Kansas City's Big 12 Activities

Historical details from the 2023 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's and Women's Basketball Championships are available below. Please return to this page for updated information as the 2024 postseason approaches.

Enjoy every moment of the week with events and activities surrounding the T-Mobile Center, from races to watch parties and fan-favorite spirit rallies.

Big 12 Pep Rallies | Big 12 Fan Fest Presented by Phillips 66Big 12 Big Q | Hoops Central at KC Live!Kansas City’s Big 12 RunBig 12 Food DriveLive Performances
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Big 12 Pep Rallies

March 8-12, 2023

Cheer on your team at daily pep rallies at the Kansas City Live! Block, featuring appearances from each college's band, cheerleaders, mascots and more. Check back often as new teams are added regularly.

Wednesday, March 8 
4:25 p.m.: West Virginia
4:50 p.m.: Texas Tech
5:15 p.m.: Oklahoma State

Thursday, March 9 
9:45 a.m.: Iowa State
10:10 a.m.: West Virginia
10:35 a.m.: Kansas
4:30 p.m.: Oklahoma State
4:55 p.m.: TCU

Friday, March 10 
3:55 p.m.: Kansas
4:20 p.m.: Iowa State

Saturday, March 11 
11:30 a.m.: Iowa State
3 p.m.: Kansas

Sunday, March 12 
11 a.m.: Iowa State

Big 12 Fan Fest Presented by Phillips 66

March 8-12, 2023

Between high-powered showdowns at T-Mobile Center and Municipal Auditorium, a lineup of hoops challenges, gameday giveaways and activities for all ages fill Grand Blvd. and Barney Allis Plaza at the Big 12 Fan Fest presented by Phillips 66.


Big 12 Fan Fest: Men's Championship
Grand Blvd. outside T-Mobile Center

Wednesday, March 8:
3 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 9:
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday, March 10:
3 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 11:
1 to 5 p.m.


Big 12 Fan Fest: Women's Championship
Barney Allis Plaza

Thursday, March 9:
4 to 7 p.m.

Friday, March 10:
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 11:
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, March 12:
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Big 12 Big Q

March 8-11, 2023

Big 12 Big Q Logo

Set against the backdrop of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Basketball Championships, the annual Big 12 Big Q competition features top pitmasters from across Big 12 country cooking up delicious samples, competing in quick-bite challenges and competing for the ultimate barbecue bragging rights. See below for the daily activity schedule and find more information at big12bigq.com.


Wednesday, March 8:
3 to 5 p.m.

Pitmaster Meat & Greet plus Meat Draft

Thursday, March 9:
12 to 5 p.m.

Idahoan Potatoes Mash-a-Bowls Quick Bite Challenge, 1 p.m.
People's Choice Competition featuring Booth Creek Wagyu, 3 p.m.

Friday, March 10:
12 to 5 p.m.

Big 12 Big Q Championship featuring Booth Creek Wagyu Ribeyes and Plate Ribs

Saturday, March 11:
1 to 4 p.m.

Big 12 Big Q Championship Tailgate & BBQ Samples

Hoops Central at KC Live!

March 8-12, 2023

Centrally located in the Kansas City Live! Block, Miller Lite Fan Fest at Hoops Central delivers an all-day basketball celebration. Free to attend and open to all ages, the event offers daily spirit rallies, live entertainment, contests and giveaways, and—of course—the perfect place to stay up to date on scores with games streaming on the big screen.

Kansas City’s Big 12 Run

March 11, 2023

In 2023, Kansas City’s Big 12 Run returns with 5K and 12K distance options. Registration is $43 for the 5K distance and $58 for the 12K distance through March 9, with virtual participation opportunities also available. All participants will receive a commemorative long sleeve T-shirt and a custom finisher’s medal, plus a free Sonic hard seltzer for those who are 21 and older. Don't forget to wear your team colors on race day!

Big 12 Food Drive

Feb. 13-March 12, 2023

The Big 12 Basketball Food Drive presented by Compass Minerals is now underway, with all donations benefiting Harvesters. Every fan who makes a donation will be entered to win tournament tickets or autographed team memorabilia.

Live Performances

March 10-12, 2023

This year, the Big 12 Conference is bringing an all-new lineup of entertainment for fans to enjoy throughout the Men's and Women's Basketball Championships.

Hip-hop legend Fat Joe performs a VIP-only set on Friday, March 10.

On Saturday, March 11, NBA all-star Shaquille O'Neal will perform a one-hour DJ set at the KC Live! Block under his performance alias, DJ Diesel.

Grammy nominee Jordin Sparks will perform the national anthem at the Men's Championship Game on March 11, while up-and-coming sensation Lanie Gardner will sing the anthem at the Women's Championship Game on March 12.