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Can't get to a game? Just turn on the TV; Hofstra and Stony Brook men to appear 27 times

Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell urges on his

Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell urges on his team in the second half against Mount St. Mary's Monday in Stony Brook. (November 16, 2009) Photo Credit: John Dunn

Stony Brook, fresh off a record-breaking year, will appear on television at least nine times during the regular season, including three nationally televised games on ESPN's family of networks.

Seawolves athletic director Jim Fiore announced the specifics of the package on Wednesday.

“This is a tremendous recognition of how quickly Stony Brook Basketball has grown under coach [Steve] Pikiell’s leadership,” Fiore said. “We value, respect and appreciate the opportunity to showcase our university and athletic program to a national audience."

Stony Brook's first dip into television will begin with its season opener on November 12, when they travel to Storrs to take on the Connecticut Huskies live on SNY.

The follow week Stony Brook will take part in the third annual ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon, when it faces host Monmouth on ESPN at 6 a.m. on November 16. It will be Stony Brook's first appearance on the flagship network.

Stony Brook will have two appearances on ESPNU against Notre Dame on December 19 and a home game against Maine on February 12 at 11 a.m. 

The remaining five television games will be broadcast in the Tri-State area on MSG-Plus.

The Seawolves will have home TV games against Wagner on Nov. 21, Sacred Heart on December 11 and Albany on January 17.  The last two games are at Albany and Binghamton on January 10 and 14, respectively.

The Hofstra men's program will also get a chance to shine on television.

The Men's Basketball team will be showcased on television 18 times during the regular season, highlighted by a nationally-televised contest on ESPN2 against North Carolina on November 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.

The Pride's January 27 game at Virginia Commonwealth will air on ESPNU at 7 p.m.

Other appearances include a game on January 8 on MSG TV at Northeastern, a January 15 contest against Old Dominion and a matchup on February 26 against Delaware.

The Pride's January 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.




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