About 30 years ago REO Speedwagon had a song called “Time for Me to Fly” and it appears that my time to fly has come. As I explained to Ian with my work schedule expected to get busier as the football season progresses I just do not see myself having enough time to commit to […]
There’s nowhere to go but up for the Connecticut Huskies football program, as head coach Bob Diaco went 2-10 overall a season ago in his first year as head coach, winning only one game in the conference as well while getting acclimated to a strong AAC. The rebuilding of the program was made a little […]
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. […]
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 […]
UConn Huskies women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma, his top lieutenant in Chris Dailey and UConn football coach Bob Diaco all took some time on Wednesday to play in a celebrity mini golf tournament at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, CT. […]
First-year head coach Bob Diaco got a taste of life in the newly-formed AAC conference while trying to rebuild the University of Connecticut football program. The Huskies tied for last place in the division with SMU, going 2-10 overall and 1-7 in the conference. But they can hang their hats on having competed with one […]
Any writer worth their [insert metaphor here: salt, poop, ascot, whatever] writes their introduction after they’re finished with the body of their piece. This column ended up being long. The topic is whether we should hate the Devil Rays more than the Yankees, and that’s enough of a description to let you feel the tenor […]
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 […]
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:
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.