Thursday, June 20, 2013

BYU kicks off College Football Media Days June 26 on BYUtv & ESPN3

June and July are usually torturous months for football fans because there are no Spring Games going on, the NFL Draft is over with and player camps don't start until August, most new coaching changes have taken place, and things are just relatively slow. Part of this is solved with the College Football Media Day presentations. Most of them occur throughout the month of July, with training beginning at the beginning of August and games beginning at the end of the month. 

This year BYU enters its third year as an Independent in the FBS level of college football. As an Independent, BYU has no conference media day obligation. Yet most BYU fans feel the need to know what to expect from their team. As a result, two years ago BYUtv and ESPN3 began broadcasting BYU Football Media Days. 

Typically taking place in the last week of June or the first week of July, BYU football Media Days does a unique approach for a media day. First off it takes place at the BYU Broadcasting Building in an actual studio setting. Second, they don't focus solely on the upcoming team. the past two years they have brought in Legendary BYU players to discuss their thoughts and feelings on when they played at BYU and how this new team can follow in their footsteps. 

This year will be no different. BYU Media Day will be covered by BYUtv, ESPN3,, BYU Radio, and KSL Newsradio. Coverage will begin at 1 PM next Wednesday, June 26. 

BYUtv will feature 3 main broadcasts, two of which will be live, focusing on the State of the Program, a 2013 True Blue season preview, and a special titled LaVell Edwards and the BYU Quarterback Factory. The broadcasts will take place at 1 PM, 2 PM, and 5 PM EDT.

Scheduled to appear on the special are Hall of Fame coach LaVell Edwards, Robbie Bosco, Heisman winning Ty Detmer,  Gifford Nielsen, Steve Sarkisian, Gary Sheide, Marc Wilson, and Super Bowl winning Steve Young. will air live interviews between Jarom Jordan and current BYU Football players in-between the two live programs (1 PM- 5 PM). Other interviews may take place after the second live show. Expect at least half an hour to be done solely in Spanish, as has been the case the past two years. Questions for the players, and which ever coaches may also appear, can be able to be submitted Via Twitter using the hashtag #BYUMediaDay.

BYU Radio will air audio versions of the State of the Program, the 2013 Football Preview, and LaVell Edwards and the BYU Quarterback Factory. Inbetween the programs (3- 5 PM) they will air a simulcast of the special being done by KSL Newsradio and the BYU Football Radio Network. KSL's actual coverage begins an hour earlier than the BYU Radio simulcast, at 2 PM EDT, and can be heard online at 

For more information and other BYU Football Media Day updates, please visit the Media Day blog page- and keep an eye on for future information posts.

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