CONNECTICUT HUSKIES NEWS

Purvis scores 28 to lead UConn to 81-73 upset of No. 21 SMU

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Rodney Purvis scored a career-high 28 points and UConn upset No. 21 SMU 81-73 on Sunday, knocking the Mustangs out of first place in the American Athletic Conference. Daniel Hamilton scored 14 of his 16 points in the final 7:41 and Ryan Boatright added 23 points for the defending national champion Huskies (17-11, 10-6 American), who won for the first time this...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Previewing UConn’s Offensive Depth Chart

Last week I wrote about the offense that Bob Diaco and Frank Verducci will have to work with next season. This time, the defense will be magnified and we’ll look into the hybrid formation that the Huskies run. During the 2014 campaign, UConn’s defense helped them compete in close games, but it was usually the offense that couldn’t capitalize and give them the win. The defense...
Via AAC Football Fever
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn gets rare league road win, 60-49 over East Carolina

GREENBVILLE, N.C. (AP) Ryan Boatright scored 16 points and freshman Daniel Hamilton grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds to lead UConn to a 60-49 victory over East Carolina on Wednesday night. Amida Brimah and Rodney Purvis each had 12 points for the Huskies (16-11, 9-6 American Athletic Conference), who used a 14-2 run to start the second half to sweep the season series against ECU...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brimah, Boatright lead UConn over Tulane 67-60

STORRS, Conn. (AP) Amida Brimah scored 19 points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked four shots as UConn snapped a two-game losing streak with a 67-60 win Sunday over Tulane. The Huskies 7-foot center hit all eight of his shots from the floor, many on lob passes from freshman Daniel Hamilton, who finished with nine assists to go with seven points and nine rebounds. Ryan Boatright...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Previewing UConn’s Offensive Depth Chart

In the days since UConn hired Frank Verducci as their offensive coordinator, both the spring roster and the 2015 schedule have been released. Verducci has his hands full with inheriting one of FBS’ worst ranked offenses last season, but a bright spot is the amount of returning players on the offense. Some experience is there, but reform is needed if UConn wants to avoid the bottom...
Via AAC Football Fever
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: UConn Star Ryan Boatright Injured in Scuffle With Memphis Players

UConn fans got a scare Thirsday night that they were not expecting to ever get. During the first half Ryan Boatright and a few other guys ended up getting in a scuffle with a few Memphis players near the Memphis bench. Not a whole lot actually went on, but it appears that Huskies guard Ryan Boatright caught the worst of what did.Ouch. Read more »
Via FatManWriting
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ryan Boatright Injured During Scuffle Between Memphis And UConn

Things got very chippy midway through the first half between Memphis and UConn, and a brief shoving match led to Huskies star Ryan Boatright leaving the game for a chunk of the game. Boatright and a few UConn teammates got into it with a group of Tigers near the Memphis bench, and the Huskies’ star guard caught a blow to the face during the brief scuffle.  Boatright has reentered...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn Football’s Bryon Jones Among Mel Kiper’s Top 10 at CB

UConn CB Byron Jones (16) just misses blocking a Boise State field goal kicked by Dan Goodale (41) in the third quarter at Rentschler Field on September 13, 2014. The NFL Combine gets underway on Tuesday and as we know, two members of the UConn Football team are in attendance, WR Geremy Davis and CB Byron Jones. It’s also the time where the various pundits put out their top ten...
Via Sox and Dawgs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn basketball: Looking ahead to March

UConn men’s basketball earned a big win Thursday night at the XL Center in Hartford. They dominated American Athletic Conference leader Tulsa 70-45. The Huskies earned a much needed upset over a quality opponent. Boatright led UConn with 23 points. However, for once this game wasn’t about Ryan Boatright. It was about playing team basketball. The Huskies played sound on both sides...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn Names Frank Verducci As Offensive Coordinator In Coaching Shuffle

As Bob Diaco tries to guide a culture change to Connecticut and bring together a football family, Frank Verducci will be brought in as the new offensive coordinator. Another New Jersey native, Verducci served as the tight ends and offensive tackles coach at the University of Northern Iowa last season and has an impressive resume that includes stints with three NFL teams. With 31...
Via AAC Football Fever
18 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn-SMU Set For ESPN “Saturday Night College Basketball” in Dallas

If the Connecticut Huskies want a chance to defend their 2014 NCAA tournament championship, they’re going to have to put a run together in the second half of AAC conference play. After losing back-to-back games to Cincinnati and Houston, the Huskies won consecutive games vs East Carolina and Tulane and are currently sixth in the conference with a 6-4 record, three and a half games...
Via Sox and Dawgs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking UConn’s Recruiting Class of 2015

UConn received 22 signed letters of intent this offseason and it was made official yesterday on college football’s “holiday” of National Signing Day. The Huskies will bring in a diverse class of athletes under Bob Diaco’s first go around of recruiting for the team. Let’s take a look at how UConn did at each position and hand out grades accordingly. QB: B+ Tyler Davis –...
Via AAC Football Fever
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Boatright's 23 points lead UConn over East Carolina 65-52

