No. 1 in the Big South, Lancers earn spotlight as ESPNU to televise Thursday’s home game

Intent on keeping a tight grip on their unprecedented undefeated status in Big South Conference play, the Longwood men’s basketball team will take on USC Upstate at 7 p.m. Thursday night at home in Willett Hall—with the game to be televised on ESPNU.

You can watch or stream the game if you have the right service (see below for ways to do that) or consider heading to Farmville to see the game—and give your student a hug—in person.

As of this morning (Monday, Feb. 7), tickets were still available ($7 per person general admission; $3 for senior citizens). The atmosphere in Willett is electric this season, and the game will almost certainly be sold out.

It’s a historic season for both men’s and women’s basketball.

The men have won all nine of their Big South games, with an overall record of 17-5.

The women’s team is currently 9-3 in the Big South, putting them in third place in the conference, and 12-11 overall. The women’s next conference home game is at. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, against North Carolina A&T. They’re serving up some exciting basketball as well, so this game is another great reason to head to Farmville.

How to watch on ESPNU

Stream on ESPN.COM*
*Note: ESPNU games are not available to stream with an ESPN+ subscription and require a subscription from one of the following cable/streaming providers:

Verizon Fios Ch. 73/573 HD (More or Most Fios TV plans)
DirecTV Ch. 208 (Choice, Ultimate or Premier plans)
Dish Ch. 141 (All plans)
Comcast Xfinity Ch. 1301 HD (Select+, Signature+, Super+, Preferred or Premier plans)
Cox Cable Ch. 232 HD (Contour Ultimate or Sports Pack 2 add-on)
Spectrum Ch. 370 (Silver or Gold plans)
DirecTV Stream Choice, Ultimate or Premier plans
Hulu Live TV plan
Sling Sports Extra add-on (3-day free trial)
YouTube TV Base plan (14-day free trial)
Vidgo All plans (7-day free trial)
Fubo TV Elite plan or Sports Plus, Fubo Extra add-ons (7-day free trial)

Life skills are the focus of February presentations

The Office of Alumni and Career Services kicks off its Lancer Learning series with a presentation each Wednesday afternoon this month. Here’s the “who, what and where” in case you want to give your student a heads up about stopping by.

All three programs are scheduled for 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Upchurch 300.

February 9: Budgeting and Investing. Brad Watson, managing director of Davenport Wealth Management, will talk about how to build a budget, investing for young adults, planning for retirement early in your career, and developing good money-management strategies.

February 16: All About Taxes. Dr. Dawn Schwartz, assistant professor of accounting in the College of Business and Economics, answers these important questions: What are taxes and how do you file them? How should you fill out tax paperwork when you are hired for a job? How do you avoid common tax pitfalls?

February 23: Shedding Light on Health Insurance. Summer Martin, customer care representative from Anthem, discusses common health insurance questions: How do you choose a good healthcare plan from your employer? Why do young adults need health insurance? What do all those abbreviations mean? How do I decipher a doctor’s bill?

—Sabrina Brown