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Rich Elliott

Auriemma’s Alma Mater Coming To Gampel Sunday

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Geno Auriemma was a far different individual back in the mid to late 1970s and early 1980s. He was just beginning his journey to the Hall of Fame. He was also trying to earn a bachelor’s degree at West Chester State University. Auriemma began his coaching career as an assistant girl’s coach at Bishop McDevitt […] [Read More]
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According to Auriemma, Chong Has Been The Best

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The Huskies have been practicing for just more than two weeks. But Coach Geno Auriemma made it crystal clear today just who it is that has truly made an impression. The answer … sophomore guard Saniya Chong. “Saniya’s been unbelievable,’’ Auriemma said. “Moriah Jefferson’s been good, don’t get me wrong. But I would say of […] [Read More]
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Stewart Dealing With Pain In Her Left Foot

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It is not a major issue right now. And that’s the way All-American Breanna Stewart hopes it will stay. Stewart is wearing a boot on her left foot to combat pain she said lies in the bone on the ball of her foot. She feels it whenever she walks, but it has not forced her […] [Read More]
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Huskies Unanimous No. 1 Choice In Preseason AP Poll

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There is no doubt, at this point anyway, who is the top team in the nation. Two-time defending national champion UConn is the unanimous No. 1 selection by a nationwide panel of 35 voters in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll, it was announced today. The Huskies, who return three starters from last season’s […] [Read More]
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UConn Picked To Win AAC; Stewart Is Preseason POY

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The UConn women’s basketball team was a unanimous selection today to win The American regular season championship for the second straight year, it was announced at conference Media Day at the New York Athletic Club. The two-time defending national champion Huskies received 10 first-place votes and 100 points in the AAC preseason coaches’ poll. Coaches […] [Read More]
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AAC Media Day Set For This Morning In NYC

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Louisville is in the ACC. Rutgers is in the Big Ten. East Carolina, Tulane and Tulsa are now members of The American. And Cincinnati, UConn and South Florida are now the lone remaining teams that were members of the old Big East. AAC Media Day will have a bit of a new look this morning […] [Read More]
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Thomas Believes UConn A Good Fit For Irwin

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Tina Thomas, a coach with the Central PA Elite AAU program, knows talent when she sees it. After all, her daughter, Alyssa, was an All-American at Maryland and was selected No. 4 overall by the Connecticut Sun in April. Her son, Devin, plays at Wake Forest and was fourth in the ACC in rebounding (7.5) […] [Read More]
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Dream Becomes Reality As Irwin Commits To UConn

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Kyla Irwin still remembers telling her fourth grade teacher that UConn was where she wanted to play college basketball. It is a dream she never stopped chasing. Now in her junior year at State College (Pa.) High, it is no longer a dream. All of her determination has paid off as Irwin, a 6-foot-1 forward, […] [Read More]
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Irwin Commits To UConn

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For the second time in only a matter of days, UConn has received an oral commitment from a member of the Class of 2016. Kyla Irwin, a 6-foot-1 forward from State College, Pa. committed today, according to her Twitter feed. Irwin joins 5-5 point guard Crystal Dangerfield, who orally committed to play for the Huskies […] [Read More]
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SNY To Air 17 Games This Season

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SNY will broadcast 17 UConn games this season, the network announced today. Coverage will begin when the Huskies host Creighton at Gampel Pavilion Nov. 23. Eric Frede will return for his second season as play-by-play announcer. Meghan Culmo is back as color commentator. Kara Wolters will be in studio with Gary Apple for pregame, halftime […] [Read More]
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