Even though UConn and Notre Dame are not scheduled to play next season – the Irish are joining the ACC – an ESPN executive said Saturday the network is trying to work something out between the programs for next season. UConn already has 31 games scheduled, one more than usual. A Notre Dame game would likely mean bumping or delaying a game against another non-conference opponent.
Lawson Says Not To Worry
ESPN’s Kara Lawson, who doubles as a guard for the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun, says she is not concerned about the problems already mounting for her team a month before training camp begins.
Veteran Asjha Jones, who played for the 2012 Olympic team, announced last week she would not play this season because of lingering injuries. And on Friday, it was learned that third-year forward Danielle McCray would miss the season with an Achilles tear suffered in Italy.
“Asjha’s banged up. I’ve been there before, too. I probably should have sat out the 2009 [WNBA] season,” Lawson said. “When your body can’t do what you need it to do, it’s a miserable place to be. So at least she can rest up and get better.
“But as long as Tina [Charles] and I are healthy, we will be all right.”