Thursday, February 26, 2009

Coming Monday: Q&A With John Altavilla

The OTP is on the disabled list for a couple of days with the flu, but brighter days are ahead. The college basketball season is sprinting toward the postseason and the UConn women are flirting with destiny again, trying to complete the third undefeated season in program history.

On Monday, Hartford Courant women's writer John Altavilla stops by for a Q&A about Geno and the gang, looking ahead to both the season finale Monday night against Rutgers and the Big East and NCAA Tournaments to follow.

As always, we encourage you to leave questions for John in the comments section and we will get to as many as we can Monday. Also, the OTP will be at the Big East women's tournament at the XL Center starting March 6, providing on-the-scene news and insights.


  1. John -

    Now that you're a "veteran" can you reflect on what you thought you knew about women's basketball and what you now "know." Access, skill level, issues w/in the game, coverage, attitudes of sports editors, the line between "on the record" and "off the record," the development of "non-traditional" coverage - be it journalist's sponsored blogs, non-sponsored blogs (ie Mechelle Voepel's), non-journalist blogs/videos etc.

    Feel free to wander in your answer....

  2. Do you ever have to weigh the interests of fans in learning all they can, against the interests of players and coaches in restricting some information? How does this play out in practice?