Kevin Ollie and Geno Auriemma will have their own radio shows this coming season on the UConn IMG Sports Network.
The “UConn Men’s Basketball Coach’s Show Presented by Webster Bank” will debut on Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. on WTIC-AM 1080 in Hartford, WILI-AM 1400 in Willimantic and WAVZ-AM 1300 in New Haven.
Ollie’s show will be broadcast live from Rooftop 120 in Glastonbury, with Joe D’Ambrosio, the Huskies’ long-time play-by-play voice, and it will be open to the public, with prizes and such and opportunties to meet coaches and players. Future shows are scheduled for Nov. 5, Dec. 9 and 16, Jan. 6, 13 and 27, February 3, 17 and 24 and March 3, with other shows TBA.
Geno Auriemma’s show, “The UConn Women’s Basketball Coach’s Show Presented by Webster Bank,” with Bob Joyce, will debut on Oct. 29, and it will broadcast live from Geno’s Grille, just off the campus in Storrs. Future shows are planned for Nov. 7, 19 and 27, Dec. 3 and 19, again, with more shows TBA. Fans are also welcome to come and watch these shows live.
The UConn men’s and women’s teams will split up on First Night, to form co-ed teams coached by Kevin Ollie and Geno Auriemma. Should be a lot of fun, next Friday (Oct. 18). The doors at Gampel open at 6 p.m..
Here are the rosters:
Geno Auriemma’s team
Kevin Ollie’s team:
Here are some Travelers tee times for the UConn contingent at the Pro Am on Wednesday.
Kevin Ollie will be teeing off bright and early, at 7:30 a.m. with Jonaz Blizt, Warde Manuel and UHart women’s coach Jennifer Rizzotti at the 10th tee.
Geno Auriemma, George Blaney, who retired last week, and John Green will tee off at 1:10 p.m. from the first tee with John Rollins.
Scott Burrell, the thrower of the famous Dream Season pass and current assistant at Quinnipiac, will be with Matt Every, Ahmad Rashad and Robert Remus at 12:30 p.m. (Burrell and Rashad are also listed with Bill Murray and Tommy Gainey and 1 p.m.) First tee.
UConn women’s coach Chris Dailey will tee off at 12:40 p.m. with Ben Crane, Jim Naughton and Ray Lamontagne, first tee.
Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma are joining an exclusive group on Wednesday.
It includes Noah Webster, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Igor Sikorsky, Jackie Robinson, Paul Newman, Kate Hepburn and others. It’s the Connecticut Hall of Fame, as administered by the Connecticut General Assembly.
All those famous folks have a connection to Connecticut, lived here for a time. Auriemma, who arrived in 1985, and Calhoun, who came a year later, have made their mark in state history and on Connecticut’s culture, and they will be honored for it together at 2 p.m. in the state Legislative Office Building. Calhoun, who led the men to three national championships, retired in September. Auriemma just led the women to their eighth championship. Word got out Tuesday that Calhoun and Auriemma will be the new inductees.
Husky Day at the State Capitol will follow next at 3 p.m., the annual visit of the men’s and women’s basketball teams and the football team to meet and greet.