The 2017-18 college football season is drawing closer, which means it's time for coaches to take the podium for their annual media days.
The Big 12 will take its turn from July 17-18 in Frisco, Texas. For the first time ever, the conference representatives will meet at the Ford Center at The Star for the two-day meeting.
TCU, Kansas, Texas Tech, Iowa State and Oklahoma will talk with media on Thursday while Texas, West Virginia, Baylor, Kansas State and Oklahoma State round out the two-day event on Friday.
MEDIA DAYS: SEC | ACC | Big Ten | Pac 12
Click here for the full schedule and times for both days. Below are the coaches and student-athletes that will appear in Frisco:
|Baylor||Matt Rhule||KJ Smith (DE) | Brian Nance (DE) | Taylor Young (LB) | Blake Blackmar (OL)|
|Iowa State||Matt Campbell||Allen Lazard (WR) | Joel Lanning (LB/QB) | Jake Campos (OL) | Brian Peavy (CB)|
|Kansas||David Beaty||Dorance Armstrong (LB) | Daniel Wise (LB) | Joe Dineen Jr. (DT) | Hakeem Adeniji (OL)|
|Kansas State||Bill Snyder||Jesse Ertz (QB) | Dalton Risner (OL) | Trent Tanking (LB) | DJ Reed (DB) | Dayton Valentine (TE)|
|Oklahoma||Lincoln Riley||Orlando Brown (OL) | Baker Mayfield (QB) | Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (LB) | Steven Parker (S)|
|Oklahoma State||Mike Gundy||Mason Rudolph (QB) | James Washington (WR) | Chad Whitener (LB) | Zach Sinor (P)|
|TCU||Gary Patterson||Kyle Hicks (RB) | Kenny Hill (QB) | Travin Howard (LB) | Ty Summers (LB)|
|Texas||Tom Herman||Michael Dickson (P) | Naashon Hughes (LB) | PJ Locke III (DB) | Connor Williams (OL)|
|Texas Tech||Kliff Kingsbury||Cameron Batson (WR) | Dylan Cantrell (WR) | KeKe Coutee (WR) | Jah'Shawn Johnson (DB)|
|West Virginia||Dana Holgorsen||Kyzir White (S) | Al-Rasheed Benton (LB) | Justin Crawford (RB) | Elijah Wellman (FB)|
Tom Herman and Lincoln Riley will be two notable faces at the podium, as each will take center stage for their first Big 12 media days as head coaches at two of the nation's top bluebloods. Herman was hired at Texas after three years at the helm of Houston while Riley was promoted at Oklahoma following Bob Stoops' retirement in June.
After a six-year absence, 2017 will mark the return of the Big 12 championship game. The top two teams at the end of the regular season will battle for the conference crown on Dec. 2 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.
Oklahoma won last year's regular season race and went on to defeat Auburn in the Sugar Bowl.