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Dishin & Swishin 3/17/16 Podcast: On the 20th Anniversary, Michelle Brooke-Marciniak looks back at the 1996 Tennessee championship season

Dishin & Swishin 3/17/16 Podcast: On the 20th Anniversary, Michelle Brooke-Marciniak looks back at the 1996 Tennessee championship season

Photos: Michelle Brooke-Marciniak and SHEEX. [display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Google Play Music Podcasts, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). When the NCAA tournament rolls around, it always seems like…

Dishin & Swishin 3/10/16 Podcast: Bracketologist Charlie Creme goes beyond 140-characters

The committee has made it clear in the past that they value teams who play tougher NC skeds. It comes up in every discussion. — Charlie Creme (@CharlieCreme) March 8, 2016 [display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed…

American Athletic Conference Final: Another title for Auriemma, another trophy for Stewart

American Athletic Conference Final: Another title for Auriemma, another trophy for Stewart

Our @American_WBB Champions are @UConnWBB pic.twitter.com/vuEmD8BSQ0 — The American (@American_Conf) March 8, 2016 UNCASVILLE, Conn. – South Florida certainly seems to have the recipe for getting off to fast starts against UConn. For the second straight game, the Bulls jumped…

UCF parts ways with head coach Joi Williams

From UCF: UCF dismissed women’s basketball head coach Joi Williams on Monday after an American Athletic Conference Championship tournament loss that dropped her nine-year record to 114-163 and 59-91 in conference play. UCF Athletics Director, Danny White, informed Williams of…

American Athletic Conference Semifinal: South Florida uses second half run to defeat Temple 64-46

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – South Florida seniors Courtney WIlliams, Alisia Jenkins and Shaleth Stringfield will get one more chance at top-ranked UConn. The Bulls used a 35-20 second half to blow open a close game and defeat Temple 64-46 to advance…

American Athletic Conference Semifinal: UConn dominates early, rolls over Tulane 82-35

A look at the stat breakdown from @UConnWBB's 82-35 win over @GreenWaveWBB pic.twitter.com/EApEyDwNhh — American WBB (@American_WBB) March 6, 2016 UNCASVILLE, Conn. – For most teams, having their All-Americans, the players expected to go one-two in the WNBA draft in…

American Athletic Conference quarterfinals evening session: South Florida and Temple dominate in advancing to semifinals

American Athletic Conference quarterfinals evening session: South Florida and Temple dominate in advancing to semifinals

Courtney Williams sets record for most points in an @American_Conf tourney game. She has 29 pic.twitter.com/j5bimvpnLC — American WBB (@American_WBB) March 6, 2016 UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Quarterfinal play in the American Athletic Conference tournament concluded this evening with two dominating…

American Athletic Conference quarterfinals afternoon session: UConn & Tulane advance

American Athletic Conference quarterfinals afternoon session: UConn & Tulane advance

Our first semifinal is set for tomorrow!@GreenWaveWBB vs @UConnWBB pic.twitter.com/lbWUWGljT4 — American WBB (@American_WBB) March 5, 2016 UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Quarterfinal play in the American Athletic Conference tournament opened with two games. Fifth-seeded Tulane upset fourth-seeded Memphis, 70-64 in the…

UConn and Auriemma surprise associate head coach Chris Dailey with plaque on “Huskies of Honor” wall

UConn and Auriemma surprise associate head coach Chris Dailey with plaque on “Huskies of Honor” wall

STORRS, Conn. – The No. 1 Connecticut Huskies, riding their unprecedented run of success, seem to have at least one person on the All-American team each season. That honor affords the player the right to have their jersey number immortalized…

No. 1 UConn celebrates their seniors, takes care of Tulane, 80-40

STORRS, Conn. – It was the best of times and the worst of times for the UConn Huskies Saturday afternoon at Gampel Pavilion. They started the day honoring their four seniors: Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson, Morgan Tuck, and Briana Pulido.…

Stewart, Jefferson and Tuck: Always together in UConn lore

STORRS, Conn. – Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson came to Connecticut together, won three championships (to date), and today will go up on the wall of Gampel Pavilion. Along with Morgan Tuck, they are on the verge of becoming the…

Dishin & Swishin 2/25/16 Podcast: Moriah Jefferson ready to join the Huskies of Honor, but what comes next?

