UMBC's Andrew Eckhoff is featured as part of the second episode of America East On Campus.
UMBC's Andrew Eckhoff is featured as part of the second episode of America East On Campus.
Courtesy: America East Communications

Second Episode of America East On Campus Begins Airing Saturday

Release: 02/01/2013

BALTIMORE - The season's second episode of America East On Campus, the conference's half hour magazine show that examines what's happening around America East on the playing field, in the classroom and in the community and highlights the league's extraordinary stories, will begin airing on Saturday, Feb. 2 on Time Warner Cable Sports.

The episode can be seen at 10 a.m. on Saturday on TWCS in New York. The show will also have airings on Comcast SportsNet in New England and Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) in the country's Mid-Atlantic region.

Eric Frede hosts this episode from Baltimore in the Aquatics Center at UMBC where he begins with a segment on Retriever standout diver and America East champion Andrew Eckhoff and his quest for perfection. The America East Swimming & Diving Championship takes place Feb. 14-17 at the University of Maine.

From there, the show takes us to the University at Albany, the host site for the America East Men's and Women's Basketball Championship March 8-10. The program takes an in-depth look at the reigning America East champion women's program, including interviews with captains Ebone Henry and Julie Forster and head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson. While at Albany, Frede also visited with the men's program and leaders Jacob Iati and Mike Black.

While in Baltimore, Frede caught up with first-year men's basketball head coach Aki Thomas, who took over the Retrievers just a few days before the team's first practice and tells us what the biggest challenges are in being a first-time head coach.

Frede sits down with two-time America East Women's Basketball Championship Most Outstanding Player, Courtnay Pilypaitis, who is making her return to the University of Vermont to start her coaching career at her alma mater.

Another first-year men's basketball head coach is featured, as America East On Campus mic'd up Binghamton's Tommy Dempsey for the team's road trip at Maine, a game that saw Jimmy Gray hit a game-winner with less than five seconds to go.

America East On Campus is produced by Cod Rock Media of Kittery, Maine, which is owned by Frede and Dan Hannigan. Four original episodes will be produced and distributed this year on CSN, MASN and TWCS.

The show will also be available in the All-Access section of and on the conference's YouTube page following the debut airing. iPhone and Android users with the America East On the Go premium app can also watch the show on those devices.

America East On Campus Episode 2 Air Dates
Sat., Feb. 2, 10:00 a.m. (TWCS)
Sat. Feb. 2, 7:00 p.m. (TWCS)
Mon., Feb. 4, 2:00 p.m. (MASN)
Fri., Feb. 8, 11:30 p.m. (TWCS)
Sat., Feb. 9, 10:00 a.m. (TWCS)
Sat., Feb. 9, 3:30 p.m. (CSN NE)
Sat., Feb. 9, 9:00 p.m. (TWCS)
Wed., Feb. 13, 12:00 p.m. (MASN)
Fri. Feb. 15, 12:30 p.m. (CSN NE)
Fri. Feb. 15, 10:00 a.m. (TWCS)