UConn football, basketball to be televised

AP

A deal between LIN Television and ESPN Regional Television Inc. will air up to
34

Connecticut
men’s basketball and football games on local television next season.

Under the deal, LIN stations WTNH and WCTX will broadcast a minimum of 12
basketball games in each of the next three seasons. The stations also have
agreed to carry ESPN Regional’s Big East men’s basketball game of the week and
the Big East football game of the week, both of which could include additional
UConn games.

ESPN
Regional has the rights to all Big East men’s basketball games, conference and
non-conference, which are not televised by CBS or one of the ESPN national
networks.

“The
University of
Connecticut and its athletic program represent the
best of the best in the

United
States,” said Jon Hitchcock, Vice
President and General Manager of WTNH and WCTX. “UConn alumni and students
represent a passionate fan base, and we are excited to be the primary
destination for UConn men’s basketball and football.”