Dishin & Swishin 2/25/16 Podcast: Moriah Jefferson ready to join the Huskies of Honor, but what comes next?

Dishin & Swishin interview in 2012 with a freshman Moriah Jefferson. [display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Google Play Music Podcasts, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). At senior day festivities…

Southern Methodist head coach Rhonda Rompola announces retirement

After 35 years as a coach and student-athlete at Southern Methodist, head coach Rhonda Rompola will step away from SMU and from coaching at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season. She has played or coached in 35 of the 40 seasons SMU…

Dishin & Swishin 02/04/16 Podcast: Talking with ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel about the latest in NCAA and WNBA news

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Google Play Music Podcasts, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). Every now and then it is nice to just get together with a friend…

UConn opens season 20-0 after 83-40 defeat of Memphis

HARTFORD, Conn. – For the ninth time since they won their first national championship in 1995, the Connecticut Huskies and coach head Geno Auriemma are 20-0 to start the season. The Huskies forced 34 turnovers and produced 45 points off those turnovers en…

Saniya Chong scores 18 in her first start of season as No. 1 UConn routs Tulsa 95-35

Saniya Chong scores 18 in her first start of season as No. 1 UConn routs Tulsa 95-35

HARTFORD, Conn. – Top ranked Connecticut (12-0, 2-0 American) continued to have its way with its American Athletic Conference rivals, coasting to a 95-35 victory over Tulsa (5-9, 2-1) before 8,515 people at the XL Center in Hartford Wednesday night.…

Dishin & Swishin in the year 2015: Looking back at the year in Women’s Basketball

Dishin & Swishin in the year 2015: Looking back at the year in Women’s Basketball

As we say goodbye to another calendar year and make resolutions for 2016, it seems like a good time to look back at what made 2015 a great year for women’s basketball. It was also the year that Dishin &…

Dishin & Swishin 12/26/15 Podcast: Sun choose Curt Miller to help franchise seek elusive WNBA title

Dishin & Swishin 12/26/15 Podcast: Sun choose Curt Miller to help franchise seek elusive WNBA title

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). All the Connecticut Sun want for Christmas is a WNBA championship. After an extensive search, the Sun found the…

UConn and Notre Dame prove once again why they have the best active rivalry in women’s basketball

UConn and Notre Dame prove once again why they have the best active rivalry in women’s basketball

STORRS, Conn. – Down two starting post players, No. 3 Notre Dame walked into a sold out, mostly white-clad Gampel Pavilion and showed top ranked Connecticut that the Irish can take the best the Huskies have to give. In the…

Dishin & Swishin 11/12/15 Podcast: UConn or the field? The Roundtable looks at the NCAA season

Dishin & Swishin 11/12/15 Podcast: UConn or the field? The Roundtable looks at the NCAA season

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). This weekend the NCAA women’s basketball season tips off. So Dishin & Swishin asks you, if you had…

Preseason: UConn routs Lubbock Christian 95-39

Preseason: UConn routs Lubbock Christian 95-39

FINAL: #UConn 95, Lubbock Christian 39. The Huskies open their two-game exhibition schedule with a victory. pic.twitter.com/3GTKySiSLw — UConn Women’s Hoops (@UConnWBB) November 3, 2015 HARTFORD, Conn. – UConn seniors Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson began their quest for a…

Dishin & Swishin 10/29/15 Podcast: Dawn Staley readies South Carolina for a championship run

Dishin & Swishin 10/29/15 Podcast: Dawn Staley readies South Carolina for a championship run

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). Welcome to college basketball season! On the heels of coming very close to the national championship game last…

2015-16 USA Today Coaches’ Preseason Poll, UConn unanimous choice for No. 1

2015-16 USA Today Coaches’ Preseason Poll, UConn unanimous choice for No. 1

The poll is conducted weekly throughout the regular season using a panel of head coaches at Division I schools. The panel is chosen by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. The members represent each of the 32 Division I conferences that…

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…

Video and transcript: President Obama welcomes 2015 NCAA champion UConn to the White House

Video and transcript: President Obama welcomes 2015 NCAA champion UConn to the White House

Remarks by the President Honoring NCAA Champion University of Connecticut Huskies East Room 12:07 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Everybody have a seat.  Welcome to the White House.  And welcome back to the — surprisingly enough — NCAA Champions, the UConn…