(Danny Jacobs after winning on the first fight night at Barclays Center in October 2012 – Photo by @LolitaLens)
On Thursday, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment announced that their venues, Barclays Center in Brooklyn and Long Island’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Presented By New York Community Bank (NYCB), will be the sites for select Premier Boxing Champions Series (PBC ) events in 2017.
This Saturday’s PBC welterweight showdown between Danny “Swift” Garcia and Keith “One-Time” Thurman in Brooklyn will be the first of a multi-fight schedule at Barclays Center and The New Coliseum Presented By NYCB in 2017.
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(Maryland fans went into a frenzy after Melo Trimble hit the game-winning shot late. Photo by Jason Schott)
Maryland won the Barclays Center Classic on Saturday night, as they outlasted Kansas State in a thriller, 69-68, while Richmond came back to beat Boston College 67-54 in the Consolation Game.
Maryland 69, Kansas State 68
Maryland led this highly competitive championship game 35-29 at halftime, and found themselves down a point, 68-67, in the final seconds.
That was when Melo Trimble, who scored 31 points against Richmond Friday night, was ready to answer the call.
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(South Carolina’s Sindarius Thornwell draining free throws with 2:15 left in the game – Photo by Jason Schott)
South Carolina upset Syracuse, #18th in the national rankings, 64-50, in the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational on Saturday at Barclays Center.
In the first half, South Carolina set the tone with stellar defense, as they held Syracuse to 35 percent shooting (8-23 from the field) and forced them to commit 11 turnovers.
PJ Dozier scored 11 points in the first half, and Sindarius Thornwell had 10, to lead South Carolina to a 37-26 lead at halftime.
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(The scene at Barclays Center during Boston College-Kansas State – Photo by Jason Schott)
At the Barclays Center Classic on Friday night, Kansas State rolled to an easy win over Boston College, while Maryland beat Richmond in overtime.
Maryland will play Kansas State in the Barclays Center Classic Championship game on Saturday night. The Consolation game between Boston College and Richmond opens the night at 7:00 pm.
Kansas State 72, Boston College 54
This game got off to a very slow start, as each time couldn’t find a rhythm early.
Continue reading Barclays Classic: K-State, Maryland Win, Face Off Saturday Night
(Notre Dame’s Matt Farrell after getting a rebound in the final seconds to seal their win over Northwestern – Photo by Jason Schott)
Notre Dame outlasted Northwestern to win the Legends Classic on Tuesday night at Barclays Center, while Colorado took third place by beating Texas in the Consolation Game.
Notre Dame 70, Northwestern 66
This championship game started out evenly as Northwestern got out to a 14-12 lead in the opening minutes, but Notre Dame responded with an 11-0 run capped by a V.J. Beachem three-pointer to make it 23-14 at the 9:24 mark of the first half.
Notre Dame kept up the momentum and went up 11 points, 32-21, on a Bonzie Colson free throw at the 6:11 mark.
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(Bonzie Colson (35) chats with Matt Farrell (5) as Steve Vasturia takes late free throws – Photo by Jason Schott)
At the Legends Classic at Barclays Center on Monday night, Notre Dame outlasted Colorado, and Northwestern put a big second half together to trounce Texas.
Notre Dame 89, Colorado 83
Notre Dame dominated this one early, as they used a 12-2 run to jump out to a 31-16 lead halfway through the first half.
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(Barclays Center – Photo by Jason Schott)
Barclays Center will be the host as Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated and Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment will bring the annual Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year awards celebration to Brooklyn on Monday, December 12, 2016.
For the first time ever, Sports Illustrated will open the event to fans on a limited basis by offering exclusive VIP packages.
The star-studded affair will honor the 2016 SI Sportsperson of the Year winner, along with the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award recipient, the SI Kids SportsKid of the Year selection and other top names and moments from the year in sports.
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Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley, and Ernie Johnson were recently inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame for their work on the acclaimed TNT show Inside the NBA.
Smith was in his hometown of New York City, and spoke to the media about the NBA season, which begins Tuesday night when the Knicks open the season in Cleveland against the defending champion Cavaliers.
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A lot about the Brooklyn Nets will be new this season. They have a new head coach, Kenny Atkinson, and a revamped roster with a lot of new faces, including star point guard Jeremy Lin.
On Wednesday, the Nets continued the fresh feel of the 2016-17 season when they unveiled the Brooklyn Remix uniforms.
The Nets will debut the new uniforms at its home opener on Friday, October 28 vs. the Indiana Pacers at Barclays Center. They will wear the alternate uniforms for an additional three home games and 8 road games.
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YES Network announcer Ian Eagle is excited about the new era of the Brooklyn Nets, led by General Manager Sean Marks.
Eagle is encouraged by how Marks is building this team, the hiring of Head Coach Kenny Atkinson, and the signing of point guard Jeremy Lin.
I caught up with Eagle at a the NFL on CBS media day, and here is our conversation:
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