Culberson, Hawkins head to Big Sky Football Kickoff

July 15, 2017

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Watch: Keleen Culberson Interview (Monday, 9:30 a.m. PT) | Head Coach Dan Hawkins Interview (Tuesday, 9:21 a.m. PT)

DAVIS, Calif. -
UC Davis football's preseason will officially begin on Monday when the Big Sky Conference hosts its annual two-day media event. Joining UC Davis head coach Dan Hawkins in Park City, Utah this season is Keleen Culberson.

By visiting Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. (PT), football fans can access Culberson's live video-stream interview, and listen to the senior safety share his experience as a student-athlete at the sixth-ranked public school in the nation.

Hawkins, a former Aggie fullback, will speak with Big Sky officials on Tuesday at 9:21 a.m. (PT) about his unique experience as the head coach of his alma mater's football program.

UC Davis fans will also have an opportunity of their own to speak with coach, before the start of preseason camp, at the team's 2017 Kickoff Party, taking place on Thursday, July 27 at Miners Leap Winery -- Hawkins' first post-Big Sky media day appearance.

Current Oakland Raider, and former Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year James Cowser is a new addition to this year's event and will speak to attendees about his Big Sky student-athlete experience. As part of the league's player development program, he will also conduct a players-only session and share how his time at Southern Utah prepared him for success on and off the field.

UC Davis will begin its fall camp in early August to prepare for its Sept. 2 season opener at San Diego State. The following week, the Aggies will host San Diego in the first of five home games taking place throughout the 2017 season.

Football season tickets, starting as low as $50, are available for purchase by clicking here, visiting the Athletic Ticket office at Aggie Stadium Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., or by calling (530) 752-AGS1 (2471).


#BigSkyFB Kickoff Streaming Interview Schedule 

Monday, July 17 (all times Pacific)
8 a.m. - Andrea Williams, Big Sky Commissioner
8:09 a.m. - Cole Reyes, North Dakota
8:18 a.m. - Hakeem Deggs, Northern Colorado
8:27 a.m. - Taron Johnson, Weber State
8:36 a.m. - Mac Bignell, Montana State
8:45 a.m. - Mike Needham, Southern Utah
8:54 a.m. - Mario Jenkins, Idaho State
9:03 a.m. - Cooper Sprunk, Montana
9:12 a.m. - Stone Sander, Sacramento State
9:21 a.m. - Josh Kraght, Portland State
9:30 a.m. - Keleen Culberson, UC Davis
9:39 a.m. - Gage Gubrud, Eastern Washington
9:48 a.m. - Joe Protheroe, Cal Poly
9:57 a.m. - Emmanuel Butler, Northern Arizona

Tuesday, July 18 (all times Pacific)
8 a.m. - Bubba Schweigert, North Dakota
8:09 a.m. - Earnest Collins, Northern Colorado
8:18 a.m. - Jay Hill, Weber State
8:27 a.m. - Jeff Choate, Montana State
8:36 a.m. - Demario Warren, Southern Utah
8:45 a.m. - Rob Phenicie, Idaho State
8:54 a.m. - Bob Stitt, Montana
9:03 a.m. - Jody Sears, Sacramento State
9:12 a.m. - Bruce Barnum, Portland State
9:21 a.m. - Dan Hawkins, UC Davis
9:30 a.m. - Aaron Best, Eastern Washington
9:39 a.m. - Tim Walsh, Cal Poly
9:48 a.m. - Jerome Souers, Northern Arizona