July 11, 2012
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Mid-American Conference and ESPN have announced that this year's 2012 MAC Football Media Day will be shown LIVE nationally on ESPN3. The event will highlight the league's annual kickoff event on Tuesday, July 24th at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich.
MAC Media Day coverage on ESPN3 will kick off a record number of exclusive MAC events available live on the network with over 15 games scheduled for the upcoming season. The event will be carried live from 8:30 a.m. - Noon ET and will feature each of the league's head coaches as well as selected student-athletes from the 13 football institutions.
Not only will MAC Football fans around the country be able to watch the live show previewing the upcoming 2012 season, but they will also have the opportunity to interact with the head coaches, student-athletes and league office regarding media day. The MAC will post updates throughout the day using its Twitter and Facebook feeds. The official twitter hashtag for the 2012 MAC Football Media Day and ESPN3 coverage is #MACFBDay.
Official tweets will include this hashtag and all media and fans are also asked to use it in their tweets related to the event and when sending questions to their favorite coaches and student-athletes.
ESPN3 is ESPN's live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually and accessible online via WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tables via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox Live to Gold members. It is currently available to 73 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider.
The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.
Below are the league's student-athletes tentatively scheduled to attend 2012 MAC Football Media Day and take part in the live MAC Football Media Day broadcast:
Head Coach Terry Bowden
Head Coach Pete Lembo
Travis Freeman, Linebacker, Senior, Cleveland, Ohio
Keith Wenning, Quarterback, Junior, Coldwater, Ohio
Head Coach Dave Clawson
Chris Jones, Defensive Tackle, Senior, Brownsburg, Ind.
Matt Schilz, Quarterback, Junior, Arcadia, Calif.
Head Coach Jeff Quinn
Khalil Mack, Linebacker, Junior, Fort Pierce, Fla.
Branden Oliver, Running Back, Junior, Miami, Fla.
Head Coach Dan Enos
Jahleel Addae, Defensive Back, Senior, Valrico, Fla.
Eric Fisher, Offensive Lineman, Senior, Rochester, Mich.
Head Coach Ron English
Justin Cudworth, Linebacker, Senior, Monte Nido, Calif.
Korey Neal, Offensive Lineman, Senior, Bowie, Md.
Head Coach Darrell Hazell
Roosevelt Nix, Defensive Tackle, Junior, Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Brian Winters, Offensive Lineman, Senior, Hudson, Ohio
Head Coach Charley Molnar
Darren Thellen, Safety, Senior, Brockton, Mass.
Quinton Sales, Center, Senior, Fort Washington, Md.
Head Coach Don Treadwell
Zac Dysert, Quarterback, Senior, Ada, Ohio
Austin Brown, Defensive Line, Senior, Woodbridge, Va.
Head Coach Dave Doeren
Jordan Lynch, Quarterback, Junior, Chicago, Ill.
Sean Progar, Defensive End, Senior, Glenview, Ill.
Head Coach Frank Solich
Tyler Tettleton, Quarterback, Junior, Norman, Okla.
Travis Carrie, Defensive Back, Senior, Antioch, Calif.
Head Coach Matt Campbell
Austin Dantin, Quarterback, Senior, Tallahassee, Fla.
Terrance Owens, Quarterback, Junior, Cleveland, Ohio
Head Coach Bill Cubit
Alex Carder, Quarterback, Senior, Shawnee, Kan.
Freddie Bishop, Defensive End, Senior, Inkster, Mich.