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INDIANAPOLIS - When Horizon League representatives Butler University and Cleveland State University travel to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament later this week, the Horizon League Network (HLN) will be along for the ride to provide fans with behind-the-scenes action, interviews, live blogs and much more.

HLN reporter Damon Lewis will be making the trip to Greensboro, N.C. to cover the ninth-seeded Butler Bulldogs, while fellow reporter Adam Coppinger will give fans a taste of Miami, Fla. and the 13th-seeded Cleveland State Vikings.

Leading up to each game, Lewis and Coppinger will post a variety of videos on the HLN Blog. When the teams take the floor, HLN will launch a live blogging portal that will allow viewers to ask questions and provide commentary while watching the game.

"The NCAA Tournament is a special time of the year," said Horizon League Director of New Media & Technology Nate Flannery. "Fans have waited the entire season for this and the Horizon League Network wants to provide an experience that goes beyond the games. Through our video posting and live blogs, it is our hope to create a unique experience that will allow fans to feel like they are with the teams."

For free access to the HLN Blog and all of HLN's NCAA Tournament coverage, please visit HorizonLeagueNetwork.BlogSpot.com.

The Bulldogs take the floor on Thursday (March 19) for a 12:20 p.m. tip with the LSU Tigers, while CSU begins its tournament on Friday (March 20) as the Vikings take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at 9:40 p.m.

Horizon League Network Originally launched in October 2006, the Horizon League Network is a conference-wide video streaming platform designed to provide coverage of the League's member institutions' athletic programs. The network features more than 400 quality live game webcasts each year in addition to compelling on-demand programming. For access to all of HLN's offerings, visit www.HorizonLeagueNetwork.tv.

Tags: Butler - Men's Basketball · Cleveland State - Men's Basketball
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