Thursday, October 20, 2011

Live Viewing For Preseason Awards Show

What used to be called the MAAC's annual Media Day is now known as its Basketball Preseason Awards show. And, that's not the only change.

For the first time in the league's history, the show (Tuesday, Oct. 25) can be viewed live via MAAC.TV, direct from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.

The free live coverage begins at 9:30 a.m.

The program begins with interviews of all 20 MAAC basketball head coaches (10 men, 10 women). The interviews will be conducted by Doug Sherman and Rob Kennedy on the men's side and Vin Parise and Julianne Viani on the women's side.

At 11:15 a.m. the program shifts to the Hall of Fame's renowned Center Court for the unveiling of the Preseason Coaches' Polls and Preseason All-MAAC teams.

The event concludes with the unveiling of the conference's exhibit, The MAAC Experience, in the Hall of Fame and its signature "A Day in the Life" video featuring 10 MAAC Basketball student-athletes. Check on Monday for more information on the exhibit.

Follow the MAAC on Facebook ( and Twitter (@MAACSports) for complete coverage and a behind-the-scenes look of the Preseason Awards Show and the 2011-12 season. Use hashtag #maachoops to join the conversation.

And, of course, check in here at "Keepin' Track of the MAAC "for a full analysis of the preseason predictions to be up for your reading pleasure by mid-Tuesday afternoon.

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