| Feb 13, 2015
| 4:50 PM
NEW YORK — Pau Gasol sat in a chair behind a table surrounded by people holding microphones, cameras and recorders. Questions were shouted to him in English and Spanish, demanding instantaneous eloquence.
In some regards, Friday could have been...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 6:06 PM
NEW YORK — Kobe Bryant won't play in Sunday's All-Star game, his season already over because of a shoulder injury. Dwyane Wade will also skip it because of a sore hamstring. Carmelo Anthony is here, a reasonable expectation because the New York...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:11 PM
The NBA's best and brightest will gather at the Mecca of basketball this weekend. The All-Star Game and associated activities at the Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden create opportunities for NBA fans to take stock of the league.
| Jan 19, 2015
| 4:45 PM
STORRS – A few minutes after UConn completed its 92-50 win over South Florida at Gampel Pavilion, Geno Auriemma sidled up to the rookie analyst on ESPN2's telecast for a short postgame interview.
Sue Bird likely is the greatest point guard to play...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 3:07 PM
Swin Cash is not ready to stop playing basketball. She figures she has at least one more year, perhaps two, before she has accomplished all she needs in the sport that has helped enrich her life.
That doesn't mean she's running in place waiting for the...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 2:40 PM
From her new office at the University of Kentucky, Tamika Williams was able to see the Wildcats volleyball team practice this season. That must have been therapeutic for someone who as a girl in Ohio played softball and volleyball before picking up a...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 7:46 PM
UNCASVILLE — It was after one of the campus practices early in the season when Geno Auriemma's attention turned to Gabby Williams.
Auriemma has a record nine national championships. He also has a record nine million wisecracks, and he decided to...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Over the course of the season, The Courant will look back at the coaches and players who were a part of UConn's first national championship team 20 years ago (1994-95 season).
Jamelle Elliott's aspiration was to become an athletic administrator....
| Oct 19, 2014
| 8:52 AM
Here's a look at UConn center Natalie Butler, the transfer from Georgetown, who must sit out this season.
She's a very nice young woman, exactly the kind of person you would expect UConn to pursue.
This story will also run in The Courant on...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 5:25 PM
STORRS — If circumstances were different, Natalie Butler would be preparing for her sophomore season at Georgetown this week, fresh from her impactful debut as Big East freshman of the year, close to family that she cares so much about in Fairfax,...
| 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 ...