The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and ESPN have announced a new format for the 2014 MAAC Basketball Preseason Show. The new structure will consist of three separate broadcasts, including two coaches’ forums and a true preseason show.
The first two broadcast will be 90-minute coaches’ forum shows and will run on ESPN3. The 11 women’s head coaches and the 11 men’s head coaches will each have separate broadcasts. The women’s coaches’ forum will air on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and the men’s coaches’ forum will air on Thursday, at 7 p.m.. The coaches will be grouped together in a state-of-the-art facility which includes monitors, a round table desk, and a six-camera set-up. The round table will also include MAAC basketball talent and Commissioner Richard J. Ensor to moderate the show.
On Wednesday Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. the MAAC Basketball Preseason Show will run on ESPN3. The preseason show will incorporate elements from the filming of the coaches’ forum, as well as announcing of the team standings in the preseason polls, members of the All-MAAC teams, and major award winners.
A component of the coaches’ forums will include a social media campaign in which fans and media will have the opportunity to submit questions that they want to ask the coaches using the hashtag #MAACHoops15. The goal of the forum is to create an engaging editorial broadcast with discussion points that will include topics ranging from individual team aspects to NCAA rule changes along with submitted questions from fans and the media. Not all submitted questions are guaranteed to make the broadcast.