Monday, April 02, 2007

TV for spring game

Can't make it to the spring game? Watch it on live TV (if you have Cox Cable). Here's the school's press release.

UConn Athletics Forms Partnership With Cox Sports Television; Spring Football Game To Be Televised Live

STORRS , Conn. --- The University of Connecticut and Cox Sports Television have formed a new partnership that will see a number of UConn sporting events televised by the channel, including live coverage of the UConn Blue-White Spring Football Game on Saturday, April 14 at 12 p.m.

Cox Sports Television (Cox Channel 3) will also televise a UConn baseball game and softball doubleheader on a taped-delay basis this spring. The UConn vs. Providence College softball doubleheader on April 7 will be shown on Cox on Sunday, April 8 at 12 p.m. The UConn vs. University of Rhode Island baseball game on April 11 will be shown on Cox on Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. In addition, Cox will televise a men’s soccer, women’s soccer and volleyball match in the fall.

ESPN International play-by-play announcer Mark Brown will call the action of the football game with color commentary provided by former UConn All-American (1990 and ’91) and Pittsburgh Steeler Mark Didio.

Joe D’Ambrosio of the UConn Radio Network and WTIC NewsTalk 1080 will provide play-by-play for the baseball game with former Husky baseball coach Andy Baylock providing color. Wayne Norman of the UConn Radio Network and WILI Radio in Willimantic will be play-by-play for softball with Doris Yon of the Danbury News-Times on color.

“We are very pleased to begin this relationship with Cox Sports,” says UConn Director of Athletics Jeff Hathaway. “It is an outstanding opportunity for a number of our programs to receive unprecedented exposure. We were impressed with the quality of the Cox Sports productions and look forward to brining their production expertise to these UConn athletic events.”

“This is a great opportunity for UConn sports fans to catch the Huskies on Cox Sports,” said Paul Cronin, vice president and region manager, Cox Communications New England. “Showcasing these talented teams in these exciting games emphasizes our commitment to offering compelling local sports to our customers.”

The UConn Blue-White Spring Football game will also be available to Cox subscribers on Local OnDemand. The game will also be seen live on Cox Sports New Orleans and on a taped-delay basis on April 14 at 4 p.m. on Comcast Local, which services 1.6 million homes in Michigan (including Detroit) and Indiana. Other clearances for the game are possible.


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