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Dishin & Swishin 10/02/14 Podcast: Stefanie Dolson on USA Basketball, the WNBA, UConn and Spartak

Dishin & Swishin 10/02/14 Podcast: Stefanie Dolson on USA Basketball, the WNBA, UConn and Spartak

Eiffel Tower selfie! #americaninparis #usabwnt @SkyDigg4 @bigmamastef @MooreMaya @seimoneaugustus @FIBA pic.twitter.com/rG92brft5C — USA Basketball (@usabasketball) September 17, 2014 [display_podcast] Stefanie Dolson was a freshman the year Dishin & Swishin host David Siegel started covering the University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball…

World Championship Day 1 roundup: USA’s second-half surge leads to rout of China, Turkey stuns France

World Championship Day 1 roundup: USA’s second-half surge leads to rout of China, Turkey stuns France

Canada’s Opening Victory Canada opened the 2014 FIBA World Championship with a victory over Mozambique, 69-54, in Ankara, Turkey. During the first half, Mozambique stayed within striking distance but Canada led at the break 35-32. “We were tight in the…

Dishin & Swishin 09/18/14 Podcast: USA Basketball adds players in Paris, Mechelle Voepel ranks the WNBA’s teams

Dishin & Swishin 09/18/14 Podcast: USA Basketball adds players in Paris, Mechelle Voepel ranks the WNBA’s teams

[display_podcast] This is one of those weeks you would call a “tweener.” The WNBA season is over, the FIBA world championship is coming and the NCAA season is on the horizon. So there is not too much “news” to talk…

USA national team begins to take shape with exhibition victory over Canada, 76-51

Photo gallery BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – With the first cut behind them, thirteen United States senior national team hopefuls played in something other than a split-squad game for the first time, facing Canada before 7,484 fans in Bridgeport, Connecticut during a…

USA Basketball women’s national team roster set for exhibition versus Canada

USA Basketball women’s national team roster set for exhibition versus Canada

From USA Basketball: Monday, September 15, 7 p.m. ET, Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut. TV: ESPN2. The roster for the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s National Team, which tipped-off training camp on Sept. 8 in Annapolis, Maryland, with 17 athletes,…

Dishin & Swishin 09/11/14 Podcast: Talking WNBA Finals and USA Basketball tryouts with AP’s Doug Feinberg

Dishin & Swishin 09/11/14 Podcast: Talking WNBA Finals and USA Basketball tryouts with AP’s Doug Feinberg

[display_podcast] USA Basketball Training Camp Photo Gallery We are nearing the conclusion of the WNBA season, but it is also just the beginning for USA Basketball and their quest for the title at the World Championships in Turkey. On today’s…

NCAA determines Geno Auriemma’s call to Mo’ne Davis a secondary violation, statement from UConn AD Warde Manuel

Statement from University of Connecticut athletic director Warde Manuel: Over the last 24 hours, the University of Connecticut, the American Athletic Conference and the NCAA have been working together to determine whether a violation occurred when head women’s basketball coach…

UConn dominates women’s basketball nominees for 2014 ESPY Awards

UConn dominates women’s basketball nominees for 2014 ESPY Awards

The University of Connecticut dominates the women’s basketball nominees for 2014 ESPY awards. UConn graduate Maya Moore and current Husky, Breanna Stewart, have two nominations each. The 2013-2014 UConn squad is up for “Best Team” with Geno Auriemma among the…

No more pursuit, perfection achieved. UConn defeats Notre Dame 79-58 in championship to finish 40-0

No more pursuit, perfection achieved. UConn defeats Notre Dame 79-58 in championship to finish 40-0

By David Siegel and Cheryl Coward NASHVILLE – “President Obama, we’re baaaaaack,” exclaimed Stefanie Dolson, providing an exclamation point to a national championship game that saw her Connecticut Huskies defeat previously unbeaten Notre Dame, 79-58. The Huskies dominated the paint,…

A Special Dishin & Swishin Championship Game Podcast: Lisa Leslie on UConn, Notre Dame and more

. @LisaLeslie with the Cup, signing autographs in Tourney Town! pic.twitter.com/YmM3MxtVke — Capital One Cup (@CapitalOneCup) April 6, 2014 [display_podcast] There is no denying that Lisa Leslie is one of the greatest players in women’s basketball history. Her playing career…

UConn defeats Stanford in Final Four 75-56, sets up showdown vs. undefeated Notre Dame

UConn defeats Stanford in Final Four 75-56, sets up showdown vs. undefeated Notre Dame

NASHVILLE – It was not pretty, it was not dominant. Yet in the end, Geno Auriemma’s Connecticut Huskies persevered, defended, and hit enough shots to defeat a gritty Stanford (33-4) team, 75-56. The Cardinal, led by guard Lili Thompson, came…

Dishin & Swishin Q&A looks at the Class of 2014: Stefanie Dolson, transformation complete

Dishin & Swishin Q&A looks at the Class of 2014: Stefanie Dolson, transformation complete

When you go to Connecticut to play basketball for Geno Auriemma, the pressure is high, expectations even higher. The state loves their Huskies, and, much to the chagrin of Auriemma, expects conference championships and NCAA final four appearances annually. Pretty…

