We’ve been away for a little bit, so there’s some info you may have missed. Here’s a look at some interesting recent Long Island sports tidbits:
Ducks Stadium to be sponsored by BFCU
In December, Suffolk County announced legislative approval of an agreement between the county and Bethpage Federal Credit Union for naming rights to the county-owned ballpark in Central Islip. According to the agreement the ballpark, which is home to the minor league baseball team the Long Island Ducks, will be named after Bethpage Federal Credit Union through 2020. “This agreement is a success story that shows local government working hand-in-hand with local business to the benefit of the taxpayer,” said Suffolk County Exec. Steve Levy. “Through this agreement Suffolk has secured $2.1 million in revenue and Bethpage Federal Credit Union has secured an excellent source of brand awareness for years to come.”
Larry Brown Resigns
If you missed it, Long Beach native Larry Brown resigned from his post as the head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats. He and owner Michael Jordan went their separate ways amicably.
Hofstra men’s lax to be on TV
Two Hofstra men’s lacrosse games will be aired on the ESPN family of networks during the upcoming 2011 season, ESPN announced recently. The Pride’s game at CAA-foe Towson on April 2 will be televised on ESPN3.com while the Saturday, April 23 conference match-up against Massachusetts at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut will be aired on ESPNU.