Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. Nzeakor led the Cardinals (10-5, 2-0 SLC) to their first 2-0 start in Southland play since the 2011-12 season. Lamar picked up an 86-68 win against Houston Baptist (4-11, 0-2 SLC) to open the league season Thursday before earning a road win at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (3-9, 0-2 SLC), 77-72, on Saturday. Lamar will take on New Orleans (5-8, 2-0 SLC) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT before contesting Central Arkansas (7-8, 1-1 SLC) at home Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Honorable Mention: Travin Thibodeaux, New Orleans; Marlain Veal, Southeastern Louisiana; Quatarrius Wilson, McNeese. Week Nine Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Josh Nzeakor is the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Nzeakor posted a double-double in both of Lamar’s outings in the first week of Southland Conference play. The center from Mesquite, Texas, opened league contests with a 12 point, 16 rebound performance against Houston Baptist. The junior snagged seven offensive rebounds and added three blocks and two steals. He then shot 50 percent in the win at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, scoring 17 points while tallying 11 rebounds with another pair of steals. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Josh Nzeakor, Lamar – Jr. – Center – Mesquite, Texas
ELLSWORTH — The National Football League released its full 2017 schedule Thursday night, and the New England Patriots are set to open their title defense when they host the NFL Kickoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 7 on NBC.The game marks the 14th consecutive year that the league’s Thursday night opener will involve the winner of the previous year’s Super Bowl. It marks the fourth time New England has hosted the game; the Patriots also did so in 2004, 2005, and 2015.Other games of interest include a Super Bowl LI rematch against the Atlanta Falcons on Oct. 22 and a brutal stretch between Week 10 and Week 15 that will see the Patriots will play five of six games away from Gillette Stadium.Below is the team’s full regular season schedule. Games are played on Sundays unless noted, and those after Week 5 are subject to be moved to different times and networks under the league’s flexible scheduling policy. All times are Eastern.Week 1: 8:30 p.m. Sept. 7, vs. Kansas City Chiefs (NBC, Thursday)Week 2: 1 p.m. Sept. 17, @ New Orleans Saints (CBS)Week 3: 1 p.m. Sept. 24, vs. Houston Texans (CBS)Week 4: 1 p.m. Oct. 1, vs. Carolina Panthers (FOX)Week 5: 8:25 p.m. Oct. 5, @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (CBS, Thursday)Week 6: 1 p.m. Oct. 15, @ New York Jets (CBS)Week 7: 8:30 p.m.Oct. 22, vs. Atlanta Falcons (NBC)Week 8: 1 p.m. Oct. 29, vs. Los Angeles Chargers (CBS)Week 9: BYE WEEKWeek 10: 8:30 p.m. Nov. 12, @ Denver Broncos (NBC)Week 11: 4:25 p.m. Nov. 19, @ Oakland Raiders (CBS)*Week 12: 1 p.m. Nov. 26, vs. Miami Dolphins (CBS)Week 13: 1 p.m. Dec. 3, @ Buffalo Bills (CBS)Week 14: 8:30 p.m. Dec. 11, @ Miami Dolphins (ESPN, Monday)Week 15: 4:25 p.m. Dec. 17, @ Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)Week 16: Dec. 24, vs. Buffalo Bills (CBS)Week 17: Dec. 31, vs. New York Jets (CBS)This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text*Game played in Mexico City.
Greg Tone took the top spot in the long course event last year with a time of 1:31:27. Tate Haugan was the winner of the junior short course and regular short course competitions with a time of 39:50. Nikki Haugan was the top finisher in the duathlon at 1:12:59.The short course and the 12-17 race consists of a 300 metre swim, 11 kilometre bike ride, and a three kilometre run. The regular triathlon has distances of a 750 metre swim, 26 kilometre bike ride, and a six kilometre run. The duathlon is a three kilometre run, 26 kilometre bike ride, and a final three kilometre run.- Advertisement –