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UConn tops American Athletic Conference preseason poll

On the heels of its 10th NCAA Championship, Connecticut is the favorite in the race for the 2015-16 American Athletic Conference title. UConn senior forward Breanna Stewart, the two-time Naismith Trophy and Wooden Award winner, was chosen unanimously as the…

Dishin & Swishin 4/09/15 Podcast: UConn three-peats, what separates the Huskies from the rest of the pack

Dishin & Swishin 4/09/15 Podcast: UConn three-peats, what separates the Huskies from the rest of the pack

  [display_podcast] As I am sure you know, on Tuesday night the Connecticut Huskies three-peated the national championship, giving head coach Geno Auriemma his tenth title since 1995. So what does UConn do that makes them separate themselves from the…

NCAA tournament field features UConn, Notre Dame, South Carolina and Maryland as top seeds

NCAA tournament field features UConn, Notre Dame, South Carolina and Maryland as top seeds

[View the story “NCAA tournament field features UConn, Notre Dame, South Carolina and Maryland as top seeds” on Storify] Tournament Bracket || TV Schedule> Top-ranked Connecticut enters the women’s NCAA tournament as the overall top seed. The other teams that…

American Athletic Conference quarterfinals afternoon session: East Carolina, Connecticut advance

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Quarterfinal play in the American Conference 2015 tournament got underway with two games this afternoon, with two more in the evening sessions. In the day games, fifth-seeded East Carolina upset fourth-seeded Temple 77-71 and top-seeded Connecticut blew by…

Proud to be the American: Danielle Donehew on the first year of the new conference and this weekend’s inaugural tournament

Proud to be the American: Danielle Donehew on the first year of the new conference and this weekend’s inaugural tournament

Earlier this year, I discussed covering Connecticut’s women’s basketball team, the American Athletic Conference and how league play seemed different this year. The blowouts continue to have same margins, but the lack of old familiarities and history took away from…

Proud to be an American, but is No. 1 Connecticut happy to be in the American?

Proud to be an American, but is No. 1 Connecticut happy to be in the American?

Prior to their American Athletic Conference game against the Houston Cougars, the University of Connecticut faithful saw five of the nine players on scholarship for the Huskies receive honors from USA Basketball for gold medal performances during the summer of…

2013 NCAA championship game celebrates the greatness of the Big East

You’ll excuse fans of the Big East conference if they are feeling nostalgic this week, flashing back to 2009. Louisville “crashed the party” to earn a spot in the women’s national championship game. No, not this year’s Cardinals, the 2009…

Notre Dame dominates Big East Conference major awards

An undefeated conference season has translated into Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Freshman of the Year honors for Big East regular season champion Notre Dame. To virtually no one’s surprise, senior guard Skylar Diggins was named…

Dishin & Swishin 3/07/13 Podcast: Dishin’ on the Big East tournament with Danielle Donehew and Beth Mowins

Dishin & Swishin 3/07/13 Podcast: Dishin’ on the Big East tournament with Danielle Donehew and Beth Mowins

[display_podcast] Site: XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut Top Seeds: (1) Notre Dame, (2) Connecticut, (3) Syracuse, (4) Louisville For consecutive years Notre Dame has won the Big East regular season championship, knocking Big East tournament host Connecticut into a lower seed…

Big Monday Matchup: No. 1 Baylor at No. 3 UConn: Preview and link roundup

Big Monday Matchup: No. 1 Baylor at No. 3 UConn: Preview and link roundup

The defending national champion and top-ranked Baylor Lady Bears (24-1, 14-0 Big 12) seek to extend their nation’s best 22-game win streak when they play a non-conference road game vs. No. 3 Connecticut (24-1, 11-1 Big East) in Hartford’s XL?Center on Monday,…

Huskies, Irish dominate preseason Big East polls and awards

The Big East conference kicked off the first of several years of transition with their preseason polls and awards announcements. Gone is West Virginia this season, to be followed by Pitt, Syracuse and eventually Notre Dame. Big East coaches chose…

Dishin & Swishin 6/14/12 podcast: April Phillips & Special Jennings create a league of their own; the Los Angeles Sparks discuss their success

Dishin & Swishin 6/14/12 podcast: April Phillips & Special Jennings create a league of their own; the Los Angeles Sparks discuss their success

[display_podcast] We have a diverse and interesting podcast for you today! First, April Phillips and Special Jennings were integral parts of the successful Xavier teams during this decade. Both had good careers, including an Elite Eight run, and both have…

USA Basketball names Ashja Jones to 2012 Olympic team, completes roster

USA Basketball announced the selection of 6-3 forward Ashja Jones as the final member of the 2012 Olympic team today. The Connecticut graduate joins six former UConn players on the team. Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Tina Charles, Maya Moore and…

2012 Final Four: Championship photo gallery

2012 Final Four: Championship photo gallery

Halftime: Baylor 34, Notre Dame 28 Photos © Robert Franklin, All Rights Reserved.

Spring snow wonderland for the championship game

While the first few days of Final Four festivities included beautiful, sunny weather in Denver with highs in the 80s Fahrenheit and stunning views of the Rocky Mountains, Monday night snow flurries descended on the city. By Tuesday morning the…

Hartley growing into role as next great UConn guard

“Last time I checked you had to have some All-Americans on your team to be number one. Don’t those two things go together? I don’t think it would be fair for us to be number one.” – Geno Auriemma, November…

UConn Huskies treat old friend Elliott’s Cincinnati team with respect on a snowy night in Storrs

Winter weather kept the crowd to just over 6,300 last night, but Geno Auriemma's UConn Huskies greeted an old friend, as former Husky player and assistant coach Jamelle Elliott brought her Cincinnati team in for their annual conference match up.…

Sold out game gives Baylor a chance to match last year’s record-breaking crowd when RG3 fired them up

Baylor is having a splendid year fall and early winter in sports. The women’s basketball team has not budged from its position atop of polls since the beginning of the season. The volleyball team earned an NCAA berth with former…

Summary of NCAA penalties imposed on the University of Cincinnati women’s basketball program

As a result of major and secondary violations committed by coaches in its women’s basketball program, the University of Cincinnati received several sanctions from the NCAA. The third-year head coach of the team is Jamelle Elliot,  a former assistant and…