Nine-year-old phenom being recruited by Miami Hurricanes

Nine-year old Jaden Newman made national headlines this past year when she played for her local high school’s varsity basketball program as a fourth grader and still managed to roast the competition – averaging 14.8 points and 7.5 assists this past season. Her impressive skill set was enough to attract eyes from at least one major college program already. The University of Miami...
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June 17, 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...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Brianna Banks Leaves UConn Women’s Basketball Team

STORRS, Conn. - Junior guard Brianna Banks has informed head women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma of her intention to transfer from the University of Connecticut. “Brianna showed great heart during her time with us, whether it was on the floor or during the rehab process,” Auriemma said.  “I wish Brianna nothing but the best in the future.” “I decided to transfer...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner rips Baylor's anti-gay stance in new book

Brittney Griner's career as a Baylor Bear will go down as one of the greatest in the history of college sports. She dominated women's college basketball in a way that was previously unseen.Now, Griner has moved on to the WNBA with the Phoenix Mercury, but she hasn't forgotten about her time in college. In her new memoir entitled In My Skin, Griner reveals how she didn...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Nike Kobe 9 Elite Custom for Geno Auriemma ☆

Check out these custom Nike Kobe 9 Elite shoes made by Mache Customs for UConn Huskies women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma to celebrate UConn’s ninth women’s basketball championship. Follow us on Twitter @mobettershoes. You can follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook and Pinterest as well.
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Nike Kobe 9 Elite Custom for Geno Auriemma

Check out these custom Nike Kobe 9 Elite shoes made by Mache Customs for UConn Huskies women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma to celebrate UConn’s ninth women’s basketball championship.
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn Women’s 2014 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship Postgame Quotes

UConn Huskies women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma along with Stefanie Dolson, Bria Hartley, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Breanna Stewart met with the media after winning their record 9th NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship on Tuesday night in Nashville, TN. THE MODERATOR:  Joining us from Connecticut is head coach Geno Auriemma, Stefanie Dolson, Kaleena Mosqueda‑Lewis...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Geno Auriemma and Muffet McGraw seem to genuinely hate each other

The Notre Dame and UConn women’s basketball teams have quickly developed a fierce rivalry over the past several years. The two teams have played a ton, mainly because they used to be in the Big East together. Now that they play in different conferences, it is only fitting that the Irish and Huskies are meeting […]
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn Women’s Final Four Pregame Quotes ☆

UConn women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma along with seniors Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley met with the media at the Final Four in Nashville, TN on Saturday afternoon. Here’s what they had to say: COACH AURIEMMA:  It’s one of those things that you try to figure out something different to say every time you come up here, and it always comes back to the same things...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn Women’s Sweet 16 Quotes ☆

UConn Huskies women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma as well as seniors Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley met with the media on Friday in anticipation of UConn’s matchup with BYU in the Sweet 16 on Saturday afternoon. Geno Auriemma, UConn Head Coach: Opening Statement “I was just saying at this time of the year you are just excited to be playing anywhere. There is only...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn’s Geno Auriemma Named Region 1 Coach of the Year by WBCA

STORRS, Conn. – UConn women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma has been selected as the Region 1 Coach of the Year, as announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on Wednesday, March 26.  Auriemma is one of eight Russell Athletic/Regional Coaches of the Year and is now a finalist for the inaugural Pat Summitt Trophy to be presented to the 2014 Russell Athletic...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn's Auriemma has long history with Saint Joe's

STORRS, Conn. (AP) Top-ranked Connecticut plays Saint Joseph's on Tuesday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament. It's a game that has a lot of emotional ties for Huskies coach Geno Auriemma.
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Martelli Is A UConn Foe And A UConn Best Friend

The first call Geno Auriemma got after he won his first national championship in 1995 wasn't from President Clinton, Governor John Rowland or Jim Calhoun. It was from St. Joseph's coach Phil Martelli. "He was one of the first guys on the court in Philly, too, when we won in 2000," Auriemma said Monday night after the UConn women were awarded the No. 1 NCAA Tournament...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU better, but No. 1 UConn women roll 81-48

