UConn Women’s Basketball

In baseball terms “The Golden Sombrero” is used to describe the feat of a baseball player striking out 4 times in one game.  It’s quite a dubious distinction.  Horse Racing gave us the term “The Triple Crown” (and baseball has been borrowing that phrase for the last century as well).  Whether its horse racing or [...]


Samarie Walker’s Departure Leaves UConn with Seven-Woman Rotation

by Michael Daniels January 22, 2011

As Storrs students celebrated another e-mail from Jay Hickey cancelling morning classes, there was cause for concern among women’s basketball fans who picked up Friday morning’s Courant.  Samarie Walker, a 6’1’’ freshman forward, has decided to leave the program and transfer from the University of Connecticut.  She will most be missed for her rebounding abilities, having averaged [...]

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UConn News and Notes – Monday Edition

by Mike Grant November 8, 2010

What's up folks? Was off visiting the Commonwealth of Kentucky this weekend, hence the delay since my last update. So let's get caught up… My top two picks for Big East expansion had a good weekend.  UCF downed Houston Friday night, 40-33.  A nice road victory for the Knights, who remain unbeaten in C-USA play. [...]

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Don’t you just love a parade?

by Mark Wolfberg April 19, 2010

  The forecast was cloudy with the occasional shower, but just like every other opponent, Mother Nature was no match for the 2010 Women’s Basketball National Championship Connecticut Huskies.  The sun broke through as the parade began and peeked in and out of the thick clouds for the entire event. An enthusiastic crowd lined the [...]

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It’s All About the Defense

by Mark Wolfberg April 15, 2010

One of my favorite movies is Ground Hog day, starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell.  In case you haven’t seen it, Murray plays a TV newsman assigned to the Ground Hog day festivities in Punxsutawney, PA.  Murray is charming on camera, but a nasty, self centered person off camera.  Staying overnight due to a freak [...]

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