Dishin & Swishin 04/03/14 Podcast: Breaking down the Final Four with coaches Doug Bruno, Lindsay Gottlieb & Coquese Washington

Dishin & Swishin 04/03/14 Podcast: Breaking down the Final Four with coaches Doug Bruno, Lindsay Gottlieb & Coquese Washington

[display_podcast] The eyes of the women’s basketball world are focused on Nashville this week as the Final Four descends on Music City. Top seeds Connecticut and Notre Dame, second-seeded Stanford, and the party crasher, fourth seeded Maryland will tip-off on…

Dishin & Swishin 3/20/14 Podcast: It’s March Madness! The Roundtable looks at the NCAA tournament

Dishin & Swishin 3/20/14 Podcast: It’s March Madness! The Roundtable looks at the NCAA tournament

[display_podcast] With apologies to Christmas and when kids return to school, thisis the most wonderful time of the year! March Madness! Let the games begin as 64 teams gather in sites around the country to fight for the right to…

Connecticut wins first American Athletic Conference championship, defeats Louisville 72-52

Connecticut wins first American Athletic Conference championship, defeats Louisville 72-52

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Top-ranked Connecticut joined Notre Dame as an undefeated conference champion entering the NCAA tournament, defeating Louisville 72-52 in the final game of the American Athletic Conference women’s basketball tournament. Geno Auriemma’s Huskies defeated the Cardinals by double-figures…

Third time a charm? Louisville tries to take down UConn in their third meeting of the season

The first time Connecticut and Louisville met this season the final score was 81-64. The second time they met, the Huskies beat the Cardinals again, and the final score was 68-48. So what will it take for Louisville to defeat…

UConn rolls over Cincinnati, 72-42, in American Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinal

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma has always said he does not like facing his former players, especially Cincinnati head coach Jamelle Elliot. Cincinnati’s win over Central Florida in Friday’s first round game of the American Athletic Conference women’s…

Reflecting on the careers of UConn’s Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley, business as usual on senior day for the Huskies

Reflecting on the careers of UConn’s Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley, business as usual on senior day for the Huskies

Listen: Geno Auriemma on Bria Hartley and Stefanie Dolson STORRS, Conn. — Senior day is a bit of a strange day for those seniors on top ranked programs. It may be your final regular season game at home, but you…

Sophomores Stewart & Jefferson continue to thrive as No. 1 Connecticut defeats No. 4 Louisville, 81-64

Sophomores Stewart & Jefferson continue to thrive as No. 1 Connecticut defeats No. 4 Louisville, 81-64

STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut features senior center Stefanie Dolson and senior guard Bria Hartley, plus junior forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, but as the season has progressed it is the evolution of sophomores Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson that…

Dishin & Swishin Q&A looks at the Class of 2014: Is Bria Hartley next UConn guard in WNBA?

Dishin & Swishin Q&A looks at the Class of 2014: Is Bria Hartley next UConn guard in WNBA?

It is our pleasure to introduce a new feature on Hoopfeed. As we head toward conference tournaments, the NCAA tournament and then the WNBA draft, Dishin & Swishin podcast host David Siegel is taking time to chat with some of…

Five Huskies score in double figures as No. 1 Connecticut dominates SMU, 102-41

Five Huskies score in double figures as No. 1 Connecticut dominates SMU, 102-41

STORRS, Conn. – In the first-ever meeting between American Athletic Conference mates, No. 1 Connecticut and Southern Methodist, the Mustangs scored 19 points in the first half. The problem for SMU was that UConn scored 19 points in the first…

Breanna Stewart and Bria Hartley lead Connecticut past South Florida, 81-53

HARTFORD, Conn. – When three of the six players in Connecticut’s rotation today were 6-4 or taller, the strategy of pound the ball inside is easy to understand. It was pretty clear to South Florida as well, and the Bulls…

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…

Dishin & Swishin 12/26/13 Podcast: Lin Dunn & Rebecca Lobo on the UConn dilemma: Is dominance good for the game?

Dishin & Swishin 12/26/13 Podcast: Lin Dunn & Rebecca Lobo on the UConn dilemma: Is dominance good for the game?

[display_podcast] Happy Day-After-Christmas everyone! We hope you had a wonderful holiday, full of family, friends and fun! For the final podcast of 2013, we have a special present for you. Lin Dunn, head coach of the Indiana Fever, always referred…

Dishin & Swishin 12/12/13 Podcast: Is #2 Duke ready for #1 UConn? Coach Joanne P. McCallie talks about the Blue Devils and Mechelle Voepel discusses a program seeking a signature win

Dishin & Swishin 12/12/13 Podcast: Is #2 Duke ready for #1 UConn? Coach Joanne P. McCallie talks about the Blue Devils and Mechelle Voepel discusses a program seeking a signature win

[display_podcast] Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic at Cameron Indoor, top-ranked UConn takes on second-ranked Duke. It will be the 18th time UConn has participated in a 1-vs-2 matchup; the Huskies are 14-3 overall, and 10-1 when they are…