NEW ORLEANS (SunBeltSports.org) - ESPN and the Sun Belt Conference announced today that ESPN3 will carry portions of the conference's Football Media Day in New Orleans on July 16.
The collaboration with ESPN3 for media day will mark the first time ever that the Sun Belt Conference has distributed the event to a national audience.
"We are very excited to have ESPN3 as a distributor for our annual Football Media Day," said Sun Belt Conference Commissioner Karl Benson. "We have an outstanding relationship with ESPN that provides us significant opportunities to promote our league and our institutions. The presence of ESPN3 at our Football Media Day will give viewers an inside look at our event and will show that the Sun Belt Conference is a growing power in collegiate football."
The event will include interviews with all ten league head coaches, Commissioner Benson's address to the media, as well as interviews with future Sun Belt coaches Dennis Franchione of Texas State and Bill Curry of Georgia State. Texas State and Georgia State will begin play in the Sun Belt Conference for the 2013 season.
Cole Wright will serve as the host for the event and Sun Belt Network football commentator Cole Cubelic will serve as the show's analyst.
ESPN3 is ESPN's live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually and accessible online via WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold level members. It is currently available to 73 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.