ESPN3 to feature live coverage of SBC Media Day

Published 10:21 pm Friday, July 12, 2013

For the second straight year, fans will be able to watch Sun Belt Media Day on ESPN3.

The Sun Belt Conference announced the partnership with the national network on Tuesday. The show, hosted by Cole Wright along with Sun Belt Network commentator Cole Cubelic, will begin at 1 p.m. and will feature interviews with all eight coaches as well as commentary from Appalachian State and Georgia Southern, who join the league next season.

Sun Belt Media Day is set to officially begin at 9 a.m. in New Orleans with all league football coaches attending as well as administrators.

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League commissioner Karl Benson is also expected to speak at the event.

The Sun Belt Conference contest the 2013 football season with eight members – Arkansas State, Georgia State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, South Alabama, Texas State, Troy and Western Kentucky University. UALR and UT Arlington compete as non-football members. Come the 2014 season, the Sun Belt will have four new members in the league as Appalachian State and Georgia Southern will be added as all-sports members and Idaho and New Mexico State will be added as football playing members.

ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually and accessible online via, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV. It is currently available to more than 85 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.

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