Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Barclays Center Classic: not just Kentucky but also LIU

While the headline on the AP article was Barclays hoops classic gets Kentucky vs. Maryland, focusing on the two college basketball powers, don't forget the undercard: Long Island University vs. Morehead State University.

And that, as I suggested in March, helps explain the LIU provost's hyperbolic support for Atlantic Yards:
I know that the students and faculty of LIU-Brooklyn firmly believe that the important public benefits that will result from the Project will outweigh any adverse impacts of extended construction on our neighborhoods.
According to the promotional article on the Nets' web site, the Kentucky-Maryland game will be on ESPN. The LIU game? Unclear. They had a good year last year, but this gives them another level of exposure.

You can't have a major game without sponsorship, right? So the first "classic"--definition: "a work of enduring excellence" or a "traditional event"--will be presented by Sheets caffeinated energy strips.

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