Southland TV Selections Announced for First Four Weeks

first_imgAbout ESPN+ “We are again very pleased to announce an expanded broadcast schedule for Southland football,” league commissioner Tom Burnett said.  “As has been the case in recent years, the 2019 football season will ultimately feature more telecasts of Southland teams than ever before, and we are excited to work with our broadcast partners to provide more action for the fans of our teams.” SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE FOOTBALL: EARLY SEASON TV SCHEDULEALL TIMES CENTRAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE The first Saturday of the season features five games exclusively on ESPN platforms, and another on Cox Sports TV (CST). The day begins with UIW at UTSA at 5 p.m. CT on ESPN3. McNeese plays host to Southern for a 6 p.m. kickoff on CST. Outside CST’s territory, coverage of the Cowboys’ opener will be available on ESPN+. Nicholls, after posting a season-opening 26-23 victory at Kansas last season, will try to repeat its success in a 6 p.m. kickoff at Kansas State on ESPN+.  Also, ESPN+ will carry Baylor’s home game with Stephen F. Austin, Abilene Christian’s road game at North Texas and the Houston Baptist opener at UTEP. On Sept. 7, Central Arkansas visits Austin Peay for a 2 p.m. CT contest on ESPN+.  Six other games featuring Southland teams will begin at 6 p.m., including Stephen F. Austin playing host to Tarleton State on ESPN3, while ESPN+ will feature the Mississippi Valley State at Lamar, Texas Southern at UIW, McNeese at Oklahoma State, Arizona Christian at Abilene Christian, and Oklahoma Panhandle State at Sam Houston State games. WEEK 1Thursday, August 29Central Arkansas at Western Kentucky, 6:30 p.m., ESPN+Northwestern State at UT Martin, 6:30 p.m., ESPN+Bethel (Tenn.) at Lamar, 7 p.m., ESPN3Jacksonville State at Southeastern Louisiana, 7 p.m., ESPN+Saturday, August 31UIW at UTSA, 5 p.m., ESPN3Stephen F. Austin at Baylor, 6 p.m., ESPN+Nicholls at Kansas State, 6 p.m., ESPN+Southern at McNeese, 6 p.m., Cox Sports TV/ESPN+ **Abilene Christian at North Texas, 6:30 p.m., ESPN+Houston Baptist at UTEP, 7 p.m., ESPN+WEEK 2Saturday, September 7Central Arkansas at Austin Peay, 2 p.m., ESPN+Mississippi Valley State at Lamar, 6 p.m., ESPN+Tarleton State at Stephen F. Austin, 6 p.m., ESPN3McNeese at Oklahoma State, 6 p.m., ESPN+Texas Southern at UIW, 6 p.m., ESPN+Arizona Christian at Abilene Christian, 6 p.m., ESPN+Oklahoma Panhandle at Sam Houston State, 6 p.m., ESPN+WEEK 3Saturday, September 14Houston Baptist at South Dakota, 2 p.m., ESPN+Southeastern Louisiana at Ole Miss, 3 p.m., SEC NetworkSam Houston State at North Dakota, 4 p.m., Pluto TVLamar at Texas A&M, 6 p.m., ESPN2/ESPNU*Abilene Christian at Central Arkansas, 6 p.m., ESPN3Northwestern State at LSU, 6:30 p.m., SEC NetworkWEEK 4Saturday, September 21*Nicholls at Stephen F. Austin, 6 p.m., ESPN+*McNeese at Abilene Christian, 6 p.m., ESPN+*UIW at Sam Houston State, 6 p.m., ESPN3*Lamar at Southeastern Louisiana, 7 p.m., ESPN+Central Arkansas at Hawaii, 11 p.m., Spectrum Sports**ESPN availability outside of CST territory only ESPN+ is an integrated part of the ESPN App, the leading sports app and the premier all-in-one digital sports platform for fans. The ESPN App is a showcase of the company’s culture of innovation, delivering a rich, personalized experience that curates all of ESPN’s incredible content around each fan’s individual tastes. ESPN+ is also available through Conference play opens on Sept. 15 in Week 3 featuring Abilene Christian at Central Arkansas for a 6 p.m. kick on ESPN3.  