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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Former UConn point guard named to radio announcing team

Deb (Baer) Fiske, a guard on UConn’s first Final Four squad and former head coach at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, has been hired to provide color commentary for UConn women’s basketball games for WTIC-1080 and the UConn-IMG Sports Network.

Fiske replaces Kara Wolters who accepted a studio analyst job at SNY for UConn’s games.

Fiske played in 125 games for the Huskies from 1988-92 and averaged 3.4 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. When she graduated her 413 assists ranked fourth in program history and her 275 steals was a Connecticut record.

Fiske was an assistant basketball coach at Saint Joseph from 1993-98 before being promoted to the head coaching job, a position she held from 1998-2002. She was also the Blue Jays’ women’s tennis coach from 1993-2000 leading Saint Joseph to a pair of GNAC titles. She is currently an associate athletic director, senior women's administrator and director of recreation and intramurals at Saint Joseph.

"I wasvery shocked (and asked) are you sure you had the right person," Fiske said on WTIC's SportsTalk Wednesday night. "They wanted somebody in Geno Auriemma's basketball family. Once I got over initial shock, I thought it would be fun to get back in mix of UConn women's basketball."

WTIC’s coverage of UConn women’s basketball will begin with Friday’s exhibition game against Indiana (Pa.).


Blogger Genosguy said...

Extreme comprehensive post Jim. Many do not remember Debbie you cleared up who she is/was.
Jim can you explain the IMG College TIC/UConn radio thing??
I emailed WTIC Programming and Jeneen emailed back with: Uconn is now contracted with IMG College. TIC has contract restrictions .
I asked specifically will Joyce broadcast the exhibition games--got no answer.
Your column/blog indicates Bob and Debbie will broadcast the games.
With TIC programming people there is more smoke than mirrors.

9:30 AM 
Blogger Jim Fuller said...

WTIC is doing both exhibition games and on SportsTalk last night they said Debbie would be making her debut on Friday's broadcast.

With IMG involved that means can no longer stream radio feeds of UConn events online. It now costs $14.95/month and I believe it is $120/year to listen to radio feeds online.

10:09 AM 
Blogger chucker said...

Good basketball player...but does she have any broadcast experience???

4:22 PM 
Blogger Genosguy said...

Thanks Jim --your answer was concise and definitive. Why couldn't TIC or Courant give me a simple answer--MONEY. Us on the internet (only way to hear the games in the past) can't get them now with IMG in the mix.

Boy the New UConn Prez has sure screwed up the works hasn't she???

8:24 PM 
Blogger Jim Fuller said...

She does not have previous broadcasting experience but she is a former collegiate coach and player and has an easy going personality that I believe will translate well to the radio.

9:26 PM 

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