| Apr 12, 2014
And so I walk. ... "Color me not convinced. Call me the Doubting Pitino if you want, but I'll carry this banner from the state Capitol to Gampel Pavilion if UConn wins the national championship."
Those are the 30 words that got me into trouble. Those...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:39 PM
NEW HAVEN — You think you know. You don't know.
You think you know who is a lock to win this title or that national championship. You don't.
And that was something for the geniuses to remember Friday when the microscope of expectations bore in...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:17 PM
STORRS — Louisville had the best team in the land within five points with five minutes remaining in the first half Sunday at a sold-out Gampel Pavilion. The subject of the UConn women playing short-handed brings no shortage of eye-rolling from...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 7:39 AM
DURHAM, N.C. — It is 180 miles from Cameron Indoor Stadium to Emerald Isle, N.C., where the Stewart family of Cicero, N.Y, vacations each October on the Carolina coast.
"I don't get to go anymore," Breanna Stewart said wistfully the other day....
| Dec 15, 2013
DELUSIONTOWN — After Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday that the state had been in touch with groups interested in bringing the NHL back to Connecticut, commissioner Gary Bettman is expected to announce Christmas Eve an expansion franchise will be...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:07 PM
STORRS — OK, first off, the all-important dancing star of the individual First Night introductions: I thought Amida Brimah might have edged Big Momma Stef, the bad Dancing Queen herself.
"Yeah, whatever," senior Stefanie Dolson said Friday. "Amida...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:53 PM
John Gallagher has a 4:30 a.m. wake-up call for his Hartford Hawks Tuesday in Fort Myers. He doesn't want another one at 7:10, another at 7:15 and yet another at 7:30 a.m.
"Nebraska, the other night, didn't let Florida Gulf Coast have one dunk in their...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:20 PM
STORRS — Her right elbow hit the court so hard and she screamed so loud that it sent chills up the UConn bench, down the Stanford bench and all the way to the top rows of Gampel Pavilion.
"Help me!" Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis screamed. "Help me!"
| Nov 17, 2013
| 4:07 PM
STORRS — He finished strong last season. He finished so strong that those last four games in which he averaged 21.3 points, nine rebounds and 3.3 blocks became a giant espresso in the narrative of DeAndre Daniels of Los Angeles.
He seemed to get...
| Dec 3, 2013
STORRS — Some kids want to be Michael Jordan when they grow up. Some kids want to be Larry Bird. Some kids want to be Magic Johnson.
Shabazz Napier? He wanted something even more magical than that.
"Growing up," Napier said after, whoops he...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 5:08 PM
STORRS — Between the UConn opener in November and the Olympic gold medal game in August 2016, Geno Auriemma might be favored to win every game he coaches.
With Breanna Stewart and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, UConn could, incredibly enough, run off...