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Taking you between the lines and on the beat with The Hartford Courant's UConn Insiders

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Taking you between the lines and on the beat with The Hartford Courant's UConn Insiders

    UConn Insider Podcast: UConn superfan Marc D'Amelio

    UConn Insider Podcast: UConn superfan Marc D'Amelio

    Alexa Philippou and Shreyas Laddha have TikTok's very own Marc D'Amelio on the podcast to discuss UConn hoops. Marc is a 1991 UConn graduate and a huge fan of UConn athletics. He discusses how he became a fan(2:58), hosting a UConn watch party in L.A. for the St. John's game (29:20), and so much more.

    • 41 min
    UConn Insider Podcast: What's going on with the UConn women; re-visiting the '08-09 UConn men

    UConn Insider Podcast: What's going on with the UConn women; re-visiting the '08-09 UConn men

    On this week's episode of the podcast, Courant beat writers Alexa Philippou and Shreyas Laddha discuss the rocky last two weeks the UConn women have had, which included Paige Bueckers' injury and resulted in their first loss to an unranked team since 2012 (0:18). Alex Putterman joins in on the fun later to offer a history lesson on the '08-'09 UConn men's team that made it to the Final Four (21:25). Later, Shreyas and Alexa dissect what we've learned about the UConn men in their recent stretch without Tyrese Martin and Adama Sanogo (34:52).

    • 49 min
    UConn Insider Podcast, Ep. 183: Introducing Courant beat writer Shreyas Laddha, talking UConn hoops

    UConn Insider Podcast, Ep. 183: Introducing Courant beat writer Shreyas Laddha, talking UConn hoops

    Welcome back, Husky fans! The Hartford Courant's UConn women's basketball beat writer Alexa Philippou introduces to the pod the Courant's new UConn men's basketball beat writer, Shreyas Laddha. Shreyas discusses his background, how he almost got into basketball ops and what makes him excited to cover the Huskies (1:30).

    Then, Alexa and Shreyas break down some of their early impressions and areas of improvement for the 7-1 UConn men (12:12) and the 3-1 UConn women (25:04).

    Discussed topics include: Could Jordan Hawkins unlock the next level to this Huskies team? What impact will Tyrese Martin’s absence have? What more does Adama Sanogo need to show? What’s the state of the UConn women’s team’s depth? How should we view their loss to South Carolina? And much, much more.

    • 33 min
    UConn Insider Podcast, Episode 182: Summer updates on Azzi Fudd, Donovan Clingan & the Huskies

    UConn Insider Podcast, Episode 182: Summer updates on Azzi Fudd, Donovan Clingan & the Huskies

    Summer is here, and so are some updates on your UConn Huskies! The Courant's UConn basketball writers Shawn McFarland and Alexa Philippou dive deep on the offseason additions to the UConn women’s and men’s basketball teams, as well as latest Husky commit Donovan Clingan.

    • 51 min
    UConn Insider Podcast, Episode 181: Chicago Sky's Azurá Stevens

    UConn Insider Podcast, Episode 181: Chicago Sky's Azurá Stevens

    UConn women's basketball alum and current Chicago Sky forward/center Azurá Stevens joins the UConn Insider Podcast to check in ahead of her fourth season in the league. Stevens, whose standout 2020 season was cut short due to a knee injury, provides an offseason update from Phoenix where she was working with Sky assistant coach Olaf Lange (2:15), reflects back on the WNBA bubble experience (6:40), discusses joining the Sky and being reunited with former UConn teammate Gabby Williams (10:30) and shares her love for making TikToks (14:30).

    Stevens then delves into the Sky's social justice initiative from last season and the momentum the league has coming off its activism efforts from the Bradenton bubble last summer (18:00). Stevens finishes up by discussing what Chicago's addition of Candace Parker means for the Sky's championship goals and for her specifically, the food truck she started with her dad (31:00) and her lasting UConn ties and Husky pride (39:15).

    • 43 min
    UConn Insider Podcast, Episode 180: Wrapping up the UConn men's & women's seasons

    UConn Insider Podcast, Episode 180: Wrapping up the UConn men's & women's seasons

    The Courant's Shawn McFarland, Alexa Philippou and Dom Amore wrap up the UConn men's and women's basketball seasons and provide perspective on how we should assess their 2020-21 campaigns despite such disappointing endings.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

AdamGiardino ,

High-quality Insight

As someone who works in media covering UConn Athletics, I always make sure to listen to these episodes when they drop. I need to make sure I’m not missing any essential insight and information these podcasts consistently deliver.

RepublicanJD ,

Politics

Keep the absurd political discussions out of a basketball podcast.

UConn4X ,

A UConn Must!

Set the alert on your phone for when this podcast drops. Insider interviews with the voices that matter. Only complaint: sometimes takes a day or two to post the podcast after they interview the guest. Overall: a must!

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