Some of the top women’s college basketball coaches and players will visit ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., headquarters for a “Car Wash” on Tuesday, Nov. 3, to discuss the upcoming season and topics in the news across multiple ESPN programs and platforms throughout the day. All four 2015 Women’s Final Four head coaches – Geno Auriemma (UConn), Brenda Frese (Maryland), Muffet McGraw (Notre Dame) and Dawn Staley (South Carolina) as well as a “Starting Five” of top student-athletes – Nina Davis (Baylor), Diamond DeShields (Tennessee), Moriah Jefferson (UConn), Tiffany Mitchell (South Carolina) and Breanna Stewart (UConn) will join in the event. Representatives from several conferences and the NCAA will be on hand, as well national and regional media outlets.
The Women’s Basketball Media Day will serve as the tipoff to the start of the 2015-16 season and will include appearances on SportsCenter, Mike & Mike, First Take, His & Hers and SEC Now. Additional content, including stories and video interviews, will be available on espnW.
Interviews will also be conducted to use throughout the season with ESPN the Magazine, espnW and ESPN’s studio and game coverage.
ESPN’s 2015-16 women’s college basketball regular-season schedule includes 137 games across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network and Longhorn Network – topping the number of games previously aired on ESPN networks. All telecasts will be streamed live on WatchESPN, accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
ESPN2’s women’s basketball schedule opens with the annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon presented by Constant Contact on Monday, Nov. 16, showcasing three-time defending national champion UConn at No. 13 Ohio State at 5:30 p.m. ET – the first of 10 games tipping off about every two hours before programming switches over to ESPN.