Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

UConn

Unbeaten UConn women win No. 104 in a row against USF

in Sports/Top Headlines by

The USF women weren’t able to stop the Huns at the gate Monday night. Still, they played better. Six weeks after losing by an embarrassing 65 points to UConn, the Bulls came within 28 points of the rampaging Huskies, 96-68, who have now won 104 straight games. Napheesa Collier scord 39 points for the Huskies, who finished their regular season at 29-0. USF finished 22-7. They got 16 points from Adriana Pujol. After a while (say, 104 victories), it says…

Keep Reading

Is UCF’s Scott Frost the American Conference coach of the year?

in Sports/Top Headlines by

University of Central Florida coach Scott Frost took another step toward Coach of the Year in the American Conference Saturday afternoon. The Knights, one year off a 0-12 season, improved their record to 4-3 with a 24-16 victory over UConn. UConn moved to the UCF 31 late in the game, but the Knights stopped them on four downs to win. Frost has infused the Knights with new energy and new direction. For UCF, the challenge will be hanging onto him…

Keep Reading

Good as gold: U.S. women win 6th straight Olympic hoops title

in Sports/Top Headlines by

Geno Auriemma and Diana Taurasi shared a long, emotional embrace. Mission accomplished. The U.S. women’s basketball team won a sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal in dominant fashion, routing Spain 101-72 on Saturday. Taurasi and the Americans played nearly flawless basketball in Rio, and were never challenged. They have won 49 consecutive games in the Olympics with only one of those decided by single digits. With that kind of sustained success, no one wants to say this is the best women’s…

Keep Reading

Mitch Perry Report for 4.6.16 – Alan Grayson and the hedge funds

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders won big-time in Wisconsin Tuesday night, but you already knew that. Did you know that the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team won their fourth straight NCAA championship Tuesday night, or that the Golden State Warriors stunningly lost in O.T. in Oakland, requiring them to sweep their remaining four games of the season if they’re to break the Chicago Bulls 72-10 best regular season record? In the Florida political world, the biggest story by far…

Keep Reading

Tipping off: What to watch on third day of NCAA Tournament

in Sports/Top Headlines by

Here’s a quick look at what’s on tap in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, and an even quicker look back at Friday’s action: ___ WE MEET AGAIN Indiana and Kentucky haven’t met since 2012 because of a disagreement over where they should play. Leave it to the NCAA to fix that issue, even if the timing doesn’t feel quite right. The fifth-seeded Hoosiers (26-7) and fourth-seeded Wildcats (27-8) will play for the 57th time Saturday. It’s a matchup of border-state…

Keep Reading

Marshall relies on defense to beat UConn in St. Petersburg Bowl

in Sports/Top Headlines by

It was nice enough that Chase Litton got to come home. It was even nicer that he got to bring the Marshall defense along with him. Then he and his Marshall teammates shut down the UConn offense in Saturday’s St. Petersburg Bowl, winning a 16-10 victory over the Huskies. Litton, a graduate of nearby Wharton High School in Tampa, has had a fine true freshman season for the Thundering Herd. He threw four touchdown passes in his first game, and…

Keep Reading

Defenses expected to rule as Marshall plays UConn in St. Pete Bowl

in Sports/Top Headlines by

Don’t expect a lot of points when the Marshall Thundering Herd takes on UConn in the St. Petersburg Bowl on Saturday. Defense is the calling card of both teams, with UConn ranked 18th in the nation and Marshall tied for 32nd. The Thundering Herd enters the game 9-3, losing once in double overtime and once in triple overtime. UConn at one point lost five of six games and finished 6-6. The Huskies, in particular, will count on their defense to…

Keep Reading

Go to Top