IRVING, Texas – The Big 12 Conference, which will host its 2022 Football Media Days presented by Old Trapper Beef Jerky, July 13-14 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, welcomes back the Kid Reporter program to this year’s two-day event.

The program provides students from St. Philip’s School and Community Center in Dallas the opportunity to gain practical experience in preparing, conducting and producing interviews with Big 12 Conference student-athletes and coaches.

“The Big 12 Conference is pleased to extend its relationship with St. Philip’s School to create this opportunity for the next generation of reporters and videographers to gain real-world experience,” commented Edward Stewart, Big 12 Executive Associate Commissioner for Football. “The Kid Reporter program was an astounding success at the 2021 Football Media Days. As we enter year two of the program, I thank our member institutions and Old Trapper for their support in this endeavor as we continue to enhance our relationship with such an invaluable member of the South Dallas community.”

While on-site, Kid Reporters receive a behind-the-scenes look of the elements involved with staging this season-preview event, in addition to educational sessions with media members. Coaches and select student-athletes from Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, and West Virginia will participate in the two-day event.

Content created by the St. Philips School and Community Center Kid Reporters will be shared across official Big 12 Conference and Old Trapper media platforms.

Big 12 Sports Properties is the LEARFIELD team dedicated to the Conference as its sponsorship rights holder and oversees the relationship with Old Trapper.

About Big 12 Conference 
The Big 12 Conference is comprised of 10 Universities – Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech and West Virginia. The Big 12 is an NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics conference that encompasses five states with over 40 million people within its geographic footprint. In its 26th year, the Conference has produced over 720 Academic All-America selections and claimed national championship team titles in 20 of its 23 sponsored sports. Its student-athletes and teams have combined for over 700 individual NCAA titles and 76 team national championships. Nearly 5,000 student-athletes from across the United States and around the World compete annually under the Big 12 banner. For more information, visit and follow the Conference on Facebook (, Twitter (@Big12Conference), Instagram ( and YouTube (

About Old Trapper Smoked Products
Old Trapper Smoked Products has produced its signature line of authentic handmade beef jerky from its headquarters in Forest Grove, Oregon since 1969. That 50 years of experience, complemented by continued investments in state-of-the-art processes, result in top-quality products that are distributed nationwide. A family-run business, Old Trapper offers a full line of high-quality, naturally smoked meat snacks using only the best lean strips of beef, the freshest seasoning ingredients and real wood-fired smoke. For more information, please visit