Football coaches and athletic directors from the Big East Conference are arriving in Rhode Island this week for their annual Media Day and other events.

It all starts Sunday in Newport with meetings and a welcome reception and dinner. A golf outing and clambake are set for Monday and Media Day is Tuesday.

The 16-team conference, which includes the University of Louisville and West Virginia, is based in Providence.

Coaches discuss the upcoming season on Media Day. It's also the day when the conference announces the media's preseason picks for how teams will fare this year.