SNY (@snytv), the official television home of the UConn women's basketball program, today announced the network's comprehensive 2017-2018 coverage for UConn women's basketball (@uconnwbb), featuring more than 350 hours of programming devoted to the team. SNY's live game schedule gets underway Friday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. as the #1 ranked UConn Huskies host the University of California Golden Bears of the Pac-12 Conference at Gampel Pavilion. The evening's coverage kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with UConn Women's Basketball Preview Show presented by Connecticut Lighting Centers.
Hosted by Gary Apple (@gappleSNY), the UConn Women's Basketball Preview Show will feature exclusive interviews with players and coaches, along with analysis provided by 1997 Associated Press Player of the Year Kara Wolters and former UConn forward Meghan Culmo (@meghanculmo) detailing the key storylines and players to watch in 2017-2018. Apple and Wolters will team up to deliver comprehensive studio coverage throughout the season for the network's slate of American Athletic Conference games with Connecticut Lottery UConn Women's Basketball Pre-Game Show, UConn Women's Halftime Show presented by Your Local Ford Dealers, and People's United Bank Post Game Show.
Play-by-play announcer Eric Frede (@ericfrede) returns for his fifth season as the television voice for UConn women's basketball on SNY. Frede will be joined courtside by game analyst Meghan Culmo, while Justine Ward (@justinebward) serves as SNY's in-game reporter. Ward will also be on hand to contribute LIVE onsite coverage during the network's pre- and post-game shows.
For the first time, all games and pre/post-game coverage on SNY will be accessible live via SNY.tv and the NBC Sports app to authenticated subscribers. The NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10 and Xbox. Authenticated SNY subscribers can access live UConn game broadcasts provided they are within the SNY broadcast footprint. SNY's "TV Everywhere" streaming service is done in collaboration with the NBC Sports Group, whose corporate affiliate is a minority owner of SNY. For more information about SNY's authenticated live streaming service, viewers can visit the following link: http://www.sny.tv/live-faq.
SNY's 2017-2018 schedule will also see the return of the network's highly-acclaimed UConn original program lineup. Premiering Friday, November 17, following Cal-UConn post-game, the Emmy Award winning Huskies All-Access presented by Delta Airlines takes viewers behind the scenes as the team looks to rebound from last year's devastating Final Four loss. SNY cameras provide exclusive access to the players and coaches on and off the court throughout the preseason, including the team's 10-day tour of Italy in August, as the UConn women prepare to chase the program's record breaking 12th National Championship.
The Geno Auriemma Show presented by UConn Health debuts immediately after Huskies All-Access to cap off an exciting night of UConn women's basketball coverage on SNY. Back for a sixth season, the 10-episode series hosted by Justine Ward, brings viewers exclusive insight throughout the season from Coach Auriemma on game strategy, player performances, and the challenges facing the team and coaching staff during the year. For all episode air dates, fans can visit http://www.sny.tv/info/uconn-programming.
A new episode of SNY's Geno's Legacy premieres Tuesday, January 9 at 9:30 p.m. following the network's broadcast of University of Central Florida versus UConn. The half-hour program, filmed during the team's trip to Italy, features a candid interview with Coach Auriemma, as SNY turns the cameras on the UConn Head Coach to discuss his career, his current mindset, and what keeps him motivated after so many years. It is the eighth installment of SNY's popular interview series featuring Coach Auriemma, which has also included UConn women's legends Rebecca Lobo, Sue Bird, Tina Charles, and Kara Wolters, among others.
For daily coverage of the UConn Huskies, viewers can tune into GEICO SportsNite from 10:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m. While on digital, fans can access up-to-the-minute information about the team and original content at www.sny.tv/uconn and across SNY's various social media platforms: Facebook (facebook.com/SNY); Instagram (@snytv); and Twitter (@snytv). Special features available exclusively on SNY.tv and its social channels include:
- Game highlights, video features, and player and coach interviews
- Insight, features, and analysis from long-time UConn beat writer, Carl Adamec (@carladamec)
- Digital exclusives and extras from network originals such as The Geno Auriemma Show and Huskies All-Access
- Interactive Facebook Live reports from SNY's UConn sideline and beat reporter Justine Ward on game days and select practices
Following the season, SNY will recap the Huskies year with UConn Women's Season in Review. The half-hour show looks back at the season's most important storylines and what it means for the program moving forward. For more information, including telecast date and time, please visit http://www.sny.tv/info/uconn-programming.
2017-18 UConn Women's Basketball Schedule on SNY
|11/10||7:00 p.m.||UConn vs. Colgate|
|11/14||7:00 p.m.||UConn vs. Stony Brook|
|11/17||7:00 p.m.||UConn vs. California|
|11/19||6:00 p.m.||UConn vs. Boston University|
|11/25||3:00 p.m.||UConn vs. Michigan State|
|11/29||7:00 p.m.||UConn vs. Columbia|
|12/2||4:00 p.m.||UConn vs. Monmouth|
|12/22||7:00 p.m.||UConn vs. Duquesne|
|12/31||1:30 p.m.||UConn vs. Memphis|
|1/3||7:00 p.m.||UConn at East Carolina|
|1/6||7:00 p.m.||UConn at USF|
|1/9||7:00 p.m.||UConn vs. UCF|
|1/13||3:00 p.m.||UConn at Houston|
|1/18||7:00 p.m.||UConn vs. Tulsa|
|1/24||1:00 p.m.||UConn at Memphis|
|1/27||12:00 p.m.||Uconn vs. Tulane|
|2/4||1:00 p.m.||UConn vs. Cincinnati|
|2/7||7:00 p.m.||UConn at UCF|
|2/10||1:00 p.m.||UConn vs. Wichita State|
|2/21||8:00 p.m.||UConn at Tulane|
|2/24||6:00 p.m.||UConn at SMU|