| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Mount Carmel (Ill.) graduate Tyra Buss, who broke the state career scoring record with 4,897 points last season, was named girls basketball player of the year by the National High School Coaches Association on Monday.
Buss is one of 20 student-...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Of all those who have played for Geno Auriemma and Chris Dailey since they came to UConn in 1985, it's unlikely any player connected with fans more assertively than Stefanie Dolson, the All-America center who graduated after last season's second...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 7:28 PM
BRIDGEPORT – By midweek, headquarters for USA Basketball's pursuit of another FIBA World Championship will shift to a somewhat more metropolitan locale than this blue-collar city by the banks of Long Island Sound.
From the lights of I-95 to the...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:18 PM
NEWARK, Del. – Geno Auriemma's second term as coach of USA Basketball's senior national team is filled with challenges, even for a guy who has made a career of meeting and surpassing them.
The winner of nine national champions at UConn since 1995...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 3:43 PM
STORRS — This time of year, Geno Auriemma's bags are always packed. It's recruiting season, when college basketball coaches hit the road to gauge the nation's gifted youth.
The only difference this autumn is where UConn's coach will be heading ...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Trying to relax in the players' lounge at Allstate Arena after another late June loss, Sky forward Elena Delle Donne's frustration was starting to show.
She has been battling debilitating headaches and exhaustion. The Sky have dropped eight of their...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
It's worth noting when a school building reaches 50 years of educating students, but it's a point of pride when many graduates go on to become famous athletes, performers or successful businesspeople.
A celebratory picnic after school on Friday paid...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Breanna Stewart is just the third sophomore to win the Associated Press player of the year award.
Stewart has played in two Final Fours and was most outstanding player both times. The last back-to-back winner was Tennessee's Candace Parker in 2007-08....
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:03 PM
He led his team to the Class 4A state championship, is a McDonald’s All-American and national player of the year, a Parade All-American and is ranked the No. 1 player in his class.
She was named Ms. Basketball of Illinois in 2013, is a Parade All-...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 1:46 PM
The camp worker asked Jahlil Okafor a few biographical questions for his introduction to the young children he would be speaking to Wednesday morning.
It was standard stuff, but the last one made the 6-foot-11 giant chuckle a slightly embarrassed...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 6:05 PM
The two national high school records Olivia Smoliga set at the girls state swimming meet in November were only three weeks old, but Smoliga wasn't an Illinois high school swimmer anymore.
She was at the Short Course World Swimming Championships in...