Preseason Poll                         Preseason All-Conference Team                     TV Release

ALBANY, N.Y.   America East will officially kick off the 2008-09 men's basketball season with Media Day on  Monday, October 27 in Albany, N.Y., the site of the 2009 America East Men’s Basketball Championship. The luncheon will be held at the historic Fort Orange Club, a distinguished social club in downtown Albany, starting at 11:30 a.m.

In addition to the unveiling of the America East preseason poll, preseason all-conference team and league television schedule, head coaches from all nine member institutions and conference commissioner Patrick Nero will be present.

Former Vermont head coach and current ESPN analyst Tom Brennan, who led the Catamounts to three straight league titles from 2003-05  an an upset victory over Syracuse in the NCAAs, will  emcee the event. Commissioner Nero, along with Albany's Will Brown,  Boston University's Dennis Wolff and UMBC's Randy Monroe, will speak briefly about upcoming season. Following the short program, coaches will be available for questions.

AmericaEast.com will serve as the fans' source for videos, live radio broadcasts, preseason releases and much more. Associate Commissioner Frank Sullivan will sit down with each coach to discuss their team's outlook, which will be streamed online. Rodger Wyland, host of Big Board Sports on Fox Sports Radio 980 in Albany, will broadcast his daily radio show from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, and talk to America East coaches and administrators throughout the morning.

Stay tuned to AmericaEast.com for further details regarding Media Day.