Monday, August 26, 2019

The 2019 Season Begins With Radio at SMU

Welcome to the redesign of! I figured after 10 years with the same layout and design that it was time to modernize and shake things up just a bit. The basic arrangement of the site stays the same. Just above where you are reading, you'll see the SFA VolleyBlog Radio banner. Once broadcasts go live, you can click on the "circle icon" above and that will connect you to the audio stream for the match. To the right, you see our clickable logos to take you to the VolleyBlog You Tube Channel, official Blog Twitter site (@SFAVolleyBlog) and to the archive for all the SoundCloud audio interviews. Below that, our traditional links to all things SFA Volleyball and the links to all of the other official Southland Conference school volleyball websites.

Three of the four 2019 Senior Interviews are already done and posted at the YouTube site for your viewing pleasure and we'll finish up with a Danae Daron interview this week. Regular posts in this space will begin next week and audio interviews will begin at the SMU Tournament.

Speaking of the SMU Tournament, we all hope you'll be able to travel to Dallas to cheer on our Ladyjacks in person. However, if you can't, then no worries, I'll have broadcasts of all three matches this weekend available for you right here at SFAVolleyBlog. Just show up here about five to ten minutes before the match starts (see sidebar for upcoming times and matches) and then you'll be able to join the aforementioned radio stream by simply clicking the "circle icon". The radio broadcasts are always free and you don't need any special passwords, software, etc. Nothing to download, just click the icon and you are in.

Later next month, as we get closer to the home opener, we'll remind you of the 2019 ESPN3/ESPN+ streaming schedule this year. For the 5th year, I'll handle play-by-play duties and beginning her sophomore campaign is my trusty sidekick, Brittany Castledine, on color & analysis. I had an absolute BLAST getting to partner with Brittany last year as we began pulling double duty on the air. Having known Brit since her playing days and chatting volleyball with her for years made it easy for us to officially work together on broadcasts.

We have a TON of new athletes with us this year on the 2019 squad, so many of you reading this may be a relative, friend or fan of one of our newcomers. Please feel free to introduce yourself while in the gym. I'd love to meet you and welcome you into the SFA Volleyball family. This is the 11th year for this blog and we've got a lot of cool things coming your way in 2019! 2018 was TRULY special, but I look forward to another great year of relationship building, high-level volleyball and great coverage of our team.

As always, is SFA Volleyball's STRONGEST PRESENCE ON THE NET!