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Exploring the Paths of Three Transfer UConn Linebackers

Whether you are a college student or student-athlete, transferring to a different school may not have been in your original plans or it may have been the plan coming out of high school. Transferring allows college athletes to fulfill their dreams of playing at a collegiate level and allowing players to choose what and where the best fit for them is, in accordance with all NCAA transfer...
Via AAC Football Fever
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Terps lands UConn transfer Jefferson Ashiru

The Maryland Terrapins have added a player on the defensive side of the ball who will be able to come in and contribute from day one. Late Friday night, the university announced the addition of former UConn Huskies linebacker Jefferson Ashiru, who will be joining the Terrapins as a graduate transfer. It is a natural fit, considering Maryland head coach Randy Edsall is the man responsible...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn’s Diaco fires shots, seeks rivalry with UCF

The Connecticut Huskies and Central Florida Knights both play in the American Athletic Conference, but they aren’t exactly considered major rivals. According to Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant, UConn head football coach Bob Diaco wants that to change. The two teams met in East Hartford last season, with UConn pulling off the upset and getting its second and last win of...
Via Campus Sports Net
27 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU Football: Too Early Preview: UConn vs BYU

Will BYU give UConn another beating or will the Huskies exact revenge on the Cougars?  Last year Taysom Hill opened the year with an impressive passing and rushing performance in Connecticut.   Taysom threw for 308 yards and ran for 97 yards.  It was a showcase of how good Taysom can be when healthy. Last year’s UConn team only won 2 games and had the worst record in the American...
Via TornBySports
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

UCF and UConn create ‘The Civil Conflict’ trophy

With the consolidation of several of college football’s top leagues, there became a need for new rivalries.  One of those new look match ups has pitted the University of Central Florida Knights against the University of Connecticut Huskies. The two teams have been among the American Athletic Conference finest and has developed into a highly competitive contest. Despite only meeting...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Connecticut Huskies show off new uniforms

The University of Connecticut Huskies struggled throughout the duration of the 2014 season falling to a 2-10 record.  As one would expect, they need a little bit of help and hope that their uniforms could be the trick to change their misfortune. The new digs are blue, white, and gray with a new helmet highlighted by a Husky logo. Hopefully, we will see the uniforms in game action...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

How will Bob Diaco handle Sean McQuillan’s assault arrest?

After UConn’s fifth practice of the spring, Bob Diaco spoke about Sean McQuillan and his rise to a leadership role on the offensive side of the ball. Now, McQuillan’s collegiate career at UConn could be done depending on the route of discipline Bob Diaco and co. decide on. According to UConn’s newspaper, the Daily Campus, McQuillan was arrested on April 17 following an on-campus...
Via AAC Football Fever
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn’s Kevin Ollie: ‘No plans to pursue’ other jobs

Take a deep breath, UCONN fans. There is some news you are going to want to hear. Connecticut Huskies head basketball coach Kevin Ollie has addressed rumors regarding a potential jump to the NBA. According to the latest buzz, Ollie is drawing interest from the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder. While that would be a great opportunity for Ollie and one where he could work closely with...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

A New Look is On the Way for UConn

It will be a different scene when UConn hosts Villanova in the season opener at Rentschler Field later this fall. There will be new faces, new coaches and possibly… new uniforms? When UConn released the following video of what seems to be part one of a short film series, there were questions of what it really meant. However, it hinted at changes coming in the equipment room. Watch...
Via AAC Football Fever
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

#WCW: UCONN’s Lady Huskies Beat Lady Irish & Win 3rd Straight Title

10. The number of championships Geno Auriemma and the University of Connecticut’s Lady Huskies have won since 1995. Although Tuesday night’s highly anticipated rematch of the 2014 Women’s NCAA title game between Notre Dame and UCONN was more competitive than last year’s championship blowout, the outcome was the same.  The Lady Huskies defeated the Lady Irish, 63-53.  ...
Via All Sports Everything
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: UConn Football Coach Bob Diaco on JUCO QB Transfer Garrett Anderson

As we know, the UConn Football team has a quarterback competition going on right between Tim Boyle, Tyler Davis and Bryant Shirreffs. But that hasn’t stopped from head coach Bob Diaco from bringing another QB to battle for the starting spot on the UConn football team as Garrett Anderson, a JUCO quarterback, committed to the Huskies two weeks ago. While Anderson won’t get a shot...
Via Sox and Dawgs
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn Basketball: Recruit Steven Enoch named Connecticut State Gatorade Player of Year

UConn Basketball commit Steven Enoch from Norwalk, Connecticut has recently been named the 2014-2015 Connecticut Boys Basketball Player of the Year. He is currently a senior at St. Thomas More School, the same school that former UConn Huskies Center Andre Drummond attended.  He previously attended Norwalk High School, a public school in his hometown. Transferring allowed him to...
Via isportsweb.com
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Uconn Basketball: First Round Exit Ends Huskies’ Season

