August 5, 2009

ODAC Announces 2009 Football Media Day

ODAC Announces 2009 Football Media Day
Annual Meeting Set for August 7th in Salem

August 5, 2009

SALEM, Va. --- The opening event of the 2009-10 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) athletic schedule has officially been set.  The 2009 ODAC Football Media Day will be held on Friday, August 7, at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Virginia.  The annual meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Media looking to attend the event should contact the ODAC office at 540-387-9073 or by email at jnekoloff@odaconline.com.

The conference's seven head coaches will be in attendance to provide insight into each of their programs for the upcoming gridiron campaign.  Several preseason materials will also be available including select school media guides, team and composite schedules, and the preseason coaches' poll.

Each of the ODAC schools has 10 games slated for the 2009 season.  All begin play on Saturday, September 5, in non-conference action.  The ODAC-only portion of the schedule kicks off on Saturday, September 26, with a pair of league matchups.  To view the entire schedule for the upcoming season, please click HERE.

The opening portion of the 2009 ODAC Football Media Day will also be available to the general public via Internet video webcast courtesy of Penn Atlantic.  To view the event, click on the link below or visit www.pennatlantic.com and search for ODAC media day in its event schedule.

http://www.pennatlantic.com/main.php?module=event-detail&eventId=11470

In order to view the broadcast, you need a cable or DSL high- speed Internet connection (preferably above 600 kbps download speed). You can test your speed (bandwidth) directly from the Penn Atlantic website. The feed will not work with dial- up internet. You will also need Windows Media Player 9.0 or 10.0.

For AOL users, you will not be able to access the Penn Atlantic website via the AOL browser (due to firewall). If you use Internet Explorer (installed on every Windows- based PC) instead, you will have no problems viewing the game.

Macintosh users should view the *FAQ* section of the Penn Atlantic website to learn about how you can view the game. Scroll down near the bottom of that section to the *Can I watch a game on my Macintosh?* question to learn how to view the game.

For more information, visit the ODAC on the Internet at www.odaconline.com.

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