[New York, November 3, 2016] -- SNY, the official television home of the UConn Huskies Women's Basketball program, today announced the network's comprehensive broadcast schedule featuring more than 350 hours of programming highlighted by SNY's exclusive 17 live game telecasts and pre-game, halftime, and post-game shows for select games. SNY's live game schedule for the 2016-2017 UConn Women will tip off Thursday, November 17th at 7:30 p.m. as part of an exciting Women's-Men's doubleheader featuring the premier matchup of the early season as four-time defending National Champion UConn Huskies clash with the No. 2 Baylor Bears from Gampel Pavilion. Following the final whistle, attention turns to the UConn Men as Kevin Ollie leads the Huskies against the Loyola Marymount Lions from Gersten Pavilion in Los Angeles. Coverage begins at 7:00pm with the UConn Women's Basketball Preview Show.
Hosted by Michelle Yu, the UConn Women's Basketball Preview Show presented by Connecticut Lighting Centers will feature exclusive interviews with players and coaches, as well as analysis provided by UConn legends Kara Wolters and Meghan Culmo detailing the key storylines and players to watch in 2016-2017. Gary Apple returns to anchor SNY's exclusive game day studio coverage for the 2016-2017 season and will be joined by studio analyst and former Associated Press Player of the Year Kara Wolters. The duo will deliver wall-to-wall comprehensive game day coverage of the Huskies throughout the season with Connecticut Lottery UConn Women's Basketball Pre-Game Show, UConn Women's Halftime Show and People's United Bank Post Game Show.
Play-by-play announcer Eric Frede enters his fourth season as the television voice for UConn Women's basketball on SNY. Frede will team with game analyst and former UConn player and assistant coach Meghan Culmo. Justine Ward begins her first season as SNY's in-game reporter and pre- and post-game contributor. Ward recently joined the network as an anchor and reporter contributing to SNY's sports and entertainment news programming.
SNY's 2016-2017 schedule will also see the return of the network's highly-acclaimed UConn original program slate featuring The Geno Auriemma Show and Huskies All-Access. Starring the outspoken UConn Women's head coach, The Geno Auriemma Show presented by UConn Health brings viewers exclusive insight from Coach Auriemma on game strategy, player performances, and the challenges facing the team and coaching staff during the year. Airing throughout the season, the 11-episode series premieres Thursday, December 1st at 9:00 p.m. immediately following UConn-DePaul. Full series schedule to be released shortly.
For a fifth consecutive season, SNY will also take fans behind the scenes for an unfettered look at the UConn Women's Basketball team with Huskies All-Access. During the one-hour program, SNY's cameras will follow the team and coaches on and off the court, offering an insider's view of the nation's top women's basketball program. Huskies All-Access premieres Wednesday, January 4th at 9:30 p.m.
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.