Men's Basketball |
Oct. 20, 2008
BIG EAST Basketball Media Day Central
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The BIG EAST Conference will once again be expanding its online coverage of the 2008 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Media Days on Oct. 22 and 23. Fans should visit www.bigeast.org before, during and after each event for unprecedented coverage that will include more free BIGEAST.tv video than ever before.
Men’s and women’s coverage is kept together on the 2008 Media Days home page and consists of outlook, roster and schedule information for each team. Free BIGEAST.tv video of interviews with players and coaches from each team will be added late in the day Wednesday and Thursday. In addition, fans can watch Commissioner Michael Tranghese’s opening remarks from both events and comments from Terri Mitchell, the president of the BIG EAST Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association, who will talk about the league outlook this season at women’s media day on Thursday.
In the days following men’s and women’s media day, fans will be able to watch a narrated behind-the-scenes look from each event, which will consist of “off-the-cuff” interviews with prominent media members, coaches and players. This free video will not be accessible anywhere else. In addition, www.bigeast.org will link out to the local and national newspaper and media Web sites that cover the league and its schools at media day to save fans the hassle of scrounging the Internet for the news and features they desire.
Fans will be called on to vote for the best conference men’s and women’s basketball game from last season. Those fans that vote will be given exclusive free access to watch the winning game in its entirety for an unlimited time. It’s a great opportunity for fans to add a true classic to their video library for years to come.
The 2008-08 BIG EAST Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Media Guides will be available for sale in the online publications store starting Monday, Oct. 21 and will be shipped within 10-14 days.
Fans are reminded that they can take BIG EAST news, results and BIGEAST.tv video with them wherever they are on the Web with the newly launched BIG EAST Vortex™ widget application. Visit www.bigeast.org and click “Vortex Me” to get started.
BIGEAST.tv is the BIG EAST Conference’s online home for live and on-demand streaming audio and video. Fans should visit www.bigeast.tv for more information on how to subscribe for live audio and video of the BIG EAST Championships and to watch hundreds of free features and highlight clips of BIG EAST teams and student-athletes competing in each of the league’s 23 sponsored sports.