Stag coaching interviews: Seven down, three to go

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Ed Cooley’s associate head coach at Fairfield, Bob Simon, met with athletic director Gene Doris, Senior Associate Director of Athletics & Senior Woman Administrator, Alison Sexton, and Vice President for Administration & Student Affairs, Mark Reed, on Friday, regarding the vacant men’s basketball head coaching job. Simon, when contacted by the Connecticut Post late that […] [Read More]
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Simon to meet with Doris on Friday

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The Connecticut Post has learned that former Fairfield associate head coach Bob Simon is scheduled to meet with Stags athletic director Gene Doris and other members of the administration on campus Friday, sometime in the morning. The Post has also learned that Doris has already interviewed (or at least spoken with) two other potential coaching […] [Read More]
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Ed Cooley’s press conference

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Here’s what Ed Cooley had to say after being announced as the new head basketball coach at Providence College [Read More]
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Late night Cooley conversation

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Driving home from the UConn women’s second round NCAA blowout in Storrs Tuesday night, I spoke with new Providence coach – and former Fairfield coach — Ed Cooley. He had actually called me around 9 p.m. just as the Huskies game was ending and I told him after I finished I’d call him back. It […] [Read More]
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Alex Oriakhi story

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And here’s my sidebar on Alex Oriakhi … WASHINGTON – The first night of the season, back in November, he grabbed 18 rebounds against Stony Brook and of course, the comparisons started again in earnest. But just when you thought Alex Oriakhi was morphing into the next Jeff Adrien, his rebounding numbers fell back to […] [Read More]
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Sidebar on Jamal Coombs-McDaniel

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Here’s my game sidebar on the effort of Jamal Coombs-McDaniel …. WASHINGTON – When Jim Calhoun storms down the bench, points his finger at you and tells you to get into the game, you’d better be ready. But even Jamal Coombs-McDaniel didn’t expect his head coach to be screaming at him to get his warm-ups […] [Read More]
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Give the edge to Diana over Maya

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Great story by the Post’s Rich Elliott detailing the epic question: who’s better? Diana Taurasi or Maya Moore. Elliott blog, Diana or Maya? Back in September during a USA Basketball event, a couple of reporters asked Geno that same “who’s better?” question. Here was his answer: “Diana is (the best female player in the world). […] [Read More]
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The scene at the Verizon Center

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Here are a few pictures from Friday’s media session with Alex Oriakhi, Jeremy Lamb and Kemba Walker and the calm before the storm of tonight’s NCAA third round game between UConn and Cincinnati [Read More]
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Walking around D.C. before the Huskies game

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Took a walk around D.C. this morning to take in a few sights before the Huskies game tonight against Bucknell. Toured Ford’s Theater for the first time, along with another visit to the Air and Space Museum and the National Archives. No photos allowed of the Decleration of Independence, the Bill of Rights or the […] [Read More]
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NCAA Wednesday … some pictures

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Here’s just a sample of what’s going on all day at the Verizon Center. Practices and interviews … interviews and practices. Questions and more questions … dunks and more dunks. [Read More]
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