Follow American Athletic Conference Football Media Day On Monday And Tuesday
July 14, 2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The 2017 American Athletic Conference Summer Kickoff and Media Days presented by NAPA Auto Parts will have two live days of coverage of events in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 17-18, at Gurney’s Newport Resort and Spa.
Both shows will be available on Facebook (Facebook.com/AmericanConf) and YouTube (YouTube.com/AmericanAthleticConf), with highlights shared via The American’s twitter account, @AmericanFB.
Live coverage of both events will kick off with a one-hour program Monday, July 17, at 7 p.m. ET from the site of the event’s New England-style clambake. The American’s Hali Oughton will be joined by longtime television analyst Andy Katz for interviews with coaches, student-athletes and dignitaries as they arrive at the clambake, with the backdrop of a waterfront sunset.
Scheduled to appear at the clambake are: Luke Fickell, Cincinnati; Chad Morris, SMU; Scottie Montgomery, ECU; Willie Fritz, Tulane; Philip Montgomery, Tulsa; and Randy Edsall, UConn. Also on set will be Tulsa’s Jesse Brubaker, Jamiyus Pittman of UCF and UConn’s Tommy Myers during a segment with Gurney’s chef Jim Colleran.
The American Digital Network will be live on Tuesday, July 18, beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET with the reveal of The American football preseason poll. Legendary sports broadcaster Verne Lundquist will serve as the host of Tuesday’s podium sessions, featuring opening remarks by Commissioner Mike Aresco and roundtable sessions with the East and West Division head coaches. Oughton will be joined by veteran college football announcer Andy Gresh for more in-depth interviews with coaches, student-athletes and guests.
Tuesday’s show will feature interviews with Memphis’ Mike Norvell and Riley Ferguson; USF’s Charlie Strong and Quinton Flowers; Houston’s Major Applewhite and Steven Dunbar; Navy’s Ken Niumatalolo and D.J. Palmore; UCF’s Scott Frost and Shaquem Griffin; Temple’s Geoff Collins and Keith Kirkwood; and SMU’s Cortland Sutton. Lundquist and Aresco will also be interviewed as part of the show.