SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – If Summit League basketball fans have a question about the upcoming 2018-19 season they want to ask their favorite coaches, they now have a unique way to do just that. And, that question could lead to them winning a pair of tickets to the 2019 Summit League Basketball Championships in Sioux Falls, S.D. set for March 9-12.
Fans will have until Friday, Oct. 19 to submit those questions on social media using the hashtag #AskYourCoach or by commenting on specific posts sent out from the Summit League's Facebook (www.facebook.com/thesummitleague), Twitter (@thesummitleague) and Instagram (@thesummitleague) accounts. Each member will use its corresponding social media platforms as well to help engage its fanbase.
The Summit League officials will sift through the questions submitted on social media from the fans and each men's and women's head coach from the league's nine members will be asked three fan-selected questions during a special segment on Midco Sports Network's live show from Basketball Media Day on Oct. 22.
MidcoSN's live show will run from 9-2 p.m. and feature 10-15 minute segments with each head coach. Co-host Elaina Lanson will ask the pre-selected questions to the head coach towards the end of the segment.
If a fan has his or her question asked during the broadcast, then they will be entered in a drawing that will be conducted by Commissioner Tom Douple at the end of the show to reveal the winner of the two all-session, lower bowl tickets to The Championships.
MidcoSN will once again bring live coverage of The Summit League Championships set for March 9-12 at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls. The regional sports network will provide coverage of all eight quarterfinals and all four semifinals throughout the men's and women's tournaments.
MidcoSN's Live Show Schedule (All times CT) Times are approximate and subject to change
Purdue Fort Wayne (9-9:30 a.m.) | Twitter Accounts | Instagram Accounts
9 a.m. – women's basketball | T: @MastodonWBB | IG: @MastodonWBB
9:15 a.m. – men's basketball | T: @MastodonMBB | IG: @MastodonMBB
Denver (9:30-10 a.m.)
9:30 a.m. – women's basketball | T: @DU_WHoops | IG: @DU_WHoops
9:45 a.m. – men's basketball | T: @DU_MHoops | IG: @DU_MHoops
Oral Roberts (10-10:30 a.m.)
10 a.m. – women's basketball | T: @ORUWBB | IG: @ORUWBB
10:15 a.m. – men's basketball | T: @ORUMBB | IG: @ORUMBB
Western Illinois (10:30-11 a.m.)
10:30 a.m. – women's basketball | T: @WIUWomensHoops | IG: @WIUWBB
10:45 a.m. – men's basketball | T: @WIUMensHoops | IG: @WIUAthletics
North Dakota (11-11:30 a.m.)
11 a.m. – women's basketball | T: @UNDWBasketball | IG: @UNDWBasketball
11:15 a.m. – men's basketball | T: @UNDMBasketball | IG: @UNDMBB
North Dakota State (11:30-12 p.m.)
11:30 a.m. – women's basketball | T: @NDSUWBB | IG: @NDSUWBB
11:45 a.m. – men's basketball | T: @NDSUMBB | IG: @NDSUMBB
Omaha (12-12:30 p.m.)
12 p.m. – women's basketball | T: @OmahaWBB | IG: @OmahaWBB
12:15 p.m. – men's basketball | T: @OmahaMBB | IG: @OmahaMBB
South Dakota (12:30-1 p.m.)
12:30 p.m. – women's basketball | T: @SDCoyotesWBB | IG: @SDCoyotesWBB
12:45 p.m. – men's basketball | T: @SDCoyotesMBB | IG: @SDCoyotesMBB
South Dakota State (1-1:30 p.m.)
1 p.m. – women's basketball | T: @GoJacksWBB | IG: @JackrabbitWBB
1:15 p.m. – men's basketball | | T: @GoJacksMBB | IG: @GoJacksMBB
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Through 36 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 115,000 at nine institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Purdue Fort Wayne (Purdue University Fort Wayne), the University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced 12 NCAA Champions along with over 100 Academic All-Americans, nearly 125 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.