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Amazing 100th Straight Wins! How About UConn Women’s Basketball on the $100 Dollar Bill?

Posted on February 14, 2017

By Jacqueline Bennett   One hundred straight wins – how about putting the University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball team on the U.S. $100 dollar bill?   Admittedly, this suggestion comes from a proud University of Connecticut alumna. Nonetheless, it is an idea deserving of consideration.   After all, the amazing 100th victory run is simply the latest of years of remarkable accomplishments by strong, young women in the UConn basketball program. Last night, before a home crowd at packed Gampel Pavilon on the Storrs campus, top- ranked UConn delivered that 100th win milestone by defeating no. 6 South Carolina, 66-55.      A great article on the UConn website listed “100 Things To Know About the 100th Win.” Here’s a few interesting points…

UConn Women Too Good?

Posted on March 28, 2016

Geno Auriemma slams UConn critics: Nobody said Tiger Woods was ruining golf via @sbnation — newsandviewsjb (@newsandviewsjb) March 28, 2016     Commentary by Jacqueline Bennett   Back when I began my reporting career, there was a photographer at the newspaper who used to roll his eyes and sigh when he was assigned to cover “girls’ games”. He saw girls’ games as a snooze, not up to the level of competition as the boys and thus not necessarily worthy of coverage. However, Title IX was in place as was a more open-minded editor and the girls’ games got some ink.   Fast forward to the 2016 NCAA women’s national basketball tournament and a sports writer who announced he will not be covering…

Javier Colon, Jefferson Starship, Cutie Flutie, UConn Connection, Military Appreciation, Women’s Day – All Part of Travelers Championship

Posted on May 18, 2014

Write-Up & Photos By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb One of the premier sporting events in New England, The Travelers Championship returns to the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut from June 16-22. In addition to a “strong field of golfers” there will be a weeklong military appreciation, the 6th Annual Women’s Day, performances from Jefferson Starship and Little River Band and the ever popular Celebrity Pro-Am Day. “These acts, mixed with seeing golf from one of the strongest playing fields in the tour’s history will be a thrill for our fans,” Nathan Grube, Traveler’s Championship Director, was quoted as saying in a press release. Golfers will include reigning champ Ken Duke, two time Masters winner Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Joanas Blixt,…

Dual National Championship Parade for UConn Draws Hundreds of Thousands

Posted on April 14, 2014

Story & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb As far as the eye could see and beyond, fans lined the streets of downtown Hartford on April 13 for the 2014 Dual National Championship Parade honoring the University of Connecticut men’s and women’s basketball teams  – a repeat of ten years ago when the UConn men and women also brought home dual national NCAA basketball titles.   This time around the crowd was estimated to have been even larger – approaching 300,000. It certainly looked that way. Under sunny skies the celebration got underway at 4 p.m. outside the state Capitol. Scheduled for 45 minutes it went twice as long. Taking part were a number of  area high school marching bands, multiple fife & drum corps,…