Red Wolves media day

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Sports writers, photographers, television sportscasters and camera operators from around the state will gather Friday on the turf at Arkansas State for media day with the Red Wolves football team.

The event beginning late in the morning will be followed at 5:15 p.m. by the team's first fall practice.

Arkansas State returns 47 lettermen and 17 starters. The returnees include the Sun Belt Conference's 2009 preseason co-offensive player of the year, quarterback Corey Leonard, and Alex Carrington, the league's preseason defensive player of the year.

Arkansas State opens its season Sept. 5 against Mississippi Valley State at ASU Stadium.

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