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Media Day 2011: State of the Program Live Photo Gallery

Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Steven McCall at 10:54 am | Updated: July 12, 2011 11:14 am | Permalink

Photos from BYUtv's live "State of the Program."

Media Day 2011: Bronco Mendenhall Announces Three Year Extension

Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Taylor Wilson at 10:44 am | Permalink

During the first breakout session of the 2011 BYU football media day, head coach Bronco Mendenhall announced his intentions to lead the Cougars into independence with a three-year contract extension.

Media Day 2011: Behind the Scenes in the Control Room

Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 10:26 am | Updated: July 12, 2011 10:32 am | Permalink

Here's a look behind the scenes at what's going on in the control room during Media Day.

Media Day 2011: Football State of the Program

Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 10:23 am | Updated: July 12, 2011 11:47 am | Permalink

Football State of the Program with BYU Athletic Director Tom Holmoe, BYUtv’s Derek Marquis, ESPN’s Dave Brown and BYU head football coach Bronco Mendenhall:

Benefits of BYU broadcasting

“Back in September when we had the actual announcement of independence, we said how are we going to be able to pull this off, and it’s because of this new building. We’re thrilled to bring people here and show it off.” – Marquis

Media Day 2011: Catching Up with Greg Wrubell and Kurt Kragthorpe

Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Taylor Wilson at 9:14 am | Updated: July 12, 2011 10:39 am | Permalink

The 2011 BYU football media day is upon us. Months after announcing their football independence, the BYU football program is prepared for its first ever independent media day. We caught up with Greg Wrubell, the voice of the Cougars for KSL Radio, and Kurt Kragthorpe of the Salt Lake Tribune just before the first live show.

Media Day 2011: What is a Media Day?

Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 9:00 am | Updated: July 12, 2011 9:02 am | Permalink

On Sept. 1, 2010, BYU announced its football independence. On July 1, 2011, the Cougars officially became independent. Today, July 12, 2011, BYU is hosting its first Media Day. So what exactly is a media day?

A media day is typically an opportunity for the media to meet the coach and a few players from every school in the conference. It’s also a chance for the conference media partners to gain access to the teams and gather information so they are ready to broadcast games in the fall.

Media Day 2011: Photos from True Blue Fall Football Preview

Jul 11, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 10:47 pm | Updated: July 12, 2011 3:10 pm | Permalink

BYU photographers Mark Philbrick and Jaren Wilkey went behind the scenes to capture the filming of the True Blue Fall Football Preview on BYUtv.

Media Day 2011: Great Expectations for Matt Reynolds

Jul 11, 2011 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 8:40 pm | Updated: July 12, 2011 8:07 am | Permalink

In preparation for the 2011 BYU Football Media Day, we checked in with senior offensive lineman Matt Reynolds to see what he's been up to this summer and his thoughts on media day and the upcoming season.

Reynolds, who usually takes some time off during summer, said this year has been a little different because it's his last. 

Media Day 2011: McKay Jacobson on Media Day

Jul 11, 2011 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 8:16 pm | Updated: July 12, 2011 8:06 am | Permalink

Senior wide receiver McKay Jacobsen took a minute to talk media day with BYU Athletics. 

"I'm excited to be thinking about football," Jacobsen said. "Media day means one step closer to the season. I think the fans really enjoy it too."

Jacobsen, who said he was busy taking classes in the spring, just returned from a trip to Japan. After serving his mission there, he said he wanted to take his family.

Being an Independent team this year has Jacobsen even more excited about this football season.

Media Day 2011: ESPN's Holly Rowe Back at BYU

Jul 11, 2011 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 8:06 pm | Updated: July 12, 2011 8:04 am | Permalink

BYU Athletics spent some time with ESPN sideline reporter Holly Rowe Monday while she was getting ready for media day.

Rowe shared with us some highlights of her career.