It's not just body language, as he told reporters before a Final Four game last year. UConn coach Geno Auriemma shared this key to telling if a potential recruit is the right fit for his program in February, as the Huskies were looking for their 100th consecutive win. "The majority of the kids we get, they talk about winning championships," he said. "Whenever a kid says to me, 'What position am I going to play?' or, "What's my role going to be on the team?' I go, 'Well, you're probably not going to have one, because you're probably not coming to Connecticut.'" The Huskies, who are going for their fifth consecutive title, face off against 4-seed UCLA on Thursday.
Maryland basketball took down Michigan 77-70 in Ann Arbor on Jan. 17. Maryland went into the contest needing a win to get back on track though this was way too early to call a must-win game after a home setback. This win took the Terps to 14-2.
A transgender weightlifter who formerly participated in the men’s division dominated an international competition in her debut on the women’s circuit. Laurel Hubbard of New Zealand took gold in the women’s over 90kg division at the Australian International and set four national records in the process, reported the New Zealand Herald. With combined lifts of 268 kg, the 39-year-old transgender athlete bested the nearest competitor by 19 kg. The lifts set national records in the snatch and clean jerk.