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Big 12 Nominees Listed In Six Categories For 15th Annual ESPY Awards
June 26, 2007
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June 26, 2007

The nominations for the 2007 ESPY Awards have been announced and the Big 12 has solid representation on the list. A total of six categories and eight players or teams are part of the nominees for this season.

The 15th annual celebration of the top moments, most emotional stories and best performances from the past year in sports, will be televised on Sunday, July 15 at 8 p.m. CT on ESPN.

For the fourth consecutive year, fans will determine the winners in all contested categories, by voting June 25 through 11:59 p.m. ET on July 7 at www.espys.tv. The ESPYs include 19 "Best in Sport" categories pitting athletes from different sports against each other, along with 17 individual sport categories and two sponsored awards. Additionally, the Arthur Ashe Courage Award will be presented to individuals whose contributions transcend sports, and the first Jimmy V Award for Perseverance will be presented to an individual whose performance has evoked emotion and provided inspiration to the sports world.

A list of the categories involving Big 12 athletes and teams is included below. To vote for your favorite Big 12 player or moment, visit www.espys.tv

2007 ESPYS NOMINEES

BEST BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE
Kevin Durant, Texas Basketball
Devin Hester, Chicago Bears
Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies
Morgan Pressel, Golf

BEST RECORD-BREAKING PERFORMANCE
Bob Knight, Texas Tech Men's Basketball
Michael Phelps, Swimming
Kelly Slater, Surfing
LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego Chargers

BEST MALE COLLEGE ATHLETE
Ben Askren, Missouri Wrestling
Kevin Durant, Texas Basketball
Greg Oden, Ohio State Basketball
Troy Smith, Ohio State Football

BEST FEMALE COLLEGIATE TEAM OF THE YEAR
Nebraska Volleyball
Arizona Softball
North Carolina Soccer
Northwestern Lacrosse
Tennessee Basketball
Wisconsin Hockey

BEST GAME
Men's Basketball: Oklahoma State 105-103 win over Texas in triple-overtime (1/16/07)
Fiesta Bowl: Boise State over Oklahoma
AFC Championship: Colts over Patriots

BEST PLAY
Boise State beats Oklahoma with a two-point conversion using the Statue of Liberty play
Travis Pastrana's double backflip at X Games
Darrelle Revis, University of Pittsburgh, 73-yard punt return
Endy Chavez, Mets, robs Scott Rolen of a home run
Dwyane Wade, Heat, hits wild shot vs. Pacers

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