2014 Sun Belt Media Day Is Here

July 22, 2014 · By · Filed Under Football, News, Sun Belt Conference 

7-21_Release_GraphicThe 2014 Sun Belt Media Day will get underway at 9am this morning in the Bienville Club Lounge in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Each school will have their head coach, except for Troy’s Larry Blakeney who recently had surgery and has been advised against making any long trips, and two student-athletes available to the media. Then at 3pm Sun Belt Conference Commissioner Karl Benson will deliver the State of the Sun Belt Conference, after which he, Coordinator of Officials Steve Shaw, College Football Playoff CFO Reid Sigmon and Sun Belt Athletic Directors will be available to the media.

The SBC will also have two outlets for those who cannot be in attendance.

The “Sun Belt Social Suite” will allow fans access and connections to media day activities by featuring fan submitted questions in a one-on-one interview setting. Fans can submit questions to various coaches and student-athletes via Facebook and Twitter by using the hashtag #SunBeltMediaDay. Questions will be answered in real time as the event is live streamed on the Sun Belt Sports website SunBeltSports.org. The morning session will go from 10am-12pm then the afternoon session will run from 1-3pm with Danielle Percival hosting.

Secondly ESPN3 will have a live show from the floor of the Sun Belt Media Day with a two-hour broadcast starting at 1pm and featuring a selection from each coach and student-athletes from all 11 Sun Belt schools participating. Below will be a schedule of the ESPN3 coaches.

For a full bio for each of the schools, coaches and student-athletes visit the Sun Belt Sports website by clicking here.

The itinerary in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome:

  • 9:00 AM – 9:25 AM – Louisiana-Monroe – Head Coach Todd Berry – Student Athletes: Ray Stovall (Sr LB) and Rashon Ceaser (Jr WR)
  • 9:30 AM – 9:55 AM – Appalachian State – Head Coach Scott Satterfield – Student Athletes: Kameron Bryant (Jr QB) and Ronald Blair (Sr DL)
  • 10:00 AM – 10:25 AM – New Mexico State – Head Coach Doug Martin – Student Athletes: Valerian Ume Ezeoke (Sr OL) and Travaughn Colwell (Sr DB)
  • 10:30 AM – 10:55 AM – Texas State – Head Coach Dennis Franchione – Student Athletes: David Mayo (Sr LB) and Michael Orakpo (Sr LB)
  • 11:00 AM – 11:25 AM – South Alabama – Head Coach Joey Jones – Student Athletes: Chris May (Jr OL) and Maleki Harris (Sr LB)
  • 11:30 AM – 11:55 AM – Troy – Offensive Coordinator Kenny Edenfield – Student Athletes: Terrence Jones (Sr OL) and Wayland Coleman-Dancer (Sr LB)
  • 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM – Lunch
  • 1:30 PM – 1:55 PM – Arkansas State – Head Coach Blake Anderson – Student Athletes – Sterling Young (Sr DB) and J.D. McKissic (Jr WR)
  • 2:00 PM – 2:25 PM – Louisiana-Lafayette – Head Coach Mark Hudspeth – Student Athletes: Terrance Broadway (Sr QB) and Alonzo Harris (Sr RB)
  • 2:30 PM – 2:55 PM – Georgia Southern – Head Coach Willie Fritz – Student Athletes: Edwin Jackson (Sr LB) and Garrett Frye (Sr OT)
  • 3:00 PM – 3:25 PM – State of the Sun Belt Conference with Commissioner Karl Benson
  • 3:30 PM – 3:55 PM – Media Availability with Benson, Coordinator of Officials Steve Shaw, College Football Playoff CFO Reid Sigmon and Sun Belt Athletic Directors
  • 4:00 PM – 4:25 PM – Georgia State – Head Coach Trent Miles – Student Athletes: Joseph Peterson (Jr LB) and Keith Rucker (So. TE)
  • 4:30 PM – 4:55 PM – Idaho – Head Coach Paul Petrino – Student Athletes: Maxx Forde (Sr DE) and Mike Marboe (Sr OL)

ESPN3 Broadcast Schedule:

  • 1:03 p.m. – Sun Belt Commissioner, Karl Benson
  • 1:11 p.m. – Mark Hudspeth, UL Lafayette
  • 1:21 p.m. – Kenny Edenfield, Troy
  • 1:31 p.m. – Dennis Franchione, Texas State
  • 1:41 p.m. – Willie Fritz, Georgia Southern
  • 1:51 p.m. – Scott Satterfield, Appalachian State
  • 2:01 p.m. – Trent Miles, Georgia State
  • 2:10 p.m. – Doug Martin, New Mexico State
  • 2:20 p.m. – Blake Anderson, Arkansas State
  • 2:30 p.m. – Joey Jones, South Alabama
  • 2:40 p.m. – Paul Petrino, Idaho
  • 2:48 p.m. – Todd Berry, UL Monroe


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