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Husky Hysteria sweeps through Connecticut

It's a phenomenon like no other when the following of UConn men's and women's basketball gets together each winter.

Originally Published: October 17, 2003
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

He took a random video produced in Texas and turned it into one of the most successful children's franchises in history -- can you say Barney, the purple dinosaur? -- but in some ways Larry Rifkin's biggest discovery was the University of Connecticut women's basketball team.

"It's a tough call, really," said Rifkin, the senior programming executive at Connecticut Public Television. "Barney, of course, is a huge international thing. UConn's impact here on CPTV is actually far greater.

"Connecticut ...

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