Rutgers vs. UConn Women's Basketball Game to Air Live on FiOS1, Exclusively for New Jersey and Washington Metropolitan-Area Customers

Verizon FiOS TV customers in parts of New Jersey and the Washington metropolitan area can watch Rutgers University's women's basketball team take on No. 2-ranked University of Connecticut on Wednesday (Jan. 26).  The Rutgers team is undefeated in the Big East Conference play.  The game will air live from Rutgers' Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J., exclusively on FiOS1, Channel 1 on Verizon FiOS TV.  Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m.

"College basketball fans can watch two of the top women's teams - the Huskies and the Scarlet Knights - battle it out, only on FiOS TV," said Michelle Webb, FiOS1's general manager and chief programming officer.  "From the fastest mass-market Internet speeds to exclusives like this game on FiOS1, our FiOS customers continue to benefit from innovations fueled by the nation's only large-scale all-fiber network directly connecting to homes and businesses."

Tim Pernetti, director of intercollegiate athletics for Rutgers, said: "This is a great event for FiOS1 to showcase two of the top women's basketball programs in the nation.  Our rivalry with UConn has been one of the best in the sport and should be another exciting contest Wednesday night.  We look forward to FiOS1's continued live coverage of Rutgers women's basketball and Rutgers athletics."

FiOS1 is part of FiOS TV's broad collection of programming, featuring more than 520 all-digital channels including up to 140 HD channels and 19,000 monthly video-on-demand titles.  FiOS also provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; social networking, news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management via broadband or cell phone; and more.

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