2008 Big 12 Tourney at Sprint Center

This really hasn't been in doubt, but it's nice to see that it's official.

The Big 12 men's and women's basketball tournaments will return to Kansas City in 2008.

The men's tournament will be played in the Sprint Center with the women playing in Municipal Auditorium.

The league office made the official announcement on Monday. The Big 12 also selected San Antonio as the site of the 2007 football championship game.

The basketball tournaments had been all but promised to Kansas City two years ago. The Big 12 did not award championship sites beyond the 2006-2007 school calendar partly to give Kansas City a chance to solidify plans for the new arena.

Kansas City was home to the first six Big 12 events with the men at Kemper Arena. The last Big 12 tournament was held there in 2005. Oklahoma City will play host to the men's and women's tournaments in March for the first time.

Source: Star