Pac-12 Networks announces live coverage plans for Pac-12 Football Media Day

Juan Ocampo

‘Pac-12 Football Media Day Special’ from Paramount Studios to air live on Pac-12 Networks and Pac-12.com

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (July 14, 2014) – The 2014 college football season is right around the corner and the Pac-12 is rolling out the red carpet for Conference student-athletes and coaches when they take over Paramount Studios in Hollywood for Pac-12 Football Media Day July 23-24.

For the first time ever, Pac-12 Networks will cover all the action of the two day affair live with the Pac-12 Football Media Day Special, July 23 and 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. PT. In another first, both shows will be available for viewing live on Pac-12.com without authentication.

Hosted by Mike Yam, the two day special will feature an array of Pac-12 football analysts including Rick Neuheisel, Curtis Conway, Nick Aliotti and Glenn Parker providing insight and analysis into what fans should expect this season from their favorite teams. The special will also introduce the newest on-air personalities to join the Pac-12 Networks football analyst team this fall.

With the 12 Conference programs rotating through media rounds over two days, each 4.5-hour show will offer a comprehensive look at each team and feature interviews with head coaches and student-athlete representatives from six programs each day. The show also includes interviews with other notable names such as Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott and. Pac-12 Officiating Coordinator Tony Corrente. FOX Sports college football analyst Charles Davis and an array of other media personalities are also scheduled to appear.

In addition to offering fans complete viewing access to the Pac-12 Football Media Day Special online, Pac-12.com will house additional content generated from the @Pac12Networks Digital Plaza on-site at Paramount Studios. Hosted by Ashley Adamson, the plaza will be the go-to gathering place where student-athletes and coaches can interact to create sharable social content including photos and video features. The plaza also boasts an influencer lounge where coaches can interact with fans through a Facebook Q&A platform. 

Programming elements of the Pac-12 Football Media Day Special across both days include:

  • Scheduled appearances from college football media personalities including: FOX Sports college football analyst Charles Davis, Adam Jude of The Seattle Times, Ted Miller of ESPN.com, San Jose Mercury News’ Jon Wilner, Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports, Arizona Republic reporter Doug Haller and Chris Dufresne of The Los Angeles Times.

Day 1 (Wednesday, July 23)

  • Interviews with head coaches Kyle Whittingham (Utah), Rich Rodriguez (Arizona), Sonny Dykes (California), Steve Sarkisian (USC), Mark Helfrich (Oregon) and Mike Leach (Washington State).
  • Student-athletes duos from Utah (Dres Anderson, Nate Orchard), Arizona (Austin Hill, Jared Tevis), California (Jared Goff, Stefan McClure), USC (Cody Kessler, Leonard Williams), Oregon (Marcus Mariota, Derrick Malone) and Washington State (Connor HallidayDarryl Monroe) share their expectations heading into the 2014 season.
  • Yam, Neuheisel and Conway discuss the state of college football with Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott
  • The trio gets schooled on the new rules of play from Pac-12 football officiating coordinator Tony Corrente

Day 2 (Thursday, July 24)

  • Interviews with head coaches Mike McIntyre (Colorado), Todd Graham (Arizona State), Mike Riley (Oregon State), Jim Mora (UCLA), Chris Petersen (Washington) and David Shaw (Stanford).
  • Student-athletes Nelson Spruce and Judah Parker of Colorado, Arizona State’s Taylor Kelly and Jamil Douglas, Sean Mannion and Michael Doctor of Oregon State, Bruin standouts Brett Hundley and Eric Kendricks, Ben Riva and Hau'oli Kikaha of Washington and Stanford’s Kevin Hogan and Jordan Richards weigh in on the state of their teams.

The Pac-12 Football Media Day Special marks the beginning of another exciting season of football programming on Pac-12 Networks and Pac-12.com. With 35 live football games, pregame, halftime and postgame reports, plus the return of Pac-12 Football Weekly and the docu-series The Drive: Pac-12 Football, Pac-12 Networks is the premiere destination for Pac-12 football fans.

More exciting announcements surrounding Pac-12 Networks football programming and personalities are still to come leading up to the season kickoff August 28 that features Utah hosting Idaho State at 4:30 p.m. PT, followed by Weber State vs. Arizona State at 7:30 p.m. PT.

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