Rodney Purvis battles for possession with ASU defenders Uconn basketball ended their season in disappointing fashion losing to Arizona State last night in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament, 68-61. Backcourt duo of Rodney Purvis and Daniel Hamilton combined for 35 points but it wasn’t enough to keep the Huskies’ season alive. Arizona State dominated the...
Via isportsweb.com
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Many players have the ability to carry their team deep into the NCAA Tournament

Shabazz Napier was an electric guard that entertained the nation immensely on his way to taking his Connecticut Huskies to a championship last season. All of the buzz surrounding this tournament is centered around which player might be able to carry that torch this year and bring his team on a deep run. Unfortunately, players […]
Via The Majors National
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Inside the AAC: Tournament Title Game Set

Send to Kindle Customary cheers, designated gestures, and fan foolishness are all ingredients baked into the culture of college basketball. This culture, and its inhabitants were very much on display Saturday, as No. 2 Tulsa (22-10) battled No. 6 UConn (20-13) in the second of two American Athletic Conference Tournament semifinal games held at the XL Center in downtown Hartford...
Via College Chalktalk
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ryan Boatright Comes Through in the Clutch For UConn to Beat Cincinnati

The season did not go as well as the defending NCAA champion UConn Huskies would have hoped, but the great thing about tournament time is that it just doesn't matter. Records mean squat; it's all about who can win now. On Friday when the Huskies took on the Bearcats they proved just that.With the game tied up and the final seconds ticking off the clock Ryan Boatright decided he didn...
Via FatManWriting
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

A Pair of Dramatic Finishes Highlight this Fun Night

Instead of posting these separately, here are a pair of dramatic finishes from this great night of basketball. We start in Hartford, Connecticut. The UConn Huskies were tied with Cincinnati in the AAC quarterfinals. Everyone who knows anything about college basketball knew that Ryan Boatright would take UConn’s final shot. And take it he did: Ryan Boatright just, don’t, care...
Via The Student Section
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

AAC Tournament Preview 3) Cincinnati Bearcats vs 6) Connecticut Huskies

15.4% of Cincinnati’s AAC games will have been against Connecticut when action kicks off tonight in the AAC tournament. The Cats and Huskies are meeting for the 6th time in UC’s 39 conference games. It’s like it’s some kind of fate to play UConn three times a year. This is the third time the schools have met in the postseason since the 2011 season. One meeting was in the...
Via Bearcats Blog
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Hamilton Helps UConn To AAC Quarterfinals In 69-43 Win Over USF

UConn’s Ryan Boatright (11) congratulates Daniel Hamilton (5) after a made basket in the second half of the first round of the 2015 American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. UConn men’s basketball freshman Daniel Hamilton had an eventful day on Thursday. In the morning, he was named the American Athletic Conference Rookie of...
Via Sox and Dawgs
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

AAC Tournament Day 1 Recap: UConn, Houston and ECU Advance

Day one of the AAC tournament is officially in the books. We know who the Cincinnati Bearcats will take on tomorrow night in the late game. It will be the defending National Champion Connecticut Huskies, who bounced South Florida in a game that was never close. The Huskies and Bearcats meet for the 6th time in the last two seasons. UConn leads the set 3-2. The Huskies knocked Cincinnati...
Via Bearcats Blog
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Boatright, Hamilton and Brimah Honored By The American

From UConn: PROVIDENCE – UConn senior guard Ryan Boatright (Aurora, Ill.), who led the American Athletic Conference in scoring, was a unanimous selection to the All-AAC First Team, the conference announced today. In addition, UConn freshman Daniel Hamilton (Los Angeles, Calif.) and sophomore Amida Brimah (Accra, Ghana) were Honorable Mention All-League picks and Hamilton was a...
Via Sox and Dawgs
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

UCONN Forced to Start Title Defense Early

Since 1999, no school has won more men’s (or women’s for that matter) basketball national championships than the University of Connecticut. In less than two decades, the Huskies have claimed four men’s titles with last season’s being the most unlikely. Connecticut went from a No. 7 seed and a popular pick for being upset in the first round to the last team standing on the...
Via The Student Section
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

UCONN Forced to Start Title Defense Early

Since 1999, no school has won more men’s (or women’s for that matter) basketball national championships than the University of Connecticut. In less than two decades, the Huskies have claimed four men’s titles with last season’s being the most unlikely. Connecticut went from a No. 7 seed and a popular pick for being upset in the first round to the last team standing on the...
Via Bloguin Best
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn Football Enters Spring Practice With Questions at QB

UConn QB Tim Boyle (14) gets the ball off just as he is hit by Temple DB Khiry Lucas (20) at Rentschler Field. There are going to be many story lines for the UConn football team as they begin spring practice on Saturday morning. But the main one is who will be the starting quarterback for the UConn football program in 2015? With the graduation of Chandler Whitmer and the retirement...
Via Sox and Dawgs
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview, picks for the 2015 Women’s Hockey East championship

The Connecticut Huskies are back in familiar, yet new territory as 2015 Women’s Hockey East semifinalists. A participant in five of the 13-year-old league’s first eight final-four weekends, the program took a classic post-heartbreaker downturn to span a full collegiate generation and the first half of this calendar decade. Last weekend’s best-of-three quarterfinal sweep of...
Via Along the Boards
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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