VanDerveer Hopes To Extend Series With UConn, Talks Ongoing

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The current contract between UConn and Stanford will expire following the 2012-13 season. Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said during a conference call today that the contract has been extended. It might be a bit premature. But there is little doubt that it is a series she hopes continues well into the future. A UConn spokesman […] [Read More]
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Auriemma Reacts To The Loss Of Budke, Serna

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The world of women’s basketball is grieving after Oklahoma State head coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna were killed Thursday in a plane crash in Arkansas. Here are the thoughts of UConn coach Geno Auriemma on the tragic loss of Budke and Serna … “The tragedy at Oklahoma State, which has known its […] [Read More]
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Pressure Defense Could Prove Valuable For Huskies

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At 6-foot-5, Stefanie Dolson is the lone player in UConn’s starting lineup taller than 5-11. Factoring in reserves Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (6-0), Brianna Banks (5-9), Kiah Stokes (6-3) and Heather Buck (6-3), only three of the Huskies’ first nine players are taller than 6-0. While they will face match-up problems up front at times this season, […] [Read More]
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Banks Proved To Be A Game-Changer Tuesday Vs. Pacific

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Having the luxury of bringing a game-changer off the bench is something that UConn coach Geno Auriemma longs for annually. A player who can instantly change the momentum of the game. A player who can provide instant offense. A player that can provide instant energy. This season Auriemma seems to have exactly what he wants. […] [Read More]
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Huskies Looking For Improvement Tonight Vs. Pacific

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The Huskies again find themselves in a position where they are not expected to be challenged tonight when they take the floor against Pacific at Gampel Pavilion (7:30). They defeated Holy Cross 77-37 in the season opener Sunday despite not playing a complete game. Meanwhile, with no disrespect to Fairfield coach Joe Frager and his […] [Read More]
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Solid Opener Has Buck Again Looking For Consistency

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A rugged, 6-foot-3 muscular frame suggests that junior Heather Buck can be a formidable low post presence for UConn. She exhibits a willingness to hustle for loose balls and a desire to battle for rebounds. Yet, when it has come to consistency in practice and in games Buck has been betrayed by a lack of […] [Read More]
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Canned Food Drives At Gampel Pavilion Tonight And Tuesday

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The UConn men’s and women’s basketball programs are urging fans to bring canned food to the men’s basketball game against Wagner tonight and to the women’s basketball game against Pacific Tuesday. Both games at Gampel Pavilion will start at 7:30 p.m. All donations will benefit the Manchester Area Council and the Covenant Soup Kitchen in […] [Read More]
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Doty Returns In Style For The Huskies

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It did not take long for everyone at Gampel Pavilion today to realize that Caroline Doty was back. Forget about the raucous ovation she received when the starting lineups were announced prior to the game. How about the fact that she crashed to the floor within the first five seconds of the game. Doty said […] [Read More]
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