How will the UConn men's basketball team do after or when Calhoun retires? (Sorry it's long)?
Wow man submit this to a local paper or website, because that was informative and well-written.
I think Connecticut MUST find a well-known coach with a good resume to come in (which they should be able to) and continue the program's excellence. The University won't let the program suffer because basketball is their main attraction with a great Women's team as well.
When Calhoun leaves, they should and we expect them to have a full-proof plan to make sure the program stays on or near the top.
once again, pleasure to read
edit: Agreeed!!, but Arizona got hosed, they lost their Coach and multiple players. They will bounce back hopefully because they are playing very strong with what they have.
Maryland, because of Gary Williams and Duke is a bigger name.
James Worthy was amazing, and Hansbrough wasn't even their best player this season.
If it's Men's basketbal, definitely Coach K. I don't like Calipari.
Syracuse is more fun to watch, and Uconn are constant favorites.
Davidson had one of the best Cinderella runs ever in.
Cleveland State over Wake Forest last year.
I guess I have to say Michigan State, too. They have been pretty average some years, but 4 Final Fours and a championship is impressive.
I think Sherron Collins and Aldrich are a great duo, I had them in the Final Four last year/
Big Ten because Buckeyes are my team. After that Pac 10.
Maya Moore is still their and they are unbelievably talented. It wouldn't surprise me.
No, no high school stars want to share the spotlight or stay for more than one year.
Charles Barkley. He was the All-Star MVP in 1991 and a two time gold medalist (92,96). In fact he lead the original Dream Team in scoring with 18 per game! He won the rebounding title in the 1986-87 season with a 14.6 average and is the shortest to do so. He has career averages of 22.1 points, 1.57 steals, 3.9 assists, 11.7 rebounds and shot 54 percent. There are only four players with at least 20,000 points 10,000 rebounds and 4000 assists and Barkley is there with players like Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Karl Malone. Thats some impressive company to be held in.
But Charles was more than stats because I never felt he was trying to get stats more than he was trying to win. He defended players like Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson because he wanted to guard the best. Wasn't all league defense but it was the challenge and that's missing in alot of today's players.
Some people will argue that Karl Malone was better and they could try and validate it with numbers and hardware but Barkley rarely came up short in the
clutch (Remember his game winning shot against David Robinson in the 1993 Western Conference Semifinals?) and he certainly had no John Stockton or consistent head coach like Jerry Sloan alongside him for a career. He left Philly because cheap owner Harold Katz wouldn't build a winner around him and by the time he reached Houston Hakeem and Drexler were set to retire.
While it would have been sweet for Barkley
to win a championship ring it doesn't diminish his accomplishments on the court.
He was a damn great basketball player! Congrats to him and all of the Hall of Fame inductees: Dominique Wilkins, Geno Auriemma, Sambro Gamba, Joe Dumars and David Gavitt.
Geno auriemma ever say he'd entertain the idea of coaching Kentucky men's basketball team?
Entertaining the idea of something is essentially meaningless. I would entertain the idea of marrying a supermodel, but it does not mean that I will ever have the opportunity.
He may have said it, but UK would have no interest in a former women's coach as its men's basketball coach, no matter how successful that coach was.
Re-write the paragraph and insert the necessary commas?
Indeed, who would have predicted ten years ago that women's basketball would become so wildly popular in Connecticut? Well, people who have watched the growth of women's basketball in southern states are not surprised. The enormous campus arenas at the state universities in Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia are filled to capacity for every home game. The coach for Tennessee's Lady Vols Pat Summitt has achieved nearly godlike stature in that state. A tall striking figure on- and off-court, Summitt commands respect wherever she goes. My youngest sister Ruth Ann who lives in Tennessee says, "you can't get near Pat Summit after a game. You'd think she was a rock star", she says. Although Geno Auriemma, Coach of the UConn women's team doesn't yet enjoy that kind of support, he is rapidly becoming a widely recognized figure. In Connecticut, we no longer say, "there is basketball in college sports and then there is women's".
Is UCONN womens basketball associate head coach, Chris Dailey single?
Since no mention of her being married in her bio below, there might be a good chance she may be gay:
Associate head coach Chris Dailey is in her 22nd season with the UConn basketball program. Dailey has been instrumental in teaming with head coach Geno Auriemma to build UConn into an unquestioned national power. She is the coordinator of Connecticut’s highly successful recruiting efforts.
Under her direction, Connecticut’s recruiting base spans the nation and the globe, with players joining the program from 27 different states, the District of Columbia and five foreign countries.
Arriving at Connecticut in the summer of 1985 along with Auriemma, Dailey served as primary assistant coach from 1985-88. In September of 1988, she was promoted to associate head coach.
In Auriemma's absence during the entire 1997 BIG EAST Conference Tournament from March 1-4 (due to the death of his father, Donato Auriemma), Dailey served as head coach, leading Connecticut to its fourth consecutive BIG EAST Tournament Championship. This marked the second time that a Dailey-directed UConn team earned the BIG EAST Tournament title. UConn's 1989 team won its first league tourney crown under her direction (while Auriemma served a suspension for a scheduling error).
