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Dates Announced For 2024 Big 12 Media Days

Feb 19, 2024, 8:57 AM | Updated: 4:07 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – After news broke earlier of a new location, the Big 12 Conference now has the dates of their Media Days event per the conference’s X account.

The Big 12 will overtake Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 10 this year.

The two days will be spent at Allegiant Stadium where the Raiders play.

BYU, Utah Reunited On Unexpected Date

The Big 12 Conference released its league schedule on Tuesday, January 30 and placed the rivalry game on November 9, 2024.

That’s three weeks before the final regular season week on the schedule.

It’s an out-of-the-box move for Brett Yormark and the Big 12 to place BYU/Utah on a week that wasn’t the traditional rivalry weekend in college football.

The initial reaction to the news on social media from fans and media was disappointment. Historically, when the two in-state rivals were in the WAC and Mountain West Conference, the game was always played during the final regular season week of the year.

The positive for BYU and Utah coaches is that both teams will have a bye week before the game. But the downside for both programs is that there will be two weeks of rivalry banter. Are you ready for that?

I guess it’s better than an entire offseason of banter, as we all experienced leading up to the 2019 season.

There is a precedent to this date spotlighting a big rivalry game. The SEC does this for Alabama/LSU.

Every year, both teams have a bye going into that game. Then, it takes on a marquee television window.

The last time these two in-state rivals met on the gridiron was in 2021 when BYU defeated the Utes 26-17.

Before 2021, Utah had reeled off nine consecutive victories against BYU.

Utah leads the all-time series over BYU 59-32-4.

Michelle Bodkin is the Utah Utes Insider for KSLsports.com and host of both the Crimson Corner Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and The Saturday Show (Saturday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.) on The KSL Sports Zone. Follow her on XInstagram, and Threads: @BodkinKSLsports

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