Oct. 21, 2013
WACO, Texas - The 2013 Big 12 Conference Men's Basketball Media Day will be held Tuesday at Kansas City's Sprint Center, site of the 2014 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship.
Live coverage of men's basketball media day will begin Tuesday at 8 a.m. CT at Big12Sports.com. Video of all 10 coaches' press conferences will be available on Big12Sports.com and ESPN3. Head coach Scott Drew's press conference is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. Each team will also have one player interviewed on the Big 12 Digital Network, and Cory Jefferson is slated to represent the Bears at 8 a.m.
Joining Drew at Big 12 Men's Basketball Media Day will be preseason All-Big 12 selections Isaiah Austin and Jefferson, as well as senior guards Brady Heslip and Gary Franklin. Freshman Ish Wainright is also making the trip, and he'll work with Sic `Em Sports Productions to provide behind-the-scenes video that can only be found at BaylorBears.com and on Baylor Athletics social media platforms.
Baylor fans will also have chances to win season tickets through Twitter and Instagram. Fans can submit questions to the @BaylorMBB Twitter account by identifying the player with a hashtag in their tweet (ex. #AskCory, #AskIsaiah, #AskBrady, #AskGary, #AskIsh).
Baylor players will also take over the @BaylorMBB Twitter feed at various times, so stay tuned throughout the day to hear from each of the five players participating in Big 12 Media Day.
Numerous questions will be answered, but questions that are answered with Instagram videos will win the Twitter user a pair of season tickets. Additionally, one randomly selected fan will win a pair of tickets to the Dec. 6 Baylor-Kentucky doubleheader at AT&T Stadium, and all who submit questions will be eligible for that prize.
Hosted by correspondent Wendell Barnhouse and streamed on the Big 12 Digital Network, Big 12 Media Day coverage will give fans a unique look into media day as well as team previews and analysis. Barnhouse will conduct interviews with coaches and student-athletes, as well as speak with various special guests.
In addition to The Big 12 Report, additional coverage in the form of video, photos, quotes and more from each school will be available at Big12Sports.com during the course of the day.
Baylor opens the 2013-14 season on Nov. 8 when it takes on Colorado at Dallas' American Airlines Center. That game will tip off at 9 p.m. and will be televised on FOX Sports Southwest.
Baylor's home opener vs. South Carolina will tip at 2 p.m. on Nov. 12 and will be televised on ESPN as part of the network's Tip-Off Marathon. For season tickets, call the Baylor Athletics Ticket Office at 254-710-1000, or visit www.BaylorBears.com/tickets for more information.