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Caldwell to Host Basketball Showcase

Caldwell to Host Basketball Showcase

Caldwell-Bloomfield Basketball Doubleheader Selected For DII Basketball Showcase on December 8

NEW HAVEN, Conn.- The NCAA announced on Friday that next Saturday’s basketball doubleheader between Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) rivals Caldwell University and Bloomfield College will be broadcast live through a variety of social media and online outlets as part of the Division II Showcase package. Next Saturday’s doubleheader will be held at the George R. Newman Center on the campus of Caldwell University in Caldwell, N.J. The DH begins with the women’s game at 1 p.m., followed by the men’s game at approximately 3:30 p.m., and will be broadcast through the various social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter & Periscope) and on caccnetwork.com.

The NCAA Division II Showcase is a series of game broadcasts (spanning several sports) that is produced annually by Niles Media Group and is broadcast world-wide on either ESPN3 or through various social media accounts (including Facebook, Twitter & Periscope). The high-definition broadcasts feature multiple camera angles, announcers, graphics, and pre-, halftime and post-game interviews with coaches, administrators and student-athletes. The series showcases fantastic teams, student-athletes and moments that comprise NCAA Division II on an annual basis.

Fans wishing to watch the broadcasts next Saturday can do so in a variety of ways to suit their viewing needs:

  • NCAA Division II Facebook Page (@NCAADivisionII)
  • NCAA Division II Twitter Page/Handle (@NCAADII)
  • Through the Periscope app (@NCAADII)
  • CACC Facebook Page (@CACC01)
  • Bloomfield College Athletics Facebook Page (@bcbearsathletics)
  • Caldwell University Athletics Facebook Page (@caldwelluniversityathletics)
  • CACC Network (caccnetwork.com)

Fans can watch the broadcasts on the CACC Network in a variety of ways, including online (caccnetwork.com), through various streaming devices on your television (Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV), and on mobile/tablet devices (Apple & Android). Fans wishing to watch the games through one of the various television streaming devices can do so by searching for and downloading the CACC Network app in the channel search menu. Fans who wish to watch on mobile devices can do so by searching for and downloading the CACC Network app in both the iTunes and Google Play stores. The app is free to download, whether through the television streaming or mobile devices.

The Bloomfield and Caldwell campuses are separated by approximately five miles and the two schools have been spirited rivals on the hardwood for decades. Saturday’s women’s game (1 p.m., broadcast start / 1:05 p.m., opening tip) will pit two teams that shared the CACC North Division title last year, as both the Bears and Cougars advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament. On the men’s side, Bloomfield advanced to the NCAA Division II East Region Championship Final last year, while Caldwell qualified for the CACC tournament. The two schools met in the CACC semifinals two seasons ago, as the Bears pulled out a close win on the way to winning the league title. Caldwell will serve as the host institution for the 2018-19 CACC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships this upcoming March.

In addition to the action on the court, Saturday will also feature Caldwell Head Men’s Coach and Assistant Vice President for Athletics, Mark A. Corino, having the court at the Newman Center named in his honor for more than 30 years of outstanding service to the institution. The Corino Court Dedication Ceremony will begin at approximately 3:00 pm following the conclusion of the women’s contest. After the ceremony, the men’s teams will be allotted a warm-up time prior to tip-off.