Southland teams will face three SEC opponents that day, with Lamar playing at Texas A&M at 6 p.m. on ESPN2 or ESPNU, and Southeastern Louisiana visiting Ole Miss and Northwestern State taking on LSU, both on the SEC Network. Sam Houston State will appear on Pluto TV, a free app-based streaming service, as the Bearkats travel to face North Dakota at 4 p.m. CT.center_img FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference’s 2019 football television plans for the first four weeks of the season include more than two dozen matchups set for coverage across ESPN platforms, Cox Sports Television, Pluto TV and other outlets.  Beginning in the fifth weekend of the season, the Southland will reveal its television selections 12 days prior to kickoff, allowing for the best matchups to be selected each week for various broadcast partners. The Southland television schedule kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 29, with four games on the broadcast schedule. Three of the four games are set for coverage on ESPN+, the leading direct-to-consumer sports streaming service. Things kick off at 6:30 p.m. CT as Central Arkansas goes on the road to play Western Kentucky, while Northwestern State visits UT Martin. Southeastern Louisiana welcomes No. 6 Jacksonville State to Hammond, La., for a 7 p.m. start on ESPN+. Lamar hosts Bethel (Tenn.) for a 7 p.m. kick on ESPN3. ESPN+ is the premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer video service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment in conjunction with ESPN. It offers fans thousands of additional live events, on-demand content and original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks. Week 4 features four conference games, including a trio of games on ESPN+, Nicholls at SFA, McNeese at Abilene Christian and Lamar at Southeastern Louisiana.  The league opener between UIW and Sam Houston State will be available on ESPN3.  Additionally, the Central Arkansas at Hawaii contest will be televised on Spectrum Sports.The schedule is subject to change. Additional early games may be selected at a later date. Programming on ESPN+ includes hundreds of MLB, NHL and MLS games, thousands of college sports events (including football, basketball and multiple other sports from more than 15 conferences), exclusive Top Rank boxing, UFC (beginning in 2019), Grand Slam tennis, international and domestic rugby, cricket, new and exclusive documentary films and series, acclaimed studio shows and the full library of ESPN’s award-winning 30 for 30 films. Fans subscribe to ESPN+ for $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year) and cancel at any time. #SouthlandStronglast_img read more

