| Feb 14, 2015
| 5:23 PM
STORRS — National champions are people, too. Geno Auriemma knows the players on his nine title-winning teams naturally love to feel special. And what helps make them feel really nice is thinking their former coach believes they were the best and...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 6:10 PM
STORRS — Twenty years ago, Geno Auriemma spent Valentine's Day preparing for a game two days later at Pittsburgh, fresh off a win at Seton Hall that improved his talented team's record to 21-0.
The game at Pitt would come exactly one month after...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 3:36 PM
After her playing career at UConn ended following the 1991-92 season, the one after the Huskies' first Final Four appearance, Meghan Culmo (then Meghan Pattyson) wasn't quite ready to head back to Doylestown, Pa.
There was more she wanted to do in...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 5:10 PM
If USA Basketball had its way, Geno Auriemma's reign as coach of its senior national team would mirror that of Pius IX. His sovereignty as pope of the Catholic Church in the 19th century lasted 31 years, the longest of any pontiff in history.
| Feb 9, 2015
| 8:25 PM
STORRS – You may have heard pressure can make footballs do crazy things, some predictable, some not, depending on how you handle them.
Well, the same goes double for college basketball players. Coaches can pump them up or deflate them, depending...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 8:30 PM
STORRS, Conn. — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 23 points and Breanna Stewart added 22 to help No. 2 UConn beat top-ranked South Carolina 87-62 on Monday night.
Moriah Jefferson had 16 points for the Huskies (23-1), who improved to 17-3 in...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 6:55 AM
Every game is a learning experience, for those who play and those who watch. Here's what we learned after the UConn women's 80-34 win over Memphis at FedEx Forum on Saturday:
1. Don’t mess with the plan: Geno Auriemma was not happy that UConn...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 7:02 PM
MEMPHIS — As often is the case with Geno Auriemma, life and baseball meshed again last November when the Chicago Cubs hired Joe Maddon as manager.
It wasn't long after the Cubs made the move that Auriemma's buddy from DePaul, Doug Bruno, called...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 2:35 PM
It did not surprise Jamelle Elliott to hear that Geno Auriemma, her former coach and boss, would get his first chance to win his 900th game against Cincinnati, the team she has coached for six seasons.
"The best part of playing a part in what...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 7:53 PM
HARTFORD — In this humdrum world of American Athletic Conference basketball, there are few nights when the anticipation of history not only moves to center stage but moves the audience excited about its arrival.
Say what you will about UConn's...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 3:10 PM
Now back in Moscow, busier than ever, Svetlana Abrosimova remains a social media maven. She checks in with the world as often as time allows.
So it did not surprise her to learn that Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, the precocious three-point shooter from...