| Feb 5, 2013
| 6:43 PM
When the Big East selected Marquette to play UConn twice this season, Golden Eagles coach Terri Mitchell tried to pour herself a glass half full.
This was a magnanimous gesture. An ordinary person, confronted by the possibilities, would have...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 8:33 PM
HARTFORD — Kelly Faris is as impervious to pain as she is to personal recognition. That was quite clear Sunday at the XL Center as UConn began play in its final Big East tournament, beating DePaul, 94-61.
Last Monday at Notre Dame, she pushed...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 10:21 PM
For the past three years a marathon chess match has gripped the Big East Conference, played with pieces colored blue and green.
Notre Dame and UConn, back and forth, check and checkmate. It's been marvelous to watch, better to talk about; the tornado of...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 8:37 PM
When the history of Big East women's basketball is written it will be in the form of a novella. Even after all these years, the story is niche reading.
But thankfully, the last chapter will be devoted to the last three years of conference life, the...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 7:27 PM
STORRS — A season of promise began with a pledge to the UConn women's fan base about how it might eventually play out.
Friday's preseason opener at Gampel Pavilion wasn't about the opponent. Indiana (Pa.) proved as competitive as some of the low-...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 4:56 PM
During the long recovery from her severe left ankle sprain in late August, UConn junior Bria Hartley could feel herself tickled at times by playful teammates and coaches.
The idea was to keep the mood light as Hartley recovered. She was stressed about...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 7:02 PM
After three leisurely days on the island, Geno Auriemma pulled up a little on the recreational reins before UConn played its Paradise Jam opener this week.
The fun and sun was cut back on Thursday so the team would be rested and ready for some run and...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 6:54 PM
— UConn fans have counted seven national championships and a dozen Final Four appearances since 1995.
Still, there have been times when coach Geno Auriemma hasn't been able to count to past seven looking for players capable of giving him what he...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 6:35 PM
The UConn women understand there's just one thing they can control, no matter how famous the program is or how willing their coach is to speak his mind about the state of the Big East.
And that is how they play, and how that performance may help enhance...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 5:03 PM
This was never really about the final score. If it was, UConn's 102-45 win over Hartford at Chase Family Arena would have diminished what the day really was about. And it didn't.
"I said before the game that I believed this would be a win-win...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 6:53 PM
Back home in snowy Connecticut on Saturday, a measuring stick had one connotation. Consult your local meteorologist for the specifics.
Out in California, where the nation's No. 1 team lived for the last six weeks, the only measuring stick No. 2 UConn...