Big 12 Partners with Extra Yard for Teachers
Read More
Featured Student – Olamide Aborowa
Play Video
Spotlight Feature: Devonte’ Graham
Play Video
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.

Live Like a

Champions for Life
Honors Teachers

Play Video


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.

A Message from the Commissioner hd-baylor-hero


1 day ago We're all behind @BaylorWBB and Big 12 Champion for Life Lauren Cox as the Lady Bears face Oregon State tonight!
#SicOSU #RiseAsOne #MarchMadness #ncaaW
1 day ago Senior and Big 12 Champion for Life Jevon Carter will lead @WVUhoops versus Villanova tonight in the #SweetSixteen.

Throughout his time in Morgantown, Carter has been a role model for Mountaineers everywhere.
#HailWV #MarchMadness
1 day ago Tonight, @TexasTechMBB is battling it out in the #SweetSixteen.

The Red Raiders will be led by senior and Big 12 Champion for Life Keenan Evans.
#MarchMadness #TDGarden
1 day ago Can't wait to watch @TexasWBB play tonight for a spot in the #EliteEight!

Hear why senior Ariel Atkins is a Big 12 Champion for Life.
#FAM #ncaaW
1 day ago #EliteEight bound!

Congratulations to @KStateMBB. Before they play tomorrow night, hear why @deanwade3232 is a Big 12 Champion for life.
#EMAW #Big12Champions
3 days ago "There are so many opportunities I wouldn't have had if it wasn't for @WestVirginiaU." - Robyn Bernard, @WVUGymnastics
#HailWV #Big12Champions
Load More