Some fun news about Brooklyn today: arena officials have told Net Income of NetsDaily that the first college game at the Barclays Center should happen soon after the Nets’ first game in October 2012. The exact date is unknown but will soon be announced. NI speculates that the contest will likely include the John Calipari-coached Kentucky Wildcats.
Obviously, this doesn’t really hold bearing on the Nets in a direct way. However, hosting college games in the Barclays’ Center should serve as a way to publicize the arena and thus publicize the Nets. Some legendary college games have been played at Madison Square Garden, and at best, the Barclays Center will become another arena with this sort of history. At worst, it will serve as a local outlet for great college basketball. No complaints here.