January 23, 2010

AMERICA'S TEAM:

All aboard! No. 1 UConn trains to Philly (DOUG FEINBERG 01/22/10, AP)

“All aboard!”

Maya Moore was eager to ride the rails, and playfully encouraged her teammates to hop on Friday. The train was about to leave the station, and the Connecticut star didn’t want any of her Huskies to miss this trip.

Looking for a fun way to get to Philadelphia for a game this weekend, coach Geno Auriemma and the nation’s No. 1 women’s basketball team got on track.

“I always thought it would be neat to do it,” Auriemma said aboard Amtrak Northeast Regional train 137. “We don’t have to worry about sitting in traffic. I’m glad we got a chance to do it.”

While the ride gave the Huskies a new experience, it also helped save the school a lot of money. A charter plane can cost nearly $40,000 for a trip, but the train was around $100 per person.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 23, 2010 6:52 PM
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