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April 7, 2009
From: Gonzalez, John The NCAA women's hoops championship is tonight. Normally, I wouldn't care (you can commence with the predictable Gonzomisogynist cracks now), but UConn coach Geno Auriemma said something interesting before the Huskies crushed Stanford and advanced to the final: "I know this is going to get played out the wrong way," said Auriemma, "But I'm going to say it anyway. And I know I'm going to get criticized for this. White kids are always looked upon as being soft.
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March 28, 2011 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The outspoken Geno Auriemma has received plenty of criticism for some of his comments. But the Connecticut women's coach, who grew up in Norristown, believes there is one place where his comments go unnoticed. "In Philly, they don't care," said Auriemma, whose top-seeded Huskies defeated fifth-seeded Georgetown, 68-63, in Sunday's Philadelphia Regional semifinal at the Liacouras Center. "Those guys on [WIP-AM] 610, they hope I get hit by a bus on Broad Street. They don't care about the fact that we are in here [in the Elite Eight.]
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January 21, 2000 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For Donato Auriemma, a Norristown factory worker who made cinder blocks and candy and never learned English, life's highs and lows took place behind closed doors. Whenever the Italian immigrant's eyes got moist - at weddings, funerals or on the night his son's basketball team won a national championship - he excused himself. Men worked. Earned. Disciplined. They did not cry. "My father," said Geno Auriemma, the University of Connecticut's women's basketball coach, "was in the bathroom for a lot of life's great moments.
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March 19, 2000 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There's a street hustler's savvy that clings to Geno Auriemma the way salt sticks to a really good South Philly pretzel. No ponytailed teenager is going to get the best of this wise-cracking, wavy-haired sharpie. So when the coach of the top-ranked Connecticut women's basketball team sensed that his players needed a challenge going into the patsy-laced early rounds of the NCAA tournament, he had something up his cuff-linked sleeve. Since winning their only national title in 1995, the Huskies have been eliminated in two regional finals, one regional semifinal, and a national semifinal.
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March 7, 2000 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
You can't blame Geno Auriemma. If he had to wait for a close game to do some serious coaching, there would be entire months when you might not be able to distinguish him from the Connecticut mascot. So even though his top-ranked Huskies beat Boston College by 25 points, or 79-54, in a Big East tournament semifinal last night, there was Auriemma stomping his foot angrily and wagging a finger in Swin Cash's face. UConn led by 14 points at the time. "We got on Swin pretty good at halftime," Auriemma said.
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January 9, 1995 | By Beth Onufrak, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Geno Auriemma and Patrick Knapp are at the top of their profession, and not too far from their roots in the Philadelphia Catholic League. Auriemma, a graduate of Bishop Kenrick, is in his 10th season as coach of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team. Knapp, a graduate of Bishop McDevitt, is in his ninth season as the head women's coach at Georgetown. They are among the four graduates of Catholic League high schools who are coaching Big East women's basketball teams.
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September 8, 2006 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They were mostly neighborhood guys whose basketball universe rarely left the city and its immediate suburbs because they saw no point to it. After all, this was Philly, and if you could succeed on the hardwood here, you could succeed anywhere. So why leave? Geno Auriemma was one of them, which is why his dream job at the time was to be head coach of a boys' team in the Catholic League, and maybe he could become another Speedy Morris or Bud Gardler or Billy Fox. "I thought that maybe down the road I could be like those guys and coach and teach in high school," Auriemma recalled this week in a telephone interview.
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March 8, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ashley Robinson, an Archbishop Wood graduate, scored 15 points and Natasha Cloud (Cardinal O'Hara) added 13, but No. 7 seed St. Joseph's lost to No. 2 seed Dayton, 80-61, in the Atlantic Ten tournament in Richmond, Va. Philadelphia University 74, Caldwell 71 - Mary Newell (Villa Joseph Marie) hit a three-pointer from just over midcourt with 0.9 seconds left to put the host Rams in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference tournament championship game against Holy Family at 4 p.m. Saturday.
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October 21, 2011
Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma dove into the conference realignment debate head-first by targeting the Notre Dame football program as a major cause of the Big East's suddenly tenuous existence. "In this whole thing, there is only one sure thing: Notre Dame doesn't play football in our league - and that's a bone of contention with a lot of us," Auriemma said. "That's the only thing you're sure of: They don't play in our league and they never want to play in our league, and for a lot of us that's a huge problem.
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April 9, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
TAMPA, Fla. - It's crazy how it all played out. One coach followed the other on the St. Joseph's women's basketball staff, each coming to Hawk Hill from jobs in the Philadelphia Catholic League, one going on to create the greatest dynasty their sport has ever seen, the other its current foil. The dynasty proved once again why it deserves the distinction. A little more history was waiting for the result inside Amalie Arena on Tuesday night, with Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma in line for his 10th NCAA title.
