Rallies planned as UConn women return home

Airport and campus rallies are planned as Connecticut’s women’s

basketball team returns home after winning its second straight

national championship.

The team is set to touch down at Bradley International Airport

at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. A short event featuring remarks by

coach Geno Auriemma and team members is planned at the airport

before the Huskies return to UConn.

The doors at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs are set to open to the

public at about 5 p.m. for a free pep rally for the team, which is

expected to arrive on campus at about 6 p.m.

The Huskies rallied to beat Stanford 53-47 Tuesday night in San

Antonio for their second consecutive undefeated season and 78th win

in a row.