March 5, 2009
The 10th anniversary of the MAC Basketball in Cleveland will be celebrated this year as the FirstEnergy Men's and Kraft Women's basketball tournaments will be on display at Quicken Loans Arena on March 10-15. NIUHuskies.com, in conjunction with conference personnel, will provide the following services so that fans from all over will never be out of the action.
Tournament Central - The Tournament Central page will provide you with everything you would like to know about this year's tournament. Updated tournament brackets, live stats, recaps, results, boxscores, press conference quotes and much more is located here. If you would like to check out tournament central and bookmark it as one of your favorites - Click Here
Live Video - Mid-American Conference league officials also announced that the 2009 MAC men's and women's basketball tournaments will be available for viewing online in conjunction with the league's "All-MACcess" package.
Every game of the men's and women's tournaments, excluding the men's championship contest airing live on ESPN2, will be streamed live. The service is available for $19.95.
To register for All-MACcess, click here.
Every NIU men's and women's game in the MAC Tournament will also be available as an audio broadcast on the Huskie Sports Radio Network, and online at NIUHuskies.com, as part of the Huskie All-Access package.
Live Stats - Via the Tournament Central page, fans can access live stats for every game throughout both the men's and women's tournament. With up to the minute live scoring fans will never be out of the action and can follow games whether they are at home or in the office. To access live stats during NIU's the tournament, visit the respective men's and women's basketball schedule pages on NIUHuskies.com.
To access live stats during the tournament, access the Tournament Central page, and click on either Men's Schedule & Results or Women's Schedule & Results.
From there, simply find the game you want to track and click on the "Live Stats" link.
(NEW) MAC Tournament Live Blog - This year fans will be able to get live commentary of each game of the tournament as MAC personnel will provide fans with a live blog of the action. This will take watching the MAC Tournament to a
whole new level, as MAC reporter Don Helinski will be running a courtside blog throughout all of the action. Fans will be able to access the live-blog for each game on the Men's Schedule & Results or Women's Schedule & Results
page. He will not only include his own comments but will also post fan polls, provide trivia and answer reader's comments during the action!