October 22, 2012

Mount St. Mary's Basketball Coaches Set To Participate In NEC "Social" Media Day

EMMITSBURG, Md. – Mount St. Mary's men's basketball head coach Jamion Christian and women's basketball head coach Bryan Whitten will participate in the Northeast Conference (NEC)  "Social" Media Day on Tuesday at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Billed as NEC "Social" Media Day, the festivities will be webcast live and in HD on NEC Front Row beginning at 11 a.m.  NEC Media Day will also air on delay in condensed form on Fox College Sports (FCS) in early November. The broadcast will begin with the announcement of the NEC Preseason Polls and Preseason All-Conference teams in the first few minutes of the show. Whitten is tentatively scheduled to be on the webcast at 11:23 a.m. and Christian is tentatively slated to begin around 12:09 p.m.

The program is also set to include interviews with every NEC men's and women's basketball coach.  A number of the league's top bloggers will engage in a hoops roundtable discussion on the coming season.  Longtime NEC commentators Dave Popkin and Tim Capstraw have been tabbed to host the proceedings.

The interactive nature of NEC Media Day will begin well in advance of the event as fans can Tweet questions for NEC coaches to @NECsports.  During the broadcast, NEC Director of Social Media Ralph Ventre and NEC Front Row announcer Craig D'Amico will be interacting with fans and highlighting the best tweets on air.  By using the hashtag #NECinNYC, the most active and engaging tweeters will have the opportunity to win NEC prize packs.