Dailey earned her Masters Degree in Educational Administration in 1999 from UConn and was honored in 2005 with the Distinguished Alumna Award from the Neag School of Education Alumni Society. This award is the highest single honor given by the Neag School of Education and presented annually to the graduate that has had a significant impact on education, has a national reputation for their work, has been an inspiration to other professionals and has shown continued involvement with the Neag School of Education.
Dailey is a 1982 graduate of Rutgers with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education. She received her master's degree from Connecticut in educational administration. A native of New Brunswick, N.J., Dailey is no stranger to collegiate basketball success. She was a four-year forward (from 1978-82) for the nationally-ranked Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Dailey served as a team captain as a junior and senior, and, as a senior in 1981-82, she helped lead her Rutgers squad to the AIAW Division I National Championship, as the Scarlet Knights defeated Texas 83-77. During her four years at Rutgers, the team compiled a record of 108-23 (.824).
Prior to Connecticut, Dailey served as the Cornell assistant basketball coach (1982-83) before returning to her alma mater as top assistant under head coach Theresa Grentz from 1983-85.
In 1992, Chris was inducted into the Rutgers University Lady Knight Hall of Fame as a member of the 1982 National Championship Team. During the 1995-96 academic year, she was one of eight alumnae of Rutgers' Douglass College featured in the college's national fund-raising campaign.
In the winter of 2002, Dailey was inducted into the prestigious New Jersey Sports Writers Association Hall of Fame alongside the likes of Bobby Valentine, Jorge Posada, Andre Tippitt and Carl Banks. She also was honored with the NJSWA “Distinguished Service to Basketball” award. In June of 2002, Dailey received the Clare Award from the Saint Franciscan Life Center which is given to a woman who exemplifies leadership, commitment to athletics and service to the community.
In addition to her coaching duties, Dailey is involved in a number of regional charitable efforts as an honorary chair and as a noted speaker. In the summer of 2000, Dailey was a recipient of the 2000 Girl Scouts Women of Merit Award, given to women who best exemplify the qualities of a girl scout. She served four years as honorary chair of the Connecticut chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Associations' annual "Walk-a-thon". In October 1997, she was named the Connecticut Trails Counsel 1997 Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts Association.
The last several years, Dailey has also been involved as the honorary chair to the following organizations: Food Allergy Network, March of Dimes-Women in Sports Celebration, Camp Courant and the Manchester Area Conference of Churches.
Dailey is a 1977 graduate of St. Peter’s High School, New Brunswick, N.J., where she earned All-State basketball honors and was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame. She resides in Ellington, Conn.
How do you decide which football (or any sports team) to be a fan of?
I live in Connecticut and I like college hockey. I live near Yale University and go to all their games, that's pretty much why I root for them. I also live near New York but hate the Yankees. We also have the University of Connecticut which I used to be a fan of, but can't stand anymore, just get sick of ignorant fans blaming every other factor for a loss, and not crediting the other teams, plus Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma, the basketball coaches are arrogant , and in Calhoun's case, corrupt. So living in an area can also make you dislike a team. In Yale's case, they had a horrible coach for years, but hired a new one a few years ago, and are one of the best teams in the country, which makes me like them even more.
Where can i find the shirts with geno auriemma's face that I've seen UConn students wearing?
Those are the shirts that they give to the kids who win the student ticket lottery, and purchase student season tickets. They're not for sale at the co-op (UConn store) and I haven't seen any for sale online. Sorry!
It just has to be second half between Uconn and Sanford when Tiffany Hayes passes the ball to Renee Montgomery. Renee is looking to run or pass but can't decide and holds on to the ball. She looks around and sees Hayes wide open but Renee ignores her anyway with the shot clock running down.
Geno Auriemma , a couple yards to the side, screams at Renee to pass the ball to Hayes and she relents. But Hayes is too far from the 3 point line - no matter, she drains the 3 anyway. Hayes quickly returns with the ball in transition but stops far short of the 3 point line and drains another ridiculous long distant 3. The arena erupts in jubilation. Tara VanDerveer immediately calls time out to stop the dismantling of the Cardinals but she can only briefly delay the inevitable. Sanford is in total disarray. Hayes jumps in the air in jubilation at earning the T.O. and cheerfully chest pumps her fellow team mate before landing.
what do you think about geno auriemmas rant about the Connecticut womens basketball teams 88th win?
If the duke men's basketball team switched with the conn. women's team, it would show that they are two different styles of ncaa basketball. All due respect to the women basketball, the are amazing, but women's basketball is just not as interesting.
