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News Links, 4/2/16

Men’s Hoops
Report: Rodney Purvis Latest UConn Player To Declare For the NBA, Courant

Women’s Hoops
More Honors For UConn’s Breanna Stewart: Husky Star Earns Senior CLASS Award, Courant
UConn can join a pair of 4-peat pioneers in women’s basketball, Register
UConn’s clout earns a Front Range salute, Denver Post (with quotes from coaches)
UConn women may be the greatest college basketball dynasty ever, Chicago Tribune
As history shows, UConn’s dominance not bad for sports, Miami Herald
Greeson: UConn’s dominance is beautiful to watch, Chattanooga Times Free Press
How Lubbock Christian’s bid for D-II perfection was sparked by UConn, ESPN

Football
Former UConn Players Join Current Team On Football Practice Field, Courant
UConn football trying to keep momentum going during spring practice, Channel 8

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News Links, 4/1/16

Men’s Hoops
UConn’s Alterique Gilbert shows off skills in McDonald’s All-American Game, Channel 8
Karl Hobbs Leaving UConn To Work For Steve Pikiell At Rutgers, Courant

Women’s Hoops
UConn’s Moriah Jefferson draws high praise for ability, leadership, Register
Mirror Image? Oregon State In Same Spot As Geno’s UConn Teams Of Early ’90s, Courant
At Gampel, UConn Women Get A Splendid Send-Off To Final Four, Courant
Jeff Jacobs: Think Geno Is A Rock? You Should Meet His Wife, Courant
Former UConn star Nykesha Sales has a great idea to spotlight women’s basketball, Fox Sports
Walk-ons walking on air for UConn women, AP article from the Portland Press Herald
Our experts give us their Final Four picks and X factors, ESPN
The NCAA Final Four Ranked by Academic Performance, Time
Sneak peek at No. 1 Connecticut, Oregon State’s next NCAA women’s tournament opponent, The Oregonian

The “Killing the Game” Controversy
UConn women should be respected, Daily Trojan
UConn too good? Quit the whining, beat ’em!, Walla-Walla Union Bulletin
Why the dominance of the U-Conn. women’s team should be embraced, Washington Post
Is UConn’s sustained dominance bad for women’s basketball?, The Guardian (UK)
MARCH’S 10 DUMBEST SPORTS STORIES, Sports On Earth

Football
Transfer Tre Bell Doesn’t Mind Sitting Out A Year, Courant

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News Links, 3/24/16

Men’s Hoops
Way too early predictions for 2016-17, Daily Campus

Women’s Hoops
UConn Isn’t The Only Storyline; Assessing The Women’s Bracket And Sweet 16, Courant
On The Fly: More Amazing Numbers For The UConn Women, Courant
Geno Auriemma Wins Pat Summitt Trophy As WBCA Coach Of Year, Courant
UConn’s Kia Nurse healing offensive woes with simplicity, Register
Seniors’ moment, JI
The Women’s Beat with Bob Joyce: Sweet 16 To Bridgeport, WTIC
Auriemma, players from UConn women’s basketball honored, Press
It’s The Breanna Stewart Era In College Basketball, FiveThirtyEight
Van Chancellor: UConn women the best, Jackson Clarion Ledger

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News Links, 3/23/16

Men’s Hoops
A look at the UConn Men’s Basketball Recruiting Class: 2016-17, Channel 8

Women’s Hoops
UConn Women’s Insider: Stewart, Jefferson, Tuck Bid Fond Farewell To Gampel, Courant
Sweet 16: Mississippi State At No. 1 UConn, Courant
UConn seniors go out in style in last game at Gampel Pavilion, Channel 8
Crystal Dangerfield studies UConn in NCAA Tournament, Daily News Journal
Geno Auriemma and UConn redefine domination, Philly.com
COLUMN: Mississippi State women face unstoppable UConn, Hattiesburg American

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News Links, 3/21/16

Men’s Hoops
A Few Tears, And Many Memories; This UConn Men’s Team Fought To Bitter End, Courant

Women’s Hoops
Late Start (9 P.M.) For Duquesne-UConn; Dukes Say They Won’t Be Intimidated, Courant
Geno Auriemma Talks Defense, Courant
Capsule: Duquesne At No. 1 UConn, Courant
Speed fueling UConn’s defense as Huskies prepare for Duquesne, Register
NCAA women’s basketball game day preview: UConn vs. Duquesne, Register
Women’s Basketball: UConn meets Duquense in the Round of 32, Daily Campus
Duquesne coach Burt says key is not to let UConn ‘dominate your soul’, Pitt Tribune Review
TIPPING OFF: UConn and Notre Dame cruise in NCAA openers, SI

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News Links, 3/20/16

Men’s Hoops
UConn’s Tournament Run Ends Against Talented Kansas Team, Courant
Notebook: UConn’s March Runs Pay Off In Recruiting, Courant
Kansas hands UConn first NCAA loss under Ollie, Register
UConn notebook: Omar Calhoun reflects on time with Huskies, Register
Men’s Basketball: UConn falls to No. 1 Kansas in Round of 32, Daily Campus

