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The disappointment inside UConns locker room is palpable. Its 11:45 p.m. Friday night, and the Huskies are scattered about the room in various states of grief -- some with their heads hung low, others fighting back emotions as they answer questions about what went wrong in a game that felt winnable...
Follow along for live updates from Tampa, where the UConn women take on Notre Dame in the Final Four.
Looking into his players eyes during a third-quarter timeout, Geno Auriemma saw the fear starting to set in. The Huskies were trailing UCLA, which had just gone on a run thanks to multiple 3-pointers and tough defense. If they didnt make a change soon, they would miss out on their first Elite...
Follow along for live updates from Albany, where the UConn women take on UCLA in the Sweet 16.
With 28 hours before they were set to play Towson in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, seniors Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier were very candid about their mind-set going into the tournament. Being named the No. 2 seed was a shock, and the disrespect they felt was only going to act...
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Its not just a welcome, but a welcome back to Connecticut for the University of Hartford Hawks new womens basketball coach.Its a homecoming for Morgan Valley. Thursday morning, she was introduced as the ninth head womens basketball coach at the University of Hartford, marking an emotional return to Connecticut basketball for the former UConn Husky.You know when youre in the zone and feeling good on the court, thats how its felt, Valley said as she was introduced as the programs new coach on Thursday.Valley got into coaching right after graduating from UConn in 2004 and after 14 years as an assistant at six different schools, shes ready for this opportunity.You understand that theres different ways to do things, Valley said. Not just your way or the way you envision it and I think it just makes you a better coach.Shes also has a Hall of Famer and Connecticut legend in her corner.Most head coaches are great teammates, said UConn Womens Basketball head coach, Geno Auriemma, who came to her introduction Thursday. Theyre able to connect with everybody on the team and theyre able to see the big picture more than most people can and she was able to do that.Praise from one of the all-time greats, that Valley isnt taking for granted.Youre the best there is coach, Valley said, emotional at the podium. And if theres one thing you ever taught me, its that this game of basketball transitions to life.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
Yale Athletics hosted its 11th annual Mandi Schwartz Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive Thursday.Schwartz, a member of the Yale womens ice hockey team, passed away in 2011 after a long battle with cancer. She never found her perfect match but the Yale community is hoping with their help, others can.Yale football advisor Larry Ciotti said they are on schedule to sign up between 400 and 500 donors this year, which will be the largest drive in the country.Coupled with the match registry, this drive alone has helped save 58 lives since it started more than a decade ago.For more information, click here.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
Jason Day will be returning to Connecticut this summer to play in the Travelers Championship.The 12-time PGA tour winner is ranked 13 in the Official World Golf Ranking and this will be the third year in a row that Day has played in the Travelers Championship. It will be his fifth appearance overall.Other players who have committed to play at the Cromwell tournament this summer include Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Francesco Molinari, Bryson DeChambeau, Paul Casey, Tony Finau, 2012 Travelers Championship winner Marc Leishman, Patrick Reed and defending champion Bubba Watson.Jason has been one of the worlds best players for a number of years, and were excited to have him coming back to Connecticut, Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube said in a statement.The 2019 Travelers Championship will be held June 17 to 23 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell.Photo Credit: Getty Images
The 123rd Boston Marathon kicked off Monday, with many participants around the world flocking to the Hub for the iconic event.Photo Credit: Stew Milne/AP
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