Among the many things we look forward to over the course of any WNBA season is the voice of the incomparable Ryan Ruocco at the mic for W contests on the ESPN/ABC family of channels.
The WNBA has many voices of course, but he is, without question one of its flagship voices.
That flagship voice of the WNBA will recreate his role as part of Bristol’s NCAA women’s basketball coverage alongside two other well-known personalities that are also mainstays of ESPN’s WNBA telecasts in Holly Rowe and Rebecca Lobo.
The new ESPN women”s college basketball announcing team:
Play by play: Ryan Ruocco
Analyst: Rebecca Lobo
Reporter: Holly Rowe
They will call the 2021 NCAA Women’s Final Four (knock on wood).
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) November 20, 2020
— LaChina Robinson (@LaChinaRobinson) November 20, 2020
Ruocco also does work for YES Network, which has aired New York Liberty telecasts since 2019.
ESPN’s @RyanRuocco joins lead women’s college basketball booth team
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) November 20, 2020
These three already have such a natural chemistry from their work covering the WNBA and their passion for the women’s game is evident. Ryan is a tremendous addition to the team.
–Mike Shiffman, ESPN vice president of production (press release)
We caught up with Ruocco at the 2016 draft and talked all things W when we were on site in Connecticut!