NBC Sports Boston and Fox61/CW20 to carry 27 games
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (May 30, 2018) – The Connecticut Sun announced today their local television line-up for the 2018 season. NBC Sports Boston returns for the second season, and is scheduled to air 22 Sun games, while FOX 61/CW20 will televise five.
“I am thrilled to announce our 2018 broadcast package, which will provide an unprecedented level of local coverage to supplement our nationally televised games,” said Amber Cox, the Vice President of the Connecticut Sun. “Our team is one of the most exciting in the WNBA, and thanks to our local broadcast partners, we’ll be able to share that exciting brand of basketball in households across New England. In addition, these broadcasts provide a tremendous platform to showcase the marketing partners who stand behind the Sun, what our league stands for and the women who represent us.”
NBC Sports Boston will carry 13 home games and seven road games, while FOX 61/CW20 will air five of the Sun’s road games. The Sun will also be featured on ESPN2 two times at Mohegan Sun Arena (May 24 vs. Los Angeles and June 13 vs. Washington) as well as three times on Twitter (May 20 vs. Las Vegas, August 14 vs. Dallas and August 19 vs. Los Angeles). Remaining games can be seen on the WNBA’s League Pass App, which is available for download on iTunes and Android devices. WNBA Leagues Pass is also available on desktop at wnba.com/leaguepass. Local blackout restrictions apply.
In his 16th season with the Sun, Bob Heussler will deliver the play-by-play for all broadcasts. An anchor for the country’s first all-sports radio station – New York City’s WFAN – Heussler has over 30 years of experience as a basketball play-by-play announcer. He is the radio and television voice of Fairfield University basketball and has been the backup radio play-by-play announcer for the Brooklyn Nets since 2008. He will partner with Sarah Kustok and Rebecca Lobo throughout the 2018 season. Returning to Sun broadcasts for her second season, Kustok is the primary analyst for Brooklyn Nets’ broadcasts on YES, where she began in 2012 as a courtside reporter for the team after three years as an anchor and reporter with NBC Sports Chicago. Kustok was the game analyst this NBA postseason on TNT’s VR broadcasts through the Western Conference Finals. Additionally, she is an analyst for FOX Sports 1’s Big East men’s regular season college basketball telecasts and FOX Sports 1’s studio analyst for its Big 12 and Big East women’s basketball tournaments. Lobo is an ESPN basketball analyst and 2017 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee who led UConn to its first National Championship in 1995 before helping launch the WNBA. She finished her playing career with the Sun in 2003, and has frequently served as an analyst for Connecticut since her retirement. The first independently owned WNBA franchise, the Connecticut Sun will look to build on a 21-win season highlighted by the first playoff appearance since 2012.
Season tickets for 2018 start as low as $22 per game and are available now. Visit ConnecticutSun.com or call 1-877-SUN-TIXX to purchase.
2018 Sun Local Broadcast Schedule
June 1 at Chicago 9 p.m. NBC Sports Boston
June 3 at Washington 3 p.m. NBC Sports Boston
June 5 at Atlanta 8 p.m. NBC Sports Boston
June 7 at New York 7 p.m. NBC Sports Boston
June 9 Minnesota 2 p.m. NBC Sports Boston
June 15 at Seattle 10 p.m. Fox 61/CW20
June 22 at Atlanta 7 p.m. NBC Sports Boston
June 24 at Indiana 6 p.m. NBC Sports Boston
June 26 at Washington 7 p.m. NBC Sports Boston
June 27 Indiana 7 p.m. NBC Sports Boston
July 1 at Seattle 7 p.m. NBC Sports Boston
July 3 at Los Angeles 10:30 p.m. Fox 61/CW20
July 7 at Las Vegas 10:30 p.m. Fox 61/CW20
** July 11 New York 11:30 a.m. NBC Sports Boston
July 13 Phoenix 7 p.m. NBC Sports Boston
July 15 at Minnesota 7 p.m. Fox 61/CW20
July 17 Atlanta 7 p.m. NBC Sports Boston
July 20 Seattle 7 p.m. NBC Sports Boston
July 22 at Dallas 4 p.m. Fox 61/CW20
July 24 Washington 7 p.m. NBC Sports Boston
August 1 New York 7 p.m. NBC Sports Boston
August 5 Las Vegas 3 p.m. NBC Sports Boston
August 10 at Chicago 9 p.m. NBC Sports Boston
August 12 Chicago 3 p.m. NBC Sports Boston
August 14 Dallas 7 p.m. NBC Sports Boston
August 17 Minnesota 7 p.m. NBC Sports Boston
August 19 Los Angeles 3 p.m. NBC Sports Boston
*All times EST
** The New York Camp Day game will be re-broadcast at 7:30 p.m.