Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Hall of Fame Challenge particulars

A few particulars were announced by the University of Connecticut on Tuesday morning regarding the 2007 Hall of Fame Challenge.

- The one-day doubleheader will be played at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston on Dec. 1.

- ESPN will televise the event nationally. Connecticut-Gonzaga will be televised on ESPN at 3:30 p.m. followed by Boston College-Providence at 6 p.m. on ESPN Classic.

- For UConn, the game will serve as the first of a neutral-neutral series with Gonzaga. In December, 2008, the Huskies will play the Bulldogs at Key Arena in Seattle.

- Boston College and Providence were in the midst of a home-and-home series, the first since the Eagles moved to the Atlantic Coast Conference. Both teams agreed to suspend the series a year to play in the Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge.

- Tickets for the doubleheader go on sale Sept. 4 at all Ticketmaster locations as well as Ticketmaster.com. Each school will have tickets available to its students, boosters and alumni in August. For corporate packages, contact Game Seven Sports at 859.317.2200 x2206. Complete event information can be found on http://www.game-seven.com/ or http://www.hoophall.com/.

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