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10-0 UConn goes into final exam break with 60-point victory over UC-Davis, 97-37

10-0 UConn goes into final exam break with 60-point victory over UC-Davis, 97-37

UC Davis traveled across the country to challenge top-ranked and undefeated UConn, but did not find their visit particularly enjoyable. UConn trailed 5-4 early, but then blew the game open, despite being down three key players (Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Morgan Tuck…

UConn dominance in Hall of Fame Classic highlight reel for 8-0 season start

Holiday tournaments have their pros and cons. In the case of a team like Connecticut, it is difficult to get quality opponents ready to come to Storrs for three games in three days. A few years ago the “World Vision…

Stefanie Dolson earns place in Husky history in Connecticut’s 114-68 victory over Oregon

Stefanie Dolson earns place in Husky history in Connecticut’s 114-68 victory over Oregon

HARTFORD, Conn. – “He (Oregon coach Paul Westhead) has coached a lot better players than I’ll ever coach in his career, both in the NBA and men’s college basketball, and certainly in the WNBA,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said following…

Dominant frontcourt leads UConn to 89-34 victory over Hartford in opener

Dominant frontcourt leads UConn to 89-34 victory over Hartford in opener

HARTFORD, Conn. – Moriah Jefferson led Connecticut in scoring with a career-high 17 points against Hartford, but it was the Huskies’ frontcourt of Stefanie Dolson, Breanna Stewart, and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis that dominated the game, as the Huskies rolled over the…

Dishin with Geno on the impact of new NCAA regulations on officiating

[display_podcast] Recently on Dishin & Swishin David Siegel talked to Anucha Browne (the NCAA’s Vice President of Women’s Basketball Championships), Rebecca Lobo and Stephanie White about NCAA rule changes and the impact on play. After UConn’s first preseason game in which…

UConn Huskies open 2013-14 campaign in style, defeating Division II Gannon 101-35

STORRS, Conn. – It was about what you would expect for a preseason game between the defending national champions and a high-caliber Division II team. The Connecticut Huskies came out poised, controlled and determined, running out to a 55-10 halftime…

Dishin & Swishin 10/17/13 Podcast: Women’s National Team Director Carol Callan looks at the past, present and future of USA Basketball

Dishin & Swishin 10/17/13 Podcast: Women’s National Team Director Carol Callan looks at the past, present and future of USA Basketball

[display_podcast] The WNBA season is in the books and NCAA teams are practicing for the upcoming season. With the lull in the action, it seemed like a great time this week to catch up with Carol Callan, the Director of…

University of Connecticut’s Geno Auriemma to return as 2013-16 USA Basketball Women’s National Team head coach

From USA Basketball: USA Player Reactions University of Connecticut’s Naismith Hall of Fame and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame head coach Geno Auriemma, who guided the USA Basketball Women’s National Team to gold medals at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and…

Defending champion Huskies face “new world” in defending their crown

Defending champion Huskies face “new world” in defending their crown

Full schedule For 2013-14 the Connecticut Huskies enter the season as the defending national champions. They return All-American talents Bria Hartley, Stefanie Dolson, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Breanna Stewart. The quartet spent their off-season winning five gold medals for USA basketball.…

Video: President Obama honors the 2013 NCAA Champion UConn Huskies

Video: The White House Remarks by the President Honoring the 2013 NCAA Champion UConn Huskies The White House, July 31, 2013 East Room 2:25 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Everybody have a seat.  Everybody have a seat.  Welcome to the White…

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…

Dishin & Swishin 4/04/13 Podcast: Previewing the Final Four with Doug Bruno and Kevin McGuff

Dishin & Swishin 4/04/13 Podcast: Previewing the Final Four with Doug Bruno and Kevin McGuff

[display_podcast] The Final Four begins in New Orleans on Sunday night with NCAA tournament semifinal teams trying to earn a spot in Tuesday’s national championship. Two No. 1 seeds are there, Notre Dame and Connecticut. A No. 2 seed, California,…

Achonwa converts UConn miscue to give Notre Dame first Big East tournament championship

Achonwa converts UConn miscue to give Notre Dame first Big East tournament championship

HARTFORD, Conn. – All season critics made statements about how Notre Dame had more foul shots than their opponents by a large margin. It is ironic that when Geno Auriemma’s Huskies tried to foul Skylar Diggins in the final seconds…

