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via press release:

Experienced Core of Commentators & New Faces Enhance ESPN’s Women’s College Basketball Coverage

 

ESPN’s 2014-15 women’s college basketball regular-season schedule – featuring a record-high exclusive games across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, SEC Network and Longhorn Network – will be supported by a field of experienced and dedicated commentators.

 

Highlights

·         Sue Bird, WNBA star and former All-American at UConn, has joined ESPN for the 2014-15 season and will call games on ESPN2, ESPNU and Longhorn Network this season.

·         The Final Four announcing team of Dave O’Brien and Doris Burke will reunite for marquee games throughout the season, beginning with the UConn-Stanford Tip-Off Marathon Presented by Dish telecast on Monday, Dec. 17, as well as the Jimmy V Women’s Classic Presented by Corona featuring top-ranked UConn at No. 3 Notre Dame on Saturday, Dec. 6.

·         Host Kevin Negandhi joins analysts Kara Lawson and Rebecca Lobo for numerous top regular-season games from ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., studios.

·         Veteran analyst Carolyn Peck and play-by-play commentator Pam Ward will be pulling double-duty this season, calling games across all ESPN networks, with the majority on ESPN2 and SEC Network.

·         SEC Network will air more than 60 games this season, and the network added former coaches Gail Goestenkors and Carol Ross to its lineup of analysts.

o    Also making appearances on the SEC Network will be analysts Debbie Antonelli, Nell Fortner and Steffi Sorenson, as well as play-by-play commentators Cara Capuano, Melissa Lee, Paul Sunderland and Brenda VanLengen.

·         Beth Mowins, a multi-sport play-by-play voice, will team with Stephanie White for most of the Big Monday series, beginning in January 19.

·         Familiar names returning to the analyst chair are LaChina Robinson and Brooke Weisbrod.

·         Katie Smith, the most-decorated player in Ohio State women’s basketball history and former WNBA standout, will call games on ESPN2, ESPNU and Longhorn Network.

·         Longhorn legends Fran Harris and Nell Fortner, former coach at Auburn and ESPN analyst, will call LHN’s 14 exclusive women’s games.

 

espnW.com

Throughout the 2014-15 women’s college basketball season, Charlie Creme, Kate Fagan, Graham Hays, Rebecca Lobo, Michelle Smith and Mechelle Voepel will cover the top teams, players and storylines around the country with feature stories, commentary, analysis and original video.

 

espnW.com will present the women’s national player of the week every Monday of the season for the third consecutive year. Creme will continue to project Women’s Bracketology, a look at what the 64-team women’s NCAA Championship field will look like on Selection Monday, while Hays will produce a mid-major top-10 poll every other week throughout the season.

 

In addition, the three-episode series, espnW presents: The Geno Auriemma Project will air November 16, February 9 and April 10 on ESPN2. espnW.com will have exclusive related content, including 10, two- to four-minute features on Auriemma and the team, as well as 10, 30-second vignettes. Select vignettes will air during game and studio telecasts throughout the season. espnW.com writer Kate Fagan will have an oral history  that will accompany the series. Excerpts from each episode will also be available on espnW.com.

 

“3 to See” & “Need to Know”

ESPN will continue to promote the top players in the women’s game through it’s’ “3 to See” and “Need to Know” initiatives. The two brands will be present all season long on ESPN platforms with additional content on espnW.com.

·         Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Breanna Stewart (Connecticut) and Jewell Lloyd (Notre Dame) make up the “3 to See” brand.

·         “3 to See” will be integrated in games involving Mosqueda-Lewis, Stewart and Lloyd.

·         “Need to Know” players include: Nina Davis (Baylor); Brittany Boyd (Cal); Moriah Jefferson (UConn); Elizabeth Williams (Duke);            Lexi Brown (Maryland); Rachel Banham (Minnesota); Tiffany Mitchell (South Carolina); Aleighsa Welch (South Carolina); A’sa Wilson (South Carolina) and Isabelle Harrison (Tennessee).

·         The “Need to Know” brand will used throughout all women’s telecasts, and also include the “3 to See” players.

 

ESPN Non-Conference Commentator Assignments (subject to change)

 

Date

Time (ET)

Matchup

Network

Sat, Nov 15

TBD

UT San Antonio at No. 9 Texas

Fran Harris & Katie Smith

Longhorn Network

Sun, Nov 16

8 p.m.

No. 7 Duke at Alabama

Cara Capuano & Nell Fortner

SEC Network

Mon, Nov 17

7 p.m.

Tip-Off Marathon Presented by Dish: No. 8 Baylor at No. 11 Kentucky

Beth Mowins & Carolyn Peck

ESPN2

 

9 p.m.

