Tag: UConn Women’s Basketball

Daily Noontime – March 15, 2011

Will the top NFL rookies actually boycott the Draft?

Happy Tuesday to everyone and welcome to yet another day in paradise. Alright, without further ado, less talking and more stories, so here are today’s news, headlines and always, video of the day!

Headlines:

* It seems that with the ongoing NFL lockout, the Players Association is warning the top college draft picks and future rookies to “boycott” the Draft in April.

* Mark your calendars for April 6, as the next “big date” in the NFL will feature an injunction hearing in Minnesota. This will be where the NFL PA will attempt to force the owners to not lock out the players for the upcoming season, but can they do it? We’ll see!

* The NBA referees have something to be proud about, they are suing a reporter for “defamation.”

* What a sad state of affairs, as the state of Ohio have officially driven out ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit.

* There was some good news for Pittsburgh Penguins fans, as Sidney Crosby was back on the ice on Monday, but his return remains uncertain.

* It is indeed official, the UConn Women’s basketball team earned a number one spot in the NCAA Division I March Madness tournament.

Games to Watch:

* New York at Indiana (NBA) – 7:00pm eastern

* Boston at Columbus (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern

* Washington at Montreal (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern

* San Jose at Dallas (NHL) – 8:30pm eastern

* Dallas at Portland (NBA) – 10:00pm eastern

Video of the Day:

When you beat the goalie… you should score… right?


A unique 80-game winning streak?

Not bad Geno, not bad at all.The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team has accomplished something rather special. They have won 80 games in a row, so shouldn’t we all just flat out say, “This is wonderful or unique?”

Don’t they deserve some recognition from America’s sports fans?

Winning against the Lady Bears of Baylor University on Tuesday wasn’t easy, especially since it looked like their special streak of 79 games was about to be snapped. Yet, the Huskies responded in the final few minutes and earned win number 80.

I can only imagine that once the buzzer rang to signal the end of the game, head coach Geno Auriemma must have taken the longest deep breath in his life. His team earned a much-needed “W” last night and who should they thank… possibly “Lady Luck.”

Not too many schools across the country have had the chance to boast about a certain record or even admit that their team is apart of a special moment in the college’s history.

Years from now, who will remember this special achievement of 80-games? Will we all remember a single player on the team? Will we all remember their game against Baylor?

Chances are we won’t be able to answer any of those questions, but being able to win 80-games in a row is special and needs to be cherished.

Daily Noontime – November 17, 2010

Welcome to Wednesday everyone and of course, hello, good day and yes, let’s kick off Wednesday with our Daily Noontime for November 17, 2010.

Headlines:

* The UConn Women’s basketball team survived an early scare on Tuesday, defeating the Baylor Bears, 65-64.

* This is a “no-brainer,” but Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay was the winner of the NL Cy Young Award.

* Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb and his agent don’t seem to pleased about his new contract.

* An 8-year old New York Jets fan was tackled by a “drunk” Cleveland Browns fan on Sunday after the game ended in overtime.

* The Atlanta Braves have officially acquired former Florida Marlin, Dan Uggla.

* Could the MLB be expanding the playoffs a little too soon? Would adding extra Wild-Card teams be a good decision?

* Are you ready to hear Charles Barkley call some of the March Madness tournament this year?

Games to Watch:

* Boston at New York Rangers (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern

* Florida at Atlanta (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern

* Washington at Boston (NBA) – 7:30pm eastern

* Dallas at New Orleans (NBA) – 8:00pm eastern

* San Jose at Colorado (NHL) – 9:00pm eastern

* Chicago at San Antonio (NBA) – 9:30pm eastern

Video of the Day:

Michael Jordan vs. Michael Jordan?