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PROVO, Utah - The first official event for the newly independent BYU football team takes place on July 12 when the school conducts a national media day from the BYUtv Broadcasting Building on the Provo, Utah, campus.
The Cougars became a football independent on July 1 after becoming the first program in the nation to sign an exclusive television agreement with ESPN. BYU also operates its own television network—BYUtv—which is available in more than 55 million homes in North America on DirecTV, Dish Network and nearly 600 cable TV providers.
Media attending BYU Football Media Day will have opportunities to conduct interviews with BYU coaches, student-athletes and administrators as well as prominent Cougar alumni and television executives from BYUtv and ESPN. Additionally, a session is scheduled with West Coast Conference officials and coaches and student-athletes from other BYU sports that officially joined the West Coast Conference on July 1.
In addition to the various interview sessions taking place for those attending BYU Football Media Day, two sessions will be broadcast live on BYUtv and online at ESPN3.com or byutv.org. Live online video chats with current student-athletes and former players will also be streamed at byutv.org throughout the day, including three chats in Spanish. BYUtv will also air two hour-long specials previewing the 2011 season during the day (see broadcast schedule below).
BYU Football Media Day Broadcast Schedule
LIVE on BYUtv/ESPN3.com/byutv.org: BYU Football 2011 (featuring Bronco Mendenhall; Tom Holmoe; Dave Brown of ESPN; and Derek Marquis of BYUtv)
True Blue Special: 2011 Spring Football
LIVE on byutv.org: Online Fan Q&A Webcast (featuring Ty Detmer; Bryan Kehl of the St. Louis Rams; Corby Eason, DB; Jameson Frazier, LB)
12 am-1 pm
True Blue Special: 2011 Football Preview
LIVE on BYUtv/ESPN3.com/byutv.org: Legends Roundtable (featuring LaVell Edwards; Ty Detmer; Steve Young and Trevor Matich of ESPN; and Bryan Kehl of the St. Louis Rams)
LIVE on byutv.org: Online Fan Q&A Webcast (featuring McKay Jacobson, WR; Bryan Kariya, RB; Jake Heaps, QB; Justin Sorensen, PK)
LIVE on byutv.org: Online Fan Q&A Webcast in Spanish (featuring Brandon Doman, Off. Coordinator; Travis Uale,DB; Brandon Ogletree, LB)
Leading up to Football Media Day, BYUtv will accept questions on the new BYUtv Sports Facebook page for live Q&A sessions with former and current BYU football players. Ty Detmer, Bryan Kehl, Jake Heaps, Corby Eason, Jameson Frazier, McKay Jacobson, Bryan Kariya and more will participate in the live Q&A sessions.
Throughout Football Media Day, BYUtv Sports will post trivia questions on Twitter each half hour, awarding prizes to followers that correctly respond.
BYU Radio will be broadcasting the same schedule as BYUtv throughout the day. As of July 1, BYU Radio will is now available on SiriusXM.
Check back here for more details and updates regarding the broadcast schedule and the live Q&A sessions as they become available.
Note: Attendance at the BYU Football Media Day event is for credentialed media representatives only.
For up-to-date information about BYU Football Media Day go to byutv.org.