Abilene Christian’s Dominique Golightly Secures Player of the Week Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian guard Dominique Golightly is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.Golightly pushed ACU (11-1, 3-0 SLC) to a 78-72 win over Lamar after recording a career-high 27 points to go along with eight rebounds at home this weekend. She shot a remarkable 64.7 percent from the field along with a 3-for-6 clip from beyond the arc against the Cardinals. The senior has steered the Wildcats to a perfect start in conference play and has averaged 20.3 points per game against Southland opponents.The award marks the second of the season for Golightly.Basketball Player of the Week – Dominique Golightly, Abilene Christian – Sr. – Guard – Chickasha, Okla.Golightly led the way with a career-high 27 points and a team-best eight rebounds in the Wildcats’ 78-72 win over Lamar this past Saturday. She has now averaging 14.6 points per game this season and has pushed ACU to an 11-1 overall record, the program’s best start since the 1996-97 season. Golightly’s eight rebounds against the Cardinals mark her fourth game this season in which she has registered seven or more boards.Honorable Mention: Whitley Larry, New Orleans; Kira Bonner, Northwestern State; Jaylonn Walker, Sam Houston State; Stephanie Visscher, Stephen F. AustinSouthland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Southland Gives Back: ACU Establishes High-Five Fridays

first_imgABILENE, Texas – As part of ACU’s Southland Gives Back initiative, student-athletes and coaches from all of Abilene Christian’s varsity teams took turns participating in High-Five Fridays at neighboring Taylor Elementary School throughout the 2019 fall term.Abilene Christian student-athletes gathered each Friday, rain or shine, along Taylor Elementary’s 13th Street entrance to set up a high-five gauntlet where children, kindergarten through fifth grade, would sprint through on their way to class. ACU athletics created this weekly event to congratulate the kids for making it through a tough week of schoolwork and to offer encouragement before the start of another seven-hour day.ACU’s close relationship with the Abilene Independent School district and surrounding elementary schools also was on display twice during the basketball non-conference season as students from around the Big Country helped pack Moody Coliseum for the Wildcats’ victories over Southwest and Champions Christian. The combined attendance for both games was more than 6,000 spectators.As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions this holiday season.last_img read more

Lussick set to depart Sea Eagles nest

first_imgThe 193cm prop is into the third season of a three-year deal with the Sea Eagles and has several offers in front of him.Reports surfaced on ABC Grandstand on Saturday that the Super League was a possible destination for the 27-year-old forward as a lucrative deal had been tabled by an unnamed club.Manly confirmed to on Sunday that no release had been given to Lussick.The club also stressed the Beacon Hills Bears junior was not leaving because of the salary cap issues that the NRL integrity unit has been examining.But the club would not stand in his way if Lussick received a good offer.NRL Signings Tracker: All confirmed player movesA final report into alleged breaches, which Manly has responded to with its own version of events, is due to be released by the NRL on Monday.The results of that report could affect whether Lussick takes any further part in the 2018 competition, or whether he moves on mid-season to another club.This is Lussick’s second stint at Manly. He played two seasons (2011-12) before three years with the Parramatta Eels.  He then returned to the Sea Eagles in 2016.He suffered a high ankle sprain in the opening set of Manly’s trial against the Cronulla Sharks in February but has not made it back to the starting side as yet.If Lussick did leave the club in the coming weeks, Manly still have depth with Lloyd Perrett, Shaun Lane and Taniela Paseka already backing up their regular starters, Kiwis internationals Martin Taupau and Addin Fonua-Blake.last_img read more

Hunters in for a tough assignment against CQ Capras

first_imgPNG will prove another tough challenge for the CQ side that put up a good fight against the Blackhawks last weekend.The Hunters 68-4 win the last time they met in Round 16 at Kokopo last year was PNG’s highest score and biggest win.Capras, on the other hand, has Lance Kuveu on the extended bench, who they recruited from Digicel Cup club Agmark Gurias last year, while young winger Jake Ainsworth is set to make his return from long-term injury.For Hunters, co-captain Noel Zeming will play in his 50th Cup game, becoming the fourth player from the club behind Wartovo Puara Jnr, Adex Wera and Esau Siune.Hunters will be also without halfback Watson Boas, who injured his arm in the Pacific Test against Fiji in the representative round and therefore, Atte Bina will take his place in the starting lineup.The 18-man Hunters starting lineup: 1. Stargroth Amean, 2. Justin Olam, 3. Noel Zeming (co-captain), 4. Thompson Teteh, 5. Adex Wera, 6. Ase Boas, 7. Atte Bina, 8. Henry Wan, 9. Wartovo Puara Jnr, 10. Enock Maki, 11. Timothy Lomai, 12. Adam Korave, 13. Brandy Peter.Interchange: 14. Warren Glare, 15. Ismael Balkawa, 16. Benjamin Hetra, 17. Edward Goma, 18. Butler Morris.last_img read more

Round 12 of Digicel Cup this weekend

first_imgThere will be four games played up in the Highlands region. All games are scheduled for a 2pm kick off.The Waghi Tumbe side will play host to the Wamp Nga Mt Hagen Eagles at Jiwaka while the Bintangor Goroka Lahanis go up against the PRK Mendi Muruks at home in Goroka.Across in Mendi, the Kemele Hela Wigmen will do battle with the TNA Simbu Lions. The other game is between the visiting Agmark Rabaul Gurias and the EGP Enga Mioks in Wabag.The last game of round 12 will be played in the nation’s capital and will feature the SNS Port Moresby Vipers and PRK Gulf Isapea. This game will get underway at 3pm.Competition leaders, the Snax Lae Tigers, are on bye.last_img read more

