Big 12 Football Media Days take center stage in AT&T Stadium


ARLINGTON, Texas — As one of four new members of the Big 12 Conference, BYU participated in the 2023 Big 12 Football Media Days this week at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

The first conference media day of the 2023 college football season, Big 12 Football Media Days brought together the head coaches and several players from each Big 12 school to meet with media members from all over the country. This year's event had 700 registered media members attending on Wednesday and Thursday in Arlington, Texas.

The Big 12 Conference is comprised of 14 institutions after welcoming BYU, UCF, Cincinnati and Houston on July 1, 2023, joining Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech and West Virginia. The league is an NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics conference that now encompasses eight states, three time zones and a combined population of over 79.3 million.

Entering its 28th year, the Conference has produced over 800 Academic All-America selections and claimed national championship team titles in 20 of its 23 sponsored sports. Its student-athletes and teams have combined for 742 individual NCAA titles and 81 team national championships under the Big 12 banner.

BYU head coach Kalani Sitake was joined by quarterback Kedon Slovis, receiver Kody Epps, linebacker Ben Bywater, defensive end Tyler Batty and punter Ryan Rehkow to represent BYU's team on Wednesday. BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe also attended and conducted numerous interviews throughout the event.

Other teams participating on Wednesday included 2022 national runner-up TCU and 2023 preseason conference favorite Texas along with Baylor, Oklahoma State, Kansas and Houston. On Thursday, 2022 league champion Kansas State was joined by Oklahoma, Iowa State, Texas Tech, West Virginia, Cincinnati and UCF.  

Fans were able to follow the telecast coverage of Big 12 Football Media Days on ESPNU and Big 12 Now on ESPN+ with coach and player interviews each day. Additional coverage included Commissioner Brett Yormark’s press conference at Noon CT (11 a.m. MT) on Wednesday. A separate feed from the press conference days was also available on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

BYUtv was on site to conduct interviews and also produced special BYU Sports Nation coverage each day at 11 a.m. CT (10 a.m. MT). National and local radio broadcasts also carried interviews from AT&T Stadium with live coverage throughout the two-day event. 

2023 BYU Big 12 Media Day Schedule
Time (MDT) Media Outlet
9:00-9:30 a.m.CBS Sports/Longhorn Network
9:30-10:00 a.m.SiriusXM
10:00-10:30 a.m.FOX
10:30-11:00 a.m.ESPN
11:30 a.m.-NoonBYU Sports Nation & FOX Social
11:00 a.m. Commissioner Brett Yormark Press Conference
12:30-1:30 p.m.FOX Photo Shoot & Big 12 Social
1:30-2:00 p.m.Live Radio
2:10-2:20 p.m.Old Trapper Kids Interviews with Coach Sitake
2:25-2:35 p.m.Old Trapper Kids Interviews with BYU players
2:30-2:45 p.m.Coach Sitake on ESPNU
2:45-2:55 p.m.BYU players on ESPNU
2:50-3:05 p.m.Coach Sitake Press Conference
3:05-4:05 p.m.Team Breakout Interviews

Media Day Coverage & Content Links

Fans also stayed connected throughout the event on Big 12 and BYU social media platforms as well as and Big 12 Now on ESPN+

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