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About the Campaign

The Big 12 Champions for Life campaign highlights student-athlete’s life-changing stories through the opportunities that a scholarship provides. The young women and men given the opportunity to compete in their chosen sport embody the defining characteristics of a champion: leadership, perseverance, community service, and discipline. Inspiring stories of student-athletes representing each of the conference’s ten universities will be shared throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. Serving as a role model both on the field and in the classroom, each of the student-athletes selected in the campaign truly encapsulate what being a champion for life is all about.

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The Big 12 Conference, in partnership with the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers (EYFT) platform, has announced a campaign to honor educators across the country. More than 100 student-athletes featured in the “Big 12 Champions for Life” campaign have been given the opportunity to recognize a teacher (grades K-12) who made a lasting impact during their academic journey. Each nominated teacher will receive a $1,000 grant to be applied toward a classroom project and teaching supplies. Teacher announcements and more can be found on the Big 12 Champions for Life social platforms.

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2 days ago "It can be life changing."
@OU_Football's Nick Basquine & @LincolnRiley share how a scholarship means everything to walk-on athlete. #OUDNA
3 days ago How did @OU_Football's Nick Basquine tell his mom he earned a scholarship?

We'll share his full #Big12Champions feature tomorrow. #OUDNA
3 days ago "Though I struggled with academics, it made me a stronger person."
@BUFootball's Brian Nance is passionate about earning his degree. #sicem
4 days ago Big12Champ4Life photo Not graduating is not an option for @BUFootball's Brian Nance.


We'll share his full feature tomorrow at noon!
5 days ago "Wherever he goes, he's going to make someone smile."
@BUFootball DL coach Elijah Robinson shares a message about Brian Nance. #sicem
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