SNY Announces Unprecedented Programming Lineup for UConn Women’s Basketball

Here's a press release from SNY announcing their television plans for the upcoming 2012-13 UConn Huskies women's basketball team:

NEW YORK - SNY, the official television home of the UConn Huskies Women's basketball program, today announced its all-access programming lineup for the 2012-13 UConn Women's basketball season.  Featuring an unprecedented 340+ hours of exclusive programming, SNY will tip off its comprehensive coverage on November 8th at 7:00pm with the UConn Women's Basketball Preview show, presented by Connecticut Lighting Centers

UConn on SNYThis one-hour special will feature Head Coach Geno Auriemma live in-studio along with former UConn greats and current analysts Meghan Culmo and Kara Wolters, play-by-play announcer Andrew Catalon, John Altavilla of the Hartford Courant and host Gary Apple.  The show will take an in-depth look at the upcoming season, and include exclusive interviews with players as well as provide analysis of the key storylines and players to watch.  

Immediately following the UConn Women's Basketball Preview show on November 8th, SNY will premiere Huskies All-Access at 8:00pm.  Huskies All-Access takes a behind-the-scenes look at the UConn Women's Basketball team during the intense first week of practice.  SNY's cameras follow the team and coaches on and off the court, offering fans an insider's view of the nation' top women's basketball program. 

Throughout the season, Huskies fans can also tune into SNY for the following lineup of exclusive women's basketball programming:

Geno's Legacy:  hosted by Head Coach Geno Auriemma and set in a round-table format for a lively conversation – Geno's Legacy will feature former Huskies basketball stars reminiscing about their time and experiences as student athletes while at UConn.  The show will debut in January, and include the following guests in the first three shows:     

  • Episode #1:  Jen Rizzotti and Rebecca Lobo
  • Episode #2:  Chris Dailey, Shea Ralph and Jamelle Elliott
  • Episode #3:  Kerry Bascom and Nykesha Sales

The Geno Auriemma Show:   

Kerith Burke, SNY's sideline reporter, will host The Geno Auriemma Show – which will feature a candid conversation with the head coach of the nation's top women's basketball program.  The weekly program will provide viewers with an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the coach and his team both on and off the court.  The Geno Auriemma Show will also dissect the previous week's games and provide an in-depth look at the week's upcoming match-ups.

SNY also plans to produce a special on the All-Time Greatest UConn Women Basketball Players, a Tournament Preview Show and a Season In-Review Show.  For daily coverage of the UConn Huskies, fans can tune into GEICO SportsNite from 10:30pm-1:00am.  For up-to-the-minute information about the team, fans can log on to www.sny.tv and snyuconn.com – which will provide complete coverage with game highlights, press conferences and interviews.

For the 2012-13 season, SNY will feature 20 live UConn Huskies games.  All Big East Conference basketball games will be wrapped with comprehensive pre-game, half-time and post-game shows.  The network's game schedule will tip-off on November 11th at 1:30pm when the Huskies – eyeing their 17th straight season-opening win - host the College of Charleston Cougars.  Prior to the game, SNY will air a special pre-game show.

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