The Summit League Podcast Debuts Jan. 17

The Summit League Podcast Debuts Jan. 17


ELMHURST, Ill. – A new venture allowing fans to gain more in-depth coverage of Summit League men's and women's basketball is coming soon. The Summit League Podcast premieres on Jan. 17 as the first of a five-episode series that will air on a bi-weekly basis through the remainder of the basketball season.

Show host Matt Pocket, sports director at Sovereign Communications in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and a former student play-by-play broadcaster in The Summit League, will bring listeners closer to coaches, players and analysts. Each episode will feature multiple guests and interviews providing in-depth information and entertaining stories from topics both on the court and off.

Available for direct playback or download via Soundcloud and at www.thesummitleague.org/podcast, new episodes of The Summit League Podcast are scheduled for Jan. 17, Jan. 31, Feb. 14, Feb. 28 and March 14.

"We are excited about this new venture and the additional access it will bring Summit League fans," said Assistant Commissioner for Communications David Brauer. "The podcast will provide personal insight into the lives of the outstanding men and women competing throughout Summit League basketball. Host Matt Pocket has a great passion for the league and will do a tremendous job in entertaining and enlightening fans with access into the personalities of our student-athletes and coaches."


ABOUT SUMMIT LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League features men's basketball teams from eight member institutions: Denver, Fort Wayne, North Dakota State, Omaha, Oral Roberts, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois with North Dakota becoming an official member for the 2018-19 season. In 2016-17, The Summit League finished with an all-time best No. 14 Sagarin Rating, achieved its sixth consecutive league top-20 RPI finish. The Summit League sent three teams to the postseason for the sixth straight year, highlighted by the deepest postseason tournament run since 2012. Called "March's Best-Kept Secret" by USA Today, The Summit League Basketball Championships again posted record-setting attendance figures, posting new marks for overall and session attendance. This season's event returns to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., March 3-6, 2018. For more information about the league, "See The Summit" by visiting www.thesummitleague.org and following Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops.

ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League features women's basketball teams from eight member institutions: Denver, Fort Wayne, North Dakota State, Omaha, Oral Roberts, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois with North Dakota becoming an official member for the 2018-19 season. In 2016-17, The Summit League raised its RPI for the third consecutive year, finishing with an all-time best No. 11 ranking. The Summit League has sent at least three teams to the postseason nine straight years with three postseason tournament semifinal appearances the last four years, while recording the nation's best Division I winning percentage improvement since 2009-10. Called "March's Best-Kept Secret" by USA Today, The Summit League Basketball Championships annually ranks as one of the most attended Division I conference tournaments. This season's event returns to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., March 3-6, 2018. For more information about the league, "See The Summit" by visiting www.thesummitleague.org and following Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops.

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