Both Hofstra and Stony Brook have released their television schedules for the upcoming men’s basketball season. Each school has had interesting off-seasons, Hofstra especially with two coaching changes.
The Pride will be showcased on television 18 times during the regular season, highlighted by a nationally televised (ESPN2) contest against North Carolina on Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. in the Honda Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
All three Hofstra games at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off will air on the ESPN family of networks, and in addition, the Pride’s Jan. 27 game at Virginia Commonwealth will air on ESPNU at 7 p.m. The men’s basketball team will also make appearances on MSG TV on Jan. 8 at Northeastern, Jan. 15 versus Old Dominion and Feb. 26 versus Delaware. The Pride’s Jan. 24 game versus James Madison will air on MASN TV. Hofstra’s remaining 10 home games will all air on Verizon FiOS1 TV on a tape delay basis.
Stony Brook has announced a nine-game regular season television package for the men’s basketball team, including three national broadcasts on the ESPN family of networks, the largest television package in school history.
“This is a tremendous recognition of how quickly Stony Brook Basketball has grown under Coach Pikiell’s leadership,” Stony Brook athletic director Jim Fiore said in a statement. “We value, respect and appreciate the opportunity to showcase our university and athletic program to a national audience. I am very confident our team will be prepared, and our student-athletes will compete at a high level while representing our Seawolves family with class.”
The Seawolves will open the season on SNY when they face Connecticut on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. The following week, the team will participate in the third annual ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon, taking on Monmouth at 6 a.m. Nov. 16 on ESPN, the school’s first-ever appearance on the flagship station that reaches 99.5 million households across the country.
Stony Brook will also have two appearances on ESPNU, which reaches 72.5 million households across the country. The Seawolves will play at Notre Dame Dec. 19 at 4:30 p.m. and host Maine on Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. in a game that will be played in Stony Brook Arena.
Stony Brook will also have five games broadcasted regionally in the Tri-State area through MSG-Plus. These include home games on Nov. 21 against Wagner, Dec. 11 against Sacred Heart and Jan. 17 against Albany and road contests at Binghamton Jan. 10 and Albany Jan. 14.