Courtesy of the SBC
NEW ORLEANS – The Sun Belt Conference announced the return of the Social Suite in addition to two hours of live commercial-free coverage from ESPN3 for its 2015 Football Media Day. Along with the return of the innovative and interactive Social Suite, which provided fans unprecedented access to Sun Belt coaches and student-athletes during last year’s event, the conference has added the video streaming app Periscope to its live coverage.
Matt Stewart and Rocky Boiman, the play-by-play and color announcers of the Sun Belt Network on ESPN3 for the 2014 and 2015 football seasons, will anchor ESPN3’s live telecast from the Bienville Lounge of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on July 20.
The Social Suite, hosted by Sun Belt Network sideline reporter Danielle Jenkins, debuted at the 2014 Sun Belt Football Media Day and gave viewers unprecedented live interactions with football student-athletes and coaches. The live stream on SunBeltSports.org encouraged fans to submit questions through Twitter and Facebook that were answered in real time throughout the broadcast. Guests included student-athletes from all 11 football programs and seven head coaches.
The Social Suite will feature two sessions from 10 a.m. CT until Noon and another from 1-3 p.m. CT. The official schedule of guests in the Social Suite will be released soon. Fans are encouraged to pose questions through Twitter using the hashtag #SunBeltMediaDay.
Fans will also have the opportunity to interact with Sun Belt football student-athletes and coaches on Periscope, which will be streaming live throughout the day, adding to the unprecedented live coverage of Sun Belt Football Media Day. Periscope users will be able to login and view coaches and student-athletes answering fan submitted questions in real time. Each guest on Periscope will be available to solely answer questions submitted through the app.
ESPN3’s two hours of coverage will include interviews with Sun Belt Commissioner Karl Benson and each of the conference’s 11 head football coaches. The show begins at 1 p.m. CT.