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April 8, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
TAMPA, Fla. - They all go to Connecticut now with the same thought: Get to the Final Four, play a couple of more games, cut down nets. When Breanna Stewart was a senior in high school, at Cicero North outside Syracuse, already committed to UConn, talking on the phone with her future coach, she used to up the ante, saying she wanted to win four NCAA titles. Who was Geno Auriemma to throw water on it? "Expecting to do it and then being good enough to do it and then paying the cost of what it takes to do it, those are all variables that you don't know going in," Auriemma said Monday afternoon at Amalie Arena, preparing to face Notre Dame on Tuesday with his 10th NCAA title on the line.
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April 3, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw, it was making the national tournament while playing for St. Joseph's. For South Carolina coach Dawn Staley, it was perfecting a difficult bank shot near 23d and Diamond Streets near her North Philadelphia home. For Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma, the Philly experience was a little murkier to recall. Regardless, three of the most accomplished people in women's college basketball history began their legendary basketball careers in the Philadelphia area.
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March 18, 2015 | By Mel Greenberg, For The Inquirer
Three Philadelphia-bred coaches have led their teams back to the top of the NCAA women's basketball tournament bracket for the second straight season. Geno Auriemma's two-time defending champion and No. 1 overall seeded Connecticut (32-1) was placed at the head of the Albany Regional in the 64-team draw, which was announced Monday night. Dawn Staley's South Carolina squad (30-2) heads up the Greensboro Regional and Muffet McGraw's Notre Dame team (31-2) leads the 16 teams in the Oklahoma City Regional.
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March 8, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ashley Robinson, an Archbishop Wood graduate, scored 15 points and Natasha Cloud (Cardinal O'Hara) added 13, but No. 7 seed St. Joseph's lost to No. 2 seed Dayton, 80-61, in the Atlantic Ten tournament in Richmond, Va. Philadelphia University 74, Caldwell 71 - Mary Newell (Villa Joseph Marie) hit a three-pointer from just over midcourt with 0.9 seconds left to put the host Rams in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference tournament championship game against Holy Family at 4 p.m. Saturday.
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February 11, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
STORRS, Conn. - It seemed like the rest of the state was closed. Morning anchors talked about how there was no place left to put any snow. Inside Gampel Pavilion? It was game on as soon as a charter arrived from South Carolina the day before and ESPN's truck showed up. Fans were told they could donate their tickets to students if they couldn't make it. Forget it. Whatever toboggan they needed to get here, they got here. It doesn't happen often, the chance for Geno Auriemma's Connecticut Huskies to even feign to be underdogs.
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December 8, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Dawn Staley doesn't wear her team's ranking on her face. Even as her South Carolina Gamecocks built a sustainable lead Thursday against Charlotte, the coach looked annoyed. Holding a stat sheet given to her at the previous timeout, Staley glanced at it, rolled it up, opened it for another glance, and rolled it up again. So what if she's coaching the top-ranked women's college basketball team in the country? Too many turnovers were staring her in the face. The most accomplished female athlete in Philadelphia history, the great point guard of her era, a three-time Olympic gold medalist and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer, now 44, remains on the search for higher ground.
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August 21, 2014 | BY MARCUS HAYES, Daily News Staff Writer hayesm@phillynews.com
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - As an 11-year-old, Mo'ne Davis already was dreaming of being on the cover of Sports Illustrated . Now 13, that dream has come true . . . sort of. She figured her nasty crossover dribble one day would get her on the SI cover, not her nasty fastball, which she used to shut out her last two Taney Little League opponents. Sure enough, though, it was the fastball that made her the first Little Leaguer to ever grace the cover of the nation's leading sports publication.
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April 10, 2014 | By Mel Greenberg, For The Inquirer
NASHVILLE - Still champion. Still unbeaten. And Connecticut's Hall of Fame coach Geno Auriemma is still the king of the women's basketball world. In the most anticipated matchup in women's college basketball history, featuring two unbeatens in the NCAA title game for the first time, the Huskies defeated longtime rival Notre Dame, 79-58, Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena to finish perfect at 40-0. The win boosted UConn to 9-0 in NCAA title games. It came just one night after the Connecticut men beat Kentucky for the NCAA title.
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April 9, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
LET'S BE HONEST, had these been the circumstances surrounding last night's men's NCAA championship, we would have touted it as the greatest college basketball matchup ever. The significance of the tonight's women's NCAA final is beyond comparison. This isn't just No. 1 Connecticut against No. 2 Notre Dame; it is two undefeated teams with a combined record of 76-0. The story lines are numerous, none bigger than the hostile relationship between UConn head coach Geno Auriemma and Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw.
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