Big Apple Classic coming to Brooklyn

The Big Apple Classic, an annual event showcasing basketball teams from four of the most prominent historically black colleges and universities in the country, will be held at the Barclays Center starting in 2013.

The doubleheader will feature Howard versus Hampton, and Virginia State versus Virginia Union, and will be held in December.

"We are proud to host a tournament that supports the strong tradition of historically black colleges and universities," said Brett Yormark, CEO of the Barclays Center, in a statement. "Our college basketball events this season have brought a lot of excitement and energy to Barclays Center and we are thrilled to add Big Apple Classic to our lineup for next season."