TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Sports Commission (TBSC), Sun Sports and Florida Sports Networks will once again host the Florida Sports Writers Association (FSWA)College Football Media Days on July 17-18, 2008.

This two-day event will be held at the Tampa Marriot Waterside Hotel & Marina in downtown Tampa and will give FSWA members the opportunity to meet and interact with some of Florida’s top university head football coaches for insight about the upcoming season!

“We are looking forward to another great FSWA College Football Media Days,” said Rob Higgins, executive director of the TBSC. “In addition to showcasing the Tampa Bay area to FSWA members and delegates, this opportunity allows us to continue to build on our current relationships with Florida’s top head collegiate football coaches.”

The University of Florida’s Urban Meyer, the University of Miami’s Randy Shannon, the University of South Florida’s Jim Leavitt and many others will be featured on July 17. The following day, Jacksonville University’s Kerwin Bell, Florida International University’s Mario Cristobal and Florida State University’s Bobby Bowden will be just
three of the many head football coaches featured.

Members of the media are encouraged to register for the FSWA College Football Media Days by visiting the following site: Please note that this is a media exclusive event that is not open to the general public to attend. For more information about the TBSC, log on to

Media contact is Travis Claytor, communications manager for Tampa Bay & Company,at 813-342-4052 or[email protected].

The mission of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission is to attract, promote and organize major amateur sporting events and grassroots youth sporting programs that foster the ongoing development and quality of life for the Tampa Bay area.