STORRS, Conn. (AP) Ryan Boatright scored 23 points and UConn snapped a two-game losing streak Wednesday night with a 65-52 win over East Carolina. The senior guard made seven 3-point baskets, and his other two points came from the foul line. Rodney Purvis added 10 points for UConn (12-9, 5-4 American Athletic Conference). B.J. Tyson had 20 points to lead East Carolina (9-13, 2-7...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Geno's quest for 900 wins highlights women's hoops this week

Another milestone for Geno Auriemma, a showdown in the Pac-12 and unbeaten teams trying to remain perfect highlight this week in women's college basketball. Auriemma will try to become the sixth women's coach to reach 900 wins Tuesday night when his Connecticut Huskies face Cincinnati. With a victory, the Hall of Famer would be the fastest coach in men's or women's basketball to...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Inside the AAC: The UConn Collective

Send to Kindle After consecutive losses to Tulsa and Stanford, respectively, UConn (10-7, 3-2) shot 48 percent from the field including an impressive 55 percent from beyond the arc, and the Huskies beat American Athletic Conference foe, UCF (9-9, 2-5), 67-60, in front of roughly 10,000 UConn faithful at Gampel Pavillion Wednesday evening. The Huskies were nothing short of impressive...
Via College Chalktalk
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking Back at UConn’s Lone Conference Win Against UCF

As conference play is under way in AAC basketball, a familiar opponent in UCF visited UConn on Thursday for their only matchup of the season. In football terms, Husky fans remember the Knights as the only team UConn defeated in conference play last year. Let’s think happy thoughts today and take a look back at the homecoming victory for the Huskies, with a little Twitter commentary...
Via AAC Football Fever
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

A Study of the Bearcats and Ranked Conference Teams

I was glancing at the AP top 25 poll earlier on Monday. It must have just come out, hence why it was being displayed all over twitter. Not surprisingly, there aren’t any teams from the AAC in the top 25. Only SMU is receiving votes. They aren’t receiving enough votes to even get excited about if you are an SMU fan. There hasn’t been an AAC team ranked since the November 24...
Via Bearcats Blog
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn’s Offensive Line Loses Coach and a Potential Draft Pick

UConn senior offensive lineman Alex Mateas is a projected No. 1 overall pick. That is if you are paying attention to the upcoming Canadian Football League draft. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound center is atop Justin Dunk’s 2015 CFL Mock Draft and is considered one of the top offensive linemen in the draft, mostly due to Mateas’ Canadian roots. Mateas served as one of the four captains...
Via AAC Football Fever
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Offseason To-Do List: UConn Huskies

With just five wins combined over the past two seasons, the UConn Huskies are in need of a new direction for the program as a last place finish in the AAC concluded Bob Diaco’s first season as head coach. An assortment of recruits are on the way that include quarterbacks Tyler Davis and NC State transfer Bryant Shirreffs, as well as help on both the offensive and defensive line...
Via AAC Football Fever
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Paw Prints: The Daily UConn Huskies Roundup – 1/4/15

Paw Prints is our daily look at the happenings for the UConn Huskies football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams as well as the other sports the student-athletes engage in. We will do our best to bring you the links from all of the media that covers the Huskies on a daily basis. Thank you for stopping by and making SOX & Dawgs your home for UConn Huskies news...
Via Sox and Dawgs
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Live Blog: UMass Lowell River Hawks vs. Connecticut Huskies

Yes, UMass Lowell River Hawk fans got what they wanted for Christmas with the return of their beloved hockey team from holiday break, but a win over Sacred Heart University on Saturday was icing on the cake. Now, after the Connecticut Huskies defeated the Union College Dutchmen in the second game on Saturday, UMass Lowell will face-off against the Huskies on Sunday night. The...
Via Mill City Sports
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Preview: UMass Lowell River Hawks vs. Connecticut Huskies

Yes, UMass Lowell River Hawk fans got what they wanted for Christmas with the return of their beloved hockey team from holiday break, but a win over Sacred Heart University on Saturday was icing on the cake. Now, after the Connecticut Huskies defeated the Union College Dutchmen in the second game on Saturday, UMass Lowell will face-off against the Huskies on Sunday night. The...
Via Mill City Sports
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Paw Prints: The Daily UConn Huskies Roundup – 12/9/14

Paw Prints is our daily look at the happenings for the UConn Huskies football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams as well as the other sports the student-athletes engage in. We will do our best to bring you the links from all of the media that covers the Huskies on a DAILY basis. Thank you for stopping by and making SOX & Dawgs your home for UConn Huskies news...
Via Sox and Dawgs
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Paw Prints: The Daily UConn Huskies Roundup – 12/8/14

Paw Prints is our daily look at the happenings for the UConn Huskies football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams as well as the other sports the student-athletes engage in. We will do our best to bring you the links from all of the media that covers the Huskies on a DAILY basis. Thank you for stopping by and making SOX & Dawgs your home for UConn Huskies news...
Via Sox and Dawgs
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: UConn DT B.J. McBryde on NFL Possibilities

As far as football years go, UConn Huskies DT B.J. McBryde is a young pup. He didn’t start playing the game until his senior year of high school. With that, he’s still learning the game and according to him he hasn’t reached his peak yet. So what does that mean as far as getting a chance at the NFL? Obviously, he’s a project having played so little football. He does have...
Via Sox and Dawgs
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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