Stephen F. Austin women dominated the leaderboard again, registering 88.5 all-sports points. The Ladyjacks took top three finishes in six of nine sports this season. SFA took first in volleyball in 2017 while finishing second in soccer, basketball and outdoor track & field. Central Arkansas 62.0 74.5 136.5 School Men Women Total Points are awarded from 13 to 1 according to place of finish in final conference standings in sports with regular seasons, or placement in conference championships for sports without regular seasons. If teams are tied in standings or placement, points for the given spots are distributed evenly. Points are awarded regardless of the number of teams that sponsor a given sport. With this year’s Commissioner’s Cup win, the Bearkats break a streak of three-straight for SFA from 2014-15 to 2016-17. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 37.0 76.5 113.5 Sam Houston State 82.0 75.5 157.5 The Commissioner’s Cup and All-Sports Awards will be presented at the Southland Conference Honors Dinner on Tuesday, May 22 at the Westin Stonebriar Hotel in Frisco, Texas. The Men’s and Women’s All-Sports trophies are awarded annually for men’s and women’s competition based on a 13-point system for all conference sports, with the Commissioner’s Cup being awarded to the program with the most combined all-sports points. UIW 53.0 52.5 105.5 New Orleans 31.5 25.0 56.5 Final Commissioner’s Cup Standings Abilene Christian 54.0 70.0 124.0 Lamar finished fourth overall with 137.5 all-sports points with Central Arkansas just behind at 136.5. Abilene Christian finished sixth with 124.0 points followed by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (113.5), UIW (105.5), Northwestern State (98.5), Southeastern Louisiana (97.0), Houston Baptist (88.5), Nicholls (80.5) and New Orleans (56.5). 2017-18 Commissioner’s Cup Final StandingsFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State is the winner of the 2017-18 Southland Conference Commissioner’s Cup, the league announced Tuesday. The Bearkats also finished first in the Men’s All-Sports standings while Stephen F. Austin topped the Women’s All-Sports award. Sam Houston State finished with 75.5 women’s all-sports points, led by top finishes at indoor track & field, outdoor track & field and a third-place finish in golf, giving the program 157.5 total men’s and women’s points to secure this year’s Commissioner’s Cup. Stephen F. Austin 63.5 88.5 152.0 McNeese 66.5 80.0 146.5 Lamar 63.0 74.5 137.5 McNeese finished third with 146.5 overall points, led by a tally of 80.0 from the Cowgirls. McNeese women took third at cross country, second in soccer and second in tennis before closing with a third-place finish in softball. Northwestern State 42.0 56.5 98.5 Nicholls 44.0 36.5 80.5 The Bearkat men started the 2017-18 season strong, registering a second-place finish in football, a top finish at indoor track & field and a fourth-place finish in basketball. In the spring season, Sam Houston left no doubt, finishing first in golf, outdoor track & field and baseball for a final men’s sports tally of 82.0 – nearly 16 points ahead of second place. Southeastern Louisiana 58.5 38.5 97.0 Houston Baptist 35.0 53.5 88.5
If Grand Theft Auto Online launches, but no one can play it, did it really launch?Earlier today, Rockstar’s first attempt at a massively multiplayer game, GTA Online, officially launched. The developer said it expected hiccups along the way, as this is the first time it would be launching such an undertaking. Well, it would seem Rockstar underestimated the breadth of the issues it would have launching the game. GTA Online greeted gamers not with a world in which they could form gangs and commit new crimes, but with a world in which they had to go outside because they couldn’t play video games.Rather than the usual smattering of login and lag issues, GTA Online is full-blown preventing people from logging into the game. If, by some miracle, you are able to connect, chances are you’ve either gotten booted, or experienced so much lag that the game is literally unplayable — not unplayable in the sense that a 46ms ping is “terrible.”Reports from all over the internet detail most login and server issues you’d except, from failure to host session messages, or miraculously making it online only to be kicked off or lagged out.As someone who has been online gaming since the days of BBS door games, who then moved to MUDs, first-person shooters, graphical MMOs, and so on: welcome to online gaming, everybody! Amusingly, Rockstar’s support forum was bumped offline for a bit, presumably from the influx of complaints.Unfortunately, the only thing you can do to get into GTA Online is have patience, and try again later. If you’re one of the lucky few who made it on and aren’t experiencing any issues, how long you cling to your functional session should teach you something about yourself. If you’re like the rest of us who can’t make it into or stay in the game, how long you keep trying should teach you something about yourself.For now, have patience, play some single player, and Rockstar will have everything sorted out sooner or later. Probably.