FloTrack, FloWrestling to provide live coverage and replays of respective Big 12 Championships
Austin, TX (Feb. 15, 2016) – FloSports today announced an agreement with the Big 12 Conference to live stream the 2016 Big 12 Championships for indoor track & field and wrestling on FloTrack and FloWrestling, respectively.
Every event from the Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Championship Feb. 26-27 in Ames, IA., will be available live and on-demand on FloTrack.com. All preliminary rounds of the Big 12 Wrestling Championship March 5-6 will be available live and on-demand on FloWrestling.com.
“Working with the Big 12 to expand the reach of their Conference Championships in indoor track & field and wrestling to die-hard fans worldwide is an incredible opportunity,” FloSports co-founder and CEO Martin Floreani said. “Some of the top teams and athletes in the U.S. will be competing in these Championships, and we’re excited to showcase their talents to our global audience.”
The final rounds of the Big 12 Wrestling Championship will be telecast live March 6 at 1 p.m. CT on FOX Sports Regional Networks. Check local listings for additional details.
“The Big 12 is excited to be partnered with FloSports for these two championship events,” commented Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “I appreciate the cooperation of our television rights holder for these championships, FOX Sports, in making this partnership possible. Through FloSports, we are positioned to reach a broad audience of passionate track & field and wrestling fans.”
Today’s news follows FloSports’ three-year agreement with 13-time Big 12 wrestling champion Oklahoma State in November to make FloWrestling the Cowboys’ live streaming partner. In the announcement, Cowboys wrestling coach John Smith called FloWrestling “the best media source in the world for the sport of wrestling.”
Historical powerhouse programs such as Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas State and Iowa State will highlight the Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Championship, while the Big 12 Wrestling Championship will feature nationally-ranked programs such as Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, and Iowa State among others.
Additional coverage, including breaking news, live results, commentary and analysis, will be available on both FloTrack and FloWrestling for the respective Championship events. In addition, FloWrestling’s FloArena software will allow viewers of the Big 12 Wrestling Championship to toggle between live mats seamlessly and receive live scoring in an easy-to-follow bracket format.
For more information, visit FloSports.tv.
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ABOUT BIG 12 CONFERENCE
The Big 12 Conference is comprised of 10 Universities – Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech and West Virginia. It also boasts the following affiliate members for its wrestling championship – Air Force, Northern Colorado, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Utah Valley and Wyoming. The Big 12 is an NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics conference that encompasses five states with over 38 million people within its geographic footprint. In its 20th year, the Conference has produced nearly 600 Academic All-America selections and claimed national championship team titles in 17 of its 23 sponsored sports. Its student-athletes and teams have combined for 587 individual NCAA titles and 54 team national championships. Nearly 5,000 student-athletes from across the United States and around the World compete annually under the Big 12 banner.