As the calendar turns to July 1 and a new athletic season, the Big 12 Conference has undertaken a new set of branding and identity standards, beginning with the 2014-15 school year.
Whitney Canion (Baylor) and Gabe Ikard (Oklahoma) have been selected the 2013-14 Big 12 Sportspersons of the Year, the Conference announced.
The following student-athletes have been nominated for 2013-14 Big 12 Male Sportsperson of the Year. Criteria for the award includes examples of sportsmanship and ethical conduct, citizenship and academic achievement. The two winners will be named on Thursday.
The following student-athletes have been nominated for 2013-14 Big 12 Female Sportsperson of the Year. Criteria for the award includes examples of sportsmanship and ethical conduct, citizenship within the campus and community as well as academic achievement.
Zach Gourley and Mark Jezek have been named Will Hancock Communications Assistants for the Big 12 Conference, while Jason Angoy has been chosen as the Digital Assistant and Jeffrey Smith has been selected as Compliance Assistant.
A total of 455 student-athletes have been named to the 2013-14 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team, which honors conference competitors who are new, incoming freshman at their respective league institution.
The Big 12 Conference Board of Directors has announced a two-year contract extension for Commissioner Bob Bowlsby.
The Big 12 Conference has announced its Scholar-Athlete of the Year recipients for the 2014 spring sport season.
Oklahoma State vs. Florida State, Texas vs. UCLA are two of the nation's high-profile non-conference games for the 2014 season.
Twenty Big 12 student-athletes have been selected to receive 2013-14 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarships, the Conference office announced.