|School Name:||Binghamton University,|
State University of New York
|Arena:||West Gym Events Center|
|Head coach:||Al Walker|
Binghamton University, also known as the State University of New York at Binghamton, is a public university located in Vestal, New York. The school is the smallest of the four university centers in the SUNY system, with a total enrollment of more than 14,000 students. The Fiske Guide to Colleges has labeled Binghamton University, "The Premier Public University in the Northeast," a quote that has become prominent in the school's marketing. The school was founded in 1946 as Triple Cities College of Syracuse University, and became part of the State University of New York in 1950. Today, Binghamton has become the nadir of public universities in New York. The university's mission focuses on the two areas of quality and accessability (i.e. affordability), which is reflected in their consistantly high marks in "value" rankings. (The 2007 Kiplinger's Personal Finance education issue ranked Binghamton University in the top 5 values in the country for in-state students, and number 1 for out-of-state).
The Binghamton University Men's Basketball team has experienced many ups and downs throughout their Div. I history. Perhaps the program's biggest win was against ACC member, University of Miami in the winter of 2006. Incidentally the 2006-2007 season was the program's worst finish in the America East conference. Following a loss to Boston University in the first round of the 2007 America East Championships, head coach Al Walker (the only coach Binghamton has had in their Div. I history) was forced to step down. As of March 26th, Kevin Broadus, assistant coach for Georgetown University was announced to fill Walker's position.
- Binghamton was selected to host the 2007-2008 America East Men's Basketball Championships for the 3rd time in 4 years.
2005-06 schedule and results (men)
2005-06 schedule and results (women)
Conference membership history
- America East Conference (2001-present)
- AEC Record: 33-35 (0.485)
- Binghampton Bearcats (Women) - Women's program.