National Signing Day 2014: News, TV, Streaming and More For Mid-American Conference Recruiting

Are you ready for National Signing Day? - Rob Carr

National Signing Day is a college football holiday. To maximize your experience, we've put together a guide of sorts to help you navigate your way through the madness.

National Signing Day is tomorrow. The day for which all future hopes for college football success are pinned upon. The festivities will kick off early here. We're going to be hosting a live chat throughout the day where we will answer questions and post the latest news we've heard. We invite you to join in and add your own thoughts, or any news you find. We'll also be updating our Story Stream throughout the day with major news, links to press conferences, and recaps of each class when the day is all done.


We're even planning a podcast to wrap the whole day up with. Oh, and don't forget to follow us on Twitter @HustleBelt, as well as our recruiting experts: @ARAlvarado13,, @BryanMVance,  @Chad_Hunte and @StattManMatt for updates throughout the day, and for analysis of what it all means.

But, each team will also be holding its own Signing Day festivities for fans, and here's a little breakdown of what they will be doing.

AKRON

Well, this is awkward. Apparently, the Zips don't feel the need to host anything concerning National Signing Day. Either that or they're keeping their plans under Fort Knox-type security.

BALL STATE

Pete Lembo is still in Muncie, and barring something weird, will be back for the 2014 season. He'll be hosting a day full of festivities starting at 10 am. ET with a live web broadcast featuring live analysis and taped interviews. The show will last until 1 p.m ET and can be streamed free via BallStateSports.com. At 6 p.m. ET Lembo and his staff will formally introduce the class during a celebration  at the Alumni Center. The party is open to all fans, with free snacks and beverages. Also follow the team on twitter @BSUCardsFB for signing updates throughout the day.

BOWLING GREEN

Dino Babers himself will host a press conference to announce the 2014 Signing Class at 2 p.m. ET. The event can be streamed live, free of charge, on BGSUFalcons.com. The MAC Champions will also host a live blog all day to update fans on signings and provide information on the new players. The Falcons, being the fun bunch they are, don't appear to be hosting any sort of fan celebration. =( Either way the Falcons will be engaging fans all day on Twitter via @BGFalconFootbal (the one L is intentional. Don't ask).

BUFFALO

The old Quinner is inviting Bulls fans to come out to Santora's Pizza Pub and Grill in Williamsville on Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET for some good ole' fashioned 'crootin talk. Quinn and members of his staff will break down the class, show highlights and answer fans questions, starting at 5:30 p.m. ET. Fans in attendance will also get an opportunity to win a 2014 game day experience pack, which includes a pair of tickets to a home game, a pair of sideline passes and VIP passes to a game day concert. Follow @UBFootball on Twitter for up-to-the-minute signing news, straight from the source.

CENTRAL MICHIGAN

No details about CMU's signing day plans are available yet, but as we find them out, we'll update this story to let you know. If you're with CMU Athletics and you're reading this, step your game up.

EASTERN MICHIGAN

Everyone's favorite Eagle, head coach Chris Creighton, is going to be hosting several events on Wednesday. It all starts at 2 p.m. ET on EMUEagles.com where Creighton and members of his staff will host a video web chat with fans. Fans are encouraged to send in questions about the class for the staff to answer, details here. The at 6 p.m. ET in the Convocation Center atrium Creighton, and members of his staff, will host a celebration for fans. FREE FOOD AND BEVERAGES! Whoa. Back to the details. The Eagles will also announce signings throughout the day on Twitter via @EMUFB.

KENT STATE

Kent State is turning National Signing Day into a party, as it should be! The Golden Flashes are hosting an event for fans at the Water Street Tavern in downtown Kent. Coaches, including Paul Haynes, cheerleaders and Flash, the mascot, will be on site starting at 5:45 p.m. ET. Rob Polinsky, the Kent State football color commentator, will host a radio event with the coaches on WHLO 640, and the team's iHeartRadio page, starting at  6 p.m. ET. The team will be giving away prizes and a signed helmet during the event. The team will also be announcing signings all day long via Twitter @KentStFootball.

UMASS

Mark Whipple, in an attempt to show that he is a man of the fans, is hosting a Signing Day event at the Amherst Brewing Company. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. ET, and lasts until 6:30 p.m. ET. Free hors d'oeuvres (such a fun word) provided, and the event is open to all. There will also be shuttles provided to buss fans back to the Mullings Center to watch the Minutemen's basketball team take on La Salle that evening. The team will also be announcing singings as they roll in on Twitter @UMassFootball.

MIAMI

The Miami RedHawks are starting the NSD festivities early, with a live blog at 7 a.m. ET. Chuck Martin is hosting a video chat with fans at 12:30 p.m. ET via MURedHawks.com. At 2:30 p.m. coach Martin will formally announce the class in a press conference that will be streamed live, free of charge, on the team's website. An exclusive Red & White Club event will be held at 5:30 p.m. ET. The event is open to season ticket holders and fans who have given at least $250 to the program. The team will also be announcing signings on Twitter @MiamiOHFootball.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS

The Huskies have gone all out for Signing Day 2014. They've already thrown up a splashy Signing Day Central page, complete with an embedded video player to stream head coach Rod Carey's press conference. The event starts Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. ET. Before that, the NIU coaching staff will host an online live chat from 10 a.m. ET to 2 p.m. ET at NIUHuskies.com. The team will also be announcing signings as they roll in on Twitter @NIUAthletics.

OHIO

The Ohio Bobcats are getting started early on Wednesday and will start providing National Signing Day coverage at 6:30 a.m. via their official Signing Day Hub on OhioBobcats.com. The 'Cats are making the formal announcement with head coach Frank Solich and recruiting coordinator Brian Haines at 5:15 p.m.. The press conference will be streamed online, free of charge, via OhioBobcats.com. At 6 p.m. Solich will host a fan event, the annual Signing Day Reception, on the 2nd floor of Peden Stadium. This event will also be streamed online for those who can't attend. The team will be announcing signings all day on Twitter via @OhioFootball.

TOLEDO

Matt Campbell and the Rockets will announce their highly-touted 2014 recruiting class on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET from Savage Arena.The announcement is open to all fans, free of charge. Campbell will break down the class, and share highlights of the recruits with fans. The event will also be streamed live via UTRockets.com.

WESTERN MICHIGAN

The Broncos will hold a press conference to formally announce the most promising recruiting class in the history of the MAC on Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET. P.J. Fleck will address the media in a press conference. The press conference isn't available to stream live, but will be uploaded shortly after it concludes. For up-to-the-minute announcements on WMU signings, follow the team's official Twitter account: @WMU_Football.

Looking for national recruiting coverage? Well, ESPNU will be all recruiting all day. But don't forget about SB Nation's in-house recruiting team. They go beyond the news and provide you analysis and depth of coverage for the nation's top recruits that you can't find at pay sites. Oh, and it's all free.

Just what the hell is Signing Day? We've got answers.

Don't forget to check out the guide to the top recruits who will be announcing on TV.

Here's a breakdown of the top 25 recruiting classes the day before, and what to expect on Signing Day.

Looking for scouting reports on the nation's top recruits? Here you are.

Also, SB Nation Studios will be hosting several episodes of 'Crootin, their recruiting show, throughout the day. The Show can be streamed, online, free of charge, at SB Nation.com. Don't forget to follow @SBNRecruiting.

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