Exhibition a trip down memory lane for Auriemma

By Carl Adamec

Geno Auriemma’s players and coaching staff made their way onto the floor at the Pepsi Center in Denver with their UConn gear on as the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team held its public workout the day prior to taking on Notre Dame in the 2012 NCAA Final Four semifinals.

But Auriemma decided to have his Throwback Thursday moment two days late as he came out wearing a West Chester University Golden Rams t-shirt. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the school in political science in 1981.
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AAC newcomers in familiar surroundings

By Carl Adamec

NEW YORK — The University of Tulsa women’s basketball team is one of the three newcomers to the American Athletic Conference yet coach Matilda Mossman felt right at home.

“I look at all the teams and the only teams that we haven’t played in the last two years are UConn, Temple, Cincinnati, and South Florida,” Mossman said Thursday at AAC media day at the New York Athletic Club. “Those will be the four new teams for us and adding them ups the competitive level in the league.

“And I’m excited to be in the same league as Connecticut. Obviously, they’ve done great work over the years and to be in the same conference as the defending national champions automatically gets us exposure. We relish the opportunity to be in a conference with them and be part of that atmosphere.”
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UConn’s Chong earning early rave reviews

By Carl Adamec

The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team has the 2014 national Player of the Year in Breanna Stewart, a 2013 All-American in Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, and a 2014 finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award in Moriah Jefferson.

The Huskies also have a 2014 American Athletic Conference second-team pick in Kiah Stokes and four rookies that make up what many believe is the best freshman class in the country.

So who has been the best player in practice so far for the nation’s No. 1 team?
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UConn unanimous choice atop AP poll

By Carl Adamec

NEW YORK — The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team will start the 2014-15 season in a familiar spot in the Associated Press poll.

The two-time defending national champion Huskies were the unanimous selection as the No. 1 team by a nationwide media panel of 35 voters, the AP announced Thursday.
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UConn tops AAC coaches poll; Stewart, Nurse honored

By Carl Adamec

NEW YORK — The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team was perfect — 40-0 — last season. While the coaches in the American Athletic Conference weren’t quite as good when they made their preseason picks a year ago, their record was still strong.

The coaches got the top five regular season finishers in order — UConn, Louisville, South Florida, Rutgers, and SMU — correct. Preseason Player of the Year Breanna Stewart and preseason Freshman of the Year Tyler Scaife of Rutgers also went on to win those awards in the postseason.

How will they do for an encore?
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