BROOKLYN HOOPS™ Gets National Platform on FOX Sports 1Oct 2, 2013
BROOKLYN (October 2, 2013) – Barclays Center is teaming with FOX Sports 1 as part of the upcoming BROOKLYN HOOPS™ college basketball season, with television coverage beginning on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 8:30 p.m. ET when national powerhouse Kentucky faces Providence.
BROOKLYN HOOPS™ coverage on FOX Sports 1 will continue on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 8:30 p.m. ET when 2013 NCAA Tournament finalist Michigan plays Stanford to headline the 2nd annual BROOKLYN HOOPS™ Holiday Invitational presented by adidas.
The FOX Sports 1 telecast schedule from Barclays Center continues a week later on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 2:30 p.m. ET when St. John’s and Columbia tip-off in the first game of the 2nd annual BROOKLYN HOOPS™ Winter Festival presented by Honda, followed by Kansas State vs. Tulane at 5 p.m. ET, and Virginia Commonwealth University vs. Boston College at 7:30 p.m. ET.
FOX Sports 1, America’s new sports network, debuted on Aug. 17 and is available in approximately 90 million homes, making it the biggest sports cable network launch in history, and one of the largest network launches ever.
“We’re extremely pleased to add these five terrific match-ups at Barclays Center to FOX Sports 1’s very robust college basketball schedule,” said Larry Jones, EVP, FOX Sports. “College basketball is a key component of FOX Sports 1’s programming from November through March, and we’re looking forward to televising these five games from one of the country’s newest, most impressive venues.”
“We are thrilled to have FOX Sports 1, the nation’s newest premier sports network, to build and telecast BROOKLYN HOOPS™ college basketball from Barclays Center,” said Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark. “This relationship provides our BROOKLYN HOOPS™ college basketball platform with major national exposure. Additionally, with its top recruiting class and rabid fan base, Kentucky is the perfect team to launch our new partnership.”
Barclays Center’s college basketball franchise BROOKLYN HOOPS™ is presented by Ticketmaster. For tickets to all of Barclays Center’s college basketball games, please visit barclayscenter.com.