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Monday, September 29, 2014

ESPN to televise UConn's First Night festivities

ESPN announced that UConn will be one of the six sites it will be sending crews to as part of its Midnight Madness coverage on Oct. 17.

Part of the event will air on ESPNU with the festivities being shown on ESPN3 as former UConn star Rebecca Lobo will be among the announcing team.

Speaking of Lobo, she has the call alongside Pam Warde as ESPN2 will televise the championship game of the FIBA World Championship for Women on Sunday at 2 p.m.

The rest of the games for the U.S. will be shown on ESPN3 and NBA TV. The good news is if the U.S. is in the title game, at least Ward and Lobo know how to pronounce Nneka Ogwumike's last name because whoever did the game against Serbia was struggling mightily with her name.

Also, to the surprise of nobody, UConn is picked first in Lindy's preseason poll while UConn opponents South Carolina, Notre Dame and Stanford are ranked 2nd, 3rd and 4th while Duke and DePaul come in at No. 11 and 17 respectively.

Breanna Stewart headlines Lindy's preseason All-American team as she is joined on the first team by West Virginia guard and former Hillhouse star Bria Holmes, Notre Dame's Jewell Loyd, South Carolina's Tiffany Mitchell and Tennessee's Isabelle Harrison. UConn's Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis is a second-team selection.


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