic 2023-24 campaign across all areas of competition, with the official addition of four new universities to the Big 12 on July 1, 2023: Brigham Young University, the University of Central Florida, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Houston. This is only the second time in the conference’s 28-year history that new members have been added. “The addition of these four fine institutions ensures the continued success of the Big 12 at the highest levels of intercollegiate athletics competition,” said former Big 12 commissioner and Iowa native Bob Bowlsby. Beginning with the 2024-25 academic year, the Big 12 Conference will continue its expansion with 16 members: Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, BYU, UCF, Cincinnati, Colorado, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech, Utah, and West Virginia.