Oxford announces crews for the Boat Races

first_imgThe Boat Races take place on 24 March, with the women’s race starting at 4.31pm and the men’s at 5.32pm.Cambridge will retain their leads in the overall results regardless of what happens this year: they have a 42-30 advantage in the women’s race, and lead by 82 wins to 80 in the men’s race.Oxford Boat Race Crews:Women:Bow: Renée Koolschijn (Keble, 73.4 kg)2: Katherine Erickson (Wolfson, 69.6 kg)3: Juliette Perry (Somerville, 73.4 kg)4: Alice Roberts* (St Edmund Hall, 67.0 kg)5: Morgan McGovern (St Catherine’s, 72.1 kg)6: Sara Kushma (Christ Church, 73.5 kg)7: Abigail Killen (St Cross, 70.4 kg)Stroke: Beth Bridgman (St Hugh’s, 67.8 kg)Cox: Jessica Buck (Green Templeton, 53.5 kg)Men:Bow: Iain Mandale (St Edmund Hall, 75.1 kg)2: Felix Drinkhall (Lady Margaret Hall, 83.8 kg)3: Will Cahill (Chris Church, 84.3 kg)4: Anders Weiss (St Hugh’s, 91.5 kg)5: Will Geffen* (Keble, 87.2 kg)6: Joshua Bugajski* (Keble, 100.5 kg)7: Claas Mertens (Christ Church, 73.9 kg)Stroke: Vassilis Ragoussis* (Linacre, 88.2 kg)Cox: Zachary Thomas Johnson (Wolfson, 54.7 kg)* denotes returning blue. Oxford University Boat Club (OUBC) and Women’s Boat Club (OUWBC) announced their crews for next month’s Boat Races at City Hall this morning.Cambridge go into the women’s race with a crew 18.4 kg heavier than their opponents, while their men’s boat is 34.7 kg heavier than Oxford’s.In the women’s boat, Alice Roberts, a Physics and Philosophy student at St Edmund Hall, is the only returning member of last year’s crew. Roberts will row in seat four this year, after occupying the second seat in 2017.For the men, Joshua Bugajski (Keble) and Vassilis Ragoussis (Linacre) are the two remaining members of last year’s victorious crew. Bugajski has moved from seat four to seat six, while Ragoussis remains Oxford’s stroke.There is also a place for Keble’s Will Geffen. A Boat Race winner in 2015, Geffen has had to make do with a spot in the reserve boat for the past two years, but is back in the first boat this year.Bugajski is the heaviest rower in Oxford’s men’s boat at 100.5 kg, but Cambridge’s James Letten will weighed in the highest out of any competitor, at 106.5 kg. At 6ft 10in, Letten is the tallest competitor in the history of the Boat Races.Christ Church student Sarah Kushma is the heaviest rower in the women’s boat, at 73.5 kg, but five of the Cambridge crew weigh more than her.The Dark Blues won the men’s race last year, but were beaten comprehensively in the women’s race, as Cambridge romped home in a record time.Bookmaker William Hill makes Cambridge 4/9 favourites in the men’s race, but is not yet offering odds for the women’s race.In their most recent outings, which both took place on Saturday, Oxford’s women saw off rivals Brookes in a close race, while the men’s boat were defeated by the same opposition.last_img read more

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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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