Sun Belt meets media online

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A handful of technical glitches presented only brief interruptions during the first fully online media days to be hosted by a Division I college football conference.

With the country in recession, the Sun Belt Conference sought to save money for member schools and attract more media coverage with the new video conferencing format for its annual preseason meetings with reporters.

In past seasons, the conference invited coaches, selected players and the media to meet in a downtown New Orleans Hotel.

The new format presented minor problems with audio and video cutting out periodically, but coaches said they didn't mind because staying on campus provided them more time to prepare for training camp.

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