2016 Sports, Health and Wellness, Medium Newsroom finalist

Going For Eleven: UConn Women Win The 2016 NCAA Tournament

About the Project

Eleven titles all together. Four in a row. Historic. Unprecedented.

Had we at the Hartford Courant not been chronicling each win of the UConn women’s basketball team along the way in words, images and video, on our website and via social media, you might even say unbelievable.

But The Courant has been there — and our coverage of UConn’s 11th championship season pushed the limits of sports coverage onto different platforms and new technologies to maximize the user experience as Husky fans across Connecticut and the nation joined The Courant for the run.

We kept fans engaged and energized with game stories and in-depth analysis, with photo galleries and video interviews, with live in-game Tweeting, Facebook Live broadcasts, Snapchat, 360° video and with social media coverage that focused not only on the team and the games but the fans as well. Historic photos of the team provided depth and perspective. became the go-to destination for anyone interested in women’s hoops at its highest level.

There isn’t anything like being at the game.

But following the Huskies through The Courant’s multi-platform approach is close.