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Plenty of excitement awaits on Tuesday with the conclusion of the 2017 Sun Belt Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships. The men begin the day in second place, while the women are seventh. Only five men's and five women's events have been scored, with 12 more events on each side set for Tuesday. For live video beginning at noon, watch here. For live results, click here.

First place in the Sun Belt is on the line tonight when league-leading UTA visits second place Georgia Southern.  Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. (CST) in Hanner Fieldhouse in Statesboro, Ga.

The UTA men's and women's track and field teams are set for the Sun Belt Conference Championships, and you can follow them every step of the way! Live video will be available both days, with coverage Monday beginning at 3 p.m. here. In addition, live results may be found here.

Monday's field event finals include the men's and women's weight throw, men's and women's long jump, women's high jump, men's pole vault. Opening day track finals will feature the men's and women's 3000 meters and men's and women's distance medley relays.

Following his performances against Little Rock and Georgia State, UTA junior forward Kevin Hervey was named College Sports Madness Sun Belt Player of the Week.  The Arlington native averaged 18.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in the two Mavericks victories.  He scored 20 points with 5 boards against Little Rock on Monday.  Saturday at Georgia State, he registered a double-double with 17 points and 10 boards.

In addition to Erick Neal's late-game heroics, there were numerous other highlights from the UTA men's basketball team's 68-67 victory at Georgia State.  Thanks to Josh Sours and Learfield for providing the narrative and GSU/ESPN3 for the video.

Dallas-Fort Worth CBS sports reporter Keith Russell visited campus yesterday to check out the UTA men's basketball program.  He received a first-hand look at Mavericks head coach Scott Cross' "Take The Stairs" philosophy and visited with Cross and a couple of players.

He filed this piece that ran on last night's 6 p.m. newscast.

Kevin Cushingberry Jr. of the UTA Shorthorn shares the story of UTA record setter Helen Falda, a freshman who has broken the school's pole vault record three times in her four collegiate meets. Falda, a native of Rome, Italy, is currently ranked 15th nationally in the NCAA and could earn a spot in the 2017 NCAA Indoor Championships. Read it here.
Destine Gibson profiled the new UTA volleyball head coach, J.T. Wenger, for the Shorthorn, visiting with J.T. and returnees Qiana Canete and Taylor Murata. 

Basketball strength and conditioning coach Danny Wardell was profiled by UTA student newspaper, The Shorthorn, recently.  The piece, written by sports editor Selby Lopez, examined the training regiment Wardell implements with the Mavericks as well as the "tough guys" philosophy of head coach Scott Cross.

The UTA Shorthorn's Kevin Cushingberry Jr. wrote a great profile on sprinter Victoria Rimpsey, who is overcoming a series of injuries to return to form. Read the whole story here.


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