UConn Braving The Storm – Like Everyone Else

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This weekend’s snowstorm is the not the first Geno Auriemma has had to deal with in his 28 coaching career at Connecticut. And it won’t be his last.

But amazingly, Auriemma said Friday that nasty weather has never caused his program to be late or miss a road game in his career.

“There was a time when Miami was still in the Big East that we [the team] had a lot of trouble getting out [of Connecticut],” Auriemma said. “I remember that we arrived in Florida at midnight on a Friday for a Saturday noon game. That’s the closest call I can remember.

“We played the game, it ended at 2 p.m., and we came right home by 7 or 8 that night. That’s the closest call I can remember.”

The Big East leaves the responsibility to getting to road games to those traveling, trusting they will do all they can to get where they must be.

DePaul, which plays at Gampel Pavilion on Sunday at 3:30 p.m., is planning to take a charter flight from Chicago early Saturday afternoon in hopes of arriving at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks before 4 p.m.

Since UConn was closed Friday due to the snow, the No. 3 Huskies were not able to practice. Auriemma said he hopes to have them work out Saturday.

“Our original plan for the week, which is standard when we have a Tuesday-Sunday game [as the Huskies did this week], is to play Tuesday, lift [strength training] on Wednesday, be off Thursday and practice Friday and Saturday.

“But we knew things would be closed [Friday] so we rounded everyone up for practice last night [Thursday] and took today off. We’ll practice Saturday, if we can get our support people to campus. I don’t foresee a problem with that. So far, this has only been a little inconvenience, nothing like some others will be going through [because of the storm.”

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6 thoughts on “UConn Braving The Storm – Like Everyone Else

    1. FREDDY UNKOOL

      FREDDY–IT ISN’T NICE MAKING THIS COMPARISON TO THOSE LESS FORTUNATE THAN ONESELF. NEXT THIS YOU’LL BE DOING IS ASKING ABOUT PROPERTY TAXES AND GASOLINE PRICES.
      WE”LL KEEP THOSE LOW COSTS TO OURSELES, OK??

      HOWEVER ALL THOSE IN KILLINGWORTH AND WATERTOWN–I TOLD YOU SO.!!! HAPPY SNOW BLOWING!!!

  1. Hip Hop Hood

    KML needs to go shovel snow to help her lose weight. She would be such a better player if she lost 50 pounds and looked like a normal woman.

    1. Sal and Irene

      10 pounds would do wonders. Stef lost about 10 if I recall correctly. Don’t throw numbers so easily. KML is doing great as she is. I would not like her looking like a little boy.

  2. billnaples

    HHH has already been taken to task for his insensitive and idiotic remarks. I can only hope that John will find a way to ban him from all commentary if he can not maintain some degree of civility.

    1. Steve Gee

      Bill,
      This dolt to whom you’re referring, posts under many, many names. He cannot really be “banned”, because he’ll simply re-register under a different name.
      He thinks he’s being “clever”.

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