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  • Test your Orlando sports knowledge: How many teams can you name?

    Test your Orlando sports knowledge:  How many teams can you name?
      With the return of the Orlando Solar Bears this week -- taking to the ice here Saturday for the first time in 11 years -- it's a good time to look back at some of the many professional teams that once called Orlando home. Central Florida isn't just...
  • FRESHMAN CLASS: UConn Restocking The Shelves With 3 Impressive Newcomers

    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...
  • BY THE NUMBERS: A Few That Show The Caliber Of Basketball UConn Women Play

    Sometimes by chance, sometimes by design, but always because they keep score, basketball creates numbers that set records, start trends and stimulate conversation. As the UConn women prepare for the 2012-13 season, here are a few that two decades of...
  • Moore Scores 41 In Record 89th Straight Win

    Moore Scores 41 In Record 89th Straight Win
    Perhaps it's true that only a scant percentage of the world cares about women's basketball. Maybe even less than that — or so we've heard from the dissenting crowd insulted by the long assault on a legendary men's coach and his team's iconic winning...
  • About John Altavilla

    John Altavilla was reincarnated as UConn women's basketball beat writer by The Courant before the 2007-08 season. He originally spent three seasons on the beat in the late 1990s, presiding over nothing more consequential than one trip to the Elite Elite...
  • Maya Moore: Top Of The Charts

    Maya Moore leads or is in the top five of many significant UConn program records even before she plays the first game of her senior season. Among them: Points (career) Tina Charles: 2,346 Nykesha Sales: 2,178 Kerry Bascom: 2,177 Moore: 2,168 Diana...
  • Baby Steps: Five Women's Freshmen Who Made A Difference

    Baby Steps: Five Women's Freshmen Who Made A Difference
    Five players who showed up in Storrs and made an impact on the UConn women's basketball team as freshmen: Maya Moore (2007-08) Started 30 games in 2007-08 and averaged 17.8 points and 7.6 rebounds to become the first freshman in Big East history, men or...
  • Hurley, Classic Keep On Giving

    Doc Hurley is a classic and so is his basketball tournament, in its 34th year. This year's version, Wednesday through Saturday at Weaver High School, has 28 high school teams playing 14 games. The event started in 1975, a single college game between...
  • Bio: Hall Of Fame Coach Geno Auriemma

    It hardly seems possible UConn could have realized what was in store in 1985 when it hired an Italian immigrant, just 31 years old, with a college coaching resume just five-years thick, to lead its women's basketball team into the 1990s. Geno Auriemma?...
  • Dwight Howard to participate in Basketball without Borders Africa again

     
    Dwight Howard will participate in the NBA's and FIBA's Basketball without Borders Africa program once again -- this time in Dakar, Senegal, from Aug. 5-8....
  • UConn Women's Big East Awards

    Big East Player of the Year Maya Moore 2009 Maya Moore 2008 Diana Taurasi - 2004, 2003 Sue Bird 2002 Shea Ralph 2000 Svetlana Abrosimova 1999 Nykesha Sales 1998 Kara Wolters 1997 Jennifer Rizzotti 1996 Rebecca Lobo 1995, 1994 Kerry Bascom 1991,...
  • UConn Women's First Team All-Americans

    Renee Montgomery - 2009, 2008 Maya Moore - 2009, 2008 Diana Taurasi - 2004, 2003, 2002 Sue Bird - 2002 Swin Cash - 2002 Svetlana Abrosimova - 2001, 2000, 1999 Shea Ralph - 2000 Nykesha Sales - 1998, 1997 Kara Wolters - 1997, 1996 Jennifer...