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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…