Your Guide to Big 12 Media Days

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Written by Hayden Barber

The preseason polls and ballots have been tallied, and it’s time to talk.

Oklahoma State has been picked to finish second in the Big 12 in 2017 behind the Oklahoma Sooners. Likewise, Cowboy quarterback Mason Rudolph was selected behind Sooner thrower Baker Mayfield for the All-Big 12 First Team.

Receiver James Washington was chosen for that team and was the only skill position player unanimously voted in. Offensive tackle Zach Crabtree, now-sophomore running back Justice Hill and safety Tre Flowers were also on the first team.

With all that said, here is everything you need to know before Big 12 Media Days start Monday.

When and where
  • Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas
  • Monday, July 17 (8 a.m.-6 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, July 18 (8 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Who you’ll hear from (non-OSU)
  • Big 12 President Bob Bowlsby
  • Coordinator of Officials Walt Anderson
  • A representative from the College Football Playoff
  • Matthew Sign, National Football Foundation Chief Operating Officer
  • Coaches and players from every other Big 12 university
Who You’ll Hear from (OSU)
  • Coach Mike Gundy
  • QB Mason Rudolph
  • WR James Washington
  • LB Chad Whitener
  • P Zach Sinor
Who to expect from PFB

We will be on-site bring you live coverage including interviews, social media updates, columns and mullet measurements.

Television

Longhorn Network/WatchESPN: Longhorn Network will air live coverage of Big 12 Media Days at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, as well as 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday.

FS2/FOX Sports Southwest/FOX Sports Go: Big 12 Media Day coverage will be aired across a few FOX channels starting at 9 a.m. Monday and Tuesday on FS2 and FS Southwest. There will also be recap shows on FS Southwest at 9:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

You can follow along on social media with our Twitter account (@pistolsguys) and the Big 12’s account (@Big12Conference) as well.

Newly hired OU coach Lincoln Riley will round out Monday’s coaches press conferences, and Gundy will close at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. After each days’ coaches present to the mass media, all coaches and players will be available in a breakout session. PFB will be there to cover that.

Here are the full press conference schedules for Monday and Tuesday in Frisco.

Monday
Speaker Time
BOB BOWLSBY (BIG 12) 9:05 A.M.
GARY PATTERSON (TCU) 10:05-10:25 A.M.
DAVID BEATY (KANSAS) 10:40-11 A.M.
KLIFF KINGSBURY (TEXAS TECH) 11:15-11:35 A.M.
MATT CAMPBELL (IOWA STATE) 11:50 A.M.-12:10 P.M.
LINCOLN RILEY (OKLAHOMA) 12:25-12:45 P.M.
BREAKOUT SESSION 2:30 -4 P.M.
Tuesday
Speaker Time
WALT ANDERSON (OFFICIALS) 8:30 A.M.
CFB PLAYOFF REPRESENTATIVE 9:30 A.M.
MATTHEW SIGN (NFF) 9:50 A.M.
TOM HERMAN (TEXAS) 10:05-10:25 A.M.
DANA HOLGORSEN (WEST VIRGINIA) 10:40-11 A.M.
MATT RHULE (BAYLOR) 11:15-11:35 A.M.
BILL SNYDER (KANSAS STATE) 11:50 A.M.-12:10 P.M.
MIKE GUNDY (OSU) 12:25-12:45 P.M.
BREAKOUT SESSION 2:30-4 P.M.

And here’s a specific look at Oklahoma State’s order of events on Tuesday.

Session Time
Fox Marketing/Photos 10-10:45 a.m.
Big 12 Digital 10:45-11:15 a.m.
ESPN 11:15-11:45 a.m.
Fox Production 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Fox Set 12:20-12:25 p.m.
Presser 12:25-12:45 p.m.
CBS Sports 12:45-1:05 p.m.
Sirius XM 1:50-2:10 p.m.
Longhorn Network 2:10-2:30 p.m.
Breakout session 2:30-4 p.m.

Remember to follow @pistolsguys and @HK_Barber on twitter for more in-depth coverage during the breakout sessions, as those will not be televised live.

  • OrangeTuono

    I guess it’s time to subscribe to LHN, LOL…. ESPN is doing their part to whip that dead horse into life.

  • austinpoke

    Gundy is speaking at 12:25 PM on Tuesday, not 2:30.

  • David Einstein

    Bowlsby had a good interview on College XM today and made a good point about the conference championship…it’s the only one the guarantees the 1st and 2nd best teams play each other.