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End of the Road (For Now)

Somebody once told me good byes are permanent. They said you should say “see you later”. So this isn’t good bye, it’s see you later (maybe). If you hadn’t heard, I have decided to close up here at SOX & Dawgs. It’s been almost 10 years of doing this. I’ve made a lot of friends […]

Video: UConn Football Coach Bob Diaco On His Approach To Camp

Bob Diaco has had about 19 months in office since he took over the UConn football program. Tomorrow when the Huskies take the field, he will be overseeing his second preseason camp.

As a new head coach, he’s gradually learning the whole aspects of running a football program. It’s safe to say that he has a better understanding of how he wants to do things.

During the American Athletic Conference media day on Tuesday in Newport, RI, Diaco talked about he plans to approach camp this year.

Photos: 2015 Travelers Championship Pro-Am

Here is a photo gallery from the 2015 Travelers Championship Pro-Am featuring local and national celebrities and sports figures as well as members of the UConn Huskies coaching staff and administration at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT on Wednesday. […]

Photos: 2015 Travelers Championship Mini Golf Tournament

Blue Bloods star Bridget Moynahan along with local Connecticut media personalities and celebrities as well as members of the UConn Huskies coaching staffs were on hand on Wednesday to participate in the FML, CPAS Celebrity Mini Golf Tournament at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, CT. The FML, CPAs Celebrity Mini Golf Tournament raises awareness for […]

Photos: UConn Huskies On-Court 2015 National Championship Celebration

Here is a photo gallery from the UConn Huskies women’s basketball team celebrating their third straight and 10th overall NCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship after beating Notre Dame at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. To see full size picture or slide show, please click on image (mobile/tablet users: to scroll through photos, you can swipe […]

Video: There’s Nothing Else Like The Culture Around UConn Women’s Basketball

One of the perks of playing for the UConn women’s basketball team is the fact that there are so many great alumnae. But what makes it even more special is the fact that they come back to Storrs, CT to practice with the team or just hang around.

Sue Bird, Kalana Greene and Kelly Faris to name just a few have come back to practice. The likes of Rebecca Lobo, Kara Wolters, Meghan Pattyson, Swin Cash, etc, etc are around the program at different times. Some are around all the time, some at different points of the season.

All of those names are iconic in UConn women’s basketball lore. They were all a part of something special at UConn. They are sisters, a family. That’s what UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma and his consigliere Chris Dailey have established at UConn.

When you listen to them talk when they are together, it’s like none of them have left. I was able to listen to Swin Cash tell a story about Auriemma and CD while in Albany. And the way they all interacted, it was like they were never apart at all.

It’s not the nine National Championships that makes UConn women’s basketball special. Of course they help.

It’s the culture that’s built there. There’s nothing else like it.

Watch and/or listen below as members of the current UConn women’s basketball players talk about what it is like when the former players come back to practice:

Video: KML Has Survived Geno’s Prodding

If you’ve been around UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma, you know he can be quite witty or even sarcastic at times.

Whether it be yesterday when he made a joke about Kia Nurse knowing more about the Yukon then UConn as a kid or saying Breanna Stewart wasn’t the best player in the country during the Albany Regional, he does it because he cares.

The UConn women’s basketball coach does it to motivate his players or even shield his players.

The joke about Nurse was more so to get the spotlight off her. The Stewart quip was said to wake her up and get her going. It worked.

He even poked fun at Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis during the media festivities on Monday saying she was pretty good at playing fake defense.

Of course when Auriemma wasn’t around, KML got the last laugh in, for now at least.

Watch and/or listen as KML talks about Auriemma’s sarcasm and how she’s learned to give it back:

Video: UConn Women Talk About Facing Notre Dame

Ho hum, just another meaningful game where the UConn women’s basketball team and Notre Dame Fighting Irish are playing.

That’s what the casual fan is thinking. Sure it would have been nice if Maryland maybe played South Carolina for the title on Tuesday night or even South Carolina getting another chance at the UConn women’s basketball team.

The serious fan though knows that this game between UConn women’s basketball and Notre Dame is very good for the game. All eyes will be on this matchup. The casual fan will still tune in.

This is what is good for women’s basketball. Two great teams playing each other.

May the best team win (UConn).

Watch and/or listen below as members of the UConn women’s basketball team talked after Sunday night’s game against Maryland about facing Notre Dame for the title on Tuesday night.

Video: How Is Geno Auriemma Going For His 10th Title at UConn?

The answer to the question of the title of this post is quite simple. UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma gets the best players.

He also gets the best out of his players. There’s reasons beyond winning national championships that players want to play for the UConn women’s basketball coach.

The UConn women’s basketball coach makes them into the best player they can be. Now who doesn’t want that.

Watch and/or listen below as the UConn women’s basketball coach talked after the win over Maryland on Monday night as to why his team is playing for the 10th title in program history:

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