Big Eight Conference Men's Basketball Championship History
        Sponsored by the Big Eight Conference (1908–1996)
Regular Season Championships Regular Season Champions
School Sponsored Seasons Total Championships Best Finish (Year(s))   Year Champion Head Coach  
Colorado 1948–1996 5 1st (numerous)   1908 South: Kansas Dr. F. C. Allen  
Drake 1908–1928 0 T–3rd (1922, 1923)     North: Nebraska#    
Grinnell 1919–1928 0 4th (1919)   1909 South: Kansas Dr. F. C. Allen  
Iowa State 1908–1996 4 1st (numerous)     North: Nebraska    
Kansas 1908–1996 43 1st (numerous)   1910 South: Kansas Dr. F. C. Allen  
Kansas State 1914–1996 17 1st (numerous)     North: Nebraska    
Missouri 1908–1996 15 1st (numerous)   1911 Kansas Dr. F. C. Allen  
Nebraska 1908–1919; 1921–1996 7 1st (numerous)   1912 South: Kansas† W. O. Hamilton  
Oklahoma 1920–1996 13 1st (numerous)     North: Nebraska† E. O. Stiehm  
Oklahoma State 1926–1928; 1959–1996 2 1st (1965)   1913 South: Kansas    
Washington 1908–1910; 1912–1928 0 2nd (1920)     North: Nebraska E. O. Stiehm  
1914 South: Kansas†    
  North: Nebraska† E. O. Stiehm  
Notes 1915 Kansas W. O. Hamilton  
•The total championships included shared championships as a full championship for total purposes. 1916 Nebraska Samuel Waugh  
•A playoff was held during the years of 1908–1910 and 1913–1914 to determine the conference champion. 1917 Kansas State Z. G. Clevenger  
 The team in bold won the playoff game. 1918 Missouri Dr. Walter Meanwell  
•The years listed go by the year of the conference tournament. For example the year 1908 is the 1907–1908 season. 1919 Kansas State Z. G. Clevenger  
•Washington did not field a team in 1911. Nebraska was an independent in 1920. 1920 Missouri Dr. Walter Meanwell  
1921 Missouri J. Craig Ruby  
1922 Missouri† J. Craig Ruby  
  Kansas† Dr. F. C. Allen  
1923 Kansas Dr. F. C. Allen  
1924 Kansas Dr. F. C. Allen  
1925 Kansas Dr. F. C. Allen  
1926 Kansas Dr. F. C. Allen  
1927 Kansas Dr. F. C. Allen  
1928 Oklahoma Hugh McDermott  
1929 Oklahoma Hugh McDermott  
1930 Missouri George Edwards  
1931 Kansas Dr. F. C. Allen  
1932 Kansas Dr. F. C. Allen  
1933 Kansas Dr. F. C. Allen  
1934 Kansas Dr. F. C. Allen  
1935 Iowa State Louis E. Menze  
1936 Kansas Dr. F. C. Allen  
1937 Kansas† Dr. F. C. Allen  
  Nebraska† W. H. Browne  
1938 Kansas Dr. F. C. Allen  
1939 Missouri† George Edwards  
  Oklahoma† Bruce Drake  
1940 Kansas† Dr. F. C. Allen  
  Missouri† George Edwards  
  Oklahoma† Bruce Drake  
1941 Iowa State† Louis E. Menze  
  Kansas† Dr. F. C. Allen  
1942 Kansas† Dr. F. C. Allen  
  Oklahoma† Bruce Drake  
1943 Kansas Dr. F. C. Allen  
1944 Iowa State† Louis E. Menze  
  Oklahoma† Bruce Drake  
1945 Iowa State Louis E. Menze  
1946 Kansas Dr. F. C. Allen  
1947 Oklahoma Bruce Drake  
1948 Kansas State Jack Gardner  
1949 Nebraska† Harry Good  
  Oklahoma† Bruce Drake  
1950 Kansas† Dr. F. C. Allen  
  Kansas State† Jack Gardner  
                           Post Season Tournament Championships   Nebraska† Harry Good  
