Latest Geno Auriemma News

Connecticut's Tyrese Martin (4) shoots over DePaul's Romeo Weems during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Unexpected win has UConn fans downing hot sauce for charity

Jan. 13, 2021 4:57 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn fan Bryan Jackson says he thought his taste buds were safe when he joked last week on Twitter that he'd drink a spoonful of hot sauce if his Huskies came from behind to beat Marquette. After all, it was already the second half, UConn was down by 18 points and its best player,...

Connecticut's Tyrese Martin (4) shoots over DePaul's Romeo Weems during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Unexpected win has UConn fans downing hot sauce for charity

Jan. 13, 2021 2:58 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn fan Bryan Jackson says he thought his taste buds were safe when he joked last week on Twitter that he'd drink a spoonful of hot sauce if his Huskies came from behind to beat Marquette. After all, it was already the second half, UConn was down by 18 points and its best player,...

Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma shouts from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Providence at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Storrs, Conn. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

Lack of marquee games to make NCAA tourney selection harder

Jan. 13, 2021 11:24 AM EST

Geno Auriemma is used to having marquee nonconference matchups to test his UConn Huskies during the regular season. That hasn't happened this season, as the Huskies haven't played a ranked team outside the Big East Conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. UConn had games scheduled early on against No. 2...

Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey looks on before an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. Brey said he took the notion of acceptable coaching attire to a

Comfort over style for coaches is college basketball trend

Jan. 13, 2021 3:10 AM EST

Let's just say Gabriele D’Annunzio isn't on board with the new fashion trend for college basketball coaches. Coaches across the country have eschewed the traditional game day attire of coats, ties and dress slacks in favor of polos, quarter-zips and warmup pants. Notre Dame's Mike Brey went so far as to...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2007, file photo, former University of Connecticut head men's basketball coach Dee Rowe, left, waves to the crowd after he was presented with a plaque by UConn director of athletics Jeff Hathaway at a ceremony honoring former UConn basketball players and coaches at halftime of an NCAA college basketball game against Syracuse in Storrs, Conn. Rowe, who served for more than five decades as an ambassador for the school’s athletic department and as a mentor for coaches including Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma, died on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021.  He was 91. (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)

Former UConn basketball coach Dee Rowe dies at 91

Jan. 10, 2021 6:21 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Former UConn basketball coach Donald “Dee” Rowe, who served for more than five decades as an ambassador for the school's athletic department and as a mentor for coaches including Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma, died on Sunday at his home in Storrs. He was 91. Rowe was...

Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma shouts from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Providence at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Storrs, Conn. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

UConn beats Providence 87-50 as Auriemma reaches milestone

Jan. 9, 2021 4:45 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn has been able to play only seven games this season because of pandemic-related schedule changes, and that has put career milestones in perspective for coach Geno Auriemma. Freshman Paige Bueckers scored 23 points and No. 3 UConn overcame a sluggish start to rout Providence 87-50...

Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma talks to his team during a timeout in the first half against DePaul in an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Storrs, Conn. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

Auriemma has better perspective as he approaches Summitt

Jan. 8, 2021 10:06 AM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Geno Auriemma, in the middle of his own Hall-of-Fame career, famously incurred the wrath of Tennessee fans 18 years ago when he jokingly referred to Pat Summitt's women's program as the “Evil Empire.” But after 11 national titles at UConn and on the verge of tying Summitt...

A Liverpool fans with a Jurgen Klopp protective face mask applauds before the start of an English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday Dec. 27, 2020. (Stu Forster/Pool via AP)

The Latest: Oaklawn Park to allow limited attendance

Jan. 6, 2021 3:10 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Oaklawn Park in Arkansas plans to allow limited fans during its winter-spring horse racing meet that runs Jan. 22-May 1. Grandstand general admission won’t be allowed initially. Entry to the grandstand will be for guests...

Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey is shown during the second half of an NCAA women's college basketball game against South Florida Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. No. 6 Baylor canceled its much-anticipated home game Thursday night against No. 3 UConn after Lady Bears coach Kim Mulkey tested positive for COVID-19. “I immediately self-quarantined and did not re-join the team when our staff and players came back from our holiday break on December 28,

Mulkey positive for COVID-19, UConn-Baylor women's game off

Jan. 5, 2021 5:05 PM EST

No. 6 Baylor canceled its anticipated home game Thursday night against No. 3 UConn after Lady Bears coach Kim Mulkey tested positive for COVID-19. Baylor said it began restricting team activities after Mulkey tested positive on Monday, the same day she had been planning to rejoin the team. The 58-year-old Mulkey...

Connecticut guard Paige Bueckers (5) shoots over DePaul guard Dee Bekelja (23) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Storrs, Conn. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

Nelson-Ododa leads No. 4 UConn over No. 18 DePaul, 75-52

Dec. 29, 2020 10:15 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — No. 4 UConn used a stifling defense and a dominant inside game to pass its first test of the season against a ranked opponent. Olivia Nelson-Ododa had 16 points and 14 rebounds Tuesday night to lead the Huskies to a 75-52 win over No. 18 DePaul. Freshman Paige Bueckers added 18 points...