"MAAC Preview Show” To Look At Upcoming Season
EDISON, NJ – College basketball fans can get an early look at what promises to be an exciting 2013-14 season in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference when the “2013-14 MAAC Basketball Coaches Preview Show” is broadcast on ESPN3 on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at noon.
MAAC men’s and women’s basketball coaches will be featured on the Preseason Show and will provide in-depth analysis as they preview the league’s strengths, and talk about the upcoming schedule, including conference and non-conference games. Each coach will provide an outlook on their team’s chances as they approach the 2013-14 campaign, and what surprises might be in store.
The MAAC will also unveil its 2013-14 television schedule on the Basketball Coaches Preview Show. Last year, the MAAC extended its agreement with ESPN by six years for enhanced coverage of men’s and women’s basketball across multiple national platforms, which includes the National MAAC Game of the Week on ESPN3.
The coaches will be interviewed by long-time MAAC and ESPN play-by-play announcer Doug Sherman, who has been behind the mic of league games for nearly 20 years.
“We’re pleased to be able to give MAAC fans, and all college basketball fans, an early preview of what the league will look like in the 2013-14 season,” said MAAC Commissioner Richard J. Ensor. “The MAAC has long been known as a conference where outstanding coaches earn their spurs, and we firmly believe that our coaches are some of our best spokespersons who can tell the conference story better than anyone.”
Top players and plays from last season men’s and women’s basketball seasons will also be front and center on the Preview Show. Nine of the top 17 men’s players who made up last year’s first, second and third All-MAAC teams return this season, and will be joined by a number of highly touted recruits and transfers. Nine of the top 16 “2013-14 MAAC Basketball Coaches Preview Show” women’s players return as well.
Once the “MAAC Preseason Show” makes its debut on Sept. 11, it will be archived and available for viewing at any time on ESPN3.