Latest Geno Auriemma News

Hall of Fame coach C. Vivian Stringer retires after 50 years

Apr. 30, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

C. Vivian Stringer has been a trailblazer, serving as a role model to many Black coaches and players throughout her 50-year career. The Hall of Fame coach announced her retirement on Saturday. She finished with 1,055 wins — fourth all-time among Division I women's...

UConn adds transfer Lou Lopez Sénéchal from Fairfield

Apr. 23, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Lou Lopez Sénéchal , the player of the year in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference , is transferring from Fairfield to UConn, the Huskies announced Saturday. The 6-foot-1 forward, who is scheduled to graduate this spring from Fairfield with a degree in...

NCAA Women's Tournament TV rights could have different look

Apr. 07, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

In the weeks before the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, the big focus was on improving the experience for players, including expanding the “March Madness” branding to the event for the first time. Broadcast rights and the millions of dollars attached to them will soon...

South Carolina's Dawn Staley becomes force on, off the court

Apr. 07, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

Dawn Staley swore over and over again during her playing days she would never become a coach. Everyone seemingly could see it in her future, everyone but her. As an elite point guard during her playing career she was always coaching. Reluctantly, Staley eventually...

Staley, Auriemma could meet next year for another title

Apr. 04, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dawn Staley and Geno Auriemma hugged at midcourt after South Carolina ended UConn's undefeated run in NCAA championship games. It was the first time the coaches had met on women basketball's biggest stage and may not be the last with so many talented players...

Bueckers can't do it all as UConn comes up short for title

Apr. 03, 2022 23:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — At the tail end of the third quarter, Paige Bueckers picked up her first personal foul and plopped down on Connecticut's bench for her only break of the night — a whole 53 seconds of game time. The Huskies had to lean on their sophomore star as hard as they...

Staley leads South Carolina over UConn for second NCAA title

Apr. 03, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dawn Staley hoisted the championship trophy high, strutted around the court and stopped for a brief victory dance. She handed over the hardware to South Carolina's student band, then headed back to midcourt for more merriment. The Gamecocks hit all the right...

Staley pushes prospect pipeline in aim to diversify coaching

Apr. 03, 2022 02:15 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Geno Auriemma has 17 years and 10 national titles on Dawn Staley, as Connecticut and South Carolina enter the NCAA championship game. Auriemma, over his 37 seasons guiding the Huskies, has redefined the standards for success in the sport with his staggering 11-0...

South Carolina and UConn meet for women's hoops championship

Apr. 02, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's one of the most remarkable records in sports. Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are 11-0 in NCAA championship games. The Huskies will look to continue that run when they face South Carolina for the women's basketball title on Sunday night. ...

Staley better player or coach? Good question, she says

Apr. 02, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dawn Staley is already in the Hall of Fame as a feisty, fiery point guard. She one day might make it there too, for her coaching career. So, Staley was asked Saturday, if she was a better player or coach. “That's a good question,” said South...