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Follow BYU Football Media Day on Friday

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PROVO, Utah – BYU will host its seventh annual Football Media Day on Friday, June 23, at the BYU Broadcasting Building.

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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, BYU Radio and other news outlets, including ESPN3. BYUtv will broadcast more than 18-straight hours of programming about BYU football starting at 6 a.m. MDT and running past midnight, including three live specials: The State of the Program, The LaVell Edwards Coaching Tree and a two-hour BYU Sports Nation. 

BYU Radio, available on SiriusXM Channel 143 and online at byuradio.org, will provide significant coverage that includes both original content and simulcasts of The State of the Program and BYU Sports Nation.  A new show, Behind the Mic with Greg Wrubell, hosted by the Voice of the Cougars, will be broadcast live from 12-3 p.m. MDT, while regular BYU Radio offerings will feature special guests from the football program. 

In addition to BYUtv and BYU Radio broadcasts, fans can tune in to BYUtv.org for live web chats at three different times throughout the day—at 8 a.m., 12 p.m., and 3 pm. MDT to hear more from BYU coaches, standout players and a few special guests. Fans can also stay connected with constant social media interaction all day.

Among the highlights of the day are two live shows in addition to a special two-hour BYU Sports Nation. The first live show, The State of the Program, will air at 9 a.m. MDT (11 a.m. EDT) and feature athletic director Tom Holmoe, head coach Kalani Sitake and his coaches discussing the football program as it prepares for the 2017 season. The State of the Program will be simulcast on ESPN3 in addition to BYUtv, BYUtv.org and BYU Radio. 

Following the first live show, BYU Sports Nation will air at 10 a.m. MDT (12 p.m. EDT) on both BYUtv and BYU Radio, while being simulcast on ESPN3, with an extended two-hour show featuring live interviews with Coach Sitake, Cougar players and coaches and special guests. 

The LaVell Edwards Coaching Tree, a live program airing at 2 p.m. MDT on BYUtv, will honor Coach Edwards through the legacy he left in the coaching world. The one-hour program will feature an in-studio panel that includes Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, former NFL special teams guru Gary Zauner and Virginia Tech defensive backs coach Brian Mitchell with additional contributions from Brian Billick, Mike Holmgren, Mike Leach, Kyle Whittingham, Ted Tollner and Norm Chow.

Fans can also follow the day's events by listening to additional local, live radio broadcasts originating from Football Media Day, including special live coverage on KSL Newsradio from 2-3 p.m. MDT.

If you miss The State of the Program, or The LaVell Edwards Coaching Tree during the day, they will be rebroadcast later during primetime from 6-8 p.m. MT. They will also be available on demand at BYUtv.org along with BYU Sports Nation.

As part of honoring LaVell Edwards, other shows on BYUtv during the day include replays of the 1984 Holiday Bowl between BYU and Michigan and Coach Edwards' final game in 2000 at Utah. Fans can also watch a rebroadcast of Legends – LaVell Edwards and LaVell Edwards: Spirit of Cougar Football.

Stay connected all day on social media using the hashtag #BYUMediaDay on the following platforms:

Facebook:
BYUFootball

Twitter:
@BYUFootball
@BYUCougars

Instagram:
BYUFootball
BYUCougars

Snapchat:
BYUCougars

Download the BYUtv and WatchESPN app to watch Media Day programming from your mobile device.

Check out the general broadcast schedule with links below.

Time

Event

Watch/Listen

Program Links

6 a.m. - 9 a.m.

BYU vs. Michigan (1984)

BYUtv / www.byutv.org

Full game

8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Live Video Web Chats*

www.byutv.org

Web chat with Tom Holmoe and Gary Zauner
Web chat with Chad Lewis and Robbie Bosco
Web chat with Steve Kaufusi and Jernaro Gilford
Web chat with Mike Empey and Reno Mahe

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

BYU State of the Program (Live)

BYUtv / www.byutv.org/ WatchESPN/ESPN3BYU Radio (SiriusXM Channel 143) byuradio.org

Full show

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

BYU Sports Nation (Live)

BYUtv www.byutv.org / WatchESPN/ESPN3 BYU Radio (SiriusXM Channel 143) byuradio.org

Full show

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Legends – LaVell Edwards

BYUtv www.byutv.org

Full show

12 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Live Video Web Chats*

www.byutv.org

Web chat with Tanner Mangum and Matt Hadley
Web chat with Tuni Kanuch and Keyan Norman
Web chat with Jonny Linehan and Tanner Balderree
Web chat with Kesni Tausinga and Handsome Tanielu
Web chat with Jonah Trinnaman and Squally Canada
Web chat with Ed Lamb and Ilaisa Tuiaki
Web chat with Fred Warner and Troy Warner

12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Behind the Mic with Greg Wrubell BYU Radio (Sirius XM Channel 143) / byuradio.org Full broadcast

12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

LaVell Edwards: Spirit of Cougar Football

BYUtv www.byutv.org

Full show

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

BYU Football on KSL Newsradio

KSL 102.7 FM / 1160 AM, KSL.com 

Full broadcast

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

The LaVell Edwards Coaching Tree (Live)

BYUtv / www.byutv.org / BYU Radio (SiriusXM Channel 143)

Full show
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Top of Mind with Julie Rose BYU Radio (SiriusXM Channel 143) / byuradio.org Full broadcast

3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

BYU at Utah (2000)

BYUtv / www.byutv.org

Full game

3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Live Video Web Chats*

www.byutv.org

Web chat with Matt Hadley
Web chat
with Moroni Laulu-Pututau and Rhett Almond
Web chat with Kalani Sitake and Ty Detmer
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. BYU Sports Nation (Rebroadcast) BYU Radio (SiriusXM Channel 143) / byuradio.org Full show

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

BYU State of the Program (Rebroadcast)

BYUtv / www.byutv.org

Full show

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The LaVell Edwards Coaching Tree (Rebroadcast)

BYUtv / www.byutv.org

Full show

8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

LaVell Edwards: Spirit of Cougar Football

BYUtv / www.byutv.org

Full show

9:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

BYU vs. Michigan (1984)

BYUtv / www.byutv.org

Full game

All Times Mountain Time, subject to change           Bold= Live programming on BYUtv    
* = www.byutv.org only