About 10,000 fans lined Hartford’s Bushnell Park on a cold and windy Sunday afternoon to cheer the national champion UConn women.
Gov. Dannel Malloy is set to participate in a parade and rally honoring the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team for bagging a record-tying eighth NCAA title.
It will kick off at 4 p.m. and begin and end at the State Capitol. And it will be followed by a rally, which is expected to include remarks from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, UConn coach Geno Auriemma and some players.
The UConn women’s basketball team is planning a “victory lap” around the Storrs campus after winning another national championship.
Geno Auriemma has been chasing Pat Summitt since he started coaching. Now with his eighth national championship, he has finally caught her. It might not be long before Auriemma stands alone with freshman Breanna Stewart leading the way.
Connecticut beat Louisville comfortably back in January and didn’t even have star Breanna Stewart on the floor at the time. That doesn’t mean the Huskies are going to be brimming with confidence about their chances of winning an eighth NCAA national title on Tuesday night against the Cardinals.
The 59-year-old Hall of Famer, who has coached at UConn for the past 28 seasons, will make $1.95 million in salary, speaking fees and media fees in the next year.
“What makes fans not want to watch women’s basketball is that some of the players can’t shoot and they miss layups, and that forces the game to slow down,” Auriemma said. “How do (we) help improve that? Lower the rim [from 10 feet].”
Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma says he has no interest in returning as head coach of the United States national team for the 2016 Olympics.
Hardwick says she learned of a conference call involving NBA officials in which Auriemma demanded that she be taken off the security assignment for the London Games after she spurned his advance.
UConn leads the nation in points allowed, giving up just 45 a game. This week they held No. 5 Duke to 45 points Monday night and now stymied Rutgers.
NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — UConn’s basketball coaches would like the Huskies to remain in the Big East. That is, if it’s possible. Hall of Famers Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma spoke separately Wednesday, as reporters […]
Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma says the school is not doing enough to expand its fan base past the greater Hartford area.
The University of Connecticut has become the first school to send a football team to a BCS bowl game and both its basketball programs to the Final Four in the same academic year.
Freshman Stefanie Dolson matched her career-high with 21 points and Maya Moore scored 11 with a career-high nine assists to lead No. 2 Connecticut to a 68-38 victory over Providence on Saturday.