| Feb 10, 2013
| 4:23 PM
– DePaul flew halfway across the country Sunday morning – one day later than expected.
The team was picked up at Bradley International Airport by a bus for the drive to UConn – 30 minutes later than projected.
Then, the Blue Demons...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 3:39 PM
With 15 minutes, 34 seconds remaining in the first half Saturday at Rutgers, UConn coach Geno Auriemma extended his hook and reeled four starters back to the bench.
He was not happy. The Huskies were already trailing by six, on the way to their first...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 6:22 PM
HARTFORD — Since becoming Pittsburgh's coach in 2003, Agnus Berenato has driven the Big East women's basketball welcome wagon from town to town.
It is not unusual for her to begin postgame press conferences by thanking those in attendance for...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Before UConn could think about Monday and Notre Dame it had to focus on Saturday and South Florida.
And for the first 15 minutes at the Sun Dome, that required rubbing slumber from its eyes. The noon tipoff came less than 14 hours after the team's...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 7:35 PM
First, it was an aberration. Then it was a coincidence. By the end of last year it was definitely a trend.
Come Monday, it had become a legitimate annoyance.
Notre Dame's success against UConn had made its point. Losing five of six over the past three...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 3:22 PM
The first sign that normalcy had returned to UConn was tied in a Windsor knot around Geno Auriemma's neck.
It was a tie, the accessory strangely excluded from Auriemma's business attire during the Big East tournament. And Saturday's was a birthday tie;...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 7:47 PM
You figured Vanderbilt's hang time in Monday's NCAA Tournament second-round game would vastly surpass that of Idaho on Saturday.
To put it into geographic context, the Commodores, despite multiple injuries, seemed as distant from the Vandals as...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 3:19 PM
BRIDGEPORT — Saturday's Sweet 16 game was expected to be the Bridgeport Regional's restaging of a winter battle between Eastern foes, only this time along the cusp of Long Island Sound on a warm, spring day.
"We were talking about how physical the...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 8:33 PM
HARTFORD — Kelly Faris is as impervious to pain as she is to personal recognition. That was quite clear Sunday at the XL Center as UConn began play in its final Big East tournament, beating DePaul, 94-61.
Last Monday at Notre Dame, she pushed...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 8:37 PM
When the history of Big East women's basketball is written it will be in the form of a novella. Even after all these years, the story is niche reading.
But thankfully, the last chapter will be devoted to the last three years of conference life, the...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:01 AM
There is a small refrigerator in the women's basketball locker room at Gampel Pavilion that frequently needs to be replenished. Athletes tend to get thirsty after one of those famous Geno Auriemma practices.
And the job of restocking it falls to a...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:03 AM
— Should the Big East decide to reward a player's lust for life, UConn's junior center Stefanie Dolson is a lock to take home the trophy.
Of the dozens of game-changers who have passed through the Geno Auriemma era, few have possessed Dolson's...