It’s finally go time, friends and neighbors, for the lifting of the curtain for the 2017 football season in everyone’s favorite Little Conference that Could, the Mid-American Conference. Home of MACtion, Tuesday Night Lights, and the drum we beat so heavily for Group of Five respect, it’s showtime in Canton, Ohio today.
Normally, this meeting of the players, coaches, and media occurs in Detroit at Ford Field, but because of construction the festivities have been relocated to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It’s a change of venue, but won’t change is the hopeful optimism and unfettered access to your favorite coaches and players.
If you’re on Twitter you can follow along with our representative on sight, Rocket, via the main Hustle Belt account, appropriately @HustleBelt. You can also follow along directly with Rocket (@morefball).
Your schedule for the morning/afternoon:
2017 MAC FOOTBALL MEDIA DAY:
Wednesday, July 26, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton, Ohio
9:00 am – MAC Football Media Day Registration (Event Center - East Entrance)
10:00 am – Buffet Brunch (Event Center)11:00 am – State of the Conference, Commissioner, Dr. Jon Steinbrecher (Event Center)
11:00 am - 3:00 pm - MAC Football Media Preview (Event Center)
You can check out the MAC’s production of the day via the WatchESPN app. That’s pending your cable provider but most are good to go.
We’ll have updates throughout the day on our social channels and some more longform pieces here on the site. Fire up for the opening of MACtion, y’all. It’s finally here.