US Media Day scheduled for Thursday



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Houston trio to represent program at Football Media Day

HOUSTON– The University of Houston will be represented by Head Coach Dana Holgorsenjunior wide receiver Nathaniel Dell and junior defensive back Hasan Hypolite when the American Athletic Conference media day kicks off on Thursday.

The event, which will be held virtually and can be seen on ESPN+, begins at 9:00 a.m. CT with the unveiling of the conference media poll followed by remarks from Commissioner Mike Aresco before taking questions from the media. The Cougars will take the mic at 1:30 p.m. CT.

ESPN college football announcers Kris Budden and Rene Ingoglia will join the American’s Morgan Uber from the conference’s state-of-the-art studio in Irving, Texas for coverage.

Holgorsen is entering his fourth season at the helm of the Cougars. Houston went 12-2 with an appearance in the American Athletic Conference Championship Game and a 2021 Birmingham Bowl win over Auburn.

Dell produced a second breakout season in 2021, pacing the American in receiving yards (1,329) and receiving touchdowns (12) while ranking second in receiving yards per game (94.9) and fourth in all-around yards (109.64) en route to being named First Team All-American Athletic Conference.

Hypolite played an important role in one of the best defensive units in the country last season. The Fresno, Texas native started 12 games and finished with the team’s eighth-most tackles (44), ranking fifth among returns entering 2022. He also recorded 3.0 tackles for loss and an interception.

The program will also feature additional segments including interviews with College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock, Bowl Season Executive Director Nick Carparelli, Tulane Director of Athletics Troy Dannen and Lockheed Executive Director Martin Armed Forces Bowl Brant Ringler, among others.

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