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Rich Elliott

Dolson Stepping Up For Huskies

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The conversations that take place between a player and a coach throughout the course of a season are too many to count. Players struggle. Players need advice. Players need a motivational boost. UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma is not quite sure which conversation it was that provided freshman center Stefanie Dolson with the wake-up […] [Read More]
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Moore, Dolson honored; Maya ties Big East record

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Senior All-American Maya Moore was named the Big East Player of the Week for the seventh time this season Monday, tying the conference single-season record shared by Nykesha Sales (1997-98) and Angel McCoughtry (2008-09). It is the 11th time in her career that Moore has been honored. She is one shy of matching the Big […] [Read More]
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Geno Talks AAU Trips to McDonald’s and Recruiting

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When it comes to UConn and its recruiting philosophy it has been simple … There are UConn kids and they are kids that can’t play at UConn. Coach Geno Auriemma doesn’t have to take a chance on a player that has tremendous talent but might not fit into his way of thinking. He is looking […] [Read More]
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Moore, Dolson Lead Huskes; Geno Likes Where They Are

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No. 2 UConn 89, No. 9 DePaul 66 TURNING POINT – The Huskies trailed 19-16 with 10:56 left in the first half. They were struggling with turnovers, and Coach Geno Auriemma urged them to take a step back and dig in. UConn responded by scoring 10 straight points, including six by Maya Moore. DePaul went […] [Read More]
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Dailey Honored By ESPN The Magazine As A Top Recruiter

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Those at ESPNU and ESPN The Magazine polled 36 experts. Each one was asked to name the Top 20 recruiters in college sports. When all the votes were counted UConn associate head coach Chris Dailey was No. 4. The Top 3 consisted of Texas A&M men’s and women’s cross-country/indoor and outdoor track coach Pat Henry […] [Read More]
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ESPN.com: Taurasi Passed Lie Detector Test

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ESPN.com reported today that former UConn All-American Diana Taurasi passed a lie detector test last month as she attempts to clear her name for allegedly testing positive Modafinil in Turkey. The following is a portion of the story by Shaun Assael of ESPN The Magazine: “The results are part of a written defense that Taurasi […] [Read More]
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Geno To Auction Game-Worn Ties For Charity

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Huskies’ coach Geno Auriemma will autograph all eight of his game-worn ties in February and will put them up for auction on eBay to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Each Brioni tie, which were donated by Mitchell’s of Westport, will be available for bid for a period of one week. Fans can visit UConnHuskies.com […] [Read More]
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Stewart Dunks In A Game For the First Time

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Breanna Stewart, a 6-foot-4 post player from North Syracuse, N.Y. who orally committed to UConn Monday night, took her game above the rim in a 64-28 win at Baldwinsville Thursday. She dunked in a game for the first time. Here is footage of the dunk and a postgame interview courtesy of centralny.yhnn.com Many thanks to […] [Read More]
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Sneaker Drive Saturday At Gampel Pavilion

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The UConn Athletics initiative program, Husky Honor, and EcoHusky, EcoHouse and the Office of Environmental Policy will be holding a Sneaker Recycling Drive at UConn’s game against DePaul Saturday at Gampel Pavilion (2 p.m.). Fans are asked to bring an old pair of sneakers to the game for collection. All donations will go to the […] [Read More]
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Moore Named District I Academic All-America

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Senior All-American Maya Moore was named to the University Division Academic All-District I Women’s Basketball Team today. She is an Individualized major with a 3.70 grade point average. St. John’s junior and Stamford resident Da’Shena Stevens and Sacred Heart junior Callan Taylor and sophomore Kiley Evans were named to the second team. First-team Academic honorees […] [Read More]
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