Big East Prepares for Kickoff

Are you ready for some Big East Conference football?

The 2012 Big East Football Kickoff and Media Day is just a week away. Big East officials and conference coaches will meet with the media on July 31 in Newport, R.I. Those not in Newport don't have to miss out. A three-hour live show can be watched on will produce the live show featuring opening comments from the coaches, in addition to exclusive interviews with players and coaches. And for those social media fans out there, the official hashtag of media day is #bemediaday. All fans and media members are being asked to use that hashtag when discussing the event. A live feed of twwets will be visible on Media Day Central at

The Big East social activities will be held Monday with a golf outing and clambake Here is a tentative schedule of events for July 31 at The Hotel Viking in Newport:

9 a.m. – Opening Remarks

9:15 a.m. – Remarks from head coaches

10 a.m. – Interview Session I (coaches with print, online and radio media; players with TV media)

11 a.m. – Interview Session II (players with print, online and radio media; coaches with TV media)

Here is a list of Big East players scheduled to attend.


Maalik Bomar, LB

Austin Bujnoch, OL

Walter Stewart, DE


Ryan Griffin, TE

Lyle McCombs, RB

Trevardo Williams, DE

Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB


Mario Benavides, C

Adrian Bushell, CB

Alex Kupper, OT

Hakeem Smith, S


Aaron Donald, DE

Ray Graham, RB

Jarred Holley, S


Khaseem Greene, LB

Duron Harmon, S

Mark Harrison, WR

Scott Vallone, DT


Sam Barrington, LB

B.J. Daniels, QB

Evan Landi, TE

Kayvon Webster, CB


Justin Pugh, OT

Zack Chibane, OG

Alec Lemon, WR

Shamarko Thomas, SS

Jay Bromley, DT


Chris Coyer, QB

Marcus Green, DE

Brandon McManus, K/P

Martin Wallace, OT

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