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Dishin & Swishin 4/18/13 Podcast: The WNBA class of 2013, there may be three to see, but there’s a lot more to adore!

Dishin & Swishin 4/18/13 Podcast: The WNBA class of 2013, there may be three to see, but there’s a lot more to adore!

[display_podcast] With the 2013 draft on Monday women’s basketball effectively closed the book on the 2012-13 college season, and cracked the seal on a new volume, the 2013 WNBA season. For the third consecutive year, Dishin & Swishin was at…

The “Three to See” lead poised and polished draft class into the WNBA

The “Three to See” lead poised and polished draft class into the WNBA

The college draft for any professional sports league is usually more of a celebration of the sport than an actual sporting event. Yesterday on the campus of ESPN, the WNBA celebrated its re-branding and re-packaging with the introduction of a…

Watch the NCAA tournament like a WNBA coach: A beginner’s guide to scouting the seniors

Watch the NCAA tournament like a WNBA coach: A beginner’s guide to scouting the seniors

Your favorite WNBA team is close to making the climb to the next level. You know that all it takes is that draft choice to pan out, to be the difference maker. You have supreme confidence in the coaches and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

After routing Colgate 101-41, UConn prepares for more difficult stretch including No. 11 Maryland

After routing Colgate 101-41, UConn prepares for more difficult stretch including No. 11 Maryland

In the movie Hoosiers, coach Norman Dale preaches the four pass offense to his team, even benching a player for not following his system when only four others are available. Dale would have loved watching the 2012-13 Connecticut Huskies women’s…

Scoring will not be a problem for UConn this year, Auriemma: “We are going to score.”

STORRS, Conn. – The day started with a ceremony commemorating 800 victories for Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma and a surprised honoree, his associate head coach, Chris Dailey. Then it was time to tack on one more. “I don’t think scoring…

Dishin with the 2012-13 Huskies: Videos to help introduce you to the players

While so many are writing about Geno Auriemma’s rule change suggestions, the members of the 2012-13 Connecticut women’s basketball team are readying themselves for what should be an outstanding season. One thing the UConn Huskies and Auriemma are not lacking…

Dishin & Swishin 3/08/12 Podcast: Putting a wrap on a Big East and MAAC championship weekend

Dishin & Swishin 3/08/12 Podcast: Putting a wrap on a Big East and MAAC championship weekend

[display_podcast] If you followed my tweets and writing on Hoopfeed, you know that I covered the Big East and the MAAC postseason tournaments this past weekend. It started at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, with the first of two semifinal games…

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 champs again, 78 straight wins and another title

Connecticut 53, Stanford 47 Recap | Box POSTGAME QUOTES Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma On what it feels like to be in the same company as John Wooden: "There is no company. He has no company. He’s a pretty special…