Big 12 and Summit League championship sites

Kansas City[*1] gets the 2008 Big 12 Football championship game, and the 2010 and 2011 men’s and women’s basketball championships:

“We’re ecstatic,” said Kevin Gray, president of the Kansas City Sports Commission. “It demonstrates that if you have the facilities, you can be competitive in these situations.”

Meanwhile, Sioux Falls and Tulsa[*2] are the finalists for hosting the Summit League (nee Mid-Continent Conference) men’s and women’s basketball championships:

The league, which is changing its name from the Mid-Continent Conference on June 1, will make a site visit to Sioux Falls next week for the 2009 and 2010 tourneys. Conference commissioner Tom Douple said Sioux Falls and Tulsa, Okla., are the only two in the running.