59th AutoZone Liberty Bowl

BIG 12 vs. SEC

58th AutoZone Liberty Bowl Media Information

Sunday, December 25, 2016
6:15 p.m.                                      
Georgia team arrival at Wilson Air Center (Photo Op Only)
Evening – Team arrival at the Peabody Hotel. No media availability.

Monday, December 26, 2016
10:55 a.m. to 12:55 p.m.        
Georgia practice at Rhodes College

11:15 a.m. to 11:26 a.m.      
Georgia practice open viewing, photo/video periods (3-4)

12:15 p.m.                                
TCU team arrival at Wilson Air Center (Photo Op Only)                                                                         

1:15 p.m. approx.                
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart and 4 players available at Peabody Hotel (Forest Room on Mezzanine level)
TCU head coach Gary Patterson and selected players available at Hilton Memphis Hotel. Location TBA.

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.                       
Team Welcome Party at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid. Open to media.
                                      
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
7:15 a.m.                                        
FCA Breakfast at Hilton Memphis Hotel
 
10:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.                     
Georgia practice at Rhodes College

11:10 a.m. to 11:23 a.m.                     
Georgia practice open viewing, photo/video periods (3-4)

12:30 p.m.                                              
TCU practice at Memphis University School.

12:30 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.                     
TCU practice open for viewing, photo/video
     
2:00 p.m.                                                
Georgia team (Head coach Kirby Smart and selected players) visit St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Open to media. Contact Natalie Goin at St. Jude. (901) 574-4391

2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.                         
Georgia defense press conference at Embassy Suites. Coach Mel Tucker and 4 players.

2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.                         
TCU offense press conference at Embassy Suites. Coach Doug Meacham, Coach Sonny Cumbie and selected players.

3 p.m.                                                     
TCU team (Head coach Gary Patterson and selected players) visit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Open to media. Contact Natalie Goin at St. Jude. (901) 574-4391                                
 
7 p.m.                                                     
AutoZone Liberty Bowl Pro Rodeo at Shelby Show Place Arena

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.                               
TCU defense press conference at Embassy Suites. Coach Chad Glasgow and selected players.

9:00 a.m.                                                
Georgia practice at Rhodes College. CLOSED.
         
Noon                                                       
AutoZone Liberty Bowl Players and Coaches Luncheon. Open to media.

1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.                         
Georgia offense press conference at Embassy Suites. Coach Jim Chaney and 4 players.

4 p.m.                                                      
TCU practice at Memphis University School. CLOSED.
                                                                       
Thursday, December 29, 2016
11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.                          
TCU head coach Gary Patterson press conference at Embassy Suites.

1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.                         
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart press conference at Embassy Suites.
 
3:00 p.m.                                                
Beale Street Parade

3:30 p.m.                                                
TCU walk-thru at Memphis University School. CLOSED.
Note: There is no planned stadium walk-thru for Georgia on this day.

4:30 p.m.                                                
Bash On Beale Pep Rally
 
6:30 p.m.                                                
President’s Gala at The Peabody Hotel

Friday, December 30, 2016
8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.                             
Pre-game Buffet at Pipkin and Creative Arts Buildings, adjacent to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

11:03 a.m.                                              
58th AutoZone Liberty Bowl - Georgia vs. TCU

Post-Game                                             
Press Conference in the media room at Gate 4.

Credential Distribution:
December 27, 28, 29 at Embassy Suites, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

December 30 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Media Will Call at press box lobby starting at 8 a.m. Press box will open at 8 a.m.

Media Hospitality Event:
Wednesday, December 28 – 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Rendezvous

Media Dinner at Rendezvous Restaurant (52 S. Second Street) in downtown Memphis. Located in the alley across Union Avenue from The Peabody. By Invitation Only. Attendees MUST have a wristband for admission.

Directions to Practice Sites from Media Hotel (Embassy Suites)
To Georgia Practice Site (Rhodes College):
Take a left out of the hotel, take a right at the next light which is Poplar Avenue. Merge onto I-240 East toward Nashville. I-240 becomes I-40 W. Merge onto Sam Cooper Blvd. via Exit 12B on the left. Sam Cooper will dead end at East Parkway, turn right at the light onto East Parkway.  Immediately get in the left turn lane, to take a left onto North Parkway. Rhodes will be on your right. Turn right on University to get to the football practice site. Turn into the second college entrance on the right.

To TCU Practice Site (Memphis University School):
Take a left out of the hotel, go across Poplar Avenue, then under the train tracks, then through the light at the corner of Park Avenue and Ridgeway Road.  The MUS campus is at the corner of Park and Ridgeway. Proceed to the next light across from McDonalds, turn left into the MUS campus.

Satellite Truck and Live Truck Parking at Stadium:
Please contact Thomas Carrier or Dan McGarry at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium to arrange a live shot location and proper parking pass on Tiger Lane. Office # is (901) 729-4344.

AutoZone Liberty Bowl Media Contacts:
Harold Graeter, Associate Executive Director
Office: (901) 795-7700
Cell: (901) 238-0812
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AutoZone Liberty Bowl Media Liaison, Travis Lawrence, (870) 637-3171

Georgia Media Relations, Claude Felton, (706) 540-4029

TCU Media Relations, Mark Cohen, (817) 343-2017
For Tickets Call (901) 795-7700
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