Fiske To Handle Color Commentary Duties For WTIC

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It took the folks at WTIC-AM 1080 some time this off-season, but the seat next to long-time play-by-announcer Bob Joyce has finally been filled. The network has hired former UConn guard Debbie (Baer) Fiske to serve as the color commentator for the Huskies’ games this season, it was announced today. Fiske replaces former UConn All-American […] [Read More]
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Hartley Making Progress In Her Quest To Return To Action

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According to team athletic trainer Rosemary Ragle, junior All-American Bria Hartley was cleared today to begin progressing back into practice. She was able to perform some drills on the side at Gampel Pavilion. Hartley has been sidelined for multiple weeks by a sprained left ankle. She was given a cortisone injection Oct. 23. Hartley’s availability […] [Read More]
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Huskies Ranked No. 2 In USA Today/ESPN Coaches’ Poll

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The Huskies are ranked No. 2 in the preseason USA Today/ESPN Top 25 women’s basketball coaches’ poll as expected. Baylor, as it was in the AP poll, was the unanimous No. 1 pick. Duke, Stanford and Maryland complete the Top 5. Notre Dame (No. 6) and Louisville (No. 9) are also ranked in the Top […] [Read More]
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Griner, Delle Donne, Diggins Headline AP All-America Team

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Baylor senior center Brittney Griner, a unanimous pick, headlined The Associated Press women’s basketball preseason All-America team, it was announced today. Griner was joined by Notre Dame senior Skylar Diggins, Delaware senior Elena Delle Donne, Stanford junior Chiney Ogwumike, Baylor junior Odyssey Sims and Maryland junior Alyssa Thomas. Diggins and Delle Donne were also selected […] [Read More]
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Unselfish Jefferson Ready To Provide A Lift For Huskies

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The challenge is daunting for freshmen when practice begins in earnest in mid-October. By then, they have heard about the level of expectation that UConn coach Geno Auriemma places on his players during practice and how he reacts when things do not go quite as planned. For a freshman point guard, the pressure to produce […] [Read More]
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Huskies Open At No. 2 In AP Preseason Poll

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UConn coach Geno Auriemma has been in this situation more than once when the nation was wondering what it would take to beat the Huskies during a particular season. Teams are now asking the same questions about Baylor as the 2012-13 season is set to begin. Led by 6-foot-8 senior center and reigning national Player […] [Read More]
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An Off-Season Of Reflection Has Doty Ready To Go For Huskies

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Caroline Doty fell prey to her own sense of ultra competitiveness last season. Doty was not fazed that she was coming off of a third tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee that cost her the entire 2010-11 season as well as a procedure to remove a piece of hardware from the […] [Read More]
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Auriemma Again Has Much To Say About Changing The Game

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Geno Auriemma certainly did create quite a national stir this week when he spoke about making changes to the game of women’s basketball, such as lowering the rim. He was at it again after practice today. Auriemma said that today was the last day he was going to talk about it this season. But, as […] [Read More]
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Hartley Given Cortisone Shot In Sprained Left Ankle

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Junior All-American Bria Hartley was hopeful that she would have been able to return to practice Monday. Once she got on the treadmill last Sunday, though, she knew that was not going to be the case. The pain in her sprained left ankle continued to be an issue she could not overcome. Hartley said she […] [Read More]
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Hardwick’s Attorney Amends Complaint Against Auriemma

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The attorney for Kelley Hardwick amended the lawsuit Wednesday against UConn coach Geno Auriemma, USA Basketball and the NBA. The suit, which was filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan in June, initially stated that Hardwick was removed from the security detail of the U.S. Women’s National Team because she allegedly spurned the sexual advances […] [Read More]
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