America East, CollegeInsider.com Partner On #AEHoops Showcase
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The America East Conference and CollegeInsider.com are partnering to bring live broadcasts of select America East men’s and women’s basketball games to CollegeInsider.com. The “#AEHoops Wednesday Showcase” will feature eight of America East’s best matchups on CollegeInsider.com throughout the months of January and February.
“Featuring live games on a site as popular as CollegeInsider.com will further expand our reach as well as expose our programs and universities to college basketball fans who may not normally watch our games,“ said America East Commissioner Amy Huchthausen. “ This will supplement the great things we’re doing on AmericaEast.TV as we strive to expose the America East brand to a broader national audience.”
The “#AEHoops Wednesday Showcase” will feature four men’s and four women’s games and kicks off on Jan. 8 with Hartford visiting Stony Brook in women’s basketball action. Other matchups include Binghamton-Stony Brook men (Jan. 15), Albany-New Hampshire men (Jan. 21), Stony Brook-Albany men (Jan. 29), Binghamton-Stony Brook women (Feb. 5), Maine-Hartford women (Feb. 12), Vermont-New Hampshire men (Feb. 19) and Albany-New Hampshire women (Feb. 26).
All games will stream live from the AmericaEast.TV feed to CollegeInsider.com’s site and be free to the user. Additionally, games will air in full HD and be available on smartphones and tablets through the viewer’s web browser.
“We are very excited to be working with the America East Conference,” said CollegeInsider.com co-founder Angelo Lento. “We have always had good working relations with the conference members so we look forward to showcasing America East as part of our weekly ‘Live Games’ feature.”
The “#AEHoops Wednesday Showcase” continues a partnership that has flourished the last few years. Three America East teams have played in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament in the past two seasons, while last year, Stony Brook’s Tommy Brenton, received the organization’s Lefty Driesell Defensive Player of the Year Award.
America East/CollegeInsider.Com #AEHoops Wednesday Showcase Schedule
Day Date Matchup Time
Wed. 8 WBB: Hartford at Stony Brook 7 p.m.
Wed. 15 MBB: Binghamton at Stony Brook 7 p.m.
Thu. 21 MBB: Albany at New Hampshire 7 p.m.
Wed. 29 MBB: Stony Brook at Albany 7 p.m.
Wed. 5 WBB: Binghamton at Stony Brook 7 p.m.
Wed. 12 WBB: Maine at Hartford 12 p.m.
Tue. 19 MBB: Vermont at New Hampshire 7 p.m.
Wed. 26 WBB: Albany at New Hampshire 7 p.m.
About America East
The America East Conference provides its member schools and their athletic programs a platform upon which student-athletes can achieve both collegiate and life success through the promotion and nurturing of athletic excellence, academic achievement and leadership, on and off the field.
Since 1996, CollegeInsider.com has championed the outstanding student-athletes, coaches and institutions associated with mid-major college basketball. The site’s creative content includes regular features such as the “coach column,” unique offerings like All-Access Video and original and fan friendly offerings such as the Mid-Major Top 25 and the season long Shots from the Heart free throw shooting contest. The site also bestows 16 national awards, which pay homage to the some of the greats of the game, and also is the namesake of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament devoted exclusively to deserving mid-major programs.