UConn coaches travel the state to connect with fans

Football 05/23/19, 12:40

UConn basketball fan Audrey Quinlan said she wasn't expecting Geno Auriemma to be so personable.The 68-year-old Glastonbury resident got to meet the Hall of Fame coach Thursday as he crisscrossed the state with men's basketball coach Dan Hurley, football coach Randy Edsall and others on a three-day speaking tour dubbed ...

UConn, Notre Dame set to renew their rivalry at Final Four

Sports 04/05/19, 02:35

There's a different vibe around Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies at this year's Final Four. Unlike the previous two years, they don't have the burden of a record winning streak or an unbeaten season.One thing is familiar for the Huskies, however: They have to beat rival Notre Dame to ...

Coaches are changing the way they communicate with players

Sports 04/03/19, 17:08

It seems as if almost every week another coach is getting accused of abuse by their players.Georgia Tech, North Carolina, and now Northern Kentucky are the latest schools to generate headlines over the past month. Women's basketball coaches have started to change the way they communicate with their players out ...

UConn fans send Huskies off to 12th straight Final Four

Basketball 04/02/19, 13:29

Hundreds of fans, some lined up three or four deep, waited almost an hour outside Gampel Pavilion to cheer on the UConn women's basketball team as it headed out to the program's record 20th Final Four.The Huskies will be making a 12th straight trip to the national semifinals and will ...

UConn’s Collier headlines women’s All-America team

Sports 04/01/19, 11:01

Napheesa Collier has had an incredible senior year so far, leading UConn back to the Final Four for a 12th consecutive year.The senior forward averaged 20.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and shot 61.4% during the regular season for the Huskies to earn a spot on The Associated Press women's basketball All-America ...

Coaches frustrated after ESPN botches NCAA bracket rollout

Sports 03/19/19, 11:41

Geno Auriemma was sitting in his office after practice Monday when UConn's video coordinator came in and said he had the entire NCAA Tournament women's bracket.At first, Auriemma thought it was a fake. After studying it for a few minutes, the Hall of Fame coach knew it was the real ...

UConn women a top seed again, but with some question marks

Sports 03/15/19, 09:51

No. 2 UConn is expected to be awarded a No. 1 seed Monday in the NCAA Tournament for a 13th consecutive year, but this one feels a little different.The Huskies 31-2 Huskies have lost in the regular season for the first time since 2014. They also will begin play with ...

Auriemma to miss 2nd consecutive game due to illness

Basketball 02/26/19, 10:49

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma says he will miss his second consecutive game with a stomach virus.The second-ranked Huskies (25-2, 13-0 American Athletic Conference) face Wichita State on the road Tuesday night.The Hall of Famer issued a statement saying he is expects to be back on the sideline Saturday ...

Hall of Fame coaches Stringer and Auriemma miss games

Sports 02/25/19, 02:20

It was a rough week for Hall of Fame coaches.Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer will be out for the remainder of the regular season to rest, while UConn's Geno Auriemma was sidelined for a game against Tulsa.Stringer missed the Scarlet Knights game at Michigan on Thursday and then the school ...

No. 3 UConn handles Tulsa; Auriemma misses game with illness

Basketball 02/24/19, 17:24

Megan Walker scored 21 points and No. 3 UConn, playing without Hall of Fame coach Geno Auriemma, rolled to a 68-49 victory over Tulsa on Sunday.Auriemma missed the game with an illness. He did not travel with the Huskies for the opener of a two-game trip, but hopes to return ...

Collier, Samuelson help UConn beat South Carolina 97-79

Sports 02/12/19, 10:16

Napheesa Collier and UConn used a strong second half to turn their final nonconference game into a rout.Collier had 31 points, 16 rebounds and six assists, and the fourth-ranked Huskies beat 11th-ranked South Carolina 97-79 on Monday night.Katie Lou Samuelson added 29 points for the Huskies (22-2), who blew open ...

Cardinal Moment: Jeff Walz and Louisville finally beat UConn

Sports 02/01/19, 02:04

Jeff Walz has had some really good teams at Louisville since taking over the Cardinals program in 2007.They've made three trips to the Final Four and appeared in the title game twice. Yet in his 12 years at the school, Walz and his Cardinals never could find a way to ...

Samuelson, Collier lead No. 3 UConn women past SMU 79-39

Basketball 01/23/19, 22:33

No. 3 UConn has been working in practice on its pressure defense, hoping to force a few more turnovers and get a few more baskets in transition.That practice paid off Wednesday night.Napheesa Collier scored 22 points and Katie Lou Samuelson added 21 to lead the Huskies to a 79-39 rout ...

Samuelson reaches 2,000 points as UConn beats South Florida

Sports 01/13/19, 15:12

Katie Lou Samuelson scored 19 points to reach the 2,000-point milestone and No. 3 UConn overcame a sluggish start to beat South Florida 63-46 on Sunday.Megan Walker added 14 points and Napheesa Collier had 12 for the Huskies (14-1, 3-0 American), who have never suffered a conference loss in the ...

McGraw earns 900th victory; Ionescu meets Curry

Sports 12/31/18, 02:39

Muffet McGraw earned a milestone win against the school where she got her coaching start.McGraw became the fourth-fastest coach to reach 900 victories on Sunday when No. 2 Notre Dame beat Lehigh 95-68. McGraw only needed 1,172 games to reach the milestone. Only Geno Auriemma (1,034), Pat Summit (1,072) and ...

UConn wins early season showdown with Notre Dame

Sports 12/03/18, 02:16

It's only December, but UConn showed it's the best team in the country with an early-season win over Notre Dame.The Huskies topped the Irish 89-71 on Sunday in the women's Jimmy V Classic behind a stellar effort by freshman Christyn Williams, who had 28 points — six points off the ...

No. 2 Huskies take early lead, dominate No. 1 Irish 89-71

Sports 12/02/18, 18:14

Freshman Christyn Williams scored a career-high 28 points on 11-of-16 shooting and No. 2 Connecticut never lost the lead after the 6:36 mark of the first quarter in dominating No. 1 Notre Dame 89-71 on Sunday.All-American Katie Lou Samuelson, who was held scoreless by the Irish in the first half, ...

Irish and Huskies ready for latest chapter of rivalry

Basketball 12/01/18, 03:19

There's been no better and more entertaining rivalry in women's college basketball over the past decade than the one between Notre Dame and UConn.From Breanna Stewart's dominance of the Irish in the Final Four while UConn won four straight national championships to Arike Ogunbowale's last-second shot in overtime of the ...

Rutgers coach Stringer gets 1,000th career win

Basketball 11/13/18, 21:14

Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer became the fifth Division I women's basketball coach to win 1,000 games when the Scarlet Knights beat Central Connecticut State 73-44 on Tuesday night.Stringer joined Pat Summitt, Geno Auriemma, Tara VanDerveer and Sylvia Hatchell in the 1,000-victory club. Division II coach Barbara Stevens also has ...

Toss up the ball, college hoops ready for early start date

Sports 11/06/18, 04:56

College basketball season begins Tuesday — the earliest it's ever started. Muffet McGraw and Geno Auriemma aren't thrilled about that, either.A sport that used to start official practice around Oct. 15 and have its first games at Thanksgiving is now beginning nearly three weeks sooner. Add that to the summer ...

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