Tip-Off Marathon Presented by Dish: No. 1 Connecticut at No. 6 Stanford

Dave O’Brien & Doris Burke

ESPN2

Thu, Nov 20

7 p.m.

Clemson at No. 2 South Carolina

Cara Capuano & Gail Goestenkors

SEC Network

Wed, Nov 26

8 p.m.

Texas Pan American at No. 9 Texas

Fran Harris & Nell Fortner

Longhorn Network

Sun, Nov 30

1 p.m.

No. 7 Duke at No. 5 Texas A&M

Paul Sunderland & Gail Goestenkors

SEC Network

Mon, Dec 1

9 p.m.

Virginia Tech at Florida

Cara Capuano & Carolyn Peck

SEC Network

Wed, Dec 3

7 p.m.

Louisiana Tech at LSU

Cara Capuano & Carolyn Peck

SEC Network

 

8 p.m.

New Mexico at No. 9 Texas

Fran Harris & Nell Fortner

Longhorn Network

Thu, Dec 4

8 p.m.

Charlotte at No. 2 South Carolina

Cara Capuano & Debbie Antonelli

SEC Network

Sat, Dec 6

3:15 p.m.

Jimmy V Women’s Classic Presented by Corona: No. 1 Connecticut at No. 3 Notre Dame

Dave O’Brien & Doris Burke

ESPN

Sun, Dec 7

1 p.m.

No. 2 South Carolina at No. 7 Duke

Pam Ward & Rebecca Lobo

ESPN2

 

4 p.m.

No. 14 Michigan State at Georgia

Paul Sunderland & Gail Goestenkors

SEC Network

Mon, Dec 8

Noon

Southern at No. 9 Texas

Fran Harris & Nell Fortner

Longhorn Network

Wed, Dec 10

7 p.m.

Wisconsin at Florida

Paul Sunderland & Carolyn Peck

SEC Network

Fri, Dec 12

9 p.m.

Middle Tennessee State at No. 11 Kentucky

Cara Capuano & Carol Ross

SEC Network

Sun, Dec 14

1 p.m.

Mercer at Alabama

Cara Capuano & Carolyn Peck

SEC Network

 

3 p.m.

Holiday Hoops presented by Kay Jewelers: No. 4 Tennessee at No. 24 Rutgers

Pam Ward & LaChina Robinson

ESPN2

 

 

Northwestern State at No. 9 Texas

Fran Harris & Katie Smith

Longhorn Network

 

6 p.m.

Belmont at No. 11 Kentucky

Brenda VanLengen & Gail Goestenkors

SEC Network

Tue, Dec 16

7 p.m.

Wichita State at No. 4 Tennessee

Paul Sunderland & Nell Fortner

SEC Network

Wed, Dec 17

8 p.m.

McNeese State at No. 11 Texas

Fran Harris & Nell Fortner

Longhorn Network

Sat, Dec 20

1 p.m.

No. 6 Stanford at No. 4 Tennessee

Paul Sunderland & Nell Fortner

SEC Network

Sun, Dec 21

1:30 p.m.

SEC/Big 12 Challenge: No. 11 Texas vs. No. 5 Texas A&M (Little Rock, Ark.)

Pam Ward, Carolyn Peck & Cara Capuano

SEC Network

 

3 p.m.

Holiday Hoops presented by Kay Jewelers: No. 11 Kentucky at No. 7 Duke

Beth Mowins & Stephanie White

ESPN2

 

3:30 p.m.

SEC/Big 12 Challenge: Oklahoma vs. Arkansas (Little Rock, Ark.)

Pam Ward, Carolyn Peck & Cara Capuano

SEC Network

 

5 p.m.

Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Holiday Showcase as part of Holiday Hoops presented by Kay Jewelers: No. 23 UCLA vs. No. 1 Connecticut (Uncasville, Conn.)

Dave O’Brien & Rebecca Lobo

ESPN2

Sun, Dec 28

Noon

East Carolina at USF

Roy Philpott & Steffi Sorensen

ESPNU

 

1 p.m.

Oregon State at No. 4 Tennessee

Sam Gore & Nell Fortner

SEC Network

 

8:30 p.m.

Temple at Memphis

Melissa Lee & LaChina Robinson

ESPNU

Mon, Dec 29

9 p.m.

No. 7 Duke at No. 1 Connecticut

Beth Mowins & Stephanie White

ESPN2

Tue, Dec 30

8 p.m.

Rice at No. 9 Texas

Fran Harris & Nell Fortner

Longhorn Network

Sun, Jan 4

1 p.m.

No. 1 Connecticut vs. St. John’s (New York, N.Y.)

ESPN2

Mon, Feb. 9

8 p.m.

No. 2 South Carolina at No. 1 Connecticut

ESPN2

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