Great news for the many students and alumni of Northwestern State University residing in Red River Parish. The first look at the 2017 men’s and women’s basketball bseasons will take place during Southland Conference Basketball Social Media Day at the Toyota Center in downtown Houston on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, from 9:00 am to2:30 pm.
Media 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. Activities for the day include interviews with coaches from NSU at 10:05 am. Also to be revealed is the results of the Coaches’ and Sports Information Directors’ predicted order of finish for the conference.
Southland television broadcasters Tatum Everett and Lincoln Rose will sit down for Q&As with each coach in the Houston Rockets’ visitors’ locker room. This is a part of a comprehensive preview of each team for a show that will stream on ESPN3 at 6 p.m. It will be available on-demand immediately follows its initial showing.
Both the NSU men and women begin their seasons on Nov. 10. Men’s teams begin conference play on Dec. 28, while women’s teams first tip on Dec. 31.