The American Football Summer Kickoff Gets Underway

Byron Jones enjoys the night with two Temple players.
Byron Jones enjoys the night with two Temple players. UCONNHUSKIESDOTCOM

July 30, 2013

NEWPORT, R.I. - Coaches and players from the 10 American Athletic Conference schools converged on Newport, R.I. on Monday for the beginning of the American Athletic Conference Summer Football Kickoff, which continues into Tuesday. UConn fans can follow all of the events of the two days on both and

In addition to head coach Paul Pasqualoni, UConn is represented by junior quarterback Chandler Whitmer (Newnan, Ga.), junior offensive guard Steve Greene (Edensberg, Pa.) and junior cornerback Byron Jones (New Britain, Conn.).

On Monday, the league hosted its annual golf outing for at Newport National Golf Club for coaches, media, school officials and bowl representatives.

Later on the Monday night, The American played host to the most famous media day event among any league in the country - a traditional New England clambake at Fort Adams State Park.

There were several updates during Monday on Twitter at @UConnFootball - many of which using the Vine application.

The centerpiece of the conference's coverage on Tuesday will be a live, three-hour program featuring in-depth analysis and interviews with coaches and players that kicks off with UConn head coach Paul Pasqualoni at 9:30 a.m.



In addition, a live video feed of Commissioner Mike Aresco's opening remarks and each coach's question-and-answer session at the podium will be available on ESPN3. The show will be hosted by John Rooke and Pete Brock and will feature one-on-one interviews with each of the league's 10 head coaches and select players. It will be available on ESPN3 and will feature the results of the conference's preseason media poll.

For complete digital coverage of the event, fans are asked to visit The official Twitter hashtag for event will be #AmericanKickoff. Fans can use that hashtag to submit questions to be asked of head coaches during the live show.

There will also be updates all day on Twitter at @UConnFootball and a full review of the day at later Tuesday -- including a report right here on HuskyVision.

Relevant Social Handles

The American on Twitter: @American_FB, @American_Conf

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The American on Instagram: @American_Conf

Live Show Schedule

9:30 UConn Head Coach Paul Pasqualoni

9:45 UCF Head Coach George O'Leary

10:00 Louisville Head Coach Charlie Strong

10:20 Memphis Head Coach Justin Fuente

10:35 Houston Head Coach Tony Levine

10:50 Cincinnati Head Coach Tommy Tuberville

11:10 Rutgers Head Coach Kyle Flood

11:25 USF Head Coach Willie Taggart

11:40 SMU Head Coach June Jones

12:00 Temple Head Coach Matt Rhule

Times subject to change.