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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
25 days ago  |  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

3-Peat: UConn beats Notre Dame 63-53 for 3rd straight title

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are a perfect 10. The Hall of Fame coach joined some elite company in UCLA's John Wooden after tying the Wizard of Westwood with his 10th NCAA Tournament title.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
April 07, 2015

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

Title tidbits: UConn looks for its 10th, Notre Dame its 2nd

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) UConn's Geno Auriemma could win his 10th championship and tie the record by former UCLA men's coach Jon Wooden with a win Tuesday night over Notre Dame. That's only one of the stories that could unfold in the women's basketball national championship game. Here are a few others: --- MS. OUTSTANDING: Breanna Stewart is already one of five players to earn most outstanding...
Via AP on Fox
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Auriemma, Huskies seek chance for 3-peat after routing Maryland

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies now stand one win away from a third straight championship and matching another vaunted milestone. Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and Morgan Tuck added 24 to lead UConn to an 81-58 win over Maryland on Sunday night in the Final Four. UConn will face a familiar foe stands for the title Tuesday night, Notre Dame -- a rematch...
Via AP on Fox
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Familiar faces, star players, veteran coaches in Final Four

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Geno Auriemma said he was excited to watch the Kentucky men's team play Saturday night. The Hall of Fame coach and his UConn Huskies surely noticed how surprisingly and quickly the Wildcats' perfect season ended short of their ultimate goal - a national championship. The Huskies will try for a better fate. UConn is an overwhelming favorite to win a third straight...
Via AP on Fox
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Geno Auriemma Caused An Internet Explosion. Let’s Deal With The Light, Not The Heat

When a fuel-containing object explodes, a burst of light and a wave of heat emerge from it. Such was the case on an otherwise-dull Wednesday afternoon. It was an afternoon bereft of a major sporting event in this down period before the Final Four, The Masters, the start of the Major League Baseball season, and the not-too-far-away NBA and NHL playoffs. On a busy newsday, a strong...
Via The Student Section
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Geno Auriemma Caused An Internet Explosion. Let’s Deal With The Light, Not The Heat

When a fuel-containing object explodes, a burst of light and a wave of heat emerge from it. Such was the case on an otherwise-dull Wednesday afternoon. It was an afternoon bereft of a major sporting event in this down period before the Final Four, The Masters, the start of the Major League Baseball season, and the not-too-far-away NBA and NHL playoffs. On a busy newsday, a strong...
Via Bloguin Best
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Geno Auriemma: Men’s College Basketball Is A ‘Joke,’ ‘Behind The Times’

Geno Auriemma is one of the most successful women’s college basketball coaches of all time, so it’s safe to say he’d have little trouble finding a job in men’s hoops. Judging by recent comments, though, it appears he’s definitely not interested. The University of Connecticut head coach, who has his squad in the Final Four for the 16th time, was...
Via NESN.com
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn women obliterate Texas by 51 points, advance to Elite Eight

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Geno Auriemma reached another milestone in record fashion. The Hall of Famer became the second coach to achieve 100 victories in the NCAA Tournament as his UConn Huskies pulled off a record rout of Texas, 105-54, on Saturday in the Sweet 16. Auriemma joined Pat Summitt, who finished with 112 victories in her career, as the only two coaches in men's or women's basketball...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Geno Auriemma Talks About 22 Straight Sweet 16 Appearances

Here’s an interesting stat for you. There is not one UConn women’s basketball player that was born the last time they didn’t make it to the Sweet 16. On March 17, 1993, the UConn Huskies were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament by the Louisville Cardinals in the first round. On March 30, 1993, senior Kiah Stokes was born. For good measure, senior Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis was...
Via Sox and Dawgs
March 27, 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

Video: C. Vivian Stringer & Geno Auriemma on UConn’s Practice Facility

With the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and UConn Huskies no longer in the same conference, this was the first time that Rutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer was able to see the Werth Family UConn Basketball Champions Center. While she wasn’t able to see the entire inside, she did offer her assessment of the building. UConn head coach Geno Auriemma also offered his thoughts as well....
Via Sox and Dawgs
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Geno Auriemma, C. Vivian Stringer Share Favorite Memories Coaching Against Each Other

UConn Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma and Rutgers Scarlet Knights head coach C. Vivian Stringer have faced off against each other countless times as coaches. It dates back to when Stringer was at Iowa. So you know the pair would have plenty of stories and favorite memories to share. After UConn beat St. Francis Brooklyn in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament on Saturday...
Via Sox and Dawgs
March 23, 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

Video: Good Start To NCAA Tourney For UConn’s Nurse, Williams

UConn Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma, Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Kia Nurse talk about the play of the freshman in their first NCAA Tournament game. UConn beat St. Francis Brooklyn 89-33. The post Video: Good Start To NCAA Tourney For UConn’s Nurse, Williams appeared first on Sox and Dawgs.
Via Sox and Dawgs
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Love or hate them, Auriemma and UConn women dominate sport

Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies have turned women's college basketball into their own showcase. Over the past two decades, the Hall of Fame coach and his players have been the face of the sport, winning nine championships and poised to make a run at a 10th title. They have given casual fans of the game a brand they can identify with, and along the way become the kind of villain...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Auriemma: Huskies no lock to 3-peat as women's champions

Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are such heavy favorites to win another women's national title that they've already been penciled in as the inevitable champs. So it seems all they need to do is just roll out the ball to hoist the trophy. Don't count the Hall of Fame coach among those who believe the top-seeded Huskies are a lock to three-peat. ''The fact that everybody thinks...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Geno Auriemma on Breanna Stewart’s Play in the Postseason

The UConn women’s basketball team begins defense of its American Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament title from last season on Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. And if there is one thing that UConn Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma can count on, it is the fact that junior Breanna Stewart will become a totally different player, in a good way of...
Via Sox and Dawgs
March 07, 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

UConn routs South Carolina in 1-2 showdown

Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies will have to wait a week before they officially move back into the No. 1 spot in the poll.
Via WholeHogSports
February 10, 2015

Auriemma benches 2 stars, No. 2 UConn women beat Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Coach Geno Auriemma didn't like the way No. 2 Connecticut opened the game against Memphis, so he sent a message - sitting his two best players the bulk of the game. The benching of Brianna Stewart and Morgan Tuck left it up to the Huskies reserves, and they eventually ran away from the Tigers 80-34 on Saturday afternoon. Saniya Chong awakened UConn from a lackluster...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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