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Storrs Central Launching Women's Basketball Coverage and Features Section

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It is a great honor to announce that Storrs Central is launching UConn women’s basketball coverage and that the one and only Howard Megdal is joining the Storrs Central team as a Senior Editor. His role will be to oversee women’s basketball coverage and reporting as well as features on UConn Men’s and Women’s Basketball.

Howard Megdal is one of the nation’s leading voices in women’s basketball and is well-versed in the men’s game and other sports as well. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Forbes, The Athletic, and many more.

Howard also runs the women’s basketball site High Post Hoops and The IX, a daily women’s sports newsletter. He has also written multiple books, most recently The Cardinals Way, about the MLB’s St. Louis Cardinals. He brings a wealth of experience to our team and will undoubtedly help take our coverage to the next level.

New York Times - How Kemba Walker Became an NBA Superstar

Vice Sports - Moriah Jefferson, UConn's Pint-Size Playmaker, Is Ready for Her Moment

New York Times - Kristi Tolliver, an NBA Assistant Who's Paid Like an Intern

The Athletic - Already Seattle's Finest, Breanna Stewart Has Loftier Goals

Our goal is to have UConn women’s basketball coverage on par with coverage of the men’s team, which includes Notes & Quotes, player features, and recruiting info, but we will also add numerous reported feature stories on a monthly basis from Howard and a collection of freelance contributors.

Former UConn football player Taber Small is also joining our team as a contributor for high-level football scouting of the current team and incoming recruits. In the next week, we'll have NFL Draft profiles for WR Hergy Mayala and QB David Pindell, as well as a look at some of the potential high-impact recruits in the Class of 2019.

We hope you’re as excited about these additions as we are, and that you'll be interested in supporting this new direction by joining the Rivals / Storrs Central membership, which includes:

- Access to premium content for every school’s Rivals site

- Premium access to Storrs Central content and members-only message board

- 10 basketball feature stories per month

- Basketball data analysis and reporting

- Football recruiting and scouting coverage from Taber Small

- The combined work of Howard Megdal, Ian Bethune, William S. Paxton, Nick Greene, Tucker Warner, Aman Kidwai, Megan Gauer, Thomas Fritsch, Dan Madigan, and Daniel Connolly across UConn men’s and women’s basketball reporting and coverage

- Video from UConn players and coaches before and after games and other video content

SIGN UP NOW to get 50% off membership using the code: UCONNBB. If you join the membership this week and also attend our event this Thursday, you’ll get a FREE t-shirt as well!

50% off applies to full year price for annual subscription, first six months for monthly subscribers.

UConn athletics is in a very interesting time. Football is struggling, but needs to get better, and may have a path. Men’s basketball is beginning a new era with an exciting new head coach. Women’s basketball’s dominance over the sport is being tested now more than ever. With Rivals, we have an incredible platform and network to work with to make sure our members are the most informed UConn fans out there. To that platform, we've added excellent writers, great photo and video makers, and sharp data minds.

We believe this mix has the potential to form the best UConn coverage out there. That is our goal.

I have been the publisher of the Rivals site for over three years, and this is really my first widespread public call to join our membership. This offering, with the assembled talent, is beyond what I ever imagined we’d be able to do when I took over. I’m so excited for our immediate future and to see where our team can take this with your added support!


Thank you very much,

Aman Kidwai