Southeastern Channel to replay Lions’ title victory
by: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND - The Southeastern Channel, Southeastern Louisiana University's educational cable access channel, will replay the Southeastern football team's historic Southland Conference title-clinching victory over Sam Houston State at 7 pm. both Tuesday (Nov. 19) and Wednesday (Nov. 20).
The Lions defeated 4th-ranked and defending league champion Sam Houston State, 34-21, Saturday night in Strawberry Stadium to claim its first Southland Conference title ever and its first football crown since winning the Gulf States Conference in 1961. The win also sewed up Southeastern's first-ever FCS playoff bid.
"So that Lion football fans can continue to celebrate Southeastern's first football championship in 52 years, we've decided to depart from our normal programming schedule this week," said Southeastern Channel general manager Rick Settoon. "The game replays will also help set the stage for the Lions' Riverbell Classic game at home Thursday night."
Settoon said since the Lions will be playing at home Thursday night against Nicholls State, instead of airing its normal Thursday night football broadcast, the Channel will air the Lady Lions' Southland Conference tournament championship victory over Stephen F. Austin at 8 pm. The 1-0 finals overtime victory enabled Southeastern to advance to the NCAA tourney for only the second time in history. The Lady Lions were eliminated in the first round by 10th-ranked Nebraska, 4-0.
Both football and soccer broadcasts were productions of the Southland Conference Television Network.
The Channel can be seen on Charter Cable Channel 18 in Tangipahoa, Livingston and St. Tammany parishes and on Channel 17 in Washington Parish. A live webcast can be seen on the Southeastern Channel's website at www.southeastern.edu/tv.