Dad was class of '43 and a track and soccer captain. Later he carried press credentials and wrote for the Waterbury Republican and the Torrington Register on UConn men's soccer and women's basketball. Long time season ticket-holders, Mom and Dad moved to the Silk Mill apartments in Manchester around 2000 to be closer to the campus to attend games. They flew around the country to final fours, followed the USA Basketball team to the Czech Republic at 88 and 90. In 2003 at 81 and 83 and at the last minute without tickets they flew standby to Atlanta for the championship game, carrying pillows prepared to sleep in the airport. In short, they were rabid fans. Mom knew the players far better than her grandchildren. They counted CD a friend and Geno an acquaintance. Both were kind to them. Mom is 96 now, still reads the Courant articles I print for her. I got her to a last game on tickets from CD just 3 years ago. So I picked it up from them. I remember Rebecca Lobo's play well and being surprised and fortunate to catch the '95 first national championship game in a beach bar in Zihuatanejo, MX.