Round three of UConn-Notre Dame will be for the Big East tournament championship

Hartford, Conn – “We’re the two best teams in the league, and it’s fitting the two best teams should play,” said Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, after his team advanced to a third meeting with nemesis Notre Dame by defeating…

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…

Uneven performance defines season for Connecticut as they defeat Pittsburgh in home regular season finale, 76-36

Uneven performance defines season for Connecticut as they defeat Pittsburgh in home regular season finale, 76-36

STORRS, Conn. – The Connecticut Huskies concluded the home portion of their regular season last night with a 76-36 drubbing of the Pittsburgh Panthers. Although the outcome of the game was never in doubt, in many ways the game was…

Dishin & Swishin 2/21/13 Podcast: Looking at the “Student” part of “Student-Athlete” with UConn’s Heather Buck & Duke’s Haley Peters

Dishin & Swishin 2/21/13 Podcast: Looking at the “Student” part of “Student-Athlete” with UConn’s Heather Buck & Duke’s Haley Peters

[display_podcast] While we enjoy watching the incredibly talented young women that play college basketball on the basketball court, do we ever give much thought to the time they need to spend off the court, focusing on their academics? This is…

Brooklyn Pope the difference-maker, coming off the bench, as Baylor defeats Connecticut 76-70

Brooklyn Pope the difference-maker, coming off the bench, as Baylor defeats Connecticut 76-70

HARTFORD, Conn. — It was the February, 2013 version of the “Game of the Century.” Top-ranked Baylor, with one loss in their last 65 games, against Connecticut, a team that had gone 57-5 in that same time frame. Two great…

Dishin & Swishin 2/14/13 Podcast: Kevin Negandhi takes over as ESPN studio host for women’s hoops starting with Play4Kay

Dishin & Swishin 2/14/13 Podcast: Kevin Negandhi takes over as ESPN studio host for women’s hoops starting with Play4Kay

[display_podcast] Play4Kay Schedule It is not just the quantity but also the quality of the coverage of women’s basketball that has improved dramatically over the last few years. Between the ESPN family of networks and their streaming internet coverage, the…

Dishin & Swishin 1/24/13 Podcast: Kim Barnes Arico trades in her red and white for maize and blue with immediate results

Dishin & Swishin 1/24/13 Podcast: Kim Barnes Arico trades in her red and white for maize and blue with immediate results

[display_podcast] If you have ever seen Kim Barnes Arico prior to this season you know her clothes have always been red and white. After ten years coaching one program, becoming the most successful coach in that school’s history, you accumulate…

Kelly Faris impresses with “one for the ages” in UConn’s take down of previously undefeated Duke

Kelly Faris impresses with “one for the ages” in UConn’s take down of previously undefeated Duke

STORRS, Conn. – On paper, it was the type of matchup made for ESPN Big Monday. The last undefeated team in the country, Joanne P. McCallie’s Duke Blue Devils venture into snowy Storrs, Connecticut to take on a nemesis if…

Hartley, Dolson key in UConn grinding out a physical victory over Louisville

Hartley, Dolson key in UConn grinding out a physical victory over Louisville

Connecticut has not had a difficult season of multiple-player injuries like other teams such Maryland with two point guards downed by ACL woes but there is no question head coach Geno Auriemma would love to look down his bench and…

Diggins and McBride lead Notre Dame past UConn in showcase game for women’s basketball, 73-72

Diggins and McBride lead Notre Dame past UConn in showcase game for women’s basketball, 73-72

It seems that in women’s basketball a game shown on national television on a major network means frequent miscues and missed shots by one or both teams, or some other reason a less than entertaining game. Perhaps it is because…

Dishin & Swishin 12/06/12 Podcast: Going Philly Style with Coquese Washington ahead of Penn State-UConn tonight

Dishin & Swishin 12/06/12 Podcast: Going Philly Style with Coquese Washington ahead of Penn State-UConn tonight

[display_podcast] Today marks the debut of a joint venture between Hoopfeed and PhilaHoopsW. You will now be able to hear two podcasts each week, the Dishin & Swishin you are used to finding on Hoopfeed, highlighting the national and international…

Maryland gives UConn a tough test, Huskies overcome Terps in physical Jimmy V Classic 63-48

Maryland gives UConn a tough test, Huskies overcome Terps in physical Jimmy V Classic 63-48

HARTFORD, Conn. — In the aftermath of the Connecticut’s 63-48 victory over an undermanned Maryland team in the Jimmy V Classic last night, one coach was smiling broader than the other, and it was not who you might expect. “How…