Brandon Chatmon, ESPN Staff Writer 491d

Big 12 media days moments: Dance parties, ripped pants and a mullet

Even though Big 12 media days will be remembered for controversial statements and the conference's decision to explore expansion, plenty of fun was had during the two days in Dallas.

Here's a look at some of the best moments, quotes and images during Big 12 media days:



Mike Gundy's "mullet" was the talk of Big 12 media days Monday. Oklahoma State's head coach insisted it was not a mullet and told Kyle Fredrickson of The Oklahoman that the hairstyle was a result of his son Gage trying to get him to cut his hair, and Gundy deciding not to -- just to mess with his son. Either way, James Washington supplied the best name for the hairstyle.



One of the best moments was Kansas coach David Beaty, the son of a Dallas police officer, opening his news conference by paying tribute to the fallen Dallas officers.



Beaty believes college football can play an important role in the changing some of the recent problems in the nation.

"I believe that college football can be an example in the midst of our struggles in America," he said. "Young men from all walks of life, different backgrounds coming together, listening to one another, working hard together, learning from one another, fighting together for a common goal."

Elsewhere, a mascot dance party broke out in the lobby:



The solo competition went to the TCU Horned Frog, by a landslide.

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops had a gem of a response when asked about his statue.



In case you forgot, a statue of Stoops showed up unexpectedly in Norman last year, prompting the question this week.

Last but not least, a wardrobe malfunction resulted in Baylen Brown showing up at Big 12 media days in jeans before a seamstress saved the day, allowing the Texas Tech lineman to finish in the event in style.

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