STATESBORO — Georgia Southern coach Tyson Summers and seniors Matt Breida and Ironhead Gallon will represent the Eagles at Sun Belt Football Media Day in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Monday, as recently announced by the league.
The Eagles will start the weekend by participating in a youth football clinic Sunday morning. After some afternoon meetings, a reception will take place. Media Day officially begins with Commissioner Karl Benson’s State of the Sun Belt address at 10 a.m. Monday.
ESPN3 will air two hours of live commercial-free coverage, including interviews with Benson and each of the conference’s 11 head football coaches along with Coastal Carolina head coach Joe Moglia. Matt Stewart and John Gregory, the play-by-play and color announcers of the Sun Belt Network on ESPN3, will anchor the live telecast, which begins at 2 p.m.
In addition, the GSU radio crew of Danny Reed and Terry Harvin will be live from New Orleans, broadcasting from noon to 1 p.m. on GSEagles.com/watch. The audio broadcast, which will be free, will feature Summers, the two players and other guests.
The Sun Belt Digital Network live coverage of media day will be available for free on media day central and on SunBeltSports.org. Coverage will begin with Benson’s address. Coverage will
continue all day as host Danielle Jenkins visits with coaches and student-athletes from all teams. The broadcast will feature live look-ins on coaches and student-athletes at the podiums throughout the day.
Fans have the opportunity to have their questions asked live to coaches and student-athletes and are encouraged to use the hashtag #FunBelt on social media.
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. The handle for Georgia Southern is GSAthletics. Fans are also encouraged to follow the entire trip on Twitter
The Sun Belt Preseason all-conference teams will be announced Friday afternoon. The team poll will be announced Thursday.
Georgia Southern kicks off the season at home Sept. 3 against Savannah State. The Eagles are coming off a 9-4 season, winning their first bowl game against Bowling Green in the GoDaddy Bowl. The Eagles return 37 lettermen and 12 starters.
Fans can buy 2016 season tickets and select seats online by calling 1-800-GSU-WINS or by visiting the ticket office in the Cowart Building next to Paulson Stadium (203 Lanier Drive). Ticket office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Season-ticket prices start at $75 for all five games.
Georgia Southern Athletics provides up-to-date information on all its sports through its website, GSEagles.com, through social media channels facebook.com/GSAthletics, twitter.com/GSAthletics, iOS app Georgia Southern Eagles and Android app Eagles GATA. Fans can purchase tickets to Georgia Southern Athletics events by calling 1-800-GSU-WINS or going to GSEagles.com.