1951 Kansas State Jack Gardner  
School Total Championships Best Finish (Year(s))   1952 Kansas Dr. F. C. Allen  
Colorado 0 2nd (1990)   1953 Kansas Dr. F. C. Allen  
Iowa State 1 1st (1996)   1954 Kansas† Dr. F. C. Allen  
Kansas 4 1st (numerous)     Colorado† H. B. Lee  
Kansas State 2 1st (1977, 1980)   1955 Colorado H. B. Lee  
Missouri 6 1st (numerous)   1956 Kansas State Tex Winter  
Nebraska 1 1st (1994)   1957 Kansas Dick Harp  
Oklahoma 4 1st (numerous)    1958 Kansas State Tex Winter  
Oklahoma State 2 1st (1983, 1995)   1959 Kansas State Tex Winter  
1960 Kansas† Dick Harp  
  Kansas State† Tex Winter  
1961 Kansas State Tex Winter  
                             Post Season Tournament Champion 1962 Colorado Russell Walseth  
1963 Colorado† Russell Walseth  
Year Champion Head Coach     Kansas State† Tex Winter  
1977 Kansas State Jack Hartman   1964 Kansas State Tex Winter  
1978 Missouri Norm Stewart   1965 Oklahoma State Henry Iba  
1979 Oklahoma Dave Bliss   1966 Kansas Ted Owens  
1980 Kansas State Jack Hartman   1967 Kansas Ted Owens  
1981 Kansas Ted Owens   1968 Kansas State Tex Winter  
1982 Missouri Norm Stewart   1969 Colorado Russell Walseth  
1983 Oklahoma State Paul Hansen   1970 Kansas State Cotton Fitzsimmons  
1984 Kansas Larry Brown   1971 Kansas Ted Owens  
1985 Oklahoma Billy Tubbs   1972 Kansas State Jack Hartman  
1986 Kansas Larry Brown   1973 Kansas State Jack Hartman  
1987 Missouri Norm Stewart   1974 Kansas Ted Owens  
1988 Oklahoma Billy Tubbs   1975 Kansas Ted Owens  
1989 Missouri Norm Stewart   1976 Missouri Norm Stewart  
1990 Oklahoma Billy Tubbs   1977 Kansas State Jack Hartman  
1991 Missouri Norm Stewart   1978 Kansas Ted Owens  
1992 Kansas Roy Williams 1979 Oklahoma Dave Bliss  
1993 Missouri Norm Stewart   1980 Missouri Norm Stewart  
1994 Nebraska Danny Nee   1981 Missouri Norm Stewart  
1995 Oklahoma State Eddie Sutton   1982 Missouri Norm Stewart  
1996 Iowa State Tim Floyd   1983 Missouri Norm Stewart  
1984 Oklahoma Billy Tubbs  
1985 Oklahoma Billy Tubbs  
1986 Kansas Larry Brown  
1987 Missouri Norm Stewart  
1988 Oklahoma Billy Tubbs  
1989 Oklahoma Billy Tubbs  
1990 Missouri Norm Stewart  
1991 Oklahoma State† Eddie Sutton  
  Kansas† Roy Williams  
1992 Kansas Roy Williams  
1993 Kansas Roy Williams  
1994 Missouri Norm Stewart  
1995 Kansas Roy Williams  
1996 Kansas Roy Williams  
 
† = Denotes a co-champion.
# = Played under divisional rule, with inter-divisional games not counting toward division championship. (Because of scheduling diffuculties.
Nebraska played no games in its division and Washington only one. Nebraska and Kansas had the best record in inter-divisional games
and played for the title.)
Sources
Historical Standings for Big 12 Members - prior to 1996-97
1988–89 Big Eight Conference Records Book; 82nd Year; 28th Edition
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1995–96 Big Eight Conference Men's Basketball Media Guide
2011-12 Colorado Basketball Information Guide; Season-By-Season