Delle Donne Leaves UConn Summer School

Delle Donne Leaves UConn Summer School

There are 18 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jun 7, 2008, titled Delle Donne Leaves UConn Summer School. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Incoming UConn freshman Elena Delle Donne left campus last week during her first week of summer school and headed home.

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Adam

Alton, NH

#2 Jun 7, 2008
What an embarrasment that the Courant allows such posts as the one above. What a sick person you are.
amazed

Naugatuck, CT

#3 Jun 7, 2008
Adam wrote:
What an embarrasment that the Courant allows such posts as the one above. What a sick person you are.
well here's another 'who cares' without all the innuendo.

college sports are really not germane to the academic education that students should be pursuing. let her go home and pout or whatever she is doing and not come back at all unless she wants to study.

professional sports are a venue for a lot of not-so-grown-up adult children to kick a ball around and make millions while the problems and the needs of the world go unaddressed. this while they pour out of the dugout to avenge some stupid grievance and beat the crap out of each other on the ice. totally useless prima donnas.
Alfred

Billerica, MA

#4 Jun 7, 2008
Adam wrote:
What an embarrasment that the Courant allows such posts as the one above. What a sick person you are.
It's called freedom of speech. Grow up and change your depends!!
Adam

Alton, NH

#5 Jun 7, 2008
Yeah calling an 18 year old girl a lesbian...and you people should tell anyone to grow up or lecture anyone on any world issue.

You people are sick and disturbed...and likely very miserable and sad. I feel sorry for you.

With wonderful human beings like you its no wonder people are laying for dead in Hartford roads while people just stand and watch.
Eddie C

United States

#6 Jun 7, 2008
Alfred wrote:
<quoted text>It's called freedom of speech. Grow up and change your depends!!
So its ok to post a bigoted, ignorant comment, hiding behind freedom of speech, but it is not ok to respond to that comment. You are truly a loser.
Adam

Alton, NH

#8 Jun 7, 2008
Thank you Eddie...its pretty sad that a bunch of real tough guys behind a computer can refer to an 18 year old girl as a lesbian and a prima donna and than lecture someone else to grow up. What hateful rhetoric. I hope the above people dont have children. Judging by how miserable they sound, my guess is they are very lonely.

“Shawnzo”

Since: Mar 07

Norfolk, MA

#10 Jun 7, 2008
amazed wrote:
<quoted text>
well here's another 'who cares' without all the innuendo.
college sports are really not germane to the academic education that students should be pursuing. let her go home and pout or whatever she is doing and not come back at all unless she wants to study.
professional sports are a venue for a lot of not-so-grown-up adult children to kick a ball around and make millions while the problems and the needs of the world go unaddressed. this while they pour out of the dugout to avenge some stupid grievance and beat the crap out of each other on the ice. totally useless prima donnas.
Unlike many of the men's collige sports, the women actually maintain acedemic standing AND graduate. Get a clue.
USMC 76-80

United States

#11 Jun 7, 2008
Adam wrote:
What an embarrasment that the Courant allows such posts as the one above. What a sick person you are.
Why don't you just be the tattle-tale and click the abuse button. Maybe you'll feel better?

Sheesh...America the touchy.
Marjorie

Dennis Port, MA

#13 Jun 7, 2008
Maybe her grades were too high!
Nutjobs

Salt Lake City, UT

#14 Jun 8, 2008
I'm a guy who enjoys all sports including football and yes, even women's basketball. These people who say such things are idiots. Hey, isn't football where the quarterback puts his hands up the center's butt? Isn't is also the sport where people can be tightends or wide receivers? Maybe's the football players are the ones hiding.

