Changes Announced For Big 12 Championships
May 21, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY - Due to the tragic events that took place in Moore, Okla. on Monday afternoon, the Big 12 has announced changes to the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championships.
The championship, originally set to begin on Wednesday, May 22, at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in a double-elimination tournament format will now begin on Thursday, May 23, and will utilize a pool play format.
The pool play format, which has previously been used by the Big 12, will feature two pools. K-State, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Baylor will play in one pool with Oklahoma State, West Virginia, TCU and Kansas in the second pool. Each team will be guaranteed three games and the team with the best record in each pool will advance to the championship game on Sunday.
TCU will open play in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championships Thursday night at 7:30 against Oklahoma State. Friday's game will feature the Horned Frogs against West Virginia at 4 p.m. with the final game of pool play set for Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday contests will be telecast on Fox College Sports while Sunday's championship game is set for 1 p.m. and will be televised on FSN.