Taurasi working like a dog, and loving every minute
STORRS, Conn. -- There's a scene in "A Hard Day's Night'' where the Beatles are preparing to rehearse and they're teasing Ringo, who's being all fussy about anyone else touching his drums. John starts into, "If I Fell,'' and the rest join in while the stage crew is scampering about setting things up, not paying any attention to them.
The 2003-04 season officially opens Saturday when teams around the country hold their first practices. Games tip off Nov. 14 (Preseason WNIT). Until then, we have you covered. While ESPN.com's women's college basketball preview won't launch until Nov. 3, our "State of the Game" fills you in on which team we expect to top the women's and men's preseason polls, and who the front-runners are for the national player of the year awards. Click on the links below to find out more:
It all started in the mid-1980s, when two new coaches made their way to Storrs, Conn.
It's a phenomenon like no other when the following of UConn men's and women's basketball gets together each winter.
Geno Auriemma and Jim Calhoun will never be best friends. But they have learned to appreciate each other and joined forces for a good cause.
"We got Diana and you don't" summed up last season rather succinctly. Can UConn beat out the competition and ride Geno Auriemma's motto to New Orleans?
UConn's scholarly Emeka Okafor just might pick up a Wooden Award on his way to the White House.
|“||If you go around getting mad at every little thing that happens, you're in for a long season that's going to be horrible. If you make it fun, if you make it light and not like a 'job' -- well, that's how I try to go all the time. On the court and off. I'm going to enjoy every day, be positive. ”|
|— UConn's Diana Taurasi|