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July 26, 2010 at 8:59 PM

Locker-palooza hits East Coast again, and a few other notes

As we’ve noted on here previously, Jake Locker is headed back East this week to again make the rounds at ESPN and with other New York-area media.
Locker, who made a solo visit last month, is one of four Pac-10 QBs making the trek this time — the others are Nick Foles of Arizona, Matt Barkley of USC and Andrew Luck of Stanford.
The trip concides with all 10 Pac-10 coaches also traveling to New York to meet with media (though apparently not technically part of it). All of it is part of new Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott’s plan to increase exposure for the conference.
Locker will have a busy day as the UW Sports Information Department today released his schedule. Here it is (though some of these will be taped for later airing):
5:40 a.m. – Mike & Mike
6:00 a.m. – SportsCenter.com
6:30 a.m. – Digital Media
6:50 a.m. – ESPNRise Workout Video
7:10 a.m. – Podcast
7:30 a.m. – First Take
7:50 a.m. – ESPNU
8:20 a.m. – ESPNews 11 a.m.-2 p.m. taping
8:40 a.m. – ESPN.com on-camera interview with Ivan Maisel
9:40 a.m. – SportsCenter
10:00 a.m. – College Football Live
The other QBs there will have similar schedules. Locker will return to Seattle Wednesday, with LB Mason Foster then appearing at the traditional Pac-10 media day in Los Angeles (though this year, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena instead of an LA Airport hotel).
The effort to get some East Coast pub is featured in this story in The New York Times, which intriguingly mentions that the conference will be more willing to start games earlier in an effort to reach more fans in prime time in the east and get a better TV deal (yeah, let’s start the Apple Cup at 9 a.m. on Dec. 4 in Pullman).
ESPN.com’s Ted Miller also has this look at the Pac-10’s new promotional efforts
The Arizona Republic also <a href="“>has this story on the Pac-10’s bicoastal media efforts and some detail on the conference’s upcoming TV negotiations.

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