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A Woman in the NBA?

Physicist Niels Bohr once said, “An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.” His words come to mind with the reaction to Mark Cuban’s comments about putting three-time All-American Brittney Griner on the Dallas Mavericks’ draft radar. UConn coach Geno Auriemma, the most […]

How Unity Creates Miracles

A few years back, a survey asked if we lived in a divided country. Fifty percent said yes, fifty percent said no. Not much takes place in this divided land without people taking sides and shouting at each other. Just take two big new stories, Jeremy Lin and Whitney Houston. The saga of Lin and […]

How to Make Today a Masterpiece

On a day like today, when Butler and UConn play for the national title, what would UCLA legend John Wooden say? Wooden, after all, won 10 of these games in a 12-year span, including seven in a row. He died in 2010, but coaches all over the world look to his words for help and […]

Happy Rodney Dangerfield Day!

Remember Rodney Dangerfield? He was the comedian whose trademark line was “I don’t get no respect.” Dangerfield’s line inspired the New York Mets to dedicate a game — their second game of the year — to him. The point was that the second game of the year doesn’t get any respect. It’s not like Opening […]

Being the Best

We just finished two weeks of watching athletes who fought to be the best. Now March Madness gives us another example. Tina Charles recently became UConn’s career leader in scoring and rebounds and stands as quite possibly the best player in the country entering the tournament season. “She told me when she came to Connecticut, […]

Sports’ Biggest Story

Through it all … the Olympics … the NBA All-Star Game … the Super Bowl … the biggest sports success story could well be coming from Storrs, Conn. That’s home to the UConn women’s basketball team, which extended its winning streak to 64 games yesterday with a victory over St.John’s. Who dominates like the Huskies […]

When It’s Not Fun Anymore

Elena Della Donne has found happiness on the basketball court again, and as a result, she has made thousands of Delaware basketball fans ecstatic. Della Donne, a prized recruit who walked away from basketball and briefly turned to volleyball, has regained her passion for hoops. She described the process recently in an interview with the […]

Guarding Against the Self

“The mark of the champion is to be everlastingly on the lookout against the self.” — Golfer Bobby Jones No matter how experienced you are as a coach or athlete, you face an enemy more powerful than any oponent. That enemy comes from within, in the form of the temptation to sit back and get […]

Deciding to Be Great

“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln  This year’s tournament season has already produced an instant classic. It will be hard for any game to top the UConn-Syracuse contest, which went six overtimes. But strip away the dramatics, and the game came down to one statistic […]