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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

UConn's Auriemma to have a busy day on Nov. 3

The day after the three-time defending national champion UConn women's basketball team plays its first preseason game will be anything but a quiet one for Hall of Fame coach Geno Auriemma and All-Americans Moriah Jefferson and Breanna Stewart.

First up is a full day at the ESPN/NCAA combined women's basketball media day on the ESPN campus. Media day will feature a "starting five" of Jefferson, Stewart, Baylor's Nina Davis, Tennessee's Diamond DeShields and Tiffany Mitchell conducting interviews with not only a variety of ESPN's platforms but also with regional and national media. Auriemma and fellow 2015 Final Four coaches Muffet McGraw of Notre Dame, Brenda Frese of Maryland and South Carolina's Dawn Staley will also take part in the event.

Players and coaches could find themselves on SportsCenter, First Take, His & Hers or on any number of radio shows.

That event is set up wrap up around 4 p.m. and then Auriemma and UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie will take part in the Evening the Champions hosted by the UConn Foundation at the Grand Ballroom of the Hartford Marriott Downtown on 200 Columbus Boulevard. A cocktail hour will begin at 6: p.m. followed by dinner and the program at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $85 each. Tickets can be ordered online at

UConn is set to hold its first official practice today while the annual First Night festivities featuring a scrimmage with teams consisting of players from both the men's and women's team, 3-point shooting contest and dunk contest will take place on Friday. Doors at Gampel Pavilion open at 6 p.m. with the event starting at 7:30 p.m.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you see someone from ESPN will you ask them why they have "no plans" to stream the women's SNY games on ESPN3?

6:57 PM 
Blogger Jim Fuller said...

The setup is the same as last year with ESPN3 streaming SNY games according to what the UConn people told me. If you fall into the area subject to blackouts, the game will be available on the archives.

5:01 PM 

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