MEDIA ADVISORY: Credentials Available for NORTHEAST REGIONAL ROUND in THE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (TBT) Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19 at Philadelphia University’s Gallagher Athletic Center

Philadelphia, PA -- July 6, 2015 -- Media credentials for reporters are available for a limited time for the upcoming Northeast Regional Round of The Basketball Tournament (TBT), to be conducted Friday, July 17th, Saturday, July 18th, and Sunday, July 19th at Philadelphia University’s Gallagher Athletic Center.   

Media members may contact Jim DeLorenzo by phone at 215-266-5943 or by e-mail at with media requests for interviews, photo and video opportunities, as well as credentials for the Northeast Regional Round of TBT.

BACKGROUND:  The loaded Northeast Region is led by Boeheim’s Army, a team of Syracuse alums (with a few others) who look primed to make a long tournament run and thrill SU fans from all over. The top vote getter, Boeheim’s Army earned a bye in addition to the top seed and will play its first game on Saturday, July 18th at 7:30 p.m. The #2 seed, Big Apple Basketball, is a 2014 semifinalist and returns in 2015 with an even better roster, featuring Smush Parker and former Kansas NCAA Champion Russell Robinson, and will play on Saturday, July 18th at 4 p.m.  With a host talented teams from collections of pros (City of Gods (3), DMV’s Finest (4), Free Bands (6), TYGTAL (9)), to alumni teams (North Broad Street Bullies (7) (Temple), St. Anthony HS (20), the Wrecking Crew (16) (Lehigh), the Blue & Gold Club (11) (LaSalle)), this region is sure to excite fans of all kinds.

LOCATION:  Philadelphia University, Gallagher Athletic Center, 4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144 

ABOUT THE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Conceived by CEO Jonathan Mugar as the ultimate opportunity for fans, athletes and social media mavens to create teams and then participate in a high-stakes, professionally run and organized sporting event, The Basketball Tournament is a winner-take-all, single elimination, open competition for players 18 years of age or older.  In its first season, The Basketball Tournament drew over 100 team entries from around the country with 32 teams ultimately making the field.  Participants ranged from professional players and recent college talent to local legends and pickup basketball stars.  An overwhelming success in its launch year, the event is expanding nationwide in 2015, and doubling its prize. Among the advisors for the event are sports industry veterans Tony Ponturo of Ponturo Management Group, Andy Dolich of Dolich Consulting, and Len DeLuca of Len DeLuca & Associates, LLC.  Additional information is available at