Pac-12 Network heads to SoCal for live Pac-12 football media day coverage July 30-31
Two Day ‘Pac-12 Football Media Day Special’ from Warner Bros Studios to air live on Pac-12 Networks and Pac-12.com
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (July 21, 2015) – The 2015 college football season is on the horizon and the Pac-12 heads back to SoCal to kick off the festivities with Conference student-athletes and coaches converging on Warner Bros Studios for Pac-12 Football Media Day July 30-31.
For the second straight year, Pac-12 Networks will be on site covering the two-day affair with the ‘Pac-12 Football Media Day Special’ airing live from 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. both days.
Additionally, the two-day special will again be available to fans live without authentication on Pac-12 Now and Pac-12.com.
Hosted by Mike Yam, a rotation of analysts including Nick Aliotti, Curtis Conway, Matt Leinart and Yogi Roth will appear, providing insight into what fans should expect this season from their favorite teams.
With the 12 Conference programs rotating through media rounds over two days, each 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 Vice President of Officiating David Coleman.
In honor of the Conference’s Centennial Celebration commencing this fall, Pac-12.com will host a Centennial Kick-Off Party adjacent to the Pac-12 Networks’ linear set. Student-athletes and coaches will participate in festivities including piñatas, a photo booth station and mini-golf.
Hosted by Ashley Adamson, the Centennial Kick-Off Party will be the go-to gathering place where student-athletes and coaches can interact to create shareable social content including exclusive photos, videos and Vines. Images from the party will be incorporated into the media day special, as well as shared on the microsite Pac-12.com/mediadays and Pac-12 Networks’ Facebook and Twitter accounts. Among the social features on display will be ‘Twitter Mirror’ technology, allowing student-athletes and coaches to take unique photos and selfies, then draw on the image before sending out to followers.
Utilizing the #pac12fb hashtag, @Pac12Networks will also share special graphics highlighting the most important quotes and one-liners from coaches and players, plus the Networks’ Snapchat feed will have stories chronicling both days from the Warner Bros lot.
Programming elements of the ‘Pac-12 Football Media Day Special’ across both days include:
- Scheduled appearances from college football media personalities including: FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman, San Jose Mercury News’ Jon Wilner and Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Pete Thamel.
Day 1 (Thursday, July 30)
Host: Mike Yam; Analysts: Yogi Roth, Curtis Conway, Nick Aliotti
- Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott’s live remarks from podium
- Interviews with head coaches Mike MacIntyre (Colorado), Todd Graham (Arizona State), Gary Andersen (Oregon State), Jim Mora (UCLA), Chris Petersen (Washington) and David Shaw (Stanford).
- Student-athletes duos from Colorado (Stephane Nembot, Kenneth Olugbode), Arizona State (Mike Bercovici, Jordan Simone), Oregon State (Storm Barrs-Woods, Larry Scott), UCLA (Jake Brendel, Fabian Moreau), Washington (Deontae Cooper, Travis Feeney) and Stanford (Kyle Murphy, Blake Martinez) share their expectations heading into the 2015 season.
- Yam, Conway and Roth discuss the state of college football with Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott
Day 2 (Friday, July 31)
Host: Mike Yam; Analysts: Yogi Roth, Curtis Conway, Matt Leinart
- Pac-12 Networks president Lydia Murphy-Stephans’ live remarks from podium
- Interviews with head coaches Kyle Whittingham (Utah), Rich Rodriguez (Arizona), Sonny Dykes (California), Steve Sarkisian (USC), Mark Helfrich (Oregon) and Mike Leach (Washington State).
- Review of the new rules and points of emphasis with Pac-12 Vice President of Officiating David Coleman.
- Student-athletes Devontae Booker and Jared Norris of Utah, Arizona’s David Richards and Will Parks, Jared Goff and Hardy Nickerson of California, Trojans’ Cody Kessler and Su’a Cravens, Royce Freeman and Rodney Hardrick of Oregon, and Washington State’s Joe Dahl and Jeremiah Allison 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 live football games, pregame, halftime and postgame reports, revamped studio show Inside Pac-12 Football (formerly Pac-12 Football Weekly) and the docu-series The Drive: Pac-12 Football featuring Oregon State and Utah, 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 Thursday, September 3 that features Arizona hosting University of Texas-San Antonio at 7:00 p.m. PT.