Horizon League Basketball Media Days Set for Monday and Tuesday

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Release: October 07, 2012
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Brian Wardle (pictured), Kevin Borseth, Alec Brown and Adrian Ritchie will all attend Horizon League basketball media days Monday and Tuesday.

By: Andrew Gavin (@GBGavin)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Horizon League will host media days for both men's and women's basketball on Monday and Tuesday at Rosemont, Ill., and Phoenix fans will have the opportunity to watch some of the media day on the Horizon League Network and interact via Facebook and Twitter.

Women's media day will be held on Monday afternoon with Green Bay head coach Kevin Borseth and senior guard Adrian Ritchie (De Pere, Wis.) attending the event to greet the media and appear on the set of HLN Live. HLN coverage will begin at 1:30 p.m. CT with the release of the Preseason All-Horizon League squad and the preseason poll, and Borseth and Ritchie will lead things off on the set of HLN Live from 1:40-1:50 p.m. The interviews will be streamed live on the Horizon League Network and Facebook.

Borseth, who guided the Phoenix to 216 wins from 1998-2007, begins his second stint as the Green Bay head coach. Green Bay enters the 2012-13 season with a streak of 14-straight conference championships and after three consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament. Ritchie, a 5-foot-11 senior guard, was named to the All-Horizon League Second Team as a junior after averaging 12.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.

Tuesday afternoon will mark the 2012-13 men's basketball media day, and Green Bay head coach Brian Wardle and junior Alec Brown (Winona, Minn.) will be in attendance. The media day will get underway at 12:30 p.m. CT with a welcome from Jim Barbar, the play-by-play voice of the Horizon League Game of the Week, and opening remarks from Commissioner Jon LeCrone. The preseason poll and the preseason All-League teams will be announced at 12:50 p.m.

Wardle and Brown will meet the media at 1:40 p.m. before appearing on the set of HLN Live from 2-2:20 p.m. The Horizon League Network will have coverage of the event on HorizonLeague.com and Facebook.

Wardle is beginning his third season at the helm of the Phoenix program and welcomes back all five starters from a 2011-12 team that won eight of its last 10 games. One of those starters is Brown, a 7-foot-1 junior who was named to the All-Horizon League First Team in 2012. Brown averaged 13.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game as a sophomore.

During both events, fans can also engage and interact with the Horizon League's Twitter account (@HorizonLeague). Fans can engage in a live chat while they watch the Q and A, simply by using the hashtag #HLWBB or #HLMBB in their tweets. Questions and comments that appear in the chat may be used on air as well.

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