Big East Media Days 2012: Full Schedule, Live Stream, Participant List & More
Just days after Syracuse dropped the bombshell that it will be leaving the Big East to join the ACC in the summer of 2013, we get Big East Media Day.
Clearly, we know which storyline is going to steal the show at this year's football kickoff event.
There's lots to talk about at this year's Big East meeting of the minds—the college football playoff system, how the league plans to break up into divisions in 2013, whether anyone will be able to challenge Cincinnati for the top spot in the conference—but that won't be the biggest thing on anybody's mind.
This is a conference that is going to undergo a severe makeover one year from now, and it's time to start thinking about how to handle the change.
And while interim commissioner Joe Bailey makes a case for why the Big East is still competitive and worth being a part of, the Orange will be dreaming of the place they'll be in one year—at the ACC Media Day event—and they'll enjoying their final clambake with their Big East brethren.
Here's a look at what's to come during the Big East Media Days.
Where: Newport, R.I.
When: July 30-31, 2012
Live Stream: BigEast.tv
Monday, July 30: Opening Night Clambake
Tuesday, July 31: (via The Post-Standard)
- Interim Commissioner Joseph Baily addresses media
- Remarks from coaches of all eight teams
- Coach and player availability
- Results of media's Big East Preseason Poll will be released
Note: According to the Big East's official website, Tuesday's Media Day festivities will feature a live show, to be broadcast on BIGEAST.tv, featuring commentary from coaches and league officials in addition to interviews with coaches and players.
Fans can pose questions for players and coaches via Twitter using the hashtag #bemediaday.
Biggest Storyline: Syracuse's Impending Departure
Media Day will mark the official kickoff of Syracuse's final season in the Big East before it jumps ship for the ACC, a year earlier than expected.
The conference and the school released a statement on July 16 announcing the move, and according to CBSSports.com's Matt Norlander, Syracuse will have to pay the Big East $7.5 million for its early departure.
Pittsburgh is also expected to leave the conference, according to Norlander, but its own exit date has yet to be announced.
Though the conference is losing two members, it's gaining six in 2013, according to ESPN.com's Andrea Adelson: Boise State, Houston, Memphis, San Diego State, SMU and UCF. Nothing says East Coast like San Diego.
As it grows to accommodate 12 schools, the conference will have to implement some kind of division model, which is utilized by many of the bigger conferences across the NCAA. According to ESPN.com, the conference will vote on a structure during this year's Media Day and will choose between a North-South model, an East-West model or a non-geographic model.
Players Expected to Attend (via BigEast.org, as of July 11)
- Khaseem Greene, LB
- Duron Harmon, S
- Mark Harrison, WR
- Scott Vallone, DT
Which team will finish first in the Big East in 2012?
- Sam Barrington, LB
- B.J. Daniels, QB
- Evan Landi, TE
- Kayvon Webster, CB
- Justin Pugh, OT
- Zack Chibane, OG
- Alec Lemon, WR
- Shamarko Thomas, SS
- Jay Bromley, DT
- Chris Coyer, QB
- Marcus Green, DE
- Martin Wallace, OT
- Maalik Bomar, LB
- Pat O’Donnell, P
- Walter Stewart, DE
- Ryan Griffin, TE
- Lyle McCombs, RB
- Trevardo Williams, DE
- Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB
- Mario Benevides, C
- Daniel Brown, LB
- Adrian Bushell, CB
- Alex Kupper, OT
- Aaron Donald, DE
- Ray Graham, RB
- Jarred Holley, S
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