SUN BELT CONFERENCE FOOTBALL MEDIA DAYS

Release of television schedule, preseason all-conference team, and preseason coaches poll will be release via e-mail and available on www.sunbeltsports.org at 8 a.m. (CT) on Monday, July 20.

The Sun Belt Conference's first-of-its-kind Football Media Day will be conducted on July 20 and 21 as the league will use 21st century technology to produce its annual event in an economically conscious way.

The Sun Belt Conference, its member institutions and its media outlets will save more than $30,000 combined by taking the Sun Belt Conference Media Day to a web based event.

Over the course of two days head coaches and student-athletes will conduct interviews using streaming internet technology. Members of the media can watch online and ask questions over the phone. Those unable to watch the live video feed will still be able to listen in and ask their questions via phone.

Additionally, the Sun Belt Conference will provide supplementary onscreen graphics for those watching on their computer screens. Members of the media can expect these enhancements to include notable statistical information, upcoming schedules, and team facts.

The Sun Belt Conference will also embark on a Media Tour as fall football camps get underway in early August. Members of the Sun Belt Conference staff will trek to each member institution campus to meet with local media and scout the upcoming season. Sun Belt Conference fans can expect video interviews and features with coaches and players on the official website of the Sun Belt Conference, www.sunbeltsports.org.

The event is restricted to accredited members of the media. Those wishing to join the league's online media day event can get a full itinerary and access information from Associate Commissioner for Communications John McElwain (mcelwain@sunbeltsports.org).


Monday, July 20


9:45 a.m.

Announcements and Welcome


10 a.m.

Florida Atlantic Head Coach Howard Schnellenberger Web Conference

Florida Atlantic Student-Athlete Availability - Rusty Smith


10:30 a.m.

FIU Head Coach Mario Cristobal Web Conference
FIU Student-Athlete Availability - T.Y. Hilton


11:00 a.m.

Arkansas State Head Coach Steve Roberts Web Conference

Arkansas State Student-Athlete Availability - Alex Carrington


11:30 a.m.

Louisiana Head Coach Rickey Bustle Web Conference

Louisiana Student-Athlete Availability - Chris Fisher


12 p.m.

ULM Head Coach Charlie Weatherbie Web Conference

ULM Student-Athlete Availability - James Truxillo


12:30 a.m.

North Texas Head Coach Todd Dodge Web Conference

North Texas Student-Athlete Availability - Tobe Nwigwe


Tuesday, July 21


9:45 a.m.

Announcements and Welcome


10 a.m.

Middle Tennessee Head Coach Rick Stockstill Web Conference

Middle Tennessee Student-Athlete Availability - Phillip Tanner


10:30 a.m.

Troy Head Coach Larry Blakeney Web Conference

Troy Student-Athlete Availability - Levi Brown


11:00 a.m.

WKU Head Coach David Elson Web Conference

WKU Student-Athlete Availability - Jake Gaebler


11:30 a.m.

Commissioner Wright Waters Web conference

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