NEC News of the Day: Sneak Peek at Conference’s Basketball Television Schedule plus Top Tweets & Other National Headlines

It’s almost time for tip-off, meaning hundreds of NEC college hoops contests are coming down the pike.

With just about two weeks to go until league members play their first games of the season, the Northeast Conference has finalized a television schedule that features 23 live matchups over the course of league play.

The league’s comprehensive television package will once again reach across a number of regional and national networks.  MSG will once again serve as the flagship, but the conference will also air games on other regional networks through the NEC’s geographic footprint which extends as far north as Rhode Island as far south as Maryland and as west as Pittsburgh. 

The NEC will again partner with national carrier Fox College Sports (FCS) to broadcast a select number of games and has also locked in a pair of ESPNU exclusive contests which will also be available on ESPN3.

The 23-game package includes a rematch of the memorable 2011 NEC Men’s Basketball Championship Game between Robert Morris and Long Island.  The Colonials and Blackbirds will do battle in front of the NEC-TV cameras on January 26 in Downtown Brooklyn.

The league will also air a number of games during its annual Rivalry Week celebration which will run from February 9-16.  A triple-header is slated for Sunday, February 12.  The Connecticut Collision  Game between Quinnipiac and Central Connecticut will lead off that hoops trifecta.

In other news Monmouth broke back into the Continental Tire/NSCAA National Rankings, coming in at No. 25 when the latest edition was released yesterday (Oct. 25).  View the list here.

Also (you heard about it first yesterday on Overtime! Blog), The Northeast Conference relaunched its newly-redesigned website this morning. Check out a screen capture from the first hour of the new 



Tweet of the Day
@DatsKB4ya@atupem10 getting buckets!!! I see you 

Other Top-rated Tweets
@NickBarnett – Goodmorning, stop hitting the snooze.. You wouldn’t want life to hit the snooze on you so why would you do that to life 😉

@BigE52_RU – Can’t wait for Saturday, even with this forecast I am still pumped up

@Cjfieldss – Great Morning!

@Mount_Muscle – The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.

Articles of Interest
Breaking News –
Longtime NCAA administrator Sue Donahoe

NEC-specific News
Hayes happy to be helping HawksAsbury Park Press (Tony Graham)

Dan Di Lella, UAlbany Football Continue To RollESPN Radio (Andrew Santillo)

MU football hopes to end home skid Saturday Asbury Park Press (Hawks Nest)

Men’s soccer back in national rankings and Media Day for MU hoops could flyAsbury Park Press (Hawks Nest)

General News 
NCAA Grapples With Covering Cost of Attendance for AthletesChronicle of Higher Education (Libby Sander)

W. Virginia Is Close to Joining the Big 12New York Times (Pete Thamel)

NCAA’s Emmert: Miscommunication BreakdownHartford Courant (Jeff Jacobs)

Increasing grants-in-aid not so (Sports Business Blog)

After Leaving Football, a Historian Emerges as an N.C.A.A. CriticNew York Times (Jorge Castillo)

Cal Poly to host Yale in 2013Sports Network

UCA officials excited over addition of Oral Roberts to SLCLog Cabin Democrat

Video Vault
CCSU defensive lineman Gene Johnson is proud to be a Blue Devil…

Saint Francis (PA) held its basketbal media day on Oct. 25…

Media day comments from SFPA WBB head coach Susan Robinson Fruchtl…

– Oct. 26, 2011 –


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