Deal includes live and on-demand coverage of Swimming and Diving, Gymnastics, Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field, and Wrestling
IRVING, TX — February 15, 2018 — The Big 12 Conference today announced an agreement with FloSports, the innovator in live and digital sports and original content, to live stream the 2018 Big 12 championships for swimming & diving on FloSwimming.com, indoor and outdoor track & field on FloTrack.com, wrestling on FloWrestling.com, and gymnastics on FloGymnastics.com. The deal is an expansion of FloSports’ agreement with the Big 12 Conference to live stream some of the biggest and most competitive championships in the country.
As part of the agreement, FloSports will provide live and on-demand coverage from each of the five championships:
- Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship — Austin, Texas — Feb. 21-24, 2018
- Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championship — Ames, Iowa — Feb. 23-24, 2018
- Big 12 Wrestling Championship — Tulsa, Okla. — March 3-4, 2018
- Big 12 Gymnastics Championship — Ames, Iowa — March 18, 2018
- Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship — Waco, Texas — May 11-12, 2018
“The Big 12 Winter and Spring Championships are the longest-running Power 5 multi-championships in the nation,” FloSports SVP Rights and Acquisition Strategy Adam Fenn said. “We’re excited to continue the momentum and give fans worldwide more of the unmatched championship-level coverage and news of their favorite collegiate teams and student-athletes.”
“Building on our partnership with FloSports, we are pleased to extend the relationship to include the production and distribution of our upcoming wrestling, gymnastics, swimming & diving, and indoor track & field championships,” Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said. “FloSports provides the Big 12 a robust platform that delivers a worldwide audience.”
The Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship will feature some of the best teams in the country. Among the competitors is the University of Texas at Austin men’s and women’s teams, which include two gold medal Olympians, Joseph Schooling and Townley Haas, as well as Big 12 Conference Champion, Rebecca Millard.
The Big 12 Gymnastics Championship will feature the No. 1 ranked team in the nation, the Oklahoma Sooners, with No. 1 all-around, vault, and bar gymnast, Maggie Nichols. Other schools competing include The University of Denver (No. 10), featuring gymnast Maddie Karr, ranked No. 9 in the all-around. Iowa State (No. 22), and West Virginia (No. 31).
The Big 12 Wrestling Championship will feature South Dakota State’s Seth Gross, who is ranked No. 1 at 133 pounds, Oklahoma State’s Dean Heil, who is ranked No. 6 at 141 pounds, as well as the University of Wyoming’s Bryce Meredith, who is currently ranked No. 1 at 141 pounds. Notable ranked schools at the wrestling championship include Oklahoma State (No. 7), Wyoming (No. 12), South Dakota State (No. 15), and Northern Iowa (No. 16).
Notable teams competing at the Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Championship include the Texas Tech men’s team (No. 4), the University of Kansas men’s team (No. 18), the University of Texas women’s team (No. 15), as well as Kansas State and Iowa State women’s teams, which are currently tied for No. 20 in the country. These teams will make their appearance again in May at the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship.
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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 gymnastics championship—Denver and 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 21st year, the Conference has produced over 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 645 individual NCAA titles and 58 team national championships. Nearly 5,000 student-athletes from across the United States and around the World compete annually under the Big 12 banner. For more information, visit Big12Sports.com and follow the Conference on Facebook (Facebook.com/Big12) and Twitter (@Big12Conference).