Brendan Glasheen, Rebecca Lobo, Kim Adams and Monica McNutt make up Broadcast Team
Today the Connecticut Sun announced its 2021 broadcast schedule and 2021 broadcast team. Brendan Glasheen will serve as the Sun’s play-by-play announcer, Rebecca Lobo, Kim Adams and Monica McNutt will be color analysts while Robyn Brown stands as the sideline reporter.
After 17 seasons with the Sun, Bob Huessler announced his retirement from handling play-by-play duties. Stepping in to fill this role is Brendan Glasheen. He begins his first season with the Sun delivering play-by-play for all home games. The 2015 Syracuse graduate has six years of experience as a college basketball television play-by-play announcer. He has broadcast games throughout New England, including stops at Boston College, The University of New Hampshire and Holy Cross. Glasheen is also an on-camera personality for DraftKings and radio personality at 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston.
Lobo, an ESPN basketball analyst and 2017 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, wrapped up her playing career with the Sun in 2003 and has frequently served as an analyst for Connecticut since her retirement.
An All-Ivy League basketball player at the University of Pennsylvania, Adams received a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She has worked as a sideline reporter for the WNBA on ESPN team and as a basketball analyst for outlets including: CBS Sports, Fox Sports and the NBA G League. Adams will return for her second season with the Sun after calling a select number of games during the 2019 season.
McNutt is a freelance sports reporter, host, and basketball analyst based in Washington, D.C. In 2021 McNutt added the ESPN programs Sportscenter, Around the Horn, Highly Questionable and The Jump to her roster of network opportunities. She is currently the co-host of MSG PM on MSG Networks and is a basketball analyst for Fox Sports 1, CBS Sports Network, Turner/NBA TV, and the ACC Network.
Brown steps into her fourth year with the Sun and third as the Sun’s sideline reporter. She also serves as the Team Reporter and Marketing Coordinator when not on the sidelines.
The regular season television schedule features five ESPN2/ESPN3 games and five CBS Sport Network games including one CBS game. In year two of a multi-year partnership between Connecticut and New England Sports Network (NESN), 22 games will be locally televised across NESN and NESN+. This schedule is tentative and subject to change.
The national broadcast slate will begin with Connecticut’s home debut on Sunday, May 16 at 7pm ET against Phoenix airing on NESN and CBSSN.
On Tuesday, June 1, Las Vegas comes to town and fans will be able to tune in on NESN+ and ESPN3 for the 7pm ET tipoff. Connecticut basketball will air together on NESN+ and ESPN3 on three other occasions; against Chicago and New York on June 27 and July 11, respectively, and again on Aug. 24 against the Aces. The only Sun game to be featured on ESPN2 during the regular season will be the team’s trip to Washington on June 29.
From Tuesday, Aug. 17 to Sunday, Sep. 19 NESN+ will tentatively provide viewing for nine games with two additional games airing on NESN Aug. 19 and Sep. 9. These matchups will feature a home game vs. Minnesota and an away game in Los Angeles.
Additional viewing partners of the WNBA include Twitter, Facebook Oculus, NBA TV and new to the league this year, Amazon Prime. The Sun will stream on Twitter two times, Facebook five times, NBA TV on seven occasions and Amazon Prime three times. NBA TV games are blacked out in New England.
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