first_imgFor games on the final three weekends of the season, the Southland will reveal its television selections 12 days prior to tipoff. This allows for the best matchups to be selected each week for various broadcast partners. Other TV choices were revealed during the preseason. FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference ESPN3 Game of the Week package will visit the campus of Central Arkansas on Feb. 17, as the UCA women and men host Nicholls. The doubleheader will be available on WatchESPN.com and ESPN apps. This is the first wild card selection of the season.The Nicholls men currently reside in first place in the Southland standings with an 8-2 mark after winning at New Orleans Saturday. The Bears are in a three-way tie for sixth place, and would claim one of the final spots in the conference tournament if the season ended today.UCA’s women are trying to position themselves for a top seed in their quest to win a third consecutive Southland tournament title. The Sugar Bears are in a tie for third place following last weekend’s loss at Southeastern Louisiana. The Nicholls women’s squad is presently in eighth place.ESPN3 will also have coverage of the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Lamar doubleheader Feb. 17 via school productions. The Southland Digital Network will carry that day’s Abilene Christian at Southeastern Louisiana women’s and men’s games, powered by the Southeastern Channel. Saturday, Feb. 17 (Women’s/Men’s Basketball Start Times)Nicholls at Central Arkansas, 1/3:30 p.m. CT, ESPN3 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Lamar, 2/4:30 p.m. CT, ESPN3Abilene Christian at Southeastern Louisiana, 2/5 p.m., Southland Digital NetworkOther games will be streamed through instutional platforms. Check southland.org/scoreboard for links.last_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 20 (PTI) Troops of border guarding force ITBP will undertake a massive 2,350 km Swachchh Ganga? river rafting expedition next month as part of efforts to contribute to the governments mission of cleaning the river. The expedition is expected to be flagged off on Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 from Dev Prayag in Uttarakhand by Union Minister Uma Bharti and it will conclude its journey in December in the Bay of Bengal. The all-river voyage will be undertaken by a skilled 30-member team of the adventure sports trained force and meander through five Ganga states and 49 cities in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal in a stretch of 2,350 kms. “It is planned that more than 10,000 Indo-Tibetan Border Police force personnel will participate in the cleanliness drive at various locations where the expedition travels to. During this, the team will also collect water and soil samples and submit them to laboratories to ascertain the level of pollution in the river. “The teams will also collect polythene and other waste from the river and will dispose it as per guidelines of environment ministry,” a senior official said. The team, as part of the Namami Gange project, will also spread awareness about government initiatives like Beti Bacho, Beti Padhao and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Heads of various state governments and Union Cabinet Ministers are expected to felicitate the squad at various locations on the banks of Ganga. The expedition will end at Ganga Sagar in West Bengal in the first half of December. Raised in 1962, the ITBP is tasked to guard the icy Indo-China border.PTI NES DVadvertisementlast_img read more

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