PROVO, Utah – In preparation for the 2014 season, BYU will host its fourth annual Football Media Day on Monday, June 23, at the BYU Broadcasting Building.
In addition to the many interview sessions attended by the media throughout the day, fans can expect a day filled with BYU football programming on BYUtv and other news outlets, including ESPN3. BYUtv will broadcast 21 straight hours of programming about BYU football starting at 7 a.m. MT, including four hours of live shows. An additional three hours of live online video chats with current and former players will be available on BYUtvSports.com along with constant social media interaction throughout the day.
Highlighting the day will be two new live shows and a special two-hour BYU Sports Nation. The two new shows will also be simulcast on ESPN3 in addition to BYUtv and BYUtvSports.com.
The first live show, "The State of the Program," airs at 9 a.m. MDT (11 a.m. EDT) and features athletic director Tom Holmoe, head coach Bronco Mendenhall, offensive coordinator Robert Anae and defensive coordinator Nick Howell discussing the football program as it prepares for the 2014 season. ESPN football analyst Trevor Matich will also be on the set to add his insight.
Following the first live show, "BYU Sports Nation" airs at 10 a.m. MDT (12 p.m. EDT) on both BYUtv and BYU Radio with an extended two-hour show featuring live interviews with Coach Mendenhall, Taysom Hill, Jamaal Williams as well as other current and former players.
The second live show, “BYU Football: Great Moments Then & Now,” will air at 1 p.m. MDT (3 p.m. EDT) and feature a panel of standout players from the 1984 National Championship team to the the current team reviewing, discussing and providing inside analysis of select great moments within their respective eras. Joining the program will be Leon White (1981-85), James Dye (1995-96), Dennis Pitta (2004, 07-09) and Taysom Hill (2012-present).
BYU Radio, available on SiriusXM Channel 143, will also be part of the day with original content along with simulcasts of the new BYUtv shows. Additional local, live radio broadcasts will originate from Football Media Day, including special live coverage on KSL Newsradio from 12-3 p.m. MDT.
If you miss "The State of the Program" or "BYU Sports Nation" during the day, they will be rebroadcast later during primetime from 6-10 p.m. MT and again from 12-4 a.m. MT on Wednesday morning. They will also be available on demand at BYUtvSports.com.
Other shows on BYUtv during the day include a replay of the 2013 BYU-Texas game and rebroadcasts of "BYU Football: The Top 50 Plays," "Sports Nation: Spring Football Special" and "BYU Football: A Polynesian Pipeline."
In addition to BYUtv's programming throughout the day, BYUtvSports.com will be offering live video webchats with coaches and current and former players. Fans can submit questions for the webchats via Twitter using #BYUMediaDay. Information on webchat times and guests is available on BYUtvSports.com blog.
There will also be social media interaction with Paul Lasike, Hill and Williams as they take control of the @BYUCougars twitter account. Additional interaction will take place on the BYU football Facebook page, the official Instagram account of BYU Athletics and the BYU Football blog. A behind-the-scenes look at media day will be available on Tuesday on the BYU Athletics's YouTube site.
Download the BYUtv or WatchESPN app to watch Media Day programming from your mobile device.
Stay tuned for more information as BYU Football Media Day approaches. Check out the general schedule below.