Stoops To Hit ESPN ‘Car Wash’

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky football head coach Mark Stoops will spend Tuesday in Bristol, Conn., on the ESPN Campus conducting a series of interviews to promote the upcoming UK football season as part of ESPN’s annual “Car Wash” with Southeastern Conference football head coaches.

 

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Stoops, who will be joined Tuesday by Auburn coach Guz Malzahn, Arkansas coach Bret Bielema, Florida Coach Will Muschamp, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier and Tennessee coach Butch Jones, will spend more than four hours on the ESPN Campus making appearances on multiple platforms.

 

The first-year head coach will begin his day at 11 a.m. with a podcast on ESPNU with Ivan Maisel before jumping on the ESPN.com live chat at 11:30 a.m. From there, Stoops will be on College Football Insider with Travis Haney at Noon before moving over to the Digital Media room at 12:45 p.m. Stoops will have a busy final few hours of his trip as he will be on College GameDay at 1:15 p.m., followed by studio appearances on College Football Live at 2:20 p.m. and SportsCenter at 3:20 p.m.

 

Note that all times are Eastern and subject to change and that the current schedule calls for live appearances with the ESPN.com chat and on SportsCenter.  The live appearance on SportsCenter could change based on the news of the day. A complete schedule is listed below.

 

Alabama coach Nick Saban, Georgia coach Mark Richt, LSU coach Les Miles, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze, Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin and Vanderbilt coach James Franklin will take their spin in the ESPN “Car Wash” Monday.

 

Fans are encouraged to follow @UKFootball and @UKCoachStoops on both Twitter and Instagram for behind-the-scenes photos and insights from the coach.

 

Stoops’ ESPN “Car Wash” Schedule – Tuesday, July 23 – All times Eastern and subject to change

11 a.m. – ESPNU College Football Podcast with Ivan Maisel

11:30 a.m. – ESPN.com chat (live)

Noon – College Football Insider with Travis Haney

12:45 p.m. – Digital Media room

1:15 p.m. – College GameDay

2:20 p.m. – College Football Live

3:20 p.m. – SportsCenter (tentatively live)

 

Kentucky Football Calendar

Tues. July 23    Head coach Mark Stoops at ESPN “Car Wash”

Wed. July 24    Governor’s Cup Luncheon – Hurstbourne CC (Louisville, Ky.) – Lunch at 11:30 a.m. ET followed by news conference

Fri. July 26       Greater Louisville UK Alumni Club Luncheon – Kentucky International Convention Center (Louisville, Ky.), noon

Sat. July 27          UK Football Women’s Clinic

Fri. Aug. 2        Kentucky Football Kickoff Luncheon – Hyatt Regency’s Patterson Ballroom – Noon ET  

Mon. Aug. 5    Kentucky Football Media Day – Commonwealth Stadium – Time TBD

Fri. Aug. 9        Fan Day – Commonwealth Stadium – 6 p.m. ET

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Alex Risen joined the ABC 36 News team in October of 2011 as ABC 36’s Weekend Sports Anchor/ Sports Reporter. Alex can also be seen Friday nights co-anchoring the Highschool Highlight Reel. Alex started out in the broadcast business while still in college at the University of Kentucky, heading up the school’s daily student news network as the Sports Director. He made his commercial televsion debut in May of 2011 while at WYMT in Hazard, Kentucky as co-host of a weekly, half-hour high school sports program previewing area schools’ games on Friday nights and as a morning sports anchor. Alex has also spent time as an intern at ESPN in the Statistics and Analysis department, as a production assistant for NBC Sports horse racing and Sunday Night Football productions, and as an intern for WLKY in his hometown of Louisville, KY. Alex graduated from Saint Xavier High School in 2007 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Kentucky in 2010 where he graduated magna cum laude from the Honors Program. He’s excited to be covering his passion in his home state and make Central Kentucky his home for years to come. Alex can be reached at ARisen@wtvq.com