What do you get when you combine Northeast Conference Hoops, social media and a state-of-the-art arena located in the media capital of the world?
The answer will come on Tuesday, October 23 when the Northeast Conference hosts its inaugural “Social” Media Day at the brand-new Barclay’s Center on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn.
Through the years, conference media days have been a means of previewing the upcoming season while also giving members of the traditional media the opportunity to interview the league’s head coaches.
The NEC has not hosted such an affair in more than a decade, but decided to reinstate it this fall with a new twist.
NEC Basketball “Social” Media Day will not only attempt to meet the needs of newspaper writers and other traditional media, but it will also take aim at engaging fans.
The day’s events, which will begin at 11:00 am, will air LIVE on NEC Front Row. The webcast can be seen free of charge and will contain interviews with all 24 of the conference’s men’s and women’s head hoops coaches.
“This event will highlight the NEC’s continued commitment to increase exposure for our basketball programs as well as to promote the recently launched NEC Front Row, our state-of-the art digital network,” said NEC Commissioner Noreen Morris.
The program will tip off with the announcement of the results from the men’s and women’s preseason coaches’polls. Five-member Preseason All-NEC Teams will also be unveiled.
Complying with the “social media” theme, the live webcast will feature a Bloggers’ Roundtable Discussion about the upcoming seasons and will give a chance for fans to chime in via Twitter.
Fans are encouraged to ask questions of their favorite NEC coaches by “Tweeting” their queries using the hashtag #NECinNYC. A number of the submitted questions will be incorporated into the live webcast.
The NEC Overtime! Blog staff will also be live on the scene in Brooklyn and will be monitoring Twitter for fan tweets. At a number of junctures during the webcast, host Dave Popkin will go to NEC Front Row personality Craig D’Amico at the Overtime! Tweet Desk for updates. Spending his day sorting through tweets with the #NECinNYC hashtag, D’Amico will read some of the best ones on air during these segments.
Toward the end of the webcast, D’Amico will announce the winner of the NEC Overtime! Tweeter of the Day contest.
If you’re a fan of mid-major hoops, then NEC Basketball “Social” Media Day is for you.
Don’t miss out when NEC hoops, blogging, Twitter and traditional media come together and take center stage in New York City’s most populous borough.