Men's Swimming and Diving team heads to Big 12 Championships
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The University of Texas men's and women's swimming and diving teams arrived Tuesday in Columbia, Mo. for the 2006 Big 12 Championships hosted by the University of Missouri Feb. 22-25 at the new Mizzou Aquatics Center.
It will mark the first time MU has sponsored the event in conference history. Texas (men's: 1999, 2001, 2003-04 / women's: 1998-1999, 2001, 2003-04) and Texas A&M (men's: 1997-98, 2000, '02, '05 / women's: 1997, 2000, '02, '05) have split hosting duties the last nine years.
The Big 12 Conference Championships field will consist of the six institutions that sponsor women's programs: Iowa State, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas and Texas A&M, along with the three schools that have men's teams: Missouri, Texas and Texas A&M. The Longhorn men and women's squads are the defending Big 12 champions -- the men have won all nine conference titles, while the women have earned seven straight league crowns (1999-2005). The Nebraska women took home top honors in 1997 and '98.
The meet will begin on Wednesday at 6 p.m. with the 200-yard medley relay and the 800-yard freestyle relay. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, preliminary swimming events will begin at 10 a.m.
Live scoring, a schedule of events, results and more information about tickets and parking can be found at MUTigers.com.