Piqué, to the referee: “Do you remember Real Madrid-Sevilla?”

first_imgAs collected by the cameras of Movistar LaLiga, the Barca center had a conversation during the match with the referee in these terms: “Do you remember Real Madrid-Sevilla? Do you remember the blockade?”. In clear allusion to the annulled Luuk de Jong by his partner Martínez Munuera in the Santiago Bernabeu after a blockade of Gudelj to Militao in the Madrid area.Cuadra Fernández also said a few words to Piqué as the television images have revealed. “Don’t point me at the finger …”, the referee told the central culé after recriminating this one of his decisions. Gerard Piqué they were stiff with the referee Guillermo Cuadra Fernández during the encounter between the Barça and the Getafe from last saturday.last_img read more

Ico Aguilar, winger of Real Madrid in the 70s, dies

first_imgAt Real Madrid he would win 5 Leagues and two Cups. His fantastic, quick and stylish sport didn’t catch on in the eye of the white fan. After spending eight seasons, he ended up leaving, first to Sporting, the place he spent two seasons, after which returned to the Spanish capital, to serve at Rayo Vallecano for a pair of seasons earlier than hanging up his boots. Later he could be coach of RSD Alcalá and Logroñés. He was additionally 3 times worldwide with the Spanish Nationwide Staff: he debuted with a aim in opposition to Cyprus in the Granada stadium of Los Cármenes. Relaxation in peace.Real Madrid assertionReal Madrid C. F., its president and its Board of Administrators deeply remorse the loss of life of Ico Aguilar, one of the nice historic gamers who wore the shirt of our membership between 1971 and 1979.Real Madrid desires to specific its condolences and its affection and affection to his spouse Eva, their kids Daniel and Virginia, their grandchildren Belén and Rodrigo and all their family and family members.Throughout his eight seasons at Real Madrid he performed 190 video games, scored 50 objectives and gained 5 Leagues and a couple of Cups from Spain. It was worldwide with the Spanish group. Ico Aguilar has handed away at 71 years of age. Real Madrid extends its condolences to all Madridistas. Francisco Javier Aguilar García, popularly often called Ico Aguilar, died at the age of 71. Ico Aguilar performed for Real Madrid from the 1971-72 marketing campaign till 1978-79. In these eight seasons He performed 190 video games with the white shirt, scoring 50 objectives. Their distribution is as follows: 144 League matches (34 objectives), 28 Cup matches (11 objectives), eight European Cup matches (one aim), 4 Recopa matches (one aim) and 6 UEFA Cup matches, with three objectives scored.Born in Santander (03-26-1949), he was found by Laureano Ruiz, the nice mentor of Cantabrian soccer, that took him away from handball and made him give attention to soccer. Finish of these of a lifetime, from the boot caught to the lime, his good performances in Racing, which he entered when the Santander group was energetic in the Third Division, at the finish of the 1960s. In 1970 he promoted to Second with the Cantabrian group: in a tiebreaker match performed at the Bernabéu he scored a key aim in opposition to Ilicitano. In accordance with what they are saying, his efficiency was so prodigious that Madrid determined to signal him after that match. It additionally has the honor of being the creator of Racing’s 2,000 aim in its historical past. In 1971, and as a consequence of his performances with the racinguista group, He was signed by Madrid in an operation that additionally included his teammates Santillana (he all the time says that the good of the three was Aguilar) and Corral, who was a goalkeeper (the first Cantabrian goalkeeper to win a Zamora Trophy). The Cantabrian group had a debt of some 23 million pesetas at the time, and this triple switch helped it, in line with some, to forestall the disappearance of the El Sardinero stadium; in line with others, that of the membership itself.last_img read more

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