It’s here, it’s finally here! Today is Media Day for the Big East in both men’s and women’s basketball. Things get started verrrrrry early when the league will announce the men’s basketball preseason award winners at 7:20am Central time.
The official Big East Media Day broadcast gets started on Fox Sports Go at 8:25 Central, and if it’s anything like the last few years, they’ll spend the next few hours slowly working their way through players and coaches from all 10 teams in the league. Make sure you’re following the Big East on Facebook, as they’ve indicated that there will be FB Live sessions as well.
As for the women’s side of the ball, well, they haven’t announced the official start times for anything. With the men going first thing in the morning, though, that means we’re looking at the same schedule as the past few years, and that means the women’s hoops programming will start around noon or so. Keep your eyes on your favorite Big East social media account for more info as it becomes available.
Marquette men’s basketball will be represented at Madison Square Garden by head coach Steve Wojciechowski along with seniors Luke Fischer, Jajuan Johnson, and Katin Reinhardt.
Make sure you’re following @BigEast on Twitter, as Fischer will be assuming control of the account at some point during the day.
Marquette’s women’s basketball team is sending head coach Carolyn Kieger to New York along with senior McKayla Yentz and sophomores Allazia Blockton & Natisha Hiedeman.
If you’ve got questions you’d like to see answered during the programming, be sure to use the hashtag #AskBigEast and the social media wizards in the league office will be sure to pass your inquiry along to the intended target.
Be sure to check out our predictions about the preseason awards for both men’s basketball and women’s basketball as the day progresses. Villanova’s Josh Hart is our pick for Preseason Player of the Year on the men’s side, while MU’s very own Allazia Blockton is our pick for Preseason POY for women’s basketball.
As for the comments section? That’s all yours. Do with it as you see fit, especially if Marquette is picked to finish lower than you think they should be.