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How Dare Geno Auriemma Call Mo'ne Davis To Congratulate Her!

September, 3, 2014
Sep 3

After her star turn at the Little League World Series, Mo’ne Davis received a phone call from UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma congratulating her on her success. Adorable, right?

Wrong. Apparently. According to the Hartford Courant, an unidentified rival school filed a complaint to the American Athletic Conference claiming the phone call constituted a recruiting violation.

Womp, womp. So that’s kind of a buzzkill.

Davis, who has repeatedly stated her dream is to one day play for the Huskies, is in the eighth grade and, per UConn, is not officially considered a prospective student-athlete until she reaches high school. Clearly the petitioning school disagrees, but it also sounds like it wouldn’t like puppies, butterflies or anything fun, so I’m not sure how seriously we should take its opinion on anything.

Obviously the people of the Internet had some thoughts on the matter.

What’s next? A college coach being reprimanded for giving a high-five to one of her kid’s third-grade soccer teammates? CALM DOWN, EVERYONE.

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North Carolina in driver's seat for dynasties

April, 10, 2013
Anson Dorrance and Mia Hamm
UNC Athletic Communications ArchivesMia Hamm led North Carolina to four of its NCAA womens' soccer championships.
Connecticut won its eighth women’s NCAA basketball title on Tuesday night to tie Tennessee for the most by a school. But the two dominant women’s basketball programs aren’t even close to matching the dynasty in women’s soccer. If you combine the trophies won by Tennessee and UConn (16), they still have a long way to go to match the 21 titles won by the North Carolina women’s soccer program. The Tar Heels, who are the reigning NCAA champions, once won nine straight from 1986 to 1994. The NCAA has been awarding championships in both sports since 1982.

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