SMU looked a lot better to Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma three weeks after the Mustangs were blown out by 61 points in their first trip to the home of the top-ranked Huskies. If they hadn't, Auriemma might have seen SMU counterpart Rhonda Rompola in uniform rather than roaming the sidelines. Breanna Stewart keyed a late first-half run that broke open a close game and finished...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Geno Auriemma goes on expletive-laced rant about religion in sports

Just as many have argued the place of religion with government throughout history, so have folks with religion as it comes with sports. Namely, Geno Auriemma, the famed coach of the Connecticut Huskies women's basketball program, who went on an expletive-filled rant Friday when asked about his opinion of religion in sports.Here is a quick rundown of his response, courtesy of...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

UCF women lose 77-49 to No. 1 Connecticut

Briahanna Jackson was so good even Geno Auriemma was impressed. Jackson scored eight of Central Florida's 10 points and finished with 28 in the Knights' 77-49 loss to No. 1 Connecticut on Wednesday. ''For a second, I was feeling really good,'' Jackson said. ''I was excited about playing a high-level team and we got a feel what it's going to be...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 1 UConn hammers No. 8 Maryland

Given the option, Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma would prefer to have a full complement of players on the road against the No. 8 team in the country. As it turned out, seven healthy and very talented athletes were plenty good enough for the defending national champions. Breanna Stewart scored 26 points, and top-ranked Connecticut showed its depth and quickness in a 72-55 victory...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

K-State offering students free bacon to attend women's basketball game

They had me at free bacon. In a very creative effort to drum up some interest in the Kansas State Wildcats women’s basketball team and put some butts in the seats for the squad’s season opener on Friday against Tennessee State, the K-State athletics department is offering up free bacon to students who show up […]The post Kansas State offering free bacon to students who attend...
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November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

UConn unanimous No. 1 in preseason women's hoops

Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are back in a familiar place - No. 1 in the poll. Connecticut received all 36 votes Friday in The Associated Press' women's basketball poll marking the ninth time that the Huskies are the top team in the preseason. Five of those years UConn went on to win the national championship. ''I don't know that being preseason No. 1...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Source: Auriemma to coach US women

Geno Auriemma will return to coach the U.S. women's basketball team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. USA Basketball will discuss the move at a news conference Friday in Connecticut. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the appointment of the Connecticut coach has not been announced...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Geno Auriemma Goes 1-on-1 With SNY After White House Visit

After visiting the White House for the third time during President Obama's time in the White House, UConn Huskies women's basketball head coach Geno Auriemma went on 1-on-1 with SNY. Your browser does not support iframes. Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.
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August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Could Louisville's Jeff Walz Be A Waiter During American Tournament?

You may or may not remember what Louisville Cardinals women's basketball coach Jeff Walz said after a comment that UConn Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma said during the 2013 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. So let's refresh your memory: Auriemma: He wears an Italian tablecloth for a shirt. I was going to hire him for my restaurant. Walz: This will most...
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Lawsuit Against Auriemma Dismissed

A New York City judge has dismissed a discrimination and assault lawsuit against University of Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma and USA Basketball.
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Judge tosses Auriemma lawsuit

A New York City judge has dismissed a discrimination and assault lawsuit against University of Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma and USA Basketball. NBA security official Kelly Hardwick had sued in June. She alleged she was removed from the USA women's basketball team's security detail at the London Olympics last year after spurning sexual advances from...
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

For Auriemma and Walz, mutual respect is no joke

When Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma compared Jeff Walz's shirt in the women's NCAA semifinals to an ''Italian tablecloth,'' and then joked about hiring Louisville's coach at his restaurant, Walz ran with it. ''This will most likely be the last game that I coach,'' Walz said during the lead-up to Tuesday night's national title tilt...
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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