I don't think Coach Summitt can coach very well in the NBA given that it is a player's league and she is going to have to give in a bit to the players' egos. I don't think egotistical NBA players will object to being coached by a woman, but as a college head coach, you are the boss and you are the biggest legend of them all if you have multiple titles there, etc. Some of the less egotistical teams or the younger teams may work better with Summitt because they don't have a clear big market franchise name yet, like Minnesota, or Memphis. A team like San Antonio could also work with Summitt because it is less egotistical. However, she still won't have the type of authority like she does at Tennessee with the Lady Vols.
I personally dont' think she make a bad men's college ball coach, but Summitt has said repeatedly that she isn't interested in doing this. She has been offered the men's job at Tennessee a couple times before and both times she has refused. Nevertheless, she and her program has more respect at Tennessee than Bruce Pearl and the men since they play on Pat Summitt Court, not Ernie Grunfeld/Bernard King Court.
The only women's basketball coach, not a female coach who I can think of that may make a good men's coach perhaps is Geno Auriemma of Connecticut, since he has said that he has not ruled it out, saying that he admits sometimes that he wants a new challenge. But even he too is a guy who demands that he is THE AUTHORITY from his players and NBA players don't like that. If there's any place Auriemma may coach for the men, it's either going to be UConn once Calhoun retires (I don't think he'll last much longer and Auriemma will definitely be offered the job there), or another good men's program in a major conference. He won't be in the NBA as a head coach, that's for sure.
No chance. Why would Pearl go from the SEC to Conference USA. Sure Memphis is at the top of its game, but Tennessee is one or two players away from making its FIRST Final Four in men's basketball. I don't think they ever made it that far even with Houston, Grunfeld, and King. Pearl also has no problem understanding that Tennessee will always be a women's basketball school, and is friends with Pat Summitt, but that doesn't mean the men can't be a powerhouse either, unlike Jim Calhoun who can't graciously accept that UConn will always be a women's basketball, meaning the women will have more significance than the men.
Besides, Memphis is a rival school too, and the Vols will not just let him go there.
I think Memphis already got a new coach anyways, right?
I saw this so maybe people do want Bruce Pearl to go there. Geno Auriemma also has been a potential candidate... I can see Auriemma coaching men's basketball at a major program, and Auriemma has stated that he would if the right opportunity came up, but I think he's banned from coaching any team in the state of Tennessee.
It depends on which school you go to and which school you're playing. You could make fun of the other school's academic prestige and say "safety school" (you probably used that already), like the way Michigan State is compared with the University of Michigan, James Madison is to William and Mary, etc, if this is a rival school in the same state and is not as academically prestigious as your school.
If this is men's basketball (I assume) and if your school is playing schools like Tennessee or UConn or LSU for example and if you're beating them badly, you could make a chant that the women's team could beat them. Women's basketball has a better reputation than men's basketball programs at Tennessee, UConn, and LSU nationally, and there are a number of other programs that could fall into this category too.
You could also go personal, if the info is publicly known, something Cameron Crazies at Duke like to do. A form of this tactic was done actually at one guy, Mike Auriemma, who is a freshman at St. Joe's, when he was in high school. Rival schools' fans would routinely say taunt him about his father, UConn women's coach Geno Auriemma's relationship with men's coach Jim Calhoun, which used to be very frosty during the late '90's through the Sue Bird/Diana Taurasi or the Ben Gordon/Emeka Okafor years in men's ball terms, though it is reported that the two are on better terms today and they now hold their Midnight Madness events together.
Not Hugh S. Greer who coached Uconn from 1946-1963, because he died in 1963. Probably was the best UConn coach until Geno Auriemma and Jim Calhoun showed up.
May be Fred Shabel who was the coach from 63-67
May be Burr Carlson 67-69
May be Donald "Dee" Rowe who was there from 69-77
No women's basketball until 1974 at UConn so those are your possibilities.
In the U.S.A what is the best University/ Collage for womans basketball?
Perennially the best schools have been Stanford University (coached by Tara VanDerVeer), The University of Connecticut (coached by Geno Auriemma), or The University of Tennessee (coached by all time wins and championships leader Pat Summitt), though recently Florida State University (coached by Sue Semrau) has been a very strong team.
Who were the coaches for the 2010 Team USA Women's Basketball Team?
Head Coach: Geno Auriemma, University of Connecticut
Assistant Coach: Doug Bruno, DePaul University
Assistant Coach: Jennifer Gillom, Los Angeles Sparks
Assistant Coach: Marynell Meadors, Atlanta Dream
Does anyone know what happened between Pat Summit (Ten) and Geno Auriemma(UConn)?
UConn sent the player on a tour of the ESPN campus and Summit reported it. It was deemed inappropriate because not all colleges have access to Geno's hook-up guy at ESPN. I think Geno will get a warning. It's really not that serious, but the kid they were recruiting is supposed to be one heck of a playmaker.
Geno Auriemma coaches womens basketball becasue he basically started the program. He built it up to what it is today and with out him, the women's basketball program would be no where. He has never switched because why would he? He has been so successful with his team so there is no point in leaving. If your doing good at something, you should stick with it, not just walk away.