SNY Announces Comprehensive Coverage of the 2012 BIG EAST Basketball Tournament

NEW YORK – SNY, the official television home of the New York Mets, Jets and BIG EAST Conference, today announced its comprehensive coverage of the Men’s and Women’s BIG EAST basketball tournaments.

SNY’s coverage of the Men’s BIG EAST Tournament will tip off Monday, March 5th at 10:00pm when the network premieres its “BIG EAST Tournament Preview” program, which is presented by Citi.  The show will feature exclusive interviews with coaches, key match-ups, player profiles and team-by-team breakdowns.  It will also showcase in-depth analysis from a panel of experts including former St. John’s guard Tarik Turner, former BIG EAST coach Tim Welsh and host Gary Apple.

In addition, “BIG EAST Nightly” – presented by Blimpie – will provide live in-depth, nightly coverage throughout the BIG EAST tournament – from March 6th thru March 10th at 11:30pm.  Fans can tune-in for post-game reaction, press conferences and exclusive interviews with players and coaches from around the conference.  Gary Apple will host “BIG EAST Nightly” and will be joined by analysts – including Tarik Turner and Tim Welsh – as well as coaches and reporters covering the tournament.

For the first time ever, SNY will televise five Women’s BIG EAST Tournament games – second round and quarter final games – from the XL Center in Hartford, CT.  SNY’s Women’s game schedule will tip off on Saturday, March 3rd at noon [For complete game schedule, visit].  SNY will also provide in-depth coverage of the Women’s championship game, including exclusive on-site reports with players and coaches.

SNY will also feature extensive coverage throughout the BIG EAST tournament during its live shows, including Daily News Live at 5:00pm, The WheelHouse at 5:30pm, Loud Mouths at 6:00pm and GEICO SportsNite live from 10:30pm-1:30am.

SNY is the official television home of the New York Mets, Jets and the Big East Conference. SNY features unparalleled, exclusive access to the New York Mets with more than 130 live telecasts each season – all produced in HD – as well as other Emmy Award winning Mets entertainment programming.  As the official TV home of the New York Jets, SNY delivers more than 300 hours of exclusive year-round content devoted to Gang Green.  SNY also is the official TV home of the Big East Conference – airing more than 125 Big East football and basketball games – as well as other critically acclaimed Big East programming.   As New York’s leader in local sports TV coverage, SNY delivers the most comprehensive access to all of the Tri-State area’s professional and collegiate sports teams through five nightly sports and entertainment programs – broadcast in state-of-the-art HD – from SNY’s street-level studio in the heart of Manhattan.  SNY’s programming roster also includes classic sports programming, critically acclaimed original entertainment shows and exclusive interview and magazine programs.  Founded by Sterling Entertainment Enterprises, Time Warner and Comcast, SNY is available to viewers throughout New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania, and nationally on DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS, Comcast Cable and AT&T U-Verse. For additional details on the network, visit

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