ESPN3 Preview Show Caps Southland Social Media Day

first_imgHOUSTON — ESPN3 will stream the 2018-19 Southland basketball preview show Wednesday at 6 p.m. CDT, capping Southland Basketball Social Media Day at the Toyota Center. All 26 women’s and men’s head coaches are scheduled to attend, with the event running from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. CDT. Both the men and women begin their seasons on Nov. 6, while conference action first tips on Dec. 28. Basketball Media Event LineupWednesday, Oct. 10 – Toyota Center, Houston(All times Central) In addition to the initial Oct. 10 airing at 6 p.m. on ESPN3., archived video of each coach’s comments and select quotes from each attendee will be available after the conclusion of the event. Fans are encouraged to follow conference and team social media platforms throughout the day. Activities include: Media availability for each coach, including time for one-on-one interviews. ESPN broadcasters Carley McCord and Lincoln Rose sitting down for Q&As with each coach in the Houston Rockets’ visitors’ locker room. The ESPN3 preview show, available via ESPN.com/watch and ESPN apps, will be archived immediately following its initial airing. All 26 coaches participating in social media activities, which fans can follow on the @SouthlandSports Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. They’ll take part in a friendly shooting competition, which Emily Honeycutt will host on the conference’s Instagram Story. Each team’s account will also provide an in-depth look at their coaches’ participation. Deputy Commissioner John Williams, former men’s basketball head coach at Purdue Fort Wayne, will visit with each coach for segments that will run throughout the preseason on the Southland YouTube channel.The day will begin with comments from Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett, now in his second year as a member of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee. Results of the predicted order of finish polling for the conference will be unveiled at 9 a.m. 9:00 – Opening remarks – Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett9:15 – Stephen F. Austin9:40 – Abilene Christian10:05 – Northwestern State10:30 – Southeastern Louisiana10:55 – Nicholls11:20 – New Orleans11:45 – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi12:10 – Central Arkansas12:35 – Houston Baptist1:00 – Sam Houston State1:25 – Lamar1:50 – McNeese            2:15 – Incarnate WordMedia are encouraged to attend the event in person, which will include participation from all 26 Southland head basketball coaches — 13 women’s and 13 men’s. Attendees should enter the Toyota Center at the Administrative entrance near the intersection of Clay Street and La Branch Street. No RSVP is necessary for media.last_img read more

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Maryland Sets Insurance Marketplace Plan Benchmark Other State Health Law News

first_imgMaryland Sets Insurance Marketplace Plan Benchmark; Other State Health Law News This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. In Maryland, a board sets a state employee health plan as the benchmark for others in the marketplace. In the meantime, New Mexico examines what it has to gain from a Medicaid expansion, and Virginians give a thumbs down to the health law.The Associated Press/Washington Post: Md. Health Reform Panel Approves State Health Plan As Benchmark In Health Care ReformA Maryland panel working on implementing federal health care reform voted Thursday to use the state employee health plan as a benchmark for other plans that will be available to small businesses and individuals for two years, starting in 2014 (9/27).The Associated Press: Report: NM Gains Initially With Medicaid ExpansionNew Mexico’s costs of expanding Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul will be offset initially by additional tax revenues because of increased spending on medical services, according to a legislative committee analysis released Thursday. The Legislative Finance Committee released its staff projections as lawmakers began to consider what will be one of the biggest issues confronting Gov. Susana Martinez and the Legislature next year (Massey, 9/27).Politico Pro: Poll: Virginia Opposes Health Care LawVirginia voters are poised to deliver a photo-finish on Election Day, but they’re decisive about one thing: the Affordable Care Act is a bad deal for the Old Dominion. A Suffolk University poll released Thursday shows that 51 percent of Virginians call the law “generally bad,” while just 38 percent believe it’s “generally good.” Eleven percent remain undecided. By the same token, 50 percent of Virginians oppose a law signed by Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell requiring women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound. Just 33 percent support that measure and 15 percent were undecided, according to the poll (Cheney, 9/27).last_img read more

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