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Big 12 Media Days Set for July 9, 10 in Las Vegas

Big 12 Media Days is heading to Vegas.



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Like the geographical footprint of the conference, Big 12 Media Days is heading west.

The two-day event will take place July 9 and 10 at Allegiant Stadium — home of the Raiders and this past Super Bowl. Big 12 Media Days will be the debut to the league for newcomers Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Utah, with the quartet officially joining the Big 12 on July 1. As always, the event will feature coaches and players from all Big 12 schools doing media rounds to preview the 2024 football season.

“I’m thrilled to announce Big 12 Football Media Days are heading west for the first time in league history,” said Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark. “The Big 12 lives at the intersection of sports and entertainment – as the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas is an ideal location to kick off the 2024 season. We are grateful to the Las Vegas Raiders and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for their partnership and support.”

Big 12 Media Days has long been held in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex at AT&T Stadium, but Brett McMurphy reported in December that the event was headed to Las Vegas for 2024 and 2025 because of scheduling conflicts at AT&T Stadium.

There has been discourse on Twitter over recent months about Big 12 events being held in Vegas with the league’s western expansion. Moving things to Vegas seems odd considering there are no Big 12 schools in Nevada, but by that same argument, the Big 12 basketball tournament is technically held in Missouri — a state that hasn’t had a Big 12 team since the Tigers left the conference ahead of the 2012-13 school year. And on top of that, no power conference has a stranglehold on the market with the Pac-12 falling apart, and USC and UCLA moving east to the Big Ten.

Arizona State is the closest school to Vegas — about a five-hour drive, according to Google Maps. BYU isn’t too far behind, nor is Utah.

Last July, the Big 12 announced an extension for the Big 12 football championship game to stay in AT&T Stadium through 2030.

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