Women’s Hoops
UConn Routs Robert Morris For 70th In A Row; Duquesne Next, Courant
When It Comes To UConn, There’s No Simulation, Courant
UConn women crush Robert Morris in NCAA opener, Register
Women’s Basketball: Historic first quarter lifts UConn over Robert Morris, Daily Campus
No. 1 UConn dominates, No. 5 Miami upset, more from women’s Day 2, SI

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News Links, 3/19/16

Men’s Hoops
UConn Men Confident They Have A Good Chance Against Powerful Kansas, Courant
UConn Men 74, Colorado 67: Huskies Would Not Accept Failure; Other Things Learned, Courant
Photos: UConn Men Prepare for NCAA Game Against Kansas, Courant
Jeff Jacobs: Once Again The Underdog, UConn In A Role It Relishes, Courant
Jeff Jacobs: You Can Count On UConn When It’s All On The Line, Courant
UConn’s History Vs. College Basketball’s Elite; Kansas Has Not Lost To Huskies, Courant
Capsule: No. 9 UConn vs. No. 1 Kansas, Courant
UConn men look to unseat top-seeded Kansas, Register
Up next for UConn men: No. 1 seed Kansas, JI
Storylines galore in Des Moines as four bluebloods converge for second round, ESPN
Thursday in Des Moines was raucous; Three predictions for Saturday, Minnesota Star Tribune
Houston, Are You Ready For The Jayhawks?, KCUR (discussion of UConn)
KU, UConn are two basketball powers with different football problems, Kansas City Star
KU’s bigs on the challenge of facing 7-foot UConn center Amida Brimah, KU Sports.com

Women’s Hoops
Bridgeport Women’s Regional: Geno Has No Problem With Morning Tip For UConn Women, Courant
UConn Women’s Practice And Press Conference At NCAAs, Courant
Capsule: No. 16 Robert Morris Vs. No. 1 UConn, Courant
Regardless Of Score, Robert Morris Coach Sal Buscaglia Will Go Out A Winner, Courant
UConn role players key as NCAA starts with Robert Morris, Register
UConn’s Nurse, Robert Morris’ Mulrain, Smith played on same Canadian teams, Register
NCAA Women’s Game Day Preview: Robert Morris at UConn, Register
UConn women: All 3 seniors are in for 4, JI
Everybody outside of state rooting against UConn in women’s NCAA Tournament, Channel 8
These Are The Only 4 Teams With Any Chance Of Beating The UConn Women, FiveThirtyEight
Robert Morris embracing chance to play No. 1 UConn, News Times
Robert Morris women’s basketball sophomores make good on second chance at NCAA Tournament, News Times
Insider: Buscaglia’s farewell bittersweet for RMU players, News Times (Geno quotes)
At a glance: No. 16 Robert Morris vs. No. 1 UConn, News Times

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News Links, 3/18/16

Men’s Hoops
UConn Fights Back, Then Holds On; Huskies 22 Of 23 From Line; No. 1 Kansas Up Next, Courant
UConn Notebook: Kansas Presents A No. 1 Obstacle For Huskies, Courant
Home: NCAA Tournament: UConn vs. Colorado, Courant
Borges: Is it too early to think this UConn team resembles 2014?, Register
NCAA men’s notebook: Former football teammates Jalen Adams, Wayne Seldon to square off Saturday, Register
UConn shows split personality that could spark NCAA run, NY Post
UConn continues to shine on big stage in comeback win over Colorado, ESPN
NCAA Tournament 2016: Here’s why UConn is a legit threat to Kansas, CBS Sports
Power programs aspire to play for NCAA championships; UConn wins them, Kansas City Star
Day 1 in Des Moines, Minnesota Star Tribune
Yale upsets Baylor 79-75 to post 1st NCAA tournament win, Register

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News Links, 3/17/16

Men’s Hoops
UConn loose and ready for NCAA return against Colorado, Register
Hamilton Has His Confidence Back; UConn Hopes For Another Historic March, Courant
NCAA Tournament: No. 9 Seed UConn vs. No. 8 Colorado, Courant
Watchability Rankings: Thursday’s 16 NCAA tournament first-round games, USA Today
Round Of 64 Tale: #8 Colorado Vs. #9 UConn, CBS Denver
To advance, the CU Buffs must contain UConn’s guards, BSN Denver
Jeff Jacobs: There’s A Reason Everybody In Connecticut Cheers For Steve Pikiell, Courant

Women’s Hoops
Brennan: How UConn women became most unappreciated team in sports, USA Today
The UConn Women’s Team Reacted Just Like The Rest Of Us After Jalen Adams’ Miracle Shot, ESPNW

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News Links, 3/16/16

Men’s Hoops
UConn Men Have Not Been So Lucky As A No. 9 Seed … So Far, Courant
UConn Men’s Basketball Insider: 10 Things To Know About Colorado, Courant

Women’s Hoops
UConn’s Kia Nurse will see some familiar faces on Robert Morris, Register
Jeff Jacobs: Inspired By Adams’ Heave, Geno Readies UConn Women For Hand Of Fate, Courant
Mighty UConn looms over Robert Morris, Duquesne, Herald Standard
UConn women in a class unto themselves, Philly Daily News
Rossi: UConn’s world is a different galaxy, Pitt Tribune Review

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