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The Big 12 Conference and Kansas City have extended the men's and women's basketball tournaments in the city through 2027.

Big 12, Kansas City Sports Commission Announce Extension for Basketball Championships

The Big 12 Conference and Kansas City have built a strong relationship when it comes to the conference’s basketball tournaments. The Missouri city has been the site for the men’s basketball tournament since 2010 and with a recent extension, it will remain there until at least 2027. The women’s tournament returned to the area in […]

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Alabama fans cheer before a game against LSU at Bryant-Denny Stadium, in Tuscaloosa. The SEC is set to get two new teams when Oklahoma and Texas join the mix. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Why College Conference Realignment
Reshapes the Sports Tourism Landscape

College sports is amid revolutionary change that may not be surpassed in its long and sometimes controversial history. The ability of athletes — sorry, student-athletes — to earn money off name, image and likeness has turned the traditional college sponsorship model upside down. The NCAA recently adopted a new constitution that may see further changes […]

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Big 12 Basketball Tournament Staying in Kansas City

The Big 12 Conference has announced a one-year extension through 2025 with the city of Kansas City, Missouri, to serve as the host site for the Phillips 66 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships. Kansas City was the initial host of both championships from 1997–2002, and again in 2005, 2008 and 2010–2012. The men’s postseason event […]

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Big 12 Baseball Moves to Arlington in 2022

The Big 12 Conference will move its annual baseball tournament out of Oklahoma City after the 2021 event to Arlington, Texas, with the event to be held at the new home of the Texas Rangers from 2022 through 2024. The 2021 event will be held in Oklahoma City’s Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, its traditional home for […]

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Big 12 Wrestling Championship to Remain in Tulsa Through 2024

The Big 12 Conference and the Tulsa Sports Commission have announced a partnership to host the Big 12 Wrestling Championship at BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, through 2024. The partnership dates back to 2017, with an extension through 2020 announced earlier this year. Tulsa hosted the tournament in 2017 and 2018, setting an all-time tournament record […]

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