October 20, 2011 · 1 Comments
Paradise Island, Bahamas – (www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com) Eight teams will participate in the inaugural Battle 4 Atlantis on November 24-27, 2011 during the richest Division I Men’s pre-season college basketball tournament. The pulse-pounding event will be televised live from the famed Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas on VERSUS and the all high-definition, HDNet.
Current 2011 champions University of Connecticut will battle against College of Charleston, Florida State University, Harvard University, UNC Asheville, University of Central Florida (UCF), University of Massachusetts and University of Utah in a 12-game tournament television broadcast live to millions of sports fans nationwide. VERSUS will air daily coverage of the tournament at 2 pm ET and 4:30 pm ET as well as the championship game on November 26 at 4:30 pm ET, while HDNet will broadcast the daily 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm games starting on November 24 (please check your local listings).
“Battle 4 Atlantis’ partnership with VERSUS and HDNet is the next ideal step for the Bahamas’ first major college basketball tournament,” said George Markantonis, President & Managing Director, Kerzner International Bahamas. “TV broadcast will add an extra edge to the excitement and energy these national teams already bring to the court and allow us to share this sports experience with millions of fans.”