Conference USA Media Day Set for Wednesday

July 22, 2013

RUSTON, La. - Conference USA’s 2013 Football Media Day is set for Wednesday, July 24, in Irving, Texas.  The league’s head coaches and one student-athlete from each school will be on hand to preview the upcoming season with head coach Skip Holtz and defensive end IK Enemkpali representing Louisiana Tech.

C-USA followers will enjoy significant coverage of Wednesday’s event and throughout the weeks leading up to the beginning of the season.

Before C-USA Media Day can start, however, Holtz will go on the Tim Brando Show LIVE in studio on Tuesday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. CT. That show is broadcast on the CBS Sports Network and aired on SiriusXM Channel 91.

ConferenceUSA.com will present free, live video streaming of interviews with coaches and players on Wednesday.  East Division coaches and players (along with future members Charlotte and Old Dominion) will be on the stream from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT and West Division coaches and players will be on from 1-2:15 p.m. CDT.  These interviews will also be archived on the conference website.

Conference USA’s social media platforms will provide live updates throughout the day.  Photos, notes and other information will be posted via Twitter (@CUSAFB) and on the Conference USA Facebook page.  C-USA’s Instagram and Pinterest pages will also have content from the event.

Television coverage previewing the upcoming season will be provided by the league’s television partners following Wednesday’s Media Day.

FOX Sports Southwest will also produce two Football Preview shows set to air in August prior to the start of the season titled The C-USA East Division Football Preview and The C-USA West Division Football Preview.  Both shows will be 30 minutes long and will air on select FSN affiliates, debuting Saturday, August 10 at 8 p.m. CDT.


 

 

CBS Sports Network and CSS/CSN Houston will each have crews in Irving to shoot interviews that will air during several different college football preview shows that both networks will broadcast during the month of August. 

Last week the league announced the 2013 projected order of finish and preseason all-conference teams with the Bulldogs picked to finish third in the West Division behind Tulsa and Rice. Defensive lineman Justin Ellis and offensive guard Matt Shepperd were selected for the league’s preseason all-conference team.

The 2013 C-USA Football season kicks off Thursday, August 29, with three non-conference games. All but one of the league’s 14 teams are in action during opening weekend, with seven games scheduled to air on television.

For more information on the C-USA Football Media Day, please visit:

http://www.conferenceusa.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/2013-football-kickoff.html.

Head coach Skip Holtz and the Bulldogs open their 2013 campaign Aug. 31 in Raleigh, N.C. with an 11:30 a.m. CT kickoff against the ACC's Wolf Pack. Tickets for the game are $40 each and Louisiana Tech fans purchasing through the Tech Ticket office will be buying in the visitors designated seating area (Section 1) at Carter-Finley Stadium.

Bulldog fans are also reminded that through the month of July they can take advantage of the "C-USA SALE-ebration Special" as LA Tech Athletics is offering an opportunity for customers to purchase one ticket (east side general admission only) and receive a second one for free to any of the Bulldogs four home conference games.

Season tickets and tickets to the Heart of Dallas Classic against Army at the Cotton Bowl Sept. 28 are also on sale and can be purchased by contacting the Tech Ticket Office at 318-257-3631 or emailing techtickets@latech.edu. The Tech Ticket Office is located in the Thomas Assembly Center and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fans can also purchase tickets at www.LATechSports.com.

For complete coverage of Bulldog Football, please follow @LATechFB on Twitter or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com.

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