For games in October and November, the Southland reveals a majority of its television selections 12 days prior to kickoff. This allows for the best matchups to be selected each week for various broadcast partners. Choices for Nov 11 were announced last Monday. Thursday, Nov. 16Nicholls at Southeastern Louisiana, 6 p.m. CT, Cox Sports TV/ESPN3Prairie View A&M at UIW, 6 p.m. CT, Eleven Sports/Southland Digital NetworkSaturday, Nov. 18Houston Baptist at Sam Houston State, 1 p.m. CT, ESPN3Stephen F. Austin at Northwestern State, 3 p.m. CT, NSUDemons.comAbilene Christian at Central Arkansas, 3 p.m. CT, ESPN3McNeese at Lamar, 7 p.m. CT, Eleven Sports/Southland Digital Network FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference and its television partners have revealed game selections and broadcast times for football games to be played on the final week of the regular season, Nov. 16 and 18.The slate begins with two games on Thursday, Nov. 16. Nicholls visits Southeastern Louisiana in the River Bell Classic, with kickoff set shortly after 6 o’clock on Cox Sports Television throughout the Gulf South and beyond. The Colonels-Lions matchup will be available on ESPN3 outside CST’s territory.Also that Thursday, UIW hosts Prairie View A&M in a non-conference affair on Eleven Sports. The network is available nationally on DirecTV 623, AT&T U-verse 1665 and various cable systems. The game will be simulcast on the Southland Digital Network, available via Southland.org/live and Southland Conference apps.Action on Saturday, Nov. 18, includes the Southland-ESPN3 Game of the Week with Central Arkansas hosting Abilene Christian. If the Bears can beat UIW one week prior, they’ll enter this one looking to complete an undefeated conference season.ESPN3 will also feature Houston Baptist at Sam Houston State.Eleven Sports shifts its focus to the Battle of the Border that weekend, as McNeese meets rival Lamar in Beaumont, Texas. Kickoff will be shifted to just past 7 o’clock to accommodate the national TV broadcast. Like all other Southland games on Eleven, this one will stream via the Southland Digital Network.The Battle for Chief Caddo between Stephen F. Austin and Northwestern State will be streamed on NSU’s website. Live video will be available on a subscription basis for a nominal fee.
Rivian Automotive has been at it since 2009, was chosen as one of the top growing companies in the EV segment, and already has a functional factory … so what’s the story?As we’ve previously reported, Rivian has been working as a covert operation for quite some time. Back in 2009, RJ Scaringe followed his dreams and started the soon-to-be electric car entrant. He completed his studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Sloan Automotive Laboratory, completing a Masters degree, as well as a PhD in mechanical engineering. His focus is on improving manufacturing technologies and promoting innovation in the segment.More Rivian News Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on November 26, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Rivian R1T Electric Pickup Truck Shocks World In LA Debut Rivian R1T Electric Pickup Truck Shocks World In LA Debut It Seems Rivian R1T Truck Houses A 2170 Double Stack Battery Pack See The Rivian R1T In More Detail Here HistoryRivian Automotive is currently working out of a headquarters in Livonia, Michigan (Image Credit: Rivian)The company began its journey in Florida, under the name Avera Motors, but has since relocated its corporate headquarters to Livonia, Michigan and taken on the new moniker. The company had early plans to release a vehicle with industry-leading fuel efficiency around 2013 or 2014. However, with a new focus on electric vehicles, and the recent acquisition of a fully functional factory, the timeline has changed.When Rivian (Avera) first started to move forward in Florida, Tesla was essentially the only electric automaker making any waves. It’s not surprising the RJ chose to mirror some of the Silicon Valley automaker’s steps. Rivian acquired the former Mitsubishi Plant in Normal, Illinois and is in the process of readying it for production by 2019.There’s no official word as to whether or not the Livonia headquarters will be relocated, but the company chose it as an ideal location due to its proximity to suppliers and to Detroit’s automotive focus. Rivian also has a San Francisco location, which is focusing on the “tech” side of things. It’s said to be working on autonomous vehicles development and testing in California, among other engineering pursuits.FundingSince Rivian continues to operate in somewhat of a stealth mode, very little verified information is available. The company has not shared anything with the media in regards to funding, other than the fact that it is being handled. However, a person close to the company shared:“They have substantial liquid assets. They are well-positioned financially.”Two of the most notable pieces of the puzzle — which help to secure a startup’s success — are real estate (in this case a working factory, as well as multiple functional locations) and funding. These are two pieces that seem to be missing from most other EV startups, and seem to be solidified for Rivian.Rivian had about 100 employees at the end of 2016 and increased these numbers by 28 percent as of June 2017.Present & FutureThe outlook is increasingly encouraging and it would be fantastic to see another successful EV startup enter the segment. Having such an automaker near Detroit, and separated from the EV activity in California, is also positive as the segment seeks to gain a foothold across geographic markets.Flip forward to today, with the big reveal of the Rivian R1T electric truck and the whole electric car world now seems shocked. Truth is, Rivian is old. What’s new here is that now the automaker in on the map. And in a big, big way.And guess what? Tomorrow holds yet another EV shocker from Rivian. Stay tuned.More Rivian News It Seems Rivian R1T Truck Houses A 2170 Double Stack Battery Pack Source: NextMobility via Teslarati, Rivian See The Rivian R1T In More Detail Here Source: Electric Vehicle News