NCAA allows unlimited snacks

John F. Silver

UConn point guard Shabazz Napier, a two-time national champion, has always been outspoken.

Napier always has a way of dramatizing his situation and speaks with such passion that the point he makes is hard to ignore.

So, it wasn’t a shock when Napier talked about going to bed hungry some nights while he was in college.

The reason? No money for snacks because he can’t hold a job, and access to dining halls was closed.

Extra late night snacks? Those were against NCAA rules.

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Huge recruiting weekend coming up for UConn

By Carl Adamec

The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team won the national championship a week ago.

Now the Huskies’ coaching staff is turning its attention to the players they feel can help them win more titles.

Four of top high school juniors in the country — De’Janae Boykin, Napheesa Collier, Haley Gorecki, and Katie Lou Samuelson — will be in Storrs this weekend for their official recruiting visits. A rule implemented by the NCAA for this school year allows juniors to take official visits starting April 1.
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Dolson, Hartley to team up with Mystics

By Carl Adamec

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Stefanie Dolson heard the cheers coming from Mohegan Sun Arena and knew something was going on with her University of Connecticut women’s basketball teammate Bria Hartley.

“I was in the hallway and I heard the uproar and I thought, ‘That had to be Bria,’ ” Dolson said. “The fact that we went right after each other means a lot. We came in together, won two national championships together, and now we’re going to the WNBA together.”

And on the same team no less.
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Source: AAC tournament back at Mohegan Sun

By Carl Adamec

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — The American Athletic Conference women’s basketball tournament will return to Mohegan Sun Arena in 2015, a source at the arena said Monday. A press conference is expected to be held later this week.

The AAC announced Monday that the men’s basketball tournament will move from Memphis to the XL Center in Hartford next year.

Hartley traded to Washington, joins Dolson

By Carl Adamec

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley were together for four years with the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team and they’ll start their WNBA careers together.

After the Washington Mystics selected Dolson with the sixth overall pick of Monday night’s WNBA Draft and Hartley was taken seventh overall by the Seattle Storm, the Mystics and Storm completed a trade that sent Hartley and Tihanna Hawkins to Washington for Crystal Langhorne.

Hartley drafted 7th overall by Seattle Storm

By Carl Adamec

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Bria Hartley grew up on Long Island watching Sue Bird do her magic with the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team and with the WNBA’s Seattle Storm.

Now Bird and Hartley will be teammates.

Hartley was taken with the seventh overall pick by Seattle in Monday night’s WNBA Draft at Mohegan Sun Arena.
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Dolson drafted 6th overall by Washington Mystics

By Carl Adamec

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Mike Thibault watched Stefanie Dolson play many times during his days with the Connecticut Sun.

The Washington Mystics coach and general manager will get to see more of her.

The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team’s two-time All-American was taken in the first round of Monday night’s WNBA Draft, sixth overall, by the Mystics.
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