Big Apple Classic Tickets
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College basketball is one of the most popular sports in the United States for a reason, and being in the stands for a big time match up will let you understand exactly why. The Big Apple Classic is annually one of the most popular tournaments of the season, and is one like no other in all of college hoops. The event features a double header between two schools and is the only tournament in the country made up entirely of Historically Black Colleges and Universities teams. Each team is looking to be crowned one of the Big Apple Classic champs in this one of a kind event. People from all over the country will be traveling to Brooklyn to take part in this incredible family friendly event and you will want to be a part of it. Get your tickets fro the Big Apple Classic from StubHub today to have access to some of the best seats in the house.
After years of being held at Madison Square Garden the 2014 Big Apple Classic will be moving to Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The event will take place on Sunday, December 7th with the festivities getting underway at 3:00 PM. A trip to Barclays Center is well worth your time, but when you can see some of the best college basketball teams in the country battling it out for a tournament championship there is no reason not to go to the fantastic venue. There are few other events in NCAA hoops that assemble a field of quality teams like the ones on hand for the Big Apple Classic each year.
Big Apple Classic History
The Big Apple Classic has long been one of the most popular events of the college basketball season but it is much more than just basketball games. Sure the games are held on Sunday, but the entire weekend is made up of excellent events, with several of them taking place on Saturday well before the first game tips off. Saturday's activities include seminars, a leadership workshop and much more, while Sunday features the games, a college fair, and drum line performances. There is no other event that is quite like the Big Apple Classic and whether or not you are a big fan of any of the teams involved you are sure to have an unforgettable time at this weekend long event. For years people from all over the country have traveled to New York City to participate in this one of a kind event and it will have a whole new atmosphere this year now that it has been relocated to Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Once again four of the best HBCU teams in the country will be competing at the Big Apple Classic. This year's field features North Carolina Central University going up against Howard University in one game while Virginia State University will take on Virginia Union in the other. These are some of the best teams in MEAC and CIAA and none of them will be looking to come home with anything less than a decisive victory. This is much more than just a match up between college hoops programs, these are universities that were ground-breaking institutions that have helped make countless advances for equality in access to higher education in the United States. Start making plans now to be in Brooklyn in December for one of the biggest events of the college basketball season.
Many of the best student athletes in the world participate in college basketball, and the game gives birth to some the most passionate fans in the world of sports, this combination produces an environment that is unparalleled. When you step into Barclays Center for the 2014 Big Apple Classic this will all be evident. As the teams get set for the opening tip off, fans stand up and loudly cheer for their favorite team. The games continue with end-to-end action, big-time shots and clutch defensive stops. Suddenly the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides are desperately looking to gain control of a game that has been back and forth for most of the afternoon. Anxiety fills the arena both on the court and in the stands and each possession becomes more and more important. Finally one team pulls ahead just long enough to advance to the next round and their players and fans explode in ecstasy.
North Carolina Central was the first state supported liberal arts college for African Americans in the United States while Virginia Union University was founded in 1865 in an effort to provide a place for emancipated slaves to receive an education. Virginia State was the first state supported four year university for African Americans in the United States and Howard began as an African American theological seminary but quickly turned into a liberal arts and medicine college.
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