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Stewart Wins Honda Sports Award For Basketball

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Sophomore Breanna Stewart has won the Honda Sports Award for Basketball, it was announced today by Chris Voelz, the Executive Director of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA). The award is presented annually by the CWSA to the top women athletes in 12 NCAA- sanctioned sports and signifies “the best of the best in collegiate […] [Read More]
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With 15 WNBA first-round picks, UConn Sits At The Top

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When Stefanie Dolson was picked by the Washington Mystics at No. 6 and Bria Hartley was picked at No. 7 by the Seattle Storm at the WNBA Draft Monday night, it ran UConn’s overall total to 15 first-round picks. That is the most in league history among college players. Tennessee has had 13 college players […] [Read More]
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Boykin, Collier, Gorecki And Samuelson Visiting this Weekend

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UConn Class of 2015 targets De’Janae Boykin, Napheesa Collier, Haley Gorecki and Katie Lou Samuelson will make an official visit this weekend, according to a recruiting source. Boykin, a 6-foot-3 forward from Springdale, Md. who was named was the state Gatorade Player of the Year, averaged 21.1 points, 15.8 rebounds, 7.1 assists, 3.0 blocks and […] [Read More]
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Dolson, Hartley Both Headed To Washington

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It was fitting that Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley were selected in back-to-back picks tonight in the WNBA Draft at Mohegan Sun Arena. UConn coach Geno Auriemma called in poetic justice after watching Dolson get drafted by the Washington Mystics at No. 6 and Hartley selected by the Seattle Storm at No. 7. It is […] [Read More]
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Dolson, Hartley Invited To Attend WNBA Draft Monday

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Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley are among 12 players that have been invited to attend the WNBA Draft Monday night at Mohegan Sun Arena (8; ESPN2). They will be joined by Natalie Achonwa (Notre Dame), Markeisha Gatling (NC State), Chelsea Gray (Duke), Natasha Howard (Florida State), Kayla McBride (Notre Dame), Chiney Ogwumike (Stanford), Shoni Schimmel […] [Read More]
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Stewart Has Been Brilliant In Two Years With Huskies

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It is difficult to fathom that the Stewie Era at UConn has reached its midpoint. Two years have passed since Breanna Stewart joined the program. It has been two years of watching brilliance, waiting for her to make the next play that causes one to smile in amazement. We are in the midst of greatness. […] [Read More]
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Suit Against Auriemma Dismissed by Appelate Division

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It has been a good week for UConn coach Geno Auriemma. Not only did he guide the Huskies to an NCAA-record ninth national championship in Nashville Tuesday, he also earned a victory in court in New York earlier in the day. The employment discrimination lawsuit case filed against Auriemma by former NBA security official Kelley […] [Read More]
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Limited To Watching Not Enjoyable For Tuck At Final Four

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Injured sophomore Morgan Tuck had to endure many difficult moments this season. None were difficult that being unable to play at the Final Four in Nashville. Tuck had not played in a game since scoring a career-high 19 points in 13 minutes against Houston Jan. 7. “This weekend was the hardest to watch because this […] [Read More]
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UConn-Notre Dame Earned Big Ratings

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The UConn-Notre Dame game Tuesday night on ESPN averaged a 3.1 metered market rating, which was the highest overnight rating for a women’s basketball game since 2004. It was also the fourth-highest rated NCAA women’s national championship game on ESPN dating back to when such records were first kept in 2000. Nearly 100,000 fans turned […] [Read More]
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Dual Championship Parade Set For Sunday In Hartford

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The Hartford Business Improvement District will host a victory parade and rally in Hartford Sunday to honor the UConn men’s and women’s basketball national championship teams, it was announced today by Governor Dannel P. Malloy. The parade will begin at 4 p.m. and will be followed immediately by a victory rally on the north steps […] [Read More]
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