SEC Players, Coaches and Fans Set to Invade Media Days

3 years 1 month 1 week ago July 16, 2013 Jul 16, 2013 Tuesday, July 16 2013 Tuesday, July 16, 2013 6:48:00 AM CDT in News
By: Jack Wascher, KOMU 8 Sports

HOOVER - The SEC is expecting to distribute more than 1,200 media credentials as media days get underway Tuesday in Hoover, Alabama.

Before all of the festivities, Commissioner Mike Slive will make a statement around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon. After that, Missouri and Florida will begin their rotations, walking from various interview rooms to greet the media. The way it works is that a player or coach will come into a room and sit at a podium, and then the media has ten minutes to ask questions to that person.

Representing Mizzou this year at media days is head coach Gary Pinkel, senior quarterback James Franklin, senior wide receiver L'Damian Washington, and senior linebacker Andrew Wilson. Other big names expected at media days this year include Heisman Trophy QB Johnny Manziel from Texas A&M, Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, and head coach Nick Saban.

Also, College Football Live and Sportscenter will be broadcasting throughout the week, adding to the chaotic, exciting atmosphere.

Players and coaches are followed by the media swarms as they travel from one interview room to the next. Last year, Alabama Coach Nick Saban was followed by two cameramen into the bathroom, which they mistaken for an interview room.

South Carolina and Ole Miss are the other two teams to speak to the media Tuesday with the remaining ten teams spread out over Wednesday and Thursday.

Two-time defending national champion Alabama is scheduled to go Thursday. The university is only 52 miles from Hoover, so Crimson Tide fans are expected to flood the lobby of the Hyatt Regency with everything from footballs to babies that they want signed.

 

More News

Grid
List
SUNRISE BEACH (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol said two men from Louisiana are missing and presumed drowned after... More >>
12 minutes ago August 27, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 Saturday, August 27 2016 Saturday, August 27, 2016 11:41:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — Columbia residents had a colorful start to their Saturday. The Color Run Tropicolor was held in Cosmo Park... More >>
1 hour ago August 27, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 Saturday, August 27 2016 Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:43:00 AM CDT in Top Stories
CALLAWAY COUNTY - The Callaway County Sheriff's Office arrested a man accused of unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession... More >>
1 hour ago August 27, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 Saturday, August 27 2016 Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:27:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA- Tick season doesn't end with the summer holidays. According to a Columbia veterinarian, Dr. Rebecca Markenson, tick season typically... More >>
5 hours ago August 27, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 Saturday, August 27 2016 Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:20:00 AM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY- Starting Sunday, a new bill approved by the state Legistlature in May and signed by Gov. Jay Nixon... More >>
5 hours ago August 27, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 Saturday, August 27 2016 Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:10:00 AM CDT in News
LAKE OF THE OZARKS - The Highway Patrol has released the names of the two men involved in a powerboat... More >>
12 hours ago August 26, 2016 Aug 26, 2016 Friday, August 26 2016 Friday, August 26, 2016 10:57:00 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of several protesters charged after disruptions at a Kansas City rally for Republican presidential... More >>
16 hours ago August 26, 2016 Aug 26, 2016 Friday, August 26 2016 Friday, August 26, 2016 7:29:49 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA – iPhone and iPad users beware: Apple has announced a new security update after finding out hackers have taken... More >>
17 hours ago August 26, 2016 Aug 26, 2016 Friday, August 26 2016 Friday, August 26, 2016 6:24:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Thousands of people will come together Saturday at the annual Mid-Missouri PrideFest, but this year's celebration will be... More >>
18 hours ago August 26, 2016 Aug 26, 2016 Friday, August 26 2016 Friday, August 26, 2016 5:21:00 PM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Special Administrative Board has unanimously approved up to $1 million to eliminate lead contamination after... More >>
18 hours ago August 26, 2016 Aug 26, 2016 Friday, August 26 2016 Friday, August 26, 2016 5:01:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - A recently released national report shows some Columbia entrepreneurs are having a lot of success. Inc. Magazine,... More >>
19 hours ago August 26, 2016 Aug 26, 2016 Friday, August 26 2016 Friday, August 26, 2016 3:57:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Researchers at MU Sinclair School of Nursing and College of Engineering have come up with a way to... More >>
20 hours ago August 26, 2016 Aug 26, 2016 Friday, August 26 2016 Friday, August 26, 2016 3:52:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools Board of Education agreed Thursday on a 57-cent property tax increase, following voter approval earlier... More >>
20 hours ago August 26, 2016 Aug 26, 2016 Friday, August 26 2016 Friday, August 26, 2016 3:31:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Green BEAN Delivery, which is the largest online natural and organic grocery delivery service in the Midwest, donated... More >>
20 hours ago August 26, 2016 Aug 26, 2016 Friday, August 26 2016 Friday, August 26, 2016 3:15:00 PM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man is dead after allegedly punching a man in a wheelchair — only... More >>
22 hours ago August 26, 2016 Aug 26, 2016 Friday, August 26 2016 Friday, August 26, 2016 1:31:11 PM CDT in News
PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for scalding a 2-year-old... More >>
22 hours ago August 26, 2016 Aug 26, 2016 Friday, August 26 2016 Friday, August 26, 2016 1:21:20 PM CDT in News
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A recently retired Springfield teacher has been charged with child molestation. The Springfield News-Leader reported... More >>
1 day ago August 26, 2016 Aug 26, 2016 Friday, August 26 2016 Friday, August 26, 2016 10:36:51 AM CDT in News
HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol was investigating a crash that left a suburban St. Louis police... More >>
1 day ago August 26, 2016 Aug 26, 2016 Friday, August 26 2016 Friday, August 26, 2016 9:04:50 AM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 81°
12pm 84°
1pm 86°
2pm 86°
3pm 87°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

11:30a
English Premier League Soccer
1:30p
Premier League Goal Zone
2:00p
Beach Volleyball
11:30a
Hatched
12:00p
Are We There Yet?
12:30p
Are We There Yet?

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
America's Got Talent
8:00p
Aquarius
9:00p
Aquarius
7:00p
Family Guy
7:30p
Family Guy
8:00p
Bob's Burgers
8:30p
Bob's Burgers
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld