Team USA to hold September camp

By Carl Adamec

About an hour after leading his University of Connecticut women’s basketball team to its ninth national championship on April 8, Geno Auriemma was asked about his next job.

Auriemma will guide the United States senior national team as it seeks a second straight gold medal at the FIBA world championships will be held in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey, Sept. 27-Oct. 5.
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2015 AAC tournament at Mohegan Sun Arena

By Carl Adamec

The American Athletic Conference made it official Thursday as commissioner Mike Aresco announced the 2015 AAC women’s basketball tournament will be held at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

“The American Athletic Conference and its member institutions are excited to return to a venue that demonstrated tremendous support for our women’s basketball tournament,” Aresco said in a statement. “Attendance was outstanding, the facility is first-rate, and the Mohegan Sun staff provided a great experience for our student-athletes, coaches and fans, who we know will enjoy a return visit next year.”
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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.