NEC Front Row Live! Will Set Stage for Basketball Title Tilts; Pregame/Postgame Show Available for Free and in HD

NEC Front Row was there when the season tipped off, and you can rest assured that the online digital network will be present for the climax.

After lifting the lid off the 2012-13 college hoops season with a live broadcast from the Barclays Center on NEC “Social” Media Day, Front Row will be back in Brooklyn on Tuesday night, March 12 as the NEC is set to crown its men’s basketball champion.

The online digital network will be on the scene for #ChampionshipTuesday, providing live pre- and post-game coverage of the 2013 NEC Men’s Basketball Championship Game presented by Ruby Tuesday.

For those fans who are wondering who they should thank for the free HD programming that will come across NEC Front Row on Tuesday night, the answer is PILOT Pen.

The world-renown manufacturer of writing implements is the presenting sponsor of NEC Front Row LIVE!

Craig D’Amico will host NEC Front Row Live! alongside former NEC Coach of the Year Dave Calloway, who will provide analysis.

NEC-TV reporter John Schmeelk will be roaming around LIU Brooklyn’s Wellness Center throughout the show and will conduct live interviews with any talking heads and dignitaries in attendance.


NEC Front Row LIVE! presented by PILOT Pen will begin at 6:00 pm EST (on and take viewers up until 7:00 pm when ESPN2 will sign on the air for the actual game broadcast. 

In an attempt to give viewers an idea of what to expect during the NEC’s 32nd annual men’s basketball title tilt, the full-hour pregame show will contain expert analysis as well as interviews with LIU head coach Jacki Perri, Mount’s top man Jamion Christian.  NEC Player of the Year Jamal Olasewere along with the red-hot Rashad Whack are also set to appear on the pregame edition of NEC Front Row LIVE!

After the final buzzer sounds, NEC Front Row LIVE! will sign back onto the air to give fans a live look at the post-game awards celebration and the ceremonial “cutting of the nets.”  Post-game interviews and commentary will follow.

For the folks who plan on watching the NEC Men’s Basketball Championship Game in-person at the Wellness Center, they’ll have the option to watch NEC Front Row LIVE! on their mobile devices.  Upon exiting the arena, all fans in attendance will receive a FREE B2P pen courtesy of PILOT.



NEC Front Row LIVE! will also be on the scene for the NEC Women’s Basketball Championship Game on Sunday, March 17.  That show will sign on at 4:00 pm EST to prepare fans for a 5:00 pm tip-off on ESPNU.

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