CPTV Announces Broadcast Schedule for the UConn Women’s Basketball 2011-2012 Season

Release Date: 10/19/2011

HARTFORD, Conn. (October 13, 2011) – Today, Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) announced its broadcast schedule for the 2011-2012 UConn Women’s Basketball season. Now in its 18th season of coverage, CPTV’s broadcasts (as of press time) include 18 games (including 14 home games and 4 away games) and 12 coach’s shows, The Geno Auriemma Show. More games may be added to CPTV’s broadcast schedule in the coming weeks. And for the first time, every CPTV-produced game will be broadcast in high-definition (HD). 

CPTV’s UConn broadcasts are made possible by Founding Sponsors: Big Y World Class Market and Yankee Gas, as well as Signature Sponsors: Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, New York Life Insurance Company and People’s United Bank. 

This season’s coverage of the Huskies kicks off in CPTV’s traditional way on Tuesday, November 1 with You Make the Call, a live call-in edition of The Geno Auriemma Show. On February 11, CPTV will premiere The Geno Auriemma Show: Special Edition, an on-location edition of the coach’s show featuring special guests and an audience full of enthusiastic Husky fans. The Geno Auriemma Show: Special Edition is sponsored by J.H. Cohn. And on Senior Night February 18 at Gampel Pavilion, CPTV will once again commemorate the contributions of the team’s graduating player with a line-up of original programming, including A Tribute to the Class of 2012 and coverage of the Senior Ceremony at center court. 

CPTV’s stalwart broadcast duo of Bob Picozzi and Meghan Culmo return to courtside to provide play-by-play and color commentary respectively.  

As in years past, the Huskies’ season will be covered online by Hoop Streams, CPTV’s live and on-demand source for CPTV-produced UConn games, The Geno Auriemma Show, and archived games. This year, the public television network made substantial investments in Hoop Streams by improving the quality and reliability of the service and enhancing the infrastructure and playback capabilities, providing clearer video and handling increased traffic demands. Hoop Streams is sponsored exclusively by New York Life Insurance Company. For more information, visit CPTV.org, keywords: Hoop Streams. 

After a historic season that included a record-breaking 90-game winning streak, the Big East regular season title and tournament championship, a trip to the Final Four in Indianapolis and the graduation of All-American Maya Moore, the Huskies return this season to a challenging schedule of games in what some might call a “rebuilding year.” However, Coach Auriemma has an exceptionally talented base to build upon, including the return of junior (red-shirt) guard Caroline Doty, senior guard Tiffany Hayes, and sophomore stand-outs Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley. The Huskies’ new freshmen class is also an impressive trio of celebrated young players: Brianna Banks, Kiah Stokes and the consensus high school player of the year Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis. 

CPTV’s UConn Broadcast Schedule for 2011-2012 (Subject to Change)

Tuesday, November 1 at 8 p.m. - The Geno Auriemma Show: You Make the Call (live)

Sunday, November 13 at 2 p.m. - Holy Cross (Gampel)

(The Geno Auriemma Show precedes the game at 1 p.m.)

Tuesday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m. - Pacific (Gampel)

Friday, November 25 at 7:30 p.m. - 2011 World Vision Classic – UConn vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (Gampel) 

(The Geno Auriemma Show precedes the game at 6:30 p.m.)

Saturday, November 26 at 7:30 p.m. - 2011 World Vision Classic – UConn vs. Buffalo (Gampel)

Sunday, November 27 at 4:30 p.m. - 2011 World Vision Classic – UConn vs. Dayton (Gampel)

Wednesday, November 30 at 7 p.m. - Towson (XL Center)

(The Geno Auriemma Show precedes the game at 6 p.m.)

Wednesday, December 21 at 7 p.m. - at College of Charleston

Thursday, Dec. 29 at 7:30 p.m. - Fairfield (Gampel Pavilion)

(The Geno Auriemma Show precedes the game at 6:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, January 4 at 7 p.m. - West Virginia (XL Center)

Tuesday, January 10 at 7 p.m. - Providence (XL Center)

(The Geno Auriemma Show precedes the game at 6 p.m.)

Thursday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m. - Cincinnati (Gampel)

(The Geno Auriemma Show precedes the game at 6:30 p.m.)

Saturday, January 21 at 8 p.m. - at DePaul  

Saturday, January 28 at 1 p.m. - University of S. Florida (XL Center)

Saturday, February 4 at 7 p.m. - Rutgers (Gampel)

(The Geno Auriemma Show precedes the game at 6 p.m.)

Saturday, February 11 at 4 p.m. - Georgetown (Gampel)

(The Geno Auriemma Show: Special Edition precedes the game at 3 p.m.)

Saturday, February 18 at 7 p.m. - St. John’s – SENIOR NIGHT (Gampel) 

(The Geno Auriemma Show: Special Edition precedes the game at 3:30 p.m., The Geno Auriemma Show at 5 p.m., followed by The Tribute to the Class of 2012 at 6 p.m.)

Tuesday, February 21 at 7 p.m. - at Pittsburgh

Saturday, February 25 at 5 p.m. - at Marquette 

(The Geno Auriemma Show precedes the game at 4 p.m.)

CPTV is the TV Broadcast Home of UConn Women’s Basketball and has been broadcasting the team’s games since 1994. With some of the consistently highest ratings and strongest membership levels of any program on public television over the past 17 years, UConn Women’s Basketball on CPTV is considered by many to be the most successful local franchise in public television history. 

Executive Producer: Harriet Unger
Producer: Russ Whinnem

About Connecticut Public Television (CPTV)

CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women’s Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CBPN) also includes WNPR. WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves almost 240,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show, Where We Live and The Colin McEnroe Show. Overall the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit cptv.org.  

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