Red Storm Tip-Off to Air on Facebook Live|
Oct. 12, 2017
QUEENS, N.Y. – The St. John’s Athletic Department will deliver Friday’s highly anticipated Red Storm Tip-Off to a global audience with a live broadcast airing on Facebook Live. Beginning at 7:10 p.m., St. John’s fans will be able to watch the festivities inside Carnesecca Arena for the annual event that kicks off the basketball season.
SJU-TV, the Red Storm’s award-winning video production arm, will compose the multi-camera broadcast that will feature courtside commentary during the action-packed night. Each member of the 2017-18 men’s and women’s basketball teams will be introduced to the St. John’s faithful before fans get their first look at both squads showcasing their talents on the hardwood.
Red Storm Tip-Off festivities also include performances by the Red Storm dance and cheer teams, a St. John’s basketball alumni game, as well as several contests and giveaways. The first 800 students in attendance will receive a Red Storm Tip-Off t-shirt courtesy of RedZone and one student will be randomly selected for a chance to win a $25,000 scholarship.
Doors to the event will open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are free to all fans. The Carnesecca Arena Ticket Office will open at 9 a.m. on Friday for St. John’s students. Student season ticket holders will receive their Red Storm Tip-Off ticket in their online account. Beginning at 4 p.m., the Ticket Office will welcome season ticket holders, Red White members, alumni and the general public to pick up tickets.
St. John’s fans not in attendance can access the broadcast by following the St. John’s Red Storm Facebook page.