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    Hawaii Honeymoon Advice

    Captain Andy was great. But when we visited in April, giant storms kept his boats in harbor or only able to do sunset cruises. I do like Kauai, but the traffic then (spring break) was brutal.
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    Hawaii Honeymoon Advice

    Ellison is doing wonders on the island. He completely re-modeled Manele and was in the middle of massive renovations on a second Four Seasons. He's doing wonders trying to return the island to its natural state, after pineapple cultivation left tons of black plastic embedded in the soil. He's...
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    Hawaii Honeymoon Advice

    One island that didn't seem to be mentioned in this thread was Lanai. We loved the Four Seasons there. There are various activities you can enjoy during your stay. Rent a jeep and drive around the island. Go on a sunset catamaran trip. Snorkel - lots of boats come over from Maui to do just...
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    Should UCONN's seniors be concerned?

    To phrase this a bit differently - Geno recruits bright young women and from everything I've read for years he never promises playing time. In fact, the seniors know well by now that if they don't perform per his expectations, they will sit - even in "big" games. So everyone - seniors to...
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    New UConn Assistant Coach Morgan Valley

    I recall her as a very bright player, but not especially athletic, which prompted this memorable line from Geno... "She can't jump higher than the Mansfield phone book."
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    Asst Coach Job Posting

    I'd be completely shocked if he doesn't have someone (or more than one person) in mind. The job posting is simply the need to adhere to state personnel requirements.
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    Evina -WNBA?

    Would love to have her return for her contributions to team chemistry. Finishing baseball spring training, you read about teams keeping players (at $millions) because they're good "clubhouse presences." Evina is just that - a perfect teammate. Buying presents for everyone out of her own...
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    Misuse of Paige

    Two thoughts - She's playing 40 minute a game and Geno is trying to conserve energy while at the same time pushing her to play more aggressive defense. She's the best shooter on the team, as well as the best playmaker. She'll play a more pure point guard next year with Azzi Fudd catching her...
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    Drummond to the Lakers

    Wish him well in LA. Beyond the UConn connection, he has been generous in supporting various causes in Middletown and I sincerely applaud him for that.
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    Akok: Does anyone have any true insight into why he was so buried on the bench recently?

    Spot on. He's not 100%, fans don't know how well he's been practicing, and I trust the coaching staff is looking out for him for both next year and later into wherever his career goes to put him at risk of another injury when he's not all the way back yet.
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    Jackson's Jumpshot Next Year...

    Raw or not, Jackson is simply not a natural shooter. I can't compare his court time to Sanogo, but Adama might be similarly termed "raw" and he has a wonderful touch. Andre can and should improve his shot by heaving thousands up each summer. More important, from my perspective, is that the...
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    Geno tests positive for COVID-19

    Hate to lose Geno, but bottom line: Most of the Boneyard could coach UConn in the 1-16 game and win. Chris will do fine until he returns. As long as he's asymptomatic, great. Coach Hurley - keep your mask in place!
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    UMass-Lowell Postgame Thread

    Way, way too early to write off Muhl. I think the transition from European ball to NCAAW is difficult - seems it took Makurat a while last year to become comfortable with college play. As mentioned above, she's probably holding back a bit on defense because she's gun-shy about officiating. I...
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    best beach in CT

    The two beach clubs in Old Lyme have beautiful beaches, but alas one needs to be a member or guest to use them.
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