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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Monday, July 20
Announcements and Welcome
Florida Atlantic Head Coach Howard
Schnellenberger Web Conference
Florida Atlantic Student-Athlete Availability - Rusty Smith
FIU Head Coach Mario Cristobal Web Conference
FIU Student-Athlete Availability - T.Y. Hilton
Arkansas State Head Coach Steve Roberts Web Conference
Arkansas State Student-Athlete Availability - Alex Carrington
Louisiana Head Coach Rickey Bustle Web Conference
Louisiana Student-Athlete Availability - Chris Fisher
ULM Head Coach Charlie Weatherbie Web Conference
ULM Student-Athlete Availability - James Truxillo
North Texas Head Coach Todd Dodge Web Conference
North Texas Student-Athlete Availability - Tobe Nwigwe
Tuesday, July 21
Announcements and Welcome
Middle Tennessee Head Coach Rick Stockstill Web Conference
Middle Tennessee Student-Athlete Availability - Phillip Tanner
Troy Head Coach Larry Blakeney Web Conference
Troy Student-Athlete Availability - Levi Brown
WKU Head Coach David Elson Web Conference
WKU Student-Athlete Availability - Jake Gaebler
Commissioner Wright Waters Web conference
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