On a real note, hopefully this young lady will come back to UConn. I bet Pat Summit has her on the phone already, though.
FREDDY KOOL

Palm Coast, FL

#15 Jun 8, 2008
WOW! WHAT A SCHOCK?????
amazed

Naugatuck, CT

#16 Jun 8, 2008
Shawn M Lang wrote:
<quoted text>
Unlike many of the men's collige sports, the women actually maintain acedemic standing AND graduate. Get a clue.
"... Delle Donne was [reportedly] upset about something that occurred during an informal scrimmage with teammates on campus."

if true, this sounds like some kind of temper tantrum to me.

also,'summer school' to most of us sounds like making up poor grades. is she running from this? the courant may have chosen this wording to make us think so.

and, just out of curiosity, are the women held to higher standards than the men or do they just choose to excel? and do the colleges not crack down on men as much? this is discrimination, one way of the other.

all of this brings me back to my original comment:'who cares?'

it would further academic pursuits if college sports were disbanded and the money used to support them applied to reduce tuition for students who don't want to participate in sports and want to study instead, which as you might remember is the real purpose of college. no temper tantrums, no discrimination issues, no high-priced media-star coaches and athletic directors.

lastly, your 'get a clue' remark is snide and inappropriate at the very least. college sports raise a lot of issues of recruitment abuse, favoritism, dilution of academic standards, jobless sports-rejects, wasted scholarship resources, stadium deals, and other inflated costs.

there are lots of clues if you look for them. if private schools want to squander money on these programs, that's fine, but taxpayer dollars could, would, and should be better spent on giving students a real education, imho.

“Shawnzo”

Since: Mar 07

Norfolk, MA

#17 Jun 8, 2008
amazed wrote:
<quoted text>
"... Delle Donne was [reportedly] upset about something that occurred during an informal scrimmage with teammates on campus."
if true, this sounds like some kind of temper tantrum to me.
also,'summer school' to most of us sounds like making up poor grades. is she running from this? the courant may have chosen this wording to make us think so.
and, just out of curiosity, are the women held to higher standards than the men or do they just choose to excel? and do the colleges not crack down on men as much? this is discrimination, one way of the other.
all of this brings me back to my original comment:'who cares?'
it would further academic pursuits if college sports were disbanded and the money used to support them applied to reduce tuition for students who don't want to participate in sports and want to study instead, which as you might remember is the real purpose of college. no temper tantrums, no discrimination issues, no high-priced media-star coaches and athletic directors.
lastly, your 'get a clue' remark is snide and inappropriate at the very least. college sports raise a lot of issues of recruitment abuse, favoritism, dilution of academic standards, jobless sports-rejects, wasted scholarship resources, stadium deals, and other inflated costs.
there are lots of clues if you look for them. if private schools want to squander money on these programs, that's fine, but taxpayer dollars could, would, and should be better spent on giving students a real education, imho.
Apprently, you care. Otherwise, why spend so much time on your judgemental posts. I was just reading a comment about this article from a woman who was a student athlete and it sure as hell sounds like the men are not held to the same acedemic standards as the women. It's a shame because by and large, VERY few men actually make it to the pros or if they do, don't last very long and then have nothing to fall back on.
Sarak

Farmington, CT

#18 Jun 11, 2008
The women do summer school so they have a lower class load during the basketball season. It is not to make up or get higher grades. They are also running informal practices (no coach allowed until November) to get in shape and to get to know the other members of the team. I'm sure it is her first taste of being away from home from her family, but thousands of freshmen do it every year and she is no different. Her parents should make her go back to school now.
NotaHater

AOL

#19 Jun 12, 2008
The REAL reson for "summer school" is to have the players on campus & training 12 months a year so don't kid yourself. A side benefit is allowing the "athletes" to lighten their class load during the season.

As for EDD, she graduated on Sunday & was REQUIRED to go to UConn to start classes on Monday! Let's give this girl a break!

Geno, if he had any sense, would have let EDD to take some "time off" & come to the 2nd session in July! As for making sure EDD worked out, I'm sure that her DAD pushes her harder then Geno would!!!
2cents

Toledo, OH

#20 Jun 12, 2008
All players go through the same process. It just may be too much for her right now. Most transition and graduate and go right to campus and make the adjustments well. But she just may be one that needs more care. The problem is that anywhere she goes it will be tough. Life is tough. We all grind it out everyday in our own lives. She has to decide if she wants to play or not. And next - if she wants to play at Uconn or not. Don't be mad at her if she does. Don't be mad at her if she does not. Her choice. Her life.
a330ma

Winchester, TN

#21 Jul 11, 2008
she sounds like a head case...her and Geno should get along great...they both act like kids...
thinktwice

Dana Point, CA

#22 Aug 28, 2008
Hey people!! next time think before you repost other people's rumors and innuendo. Thanks to your dumb comments no even needs to read the original post!

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