Seattle Storm forward and three-time national college player of the year Breanna Stewart said today on the Players’ Tribune that she was molested regularly by an older man when she was 9 years old.
The number of female coaches at women’s basketball programs has been decreasing in recent years, just as has been the case for women’s sports at large over the past several decades. While 63 percent of women’s basketball teams had female coaches in 2007-08, that figure has now fallen to 56 percent less than a decade…
In 2014, then-UConn women’s soccer freshman Noriana Radwan flipped off the ESPNU camera in a fit of excitement after the Huskies won their conference championship. I don’t think it reveals too much bias to say the act was, however shocking (not that shocking), effectively harmless.
UConn women’s college basketball coach Geno Auriemma took a moment today to talk about men’s college basketball. To be more specific, he thinks it’s a boring, backwards sport.
Old pal Emma Carmichael tells you everything you need to know about UConn's Breanna Stewart, whom Geno Auriemma calls "the first Durantesque player in the women's game." [SI]
UConn coach Kevin Ollie was pissed when the officiating crew missed a rather obvious foul by Louisville's Wayne Blackshear on Niels Giffey during Saturday's game. Even though Ollie's anger was justified, he was quickly hit with two technical fouls and ejected from the game.
The Associated Press last night put 18 photos from the Baylor-UConn women's basketball game in its image archive. One of them is the photo you see to the right (click to enlarge), which moved on the wire with the following explanation-free caption:
The state of Connecticut's highest paid employee announced his retirement on Wednesday: The press and other members of the college basketball world greeted Jim Calhoun's retirement from UCONN basketball (after 26 years and national championships in 1999, 2004 and 2011) with, mostly, a predictable whitewash of his…
Jim Calhoun's retirement from UConn is reportedly "imminent." Just in time for next year's NCAA tournament ban.
The NCAA needs to throw out a few numbers every once in a while to make it look like it's serious about the "student" half of the free labor it loves to describe as "student-athletes." For a while, the NCAA would publish graduation rates in accordance with financial aid-related legislation. Then the NCAA developed its…
"Does this look like the office of a fucking egomaniac?" He makes a sweeping gesture with his arm. A coach's office. Small, cluttered. Papers strewn across his desk, the papers inked with symbols in odd patterns, like ancient hieroglyphics, waiting for future generations to decode them. X's and O's, dotted lines,…
UConn operated with a certain air of jack-assery this season, and there's really no better example than how that season ended, as UConn stole the ball from Iowa State (which was just running out the clock in the accepted manner of sportsmanship) and Jeremy Lamb botched a windmill dunk. Your reigning champs will…
UConn's Roscoe Smith, famed for this ludicrously early buzzer-beater last season, let another ball go near the end—but not at the end—of the first half in the Huskies' 8-9 matchup against Iowa State in Louisville. It wasn't as ridiculous as his attempt against Texas, but it was close. [TBS]
After a game marked by ineptitude by both teams (especially in the waning moments of regulation) UConn guard Shabazz Napier shocked the home Villanova crowd with this extra-long-range game-winning three-pointer. The best part, of course, is that it gave us an "ONIONS!" from Bill Raftery. [ESPN]
Depression is a serious problem, but tying the fight against it to a Wednesday night football game involving two teams from the Big East probably isn't the most ideal marketing strategy. [via @PantherLair]
Robert G. Burton didn't want Paul Pasqualoni. He wanted Steve Addazio. As a result, he's taking his money and going home. Here's what he wrote to Connecticut AD Jeff Hathaway.
A major donor to the UConn football program wants his money back, all $3 million of it, because he didn't get enough say in hiring the new head coach. This is how your booster sausage is made, people.
Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.
This month's coverage of UConn's win streak, and the record the Huskies may or may not have set, presented a new — but refreshingly familiar — storyline for women's sports coverage.