Monday, March 2, 2015

NORFOLK, Va., March 2, 2014 - The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced that the 2015 men’s and women’s basketball tournament preliminary games will be telecast live on 


“We are elated to showcase all of the preliminary games, as well as both Championship games, of the 2015 MEAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament across multiple platforms of the ESPN network family,” said Commissioner Dennis Thomas. “The exposure and branding of this opportunity for our institutions, teams, coaches and student-athletes is what our goal has been. We are excited that our fans and alumni across the world will be able to tune in and watch every game of the MEAC Basketball Tournament.”


This is the first time that the MEAC’s men’s and women’s preliminary games will air on an ESPN platform. The games will also stream live on

The MEAC Tournament tips off March 9 at 11 a.m. at the Norfolk Scope Arena in Virginia.  The Championship games will telecast live beginning with the men’s game, Saturday, March 14 at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.  The women’s game will begin thirty-minutes following the men’s game and will air live on ESPN3 and telecast taped-delayed on Sunday, March 15 at 11:30 a.m. on ESPNU. is ESPN's live sports broadband network, giving fans a 24/7 online destination that delivers thousands of live sports events annually. It is available at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection/cable subscription from an affiliated service provider.   It is available in over 70 million homes as well as approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.  In November 2010, ESPN3 launched on the Microsoft Xbox gaming console to a community of 25 million people via Xbox LIVE (Gold level membership). ESPN3 recently launched on Apple & Android tablet and mobile devices. 


About the MEAC Basketball Tournament

The MEAC Basketball Tournament is a single elimination championship playoff that involves Division I historically black colleges and universities located across the Atlantic coastline: Bethune-Cookman, Coppin State, Delaware State, Florida A&M, Hampton, Howard, Maryland Eastern Shore, Morgan State, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T State, North Carolina Central, Savannah State, and South Carolina State.


The tournament is played at the Norfolk Scope Arena in Virginia.  Both the men’s and women’s champion will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Tournament. #meactournament


About Norfolk, Virginia

Norfolk, Virginia is a city of some 242,803 residents and more than 100 diverse neighborhoods. It is the cultural, educational, business and medical center of Hampton Roads, hosts the world's largest naval base, the region's international airport and is one of the busiest international ports on the East Coast of the United States. The city is undergoing a successful renewal, including new office, retail, entertainment and new residential development along the rivers and bay front, and revitalization projects in many of its neighborhoods. Norfolk's residents and city officials have long supported sports programs at all levels.


About VisitNorfolk

VisitNorfolk is the official Destination Marketing Organization for the City of Norfolk. VisitNorfolk, a non-profit organization is dedicated to enhancing the role of travel and tourism in our economy by producing high volumes of both leisure and convention visitors, tax revenues and travel related jobs in Norfolk. VisitNorfolk also provides the resources and tools to ensure our visitors stay in Norfolk is both a productive and enjoyable one. For more information, or call 800-368-3097. #Norfolk, Virginia


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