UConn Huskies, Syracuse OrangeFor the UConn Huskies women’s basketball fans, you may remember back to Saturday when Syracuse’s Nicole Michael tried to trip Geno Auriemma after the game. If you haven’t seen it, here’s the video:


Well the Big East has issued this statement:

Following discussion and review with both Syracuse Director of Athletics Daryl Gross as well as Connecticut Director of Athletics Jeff Hathaway, Big East Conference Commissioner Michael Tranghese has determined that there will be no action taken by the Conference office following the post-game hand shaking incident that occurred after this weekend’s women’s basketball game between Syracuse and Connecticut . “

Having been assured by both Connecticut Athletic Director Jeff Hathaway and Syracuse Athletic Director Daryl Gross that there will be no reoccurrence of the events following the Connecticut and Syracuse game — and that both are committed to our principles of sportsmanship — the Big East Conference has determined that there is no need for any formal Conference action.”

“Daryl and Jeff have also assured me that Geno and Nicole are prepared to move forward and to conclude the season without further incidents.”

Well Geno may have been wrong in yelling at one of the opposing players but he was doing what he always does in protecting his players and I can’t say I blame him at all. What Michael did was very immature and she’s very lucky in my opinion not to have been suspended.