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Busy week for UConn coach Geno Auriemma

NEW YORK (AP) It's been a busy week for Geno Auriemma. He spent the last few days in Toronto watching UConn players Kia Nurse, Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson playing in the Pan Am Games. He'll head out on the recruiting trail this week. In between, Auriemma spent the early afternoon Tuesday taping an episode of CenterStage that will air this fall. Auriemma was on hand Monday...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lauren Hill receives brick at Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

Lauren Hill, a former college basketball player who inspired a sports world by bravely fighting a deadly brain tumor, passed away on April 10 at the age of 19. Receiving an outpouring of support from some of the best basketball players on the planet, LeBron James included, Hill’s amazing story captured our attention as she continued to play the sport she loved while fighting terminal...
Via Sportsnaut
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois women's basketball coaches accused of player abuse

Less than two weeks after a former Illinois football player accused head coach Tim Beckman and the Illini staff of mistreatment and negligence while handling his injuries, the university’s women’s basketball program is facing similar allegations. Illinois women’s basketball assistant coach Mike Divilbiss left the program last week amid an investigation into allegations of racism,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Lauren Hill dies from brain cancer

Lauren Hill, the Mount St. Joseph basketball player who had a rare form of brain cancer called DIPG, has passed away. She was 19. Hill’s story was one of the most inspirational you will ever read. She lived out her dream of playing college basketball despite knowing she did not have very long to live....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Geno Auriemma: Bill Belichick is ‘only coach worth (expletive)'

  Geno Auriemma is taking his role as college athletics’ preachy grandpa to a whole new level.   The UConn women’s basketball coach matched John Wooden with 10 national championships when his Huskies claimed the title Tuesday with a 63-53 win over Notre Dame. In the postgame press conference, Auriemma was asked for his thoughts on how his accomplishments match up...
Via NESN.com
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn beats Notre Dame to win third straight championship

It was a special season for the UConn women’s basketball team.   The Huskies continued their dominance Tuesday, beating Notre Dame 63-53 to earn their third straight NCAA Tournament championship. For coach Geno Auriemma, it was title No. 10, tying UCLA’s John Wooden for the most in college basketball. Despite the lopsided result, the Fighting Irish did their best to keep...
Via NESN.com
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Obama's Princeton player niece reportedly target of threat

Being related to the president obviously has its advantages, but there certainly are plenty of drawbacks, too.   President Barack Obama’s nice, Leslie Robinson, plays for the Princeton University basketball team. She also was the subject of a threat ahead of Princeton’s NCAA Tournament game vs. Maryland on Monday night. According to USA TODAY, security was increased after...
Via NESN.com
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Boise State falls to the Lady Vols in the first round

The Boise State Women’s basketball NCAA Tournament run ended Saturday when they fell short to almost upsetting Tennessee in what would have been one of the biggest upsets in NCAA women’s tournament history. The Lady Volvs defeated the Broncos 72-61 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Never has a No.15 seed upset a No.2 seed in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament...
Via isportsweb.com
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Maryland Women Win Big Ten Championship Outright

  View image | gettyimages.com Maryland women’s first season in the Big Ten Conference could not have gone better thus far. The Terrapins have yet to lose a game in their new league, going 15-0 in conference play. Now they have an outright regular season title to go with their impressive inaguaral run. With Ohio State’s 100-82 win over No. 13 Iowa, Maryland clinched...
Via KCM Sports
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama, Auburn women's basketball players get into brawl

There’s no love lost Alabama and Auburn meet—no matter the sport. When the two schools faced off in women’s basketball on Thursday night, a fight broke out on the court between members of both teams. It all began near the end of the first half, when Alabama’s Meoshonti Knight and Auburn’s Hasina Muhammad got into it after a free throw was made. It started with some words...
Via The Sports Daily
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Terminally ill college hoops player gets one last shot

Lauren Hill, a freshman at Mount St. Joseph’s University, received news that many of us could only scarcely imagine shortly after her 18th birthday. Back in November of 2013, the former standout at Lawrenceburg High School in Indiana was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, which is an inoperable brain tumor with a zero percent surival rate. This came shortly after...
Via Sportsnaut
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn player falls off stage during White House appearance

The UConn Huskies Men's and Women's Basketball teams went to the White House yesterday as Barack Obama honored their double 2014 NCAA Championship wins. UConn women's player Stefanie Dolson stole the show...falling off the riser.And that makes one player whose name you might you'll recall from the double championship.Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View...
Via Bob's Blitz
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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