July 18, 2008 MEMPHIS,TN
Conference USA will hold its annual Football Media Blitz in Memphis on Sunday July 20. Coaches and student-athletes from each school will join with media members from around the conference to preview the upcoming season.
CBS College Sports will air a live television show from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. CDT on Sunday with highlights, notes and interviews with coaches and players (Watch Free Live Video Stream!!). Carter Blackburn and Trev Alberts will serve as hosts for the show, which will re-air several times the following week on CBS C.
On Monday, the attending student-athletes will visit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. St. Jude is internationally recognized for its poineering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other diseases. Players will have a chance to speak to selected patients and hand out C-USA t-shirts, while taking a tour of the facility.
Below is a list of the players that are scheduled to attend the event. Each player's bio is included on the PDF file linked above.
EAST CAROLINA - QB Patrick Pinkney, DL Zack Slate HOUSTON - TE Mark Hafner, DE Phillip Hunt MARSHALL - TE Cody Slate, DB C.J. Spillman MEMPHIS - WR Maurice Jones, DL Clinton McDonald RICE - QB Chase Clement, LB Brian Raines SMU - DT Serge Elizee, RB DeMyron Martin SOUTHERN MISS - RB Damion Fletcher, LB Gerald McRath TULANE - OL Michael Parenton, DE Reggie Scott TULSA - QB David Johnson, DE Moton Hopkins UAB - CB Kevin Sanders, QB Joe Webb UCF - OL Pat Brown, DB Joe Burnett UTEP - LB Adam Vincent, QB Trevor Vittatoe