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There’s nothing else going on today; everyone’s in Dallas.

Prepare to be droned at.
Prepare to be droned at.
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With yesterday’s Slate being delayed into the late evening, we have very little to share with you today. Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman has a question for each of the conference’s ten teams, and CBS gadfly Dennis Dodd previews this week’s Media Days event.

And that’s really it, as far as external linkage.

But never fear, it will be a busy Monday and Tuesday here at BotC World Headquarters. We won’t be providing wall-to-wall coverage of all ten teams this year as we have in the past, but you can look forward to JT recapping some of the major highlights in a relatively timely fashion today and tomorrow.

Today will feature Bob Bowlsby’s opening statements, as well as press conferences with Gary Patterson of TCU, David Beaty of Kansas, Texas Tech’s Kliff Kingsbury, brand-new Iowa State boss Matt Campbell, and Mike Gundy from Oklahoma State.

Tomorrow will be the more interesting day, coverage-wise. The day will start with one of our favorite presentations of the entire event as Big 12 Supervisor of Officials Walt Anderson will go over all the important rule changes and clarifications for the 2016 season. He’ll be followed by about a half-hour of lies and misdirection courtesy of Bill Hancock and friends, and then the coaches will line up again.

Charlie Strong of Texas and West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen start things off, and then the fireworks will begin as Jim Grobe faces the Big 12 media as a whole for the first time since taking over for Art Briles at Baylor. He’ll be followed by our own Bill Snyder, who may very well be facing a room devoid of anyone but K-State media as everyone rushes off to file whatever gets unearthed during the Baylor presser. The event closes with Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops.

Those, of course, are the main-stage personalities, and their presentations will be available live on FOX Sports 2, as well as all the relevant FOX regional sports channels (SW, MW, KC, and OK). Coverage will also be available on the FOX Sports GO app. Things kick off at 9:00am this morning, and 8:30am Tuesday; both sessions should last until about 1:00pm.

Throughout each day, the media will also have a chance to talk with player representatives from each team. For the Wildcats, those representatives will be quarterback Jesse Ertz, safety Dante Barnett, center Dalton Risner, and defensive lineman Jordan Willis. For the most part, these sessions won’t be available on FOX, although we’ll probably see a Wildcat get collared by a FOX reporter on Tuesday during the dead moments between coaches.

Watch if you can! This will basically serve as your general open thread for today, with more pointed discussions taking place in the event Something Interesting Happens and JT drops more content here. (We’ll be honest: we’re not expecting much in the way of big news during today’s session.)