Joe D’Ambrosio

Lasan Kromah and Amida Brimah against South Florida, Feb. 12, 2013. (Bob Stowell/UConn)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK February 27th

THURSDAY, FEB 28 FROM TAMPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT- For 27 minutes last night, it looked like the UConn Huskies were headed for their most disastrous loss of the season. They trailed South Florida, a team that [...]

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–02/27/2014

From left: Ryan Boatright, Omar Calhoun, Shabazz Napier vs. Houston, Jan. 30, 2014. (Courtesy Bob Stowell/UConn)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK February 9th, 2014

Late night in Orlando after UConn got back on track with a 75-55 win at Central Florida. It was an interesting night to be sure at CFE Arena on the UCF campus.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–02/09/2014

DeAndre Daniels vs. Harvard, Jan. 8, 2013. (Stephen Slade/UConn)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK February 7th 2014

The age old phrase “Defense wins championships” was never more evident that last night at Fifth Third Arena where AAC leader Cincinnati turned up the defensive intensity in the last 22 minutes to edge UConn 63-58.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–02/07/2014

From left: Ryan Boatright, Omar Calhoun, Shabazz Napier vs. Houston, Jan. 30, 2014. (Courtesy Bob Stowell/UConn)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK January 31st

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31: Trying to figure out sports is sometimes impossible. On New Years Eve, without 2 injured starers, Houston shocked UConn 77-74 in the AAC opener. Then last night, with those two starters back [...]

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–01/31/2014

Kentan Facey vs. Temple, Jan. 21, 2014. (Bob Stowell/UConn)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK – January 26th

SUNDAY, JAN 26- What do the hammer and the nail. the Yankees and Red Sox , pre 2004, and UConn and Rutgers in men’s basketball have in common. All are rivalries that aren’t rivalries because [...]

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–01/26/2014

Amida Brimah vs. UCF, Jan. 11, 2014. (Courtesy Bob Stowell/UConn)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK January 19, 2014

SUNDAY JAN 19- 90 seconds into the second half, Gampel Pavilion might have been as loud as it has been in its 24 year history. Shabazz Napier had drained a three to tie UConn and [...]

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–01/19/2014

Shabazz Napier vs. Temple, Jan. 21, 2014. (Bob Stowell/UConn)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK January 18, 2014

SATURDAY 1-18- Game day with the Cardinals is here. UConn and Louisville for the last time (for now) as conference rivals at what I can guarantee will be an ramped up Gampel Pavilion.Any game with [...]

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–01/18/2014

Ryan Boatright vs. Maine, Dec. 6, 2013. (Courtesy Bob Stowell/UConn)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK January 1, 2014

1-1-14, DALLAS: Calendar year 2013 got off to a rough start for the UConn Men’s basketball team but it was nothing compared to the way it ended. 364 days after the heartbreaking overtime loss at [...]

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–01/01/2014

Kevin Ollie (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK 12/31/2013

DEC 31,2013- HOUSTON- And so it begins. Not another new year, not for 13 hours at least. But the UConn men’s basketball teams journey into the unknown, that being the American Athletic Conference. It is [...]

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–12/31/2013

Bob Diaco (Courtesy Bob Stowell/UConn)

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK 12/13/2013

FRIDAY- THE DAY AFTER: Once upon a time, in a world far, far away, head coaches were hired, told the assembled media what there plans were for the future and that was that. Now, in [...]

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–12/13/2013




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