Kansas City's Big 12 Activities

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

March 9-13

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 9
4 p.m.: Kansas State
4:30 p.m.: West Virginia

Thursday, March 10
10:35 a.m.: Kansas
11 a.m.: West Virginia
CANCELLED—4:55 p.m.: Texas Tech
5:20 p.m.: Iowa State

Friday, March 11
3:30 p.m.: Iowa State
3:55 p.m.: Kansas
4:20 p.m.: TCU
4:45 p.m.: Kansas State

Saturday, March 12
11:30 a.m.: Iowa State
3 p.m.: Kansas
3:30 p.m.: Texas Tech

Big 12 GameDay Presented by Phillips 66

March 9-13

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 Big 12 GameDay presented by Phillips 66.


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

Wednesday, March 9:
3 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 10:

Friday, March 11:

Saturday, March 12:
1 to 5 p.m.


Big 12 GameDay: Women's Championship
Barney Allis Plaza

Thursday, March 10:

Friday, March 11:

Saturday, March 12:
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, March 13:
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Big 12 Big Q presented by Prairie Fresh

March 9-12

Big 12 Big Q Logo

The Big 12 Big Q presented by Prairie Fresh invites top pitmasters from around Big 12 country to compete in the ultimate barbecue showdown. Featuring mouthwatering cuts from Prairie Fresh's line of premium pork products, Big 12 Big Q pitmasters will cook up some delicious samples, compete in quick-bite challenges and throw down in a world-class rib cook-off―and fans can get in on all the action while cheering on their team.


Wednesday, March 9:
3 to 6 p.m.

Pitmaster Meat & Greet featuring Prairie Fresh samples

Thursday, March 10:
12 to 6 p.m.

Prairie Fresh samples
1 p.m.: Prairie Fresh Quick Bite Challenge
3 p.m.: Prairie Fresh People's Choice Competition
4:30 p.m.: Prairie Fresh Pig Out on Center Court

Friday, March 11:
1 to 5 p.m.

People's Choice Competition
2 p.m.: Big 12 Big Q Prairie Fresh Ribs Competition

Saturday, March 12:
1 to 4 p.m.

Big 12 Big Q Tailgate featuring Prairie Fresh samples
2:30 p.m.: Prairie Fresh Pig Out on Center Court

Hoops Central Fan Fest at KC Live!

March 9-13

Miller Lite Hoops Central Fan Fest at the Kansas City Live! Block delivers an all-day basketball celebration. Free to attend and open to all ages (21 and older after 9 p.m.), Hoops Central 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.

Phillips 66 Presents "The Posterizer"

March 9-12

In celebration of its longstanding partnership with the Big 12 Basketball Championships, Phillips 66 is giving every fan a chance at a poster-worthy dunk with The Posterizer. Basketball fans of any age can get a real poster of their own dunk from March 9-12, outside T-Mobile Center on Grand Blvd.

Kansas City’s Big 12 Run

March 12

Registration for Kansas City’s Big 12 Run is $35 for a 5K race. All participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt and a custom finisher’s medal, plus a free beer for those who are 21 and older. Don't forget to wear your team colors on race day!

Champions Save Lives Blood Drive

Feb. 21-28

Fans of Big 12 Conference member schools are encouraged to donate blood at any Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City location in advance of the Phillips 66 Men's and Women's Basketball Championships. Appointments are strongly recommended. All participants who donate between Feb. 21 and Feb. 28 will be entered to win the following:

  • Two tickets to one session of the Men's Championship
  • Five tickets to the Women’s Championship final
  • One Chicken N Pickle private party package for 12