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Rich Elliott

Toner Died Today at 91; Auriemma Shares His Thoughts

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Former UConn Athletic Director John L. Toner died this morning at the age of 91 in Savannah, Ga. Here is look at his accomplishments during his time in Storrs … Toner became the head football coach at UConn in 1966, a position he held for five seasons. The Huskies won two Yankee Conference championships (1967, […] [Read More]
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Stewart Named To World Championship Team

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UConn junior All-American Breanna Stewart has been named to the 12-member U.S. World Championship Team, USA Basketball announced today. She is one of five players with UConn ties on the roster, which also features Olympic gold medalists Sue Bird, Tina Charles, Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi. Team USA will travel from the Czech Republic to […] [Read More]
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Charles Leads Team USA Past Czech Republic

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Former UConn star Tina Charles had game-highs of 16 points and four steals and also had seven rebounds today to lead Team USA to a 76-41 victory over the Czech Republic in an exhibition game in Prague. Nnemkadi Ogwumike added 12 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. The U.S. outscored the Czech Republic 43-18 in […] [Read More]
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Stewart Survives Another Cut With World Championship Team

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UConn junior Breanna Stewart is among 13 finalists remaining for the U.S. World Championship Team, USA Basketball announced today. Skylar Diggins, former UConn All-American Stefanie Dolson and Kayla McBride were eliminated from contention. Stewart is joined on the list, which will be cut to 12 by Sept. 26, by Seimone Augustus, Sue Bird, Tina Charles, […] [Read More]
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Geno, Bird, Charles, Taurasi Discuss Loss To France

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Here are some comments from Team USA/UConn coach Geno Auriemma, Sue Bird, Tina Charles and Diana Taurasi following today’s 76-72 loss to France (courtesy of USA Basketball) … Auriemma On tonight’s game … A: “We talked to the players about how difficult all this is going to be. Sometimes maybe we think this is going […] [Read More]
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Team USA Blows Big Lead in Loss To France

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Former UConn star Tina Charles had 12 points and seven rebounds, but Team USA blew an 18-point lead in a 76-72 loss to France today in an exhibition game at the France International Tournament in Paris. The U.S. led 24-6 early on and 38-26 at halftime. Diana Taurasi made two free throws to bring the […] [Read More]
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Team USA Rolls past China; Auriemma, Charles Comment

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Former UConn star Tina Charles had 10 points and five rebounds and Team USA shot 53.2 percent from the field today in a 99-75 win over China in an exhibition game at the France International Tournament in Paris. Team USA, which led 51-24 at halftime, will face France Sunday (11 a.m. EDT). Diana Taurasi added […] [Read More]
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Auriemma, Moore, Stewart, Taurasi Talk Australia

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Here are some comments from Team USA/UConn coach Geno Auriemma, former UConn star Maya Moore, current UConn star Breanna Stewart and former UConn star Diana Taurasi following today’s 72-66 win over Australia at the France International Tournament in Paris (courtesy of USA Basketball) … Auriemma On getting everyone involved (all 15 had checked in by […] [Read More]
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Stewart Scores 9 To Lead U.S. Past Australia

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UConn junior Breanna Stewart had a team-high nine points, five rebounds and two blocks in 13 minutes, 32 seconds today as the U.S. defeated Australia 72-66 in an exhibition game at the France International Tournament in Paris. Team USA, which only 39.0 percent from the field, will face China Saturday (11:30 a.m. EDT) and France […] [Read More]
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Team USA Practices Twice; Set To Play Australia

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Team USA concluded its second day in Paris today with its second practice of the day. Here is what USA Basketball had to say … “With a WNBA championship with the Phoenix Mercury recently added to their resumes and just a few days to celebrate behind them, USA veterans Candice Dupree and Diana Taurasi joined […] [Read More]
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