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UConn seniors leave legacy with 4th consecutive national championship

Rebecca Harris | @MsRebeccaHarris

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — With eight minutes to go in the first quarter of Tuesday’s national championship game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, UConn’s Gabby Williams passed to Moriah Jefferson. Jefferson took a brief look at her coach. Huskies coach Geno Auriemma rolled his hands to signal that they needed […]

Syracuse women’s basketball falls behind early as UConn cruises to 4th straight title

By Frank Gogola | @FrankGogola

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – They sat in front of their lockers and spoke softly. Many hung their heads while others gazed straight ahead at nothing in particular. Their eyes were still red and watery.

Syracuse had just suffered one of its biggest losses of the season on a […]

Women’s Final Four: UConn, Auriemma one step from historic victory

By Rebecca Harris | @MsRebeccaHarris

Sports Capital Journalism Program

UConn has forgotten how to lose, at least according to Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman.

“We have a chance on Tuesday night to play against a dynasty and play against a team that really forgot how to lose,” said Hillman.

The Huskies’ seniors have only lost […]

UConn routs Oregon State, advances to fourth consecutive title game

By Rebecca Harris | @MsRebeccaHarris

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — Oregon State held UConn star senior Breanna Stewart to two points in the first half, a feat no other team has accomplished.

Yet it wasn’t enough to stop UConn’s dominance, as the Huskies’ 80-51 victory over the Beavers sent the Huskies (37-0) to their […]

ESPN staffers address gender equality in coaching opportunities

By Frank Gogola | @FrankGogola

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – ESPN basketball analyst Doris Burke played college basketball for two coaches: one female, one male. It didn’t matter what gender her coach was. She was more concerned if the coach had a plan that would help the team win and help her grow as […]