2014 C-USA Basketball Media Day
11:00 AM to Noon - Registration
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Coaches Interviews
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM - C-USA Digital Network Live Stream
Beginning at 6:00 PM ET/5:00 PM CT, C-USA fans will enjoy a free, live video stream of interviews with coaches. Host Ron Thulin will sit down with each coach for a show on the C-USA Digital Network. Here is the complete schedule:
Birmingham and UAB will also serve as host of the 2015 Conference USA Men's & Women's Basketball Championship, March 11-14. The men's tournament will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. The BJCC will also host the women's tournament semifinals and title game, while the first round and quarterfinals will be played at Bartow Arena on the UAB campus.
The 20th Conference USA basketball season tips off Friday, November 14.
There are four new coaches in Conference USA this season: Michael Curry at Florida Atlantic, Dan D'Antoni at Marshall, Mike Rhoades at Rice and Sadler at Southern Miss. All four are excited about the opportunity that awaits them, though perhaps none more so than D'Antoni, the brother of former NBA head coach Mike D'Antoni.
D'Antoni is not the only new coach in C-USA with an NBA background. Michael Curry had an 11-year NBA playing career and also spent a season as the head coach of the Detroit Pistons before returning to the college game this year with Florida Atlantic.
Curry, who also worked in the NBA front office as the vice president of player development and the VP of basketball operations, said he has been impressed with what he has seen from Conference USA in recent years.
"I think Conference USA is right there knocking at the door of being as competitive as the high-major schools," Curry said. "One of the things that excited me about this program (Florida Atlantic) was the move to C-USA. We have a new AD and a new president who want to grow athletics, and this conference is a good place to make that jump."