Women’s sports bar, The 99ers, coming to Denver

In 1999, the U.S. women’s soccer team captivated sports fans across the globe when it won the World Cup and became the first team in the female league to do so on home soil. The championship title was a pivotal moment for women’s sports that inspired a generation of young girls, among them Miranda Spencer … Read more

Fans welcome UConn’s repeat champs back to the ‘Basketball Capital of the World’

UConn’s men’s basketball team returned Tuesday night to the campus the school has branded the “Basketball Capital of the World.” Fans lined the streets in Eastern Connecticut, cheering as the team’s buses passed by on the hourlong journey from Bradley International Airport to Gampel Pavilion. Several thousand fans waited inside the arena to hear from coach … Read more

UConn shuts down Purdue’s perimeter shooters in decisive NCAA title game win – Daily News

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. — UConn left Donovan Clingan on the loneliest island, stuck deep in the paint to wrestle massive Purdue center Zach Edey. Even when Edey bulled his way to shots at the rim, the Huskies refused to give their big man help, knowing the two-time national player of … Read more

UConn now best men’s program with March Madness 2024 title

Especially with the juxtaposition of the current turmoil at Kentucky, there is no question Connecticut has become one of the true defining blue bloods of men’s college basketball. A program that top recruits and transfer-portal players gravitate toward. A program where the head coach can mold them into winners. A program that has an unquestioned … Read more

Caitlin Clark’s boyfriend calls her ‘my GOAT’ after Iowa loss

Caitlin Clark’s boyfriend, Connor McCaffery, sent her a sweet message after the Iowa star point guard and the Hawkeyes came up short against the South Carolina Gamecocks in Sunday’s NCAA Women’s Tournament championship game. Taking to his Instagram Story, McCaffrey reposted a photo of Clark exiting the court for final time in her collegiate career … Read more

Caitlin Clark staring down championship-or-bust reality during March Madness

CLEVELAND — Forty more minutes. That’s all she was asking for. That’s all she wanted. Forty more minutes to carry all of Iowa on her back and lift it back to the NCAA game. Forty more minutes playing with these girls, for this coach, for this school. Forty last minutes for this last chance to stand … Read more

USC’s hire, has women’s college hoops arrived, and what’s the mood among Angels fans? – Daily News

Jim Alexander: We will get to the Women’s Final Four in a moment – and believe me, there’s a lot to get to, because the competition on the women’s side has been far more compelling than that on the men’s side. (Right now that competition seems like Connecticut’s coronation, though I won’t be surprised if … Read more

Paige Bueckers, UConn deny JuJu Watkins, USC a trip to the Final Four – Daily News

PORTLAND, Ore. — The miracle ended, here, with their agent of chaos away from the chaos. JuJu Watkins’ defensive instincts as a freshman, assistant coach Beth Burns said back in the good ol’ days of February and USC’s run through the Pac-12, were remarkable. Watching, defensively, like a cat. Sitting, and pouncing. Except here, in … Read more

Caitlin Clark makes more 3-point history against LSU in Elite Eight matchup

Caitlin Clark continues to etch her name into the history books. The Iowa senior hit the 538th three-pointer of her collegiate career in Monday’s Eight Eight matchup against LSU, making her the NCAA’s all-time Division I record-holder. Clark, who came into the game with 531 made 3s, made seven of her 14 attempts from deep … Read more

Nikola Jokic impressed by DJ Burns Jr.’s March Madness run with NC State

NC State’s DJ Burns Jr. has a fan in Nikola Jokic and it kept the former MVP from arriving at his postgame press conference on time. The Nuggets star praised the play of Burns when he met the media on Sunday after putting up 26 points, 18 rebounds and 16 assists in a 130-101 Nuggets … Read more