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Phenom vs. Master: Dawn Staley and Tara VanDerveer go head-to-head in a Final Four with strong Olympic flavor

Phenom vs. Master: Dawn Staley and Tara VanDerveer go head-to-head in a Final Four with strong Olympic flavor

DALLAS – After beating Florida State in the Elite Eight of this year’s NCAA Tournament, South Carolina’s Dawn Staley described the opportunity to coach in the Final Four along with two former head coaches of the U.S. Women’s Olympic basketball…

Geno Auriemma hospitalized, resting comfortably under observation

4/19 Update from UConn: Geno Auriemma returned home from the hospital on Tuesday morning.  He is feeling better and enjoying some time with his family.  Coach Auriemma and his family wish to express their appreciation and gratitude to everyone for their…

Dishin & Swishin 3/31/16 Podcast: Doug Bruno is back to break down the 2016 Final Four

[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). In what has become an annual occurrence, we are pleased to have DePaul University head…

First meeting between UConn and Mississippi State among highlights of Bridgeport Regional

I've got my two point guards, let's go to The Sweet 16! pic.twitter.com/0aMvTwTvyo — Vic Schaefer (@CoachVic_UT) March 24, 2016 BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – The pursuit of history resumes for the UConn women’s basketball program tomorrow morning in nearby Bridgeport, Connecticut.…

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…

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…

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…

Under watchful eye of Geno Auriemma, USA Basketball Senior National Team opens camp

STORRS, Conn. – Sixteen of the best players in the world convened at the current mecca of women’s college basketball, Storrs, Conn., for the first training camp of this Olympic year. They came from all over the world, literally, to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Husky three-peat: UConn beats Notre Dame 63-53 for record 10th national title

Husky three-peat: UConn beats Notre Dame 63-53 for record 10th national title

By Cheryl Coward and David Siegel TAMPA, Fla – It may not have been the most dominant national championship that Geno Auriemma and Connecticut have won, but it is definitely one they will savor. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis hit key shots, Breanna…

A Dishin & Swishin Special Edition: UConn versus Tennessee, a series that was Unrivaled

A Dishin & Swishin Special Edition: UConn versus Tennessee, a series that was Unrivaled

  [display_podcast] They are the two most recognized teams in women’s college basketball. Their worlds collided and created an unprecedented rivalry and series of games that people still talk about, revere and many hope, returns. In a word, the series…

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…

After winning AAC championship, No. 1 UConn ready for the NCAA tournament

After winning AAC championship, No. 1 UConn ready for the NCAA tournament

Your @American_Conf Champions! pic.twitter.com/4cpQ7TnGrj — UConn Huskies (@UConnHuskies) March 10, 2015 UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The crowning of the Connecticut Huskies as the American Athletic Conference champions, beating South Florida 84-70, was the expected outcome of the league tournament Monday night.…

For UConn and others #Play4Kay game more than just basketball

For UConn and others #Play4Kay game more than just basketball

All over the country, from coast to coast, during the month of February women’s basketball turns their collective consciousness toward raising awareness and funds to fight breast cancer in the name of the late great coach Kay Yow, who lost…

Strong second half by Moriah Jefferson keys UConn rout of Duke, 83-52

HARTFORD, Conn. – After a shaky start that saw second-ranked Connecticut turn the ball over five times in the first five minutes of the game, the Huskies turned to their trademark stifling defense to pull away from tenth-ranked Duke, rolling…

No. 2 UConn opens American Athletic Conference season with 96-45 win over SMU

No. 2 UConn opens American Athletic Conference season with 96-45 win over SMU

HARTFORD, Conn. – After home victories in Bridgeport and Uncasville, the Connecticut Huskies (9-1, 1-0) returned to Hartford to open American Athletic Conference play with a 96-45 win over Southern Methodist (4-8, 0-1). A crowd of 9,972 saw guard Moriah…

Dishin & Swishin 11/13/14 Podcast: The roundtable returns to preview the 2014-15 NCAA DI season

Dishin & Swishin 11/13/14 Podcast: The roundtable returns to preview the 2014-15 NCAA DI season

[display_podcast] It starts in November and ends in April with one team cutting down nets in Tampa! Finally, the NCAA women’s basketball season begins tomorrow. On this week’s Dishin & Swishin podcast, we welcome in the season with the annual…

Defense and balance highlight top-seeded UConn’s preseason debut

STORRS, Conn. – Stefanie Dolson contributed over 100 assists each of her last two seasons as a Husky commented Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma after watching his team defeat his alma mater, West Chester, 115-26 in preseason play. “That’s a…

Dishin & Swishin 10/23/14 Video & Podcast: Geno Auriemma on USA Basketball & coming back to UConn, Carol Callan on all things USA Basketball

Dishin & Swishin 10/23/14 Video & Podcast: Geno Auriemma on USA Basketball & coming back to UConn, Carol Callan on all things USA Basketball

We have a great podcast for you today, with special guest Carol Callan, women’s national team director for USA Basketball. First, we want you to watch the video above. Captured on the first day of practice at Connecticut, it features…