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ESPN Plans Full Coverage of Monday Night's Game

Feb. 12, 2017

UConn fans will have plenty of UConn-themed coverage across all its platforms on Monday, beginning with an appearance by former Husky great Rebecca Lobo on ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike Show at 6:30 a.m. and an appearance by Geno Auriemma on ABC’s Good Morning America. CLICK HERE for a link to the Good Morning America show. Continue reading for ESPN’s full coverage plan!

Coverage highlights: 

  • SportsCenter’s Dianna Russini will be live from Storrs throughout the day and is scheduled to interview Geno Auriemma live at 11 a.m.
  • Reporter Jen Lada will visit several Storrs Elementary Schools as the students celebrate the number 100 and their 100th day of the academic year, all while decked out in UConn gear.  The piece can be viewed online by clicking THIS LINK
  • SportsCenter anchor Kevin Neghandi spent time with Geno Auriemma for a sit-down interview 
  • Big Monday studio crew will be live from Gampel Pavilion – Maria Taylor, Andy Landers and Rebecca Lobo
  • Lobo will be a guest on ESPN Radio’s 6:30 p.m. pregame show ahead of the men’s Big Monday matchup between Louisville and Syracuse
  • Illustrative video depicting the significance of UConn’s quest for 100 straight wins in the context of all sports’ consecutive wins, voiced by college basketball analyst Jay Bilas
  • SEC Network’s The Paul Finebaum Show will have live interviews with various guests between 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Relive the best moments of UConn’s potential 99-game winning streak: ESPNU and ESPN Classic will re-air some of the best games, as well as The Geno Auriemma Project
  • SportsCenter (11 p.m.) will be live from the court postgame with Steve Levy, as well as Burke, Lawson and other guests
  • espnW’s Mechelle Voepel and Graham Hays will also be on-site for the matchup




Studio coverage begins Sunday, Feb. 12, with a slate of 22 matchups across ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, SEC Network +, ACC Network Extra and ESPN3, including several Rivalry Week games. A complete schedule is available here.


Games on ESPN Classic, as well as The Geno Auriemma Project, will be available for replay on WatchESPN.



Time (ET)



UConn’s loss to Stanford (Nov. 17, 2014)

2 p.m.

UConn’s win against Florida State (Nov. 14, 2016)

4 p.m.

UConn’s win against Maryland (Dec. 29, 2016)

5:30 p.m.

“The Geno Auriemma Project: Together” *

6 p.m.

“The Geno Auriemma Project: The Program” *

6:30 p.m.

“The Geno Auriemma Project: Method to the Madness” *


ESPN Classic (top five games from the 99-game winning streak)

Time (ET)


11 a.m.

2015 NCAA Women’s Championship – Semifinal*
UConn vs. Maryland (Apr. 5, 2015)

1 p.m.

2015 NCAA Women’s Championship – Title game*

UConn vs. Notre Dame (Apr. 7, 2015)

3 p.m.

2015 Jimmy V Women’s Classic*

UConn vs. Notre Dame (Dec. 5, 2015)

5 p.m.

Big Monday*

UConn vs. South Carolina (Feb. 8, 2016)

7 p.m.

2016 NCAA Women’s Championship – Title game*

UConn vs. Syracuse (April 5, 2016)

* - Will be available for replay on WatchESPN