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Rich Elliott

ESPN To Be At Big East Media Day Thursday

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ESPN will have Brooke Weisbrod at Big East Media Day in NYC Thursday as part of ESPNU’s Media Day Special that will air from 1 to 4 p.m. Ryan Burr will be in studio. Huskies’ senior All-American Maya Moore and junior Tiffany Hayes will accompany coach Geno Auriemma to Media Day. There is no doubt […] [Read More]
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Geno Has No Use For `Rebuilding Year’ Tag

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The Huskies lost Tina Charles, the top center in the country, to graduation. She earned national Player of the Year honors. She was the top pick in the WNBA draft last April and was named the league’s Rookie of the Year. The Huskies lost Kalana Greene to graduation, their starting small forward and their third-leading […] [Read More]
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First Night A Success

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There was plenty that was new at Gampel Pavilion tonight. And it was not all tied to First Night, which signified the start of the 2010-2011 season. The UConn men’s basketball team featured six freshmen. The women’s team featured five. They each received their first true dose of college basketball, and they were welcomed by […] [Read More]
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First Night Is Upon Us

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With temps in the 40s and light rain falling in Storrs, there were a couple of hundred fans lined up outside of Gampel Pavilion two hours before the scheduled 7 p.m. start time. Here’s the lineup tonight from the women’s side … Kelly Faris, Maya Moore and Tiffany Hayes will compete in the Skills Challenge, […] [Read More]
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Maya Hears It From The Men

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Three-time first team All American Maya Moore walked into Gampel Pavilion last week for the first time since returning from winning a gold medal at the FIBA World Championships in the Czech Republic. What she encountered as she neared the court was astounding. Members of the UConn men’s basketball team had been working out. As […] [Read More]
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Dixon Confident As Enhanced Role Presents Itself

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The text message sent from Caroline Doty caught UConn teammate Lorin Dixon a bit off guard. It stated that Doty had again torn the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee. Dixon, a speedy 5-foot-4 point guard, didn’t want to believe it was true. Not again. So she initially believed it might have been just […] [Read More]
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First Night Rundown

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For those who are making the trip to Gampel Pavilion for First Night tomorrow here is a timeline of the events … 5 p.m. – FanFest begins on Fairfield Way 5:45 – 75 VIP students admitted into Gampel Pavilion 6 – Doors open/Autograph session begins in Brick Room lobby 6:15 – Welcome PA/On-court promotions begin […] [Read More]
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Taurasi’s Naked Photos a Big Hit At UConn

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Coach Geno Auriemma said today that he was extremely impressed by Diana Taurasi’s cover shot in the current ESPN The Magazine (The Body Issue) where she is sitting naked in the fetal position. She is also pictured inside lying naked on a basketball. “I think she looked great,’’ Auriemma said. “I think it was tremendous, […] [Read More]
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Walker Out With Injury; Johnson Cleared To Go Fullcourt

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Freshman Samarie Walker’s problematic right knee has improved dramatically over the course of the last several months. Unfortunately, her left hamstring has now become an issue. Walker has been sidelined throughout the preseason with a strained hamstring. It is an ailment that will force her to miss Saturday’s first official practice and one that will […] [Read More]
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Huskies Ready to Move On

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One of the sounds that could figuratively be heard inside the Aqua Turf Club tonight was that of the Huskies closing the door on the 2009-10 season. It was a season that saw them make history by extending their winning streak to 78 straight games with their second straight 39-0 season that culminated with the […] [Read More]
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