9:52 PM EDT, March 9, 2014
UNCASVILLE — There are days when the things UConn does better than just about everyone else in women's basketball conspire take the oxygen out of an opponent.
8:31 PM EST, March 8, 2014
UNCASVILLE — In about a month, UConn will have an answer for those who predicted months ago it would add a ninth national championship to the collection.
10:12 AM EST, March 4, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Why risk raising a callous thumbing through the record book for the chapter UConn had failed to update lately?
8:18 PM EST, March 1, 2014
STORRS — Senior days come and go, leaving a trail of tears, nostalgia and statistical minutiae in their wake. But they all have something else in common aside from emotional release.
11:52 PM EST, February 25, 2014
DALLAS — After coaching his 1,000th UConn game Saturday at Houston, Geno Auriemma warned his audience not to start planning the 2,000th celebration. And how could you blame him?
8:33 PM EST, February 22, 2014
HOUSTON — It began in November 1985 at Iona's tiny and dark gym in New Rochelle, N.Y., a game that UConn won, but one that few remember exactly how.
10:34 PM EST, February 19, 2014
HARTFORD — Through the years, the restaurants, the 999 games and eight national championships, Geno Auriemma has been unwavering about the value of individual statistics.
8:48 PM EST, February 16, 2014
TAMPA, Fla. — Not every game sparkles like a diamond, even for a program that knows how to shine. Some days, the other team on scholarship works tirelessly to smudge you. It happens.
7:48 PM EST, February 9, 2014
STORRS — No, this wasn't Notre Dame. Not even close. But that's probably because Louisville barely had time to marinate before realignment pulled it out of the brine, sending the Cardinals to the ACC next season.
9:31 AM EST, February 5, 2014
STORRS – If you look really hard it is possible to locate one soft spot in the defensive midsection of No. 1 UConn this season.
7:00 PM EST, February 1, 2014
CINCINNATI — When January turns to February, as it did Saturday, time tends to pass with great pace for college basketball teams preparing for March.
3:24 PM EST, January 28, 2014
PHILADELPHIA – Approximately six miles from where he was raised in Norristown, Geno Auriemma time traveled Tuesday to McGonigle Hall.
6:30 PM EST, January 26, 2014
HARTFORD — Although not obligatory, it seems appropriate that the top-ranked team in women's college basketball have a nickname to distinguish it in the Phi Slama Jama sense.
11:01 PM EST, January 22, 2014
HARTFORD — Perhaps it was too much to ask for. After all, UConn had just played two road games against ranked opponents that offered enough competition and suspense to at least get its heart rate up.
7:14 PM EST, January 19, 2014
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — After having a miserable first half at Baylor with four turnovers, Bria Hartley was reminded by Geno Auriemma she needed to do better. This was nothing new. And he did so in a way she would not forget.
10:38 PM EST, January 13, 2014
WACO, Texas — It was solid strategy when you think about it, borrowed from a popular tenet of athletic competition. And who knows, perhaps Baylor really thought that strategy was its best chance to beat No. 1 UConn.
5:49 PM EST, January 11, 2014
BRIDGEPORT — He may wear designer ties and have restaurants and a wine label, but in a very fundamental way, Geno Auriemma is a just another working man trying to make a living.
7:07 PM EST, January 4, 2014
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — There are times when UConn glides. But there are times when UConn grinds. Yes, the champ does have imperfections, and Saturday it was called for a 10-second backcourt violation in the first half that might lead the highlight reel.
7:43 PM EST, January 1, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — Over the course of the championship era, the UConn women have played in almost every nook and cranny of the continental United States.
8:32 PM EST, December 29, 2013
STORRS — There was a lot of emotion to process Sunday at Gampel Pavilion. Some good, some bad.
8:15 PM EST, December 22, 2013
NEW YORK — The weather Sunday was as quintessential California as you could hope for in New York on the final weekend before Christmas. Record-breaking warmth melted snow in a city brimming with revelers. Every street-corner Santa broke a sweat.
10:13 PM EST, December 17, 2013
DURHAM, N.C. – You figured time might be on Duke's side Tuesday. Maybe this would be the night the Blue Devils could put the past behind them and summon the resources to knock UConn off the mountaintop the Huskies have grazed upon for so long.
10:28 PM EST, December 5, 2013
HARTFORD — At some point prior to the conclusion of Thursday morning's shoot-around, UConn junior post Kiah Stokes took a step that didn't quite stick.
10:50 PM EST, December 1, 2013
SPRINGFIELD — Idle time is no friend to coaches, no matter how accustomed they've become to it or how successful they've handled it.
5:19 PM EST, November 25, 2013
UConn is destined to maintain its grip as the nation's No. 1 women's basketball program Monday after plowing through a field of three mid-majors last weekend at the Hall of Fame Classic, winning by an average of 53.7 points.
9:13 PM EST, November 24, 2013
HARTFORD — To be honest about it, there was nothing Hall of Fame-worthy about this weekend's Basketball Hall of Fame Women's Challenge involving the No. 1 UConn women.
8:59 PM EST, November 23, 2013
STORRS — After Friday's 58-point win over Boston University, there wasn't much anyone could say to add to what was plainly obvious.
11:56 PM EST, November 22, 2013
STORRS — It's probably been two decades since Geno Auriemma looked down his bench and felt the same vibe that Boston University's Kelly Greenburg was feeling Friday at the inaugural Hall of Fame Challenge.
11:11 PM EST, November 20, 2013
HARTFORD – Oregon came to town Wednesday bolstered by its breezy style. The Ducks were averaging 109.7 points a game, shooting three-pointers like Villanova on a sugar rush.
7:04 PM EST, November 17, 2013
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – After Friday night's win at Maryland, Geno Auriemma took a look at an impressive stat sheet and took friendly aim at a most unimpressive line item.
10:40 PM EST, November 15, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Friday's game at Maryland found UConn in a different state — in more than the obvious way.
11:21 PM EST, November 11, 2013
STORRS -- Most times, it happens just once a season. But for some strange reason, the sight of Stanford-UConn doesn't seem to generate the kind of national excitement it seemingly should.
7:26 PM EST, November 9, 2013
HARTFORD — The more time passes, the more branches sprout from the trunk of the big oak. And UConn's Geno Auriemma knows eventually one apple will fall with enough force that it can actually beat one of his teams.
11:20 PM EST, November 5, 2013
HARTFORD – Ah, the preseason in women's college basketball, a time when powerhouses prepare and opponents arrive wide-eyed and leave stunned but well-compensated financially.
11:48 PM EDT, November 1, 2013
— This first night of the UConn women's basketball season Friday differed greatly from First Night, the extended pep rally preceding it two weeks ago.