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UConn Football 2014 Preseason Depth Chart

While we never got a depth chart from the UConn Huskies football team after spring practice, we now know what it’ll be when the team takes the practice field on Saturday, August 2. It’s totally understandable as to why new head coach Bob Diaco waited until now to release it. He only had 15 practices to evaluate an entire college football team. So as the Huskies get ready for...
Via Sox and Dawgs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Touted guard Jalen Adams picks UConn

The Connecticut Huskies landed an important recruit on Monday, as 6′-2″ guard Jalen Adams of Cushing Academy (NH) announced his commitment via Twitter. Adams, who runs on the grassroots circuit for the Mass Rivals, held scholarship offers from the Kansas Jayhawks, Louisville Cardinals and many others before picking his “dream school”, UConn. He joins Georgia guard ...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat Pick Shabazz Napier to Lure LeBron Back

Napier led Uconn to the NCAA Championship last season as a Huskies senior. During the 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday Night, there were many surprising picks and trades. One important one was the Heat’s trading up to pick Shabazz Napier, the raved-about point guard out of Uconn. It is understandable to pick Napier because of his talent, but that is not why the Heat picked him. Sure...
Via The League News
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft: Charlotte Hornets Select Shabazz Napier

Update: The Hornets will trade Napier to the Miami Heat. The deal will involve the No. 26 pick, the No. 55 pick and a future second rounder. End of Update With the 24th pick in the NBA Draft, the Charlotte Hornets select Shabazz Napier, a point-guard out of the University of Connecticut. Originally from Groton, Massachusetts, located just outside of Boston, Napier is listed at 6’0...
Via Standing O Sports
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Napier Ranks UConn Graduation Ahead Of NCAA Title, Draft Night

Shabazz Napier led the Connecticut Huskies to an unlikely NCAA title in April, but he also earned his degree from UConn this spring. Napier will be drafted into the NBA on Thursday. "I’ll tell you something that’s funny and people may think is weird -- I feel as though me walking across the stage for my graduation was more important than me winning a national championship...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Eye on the draft: UConn's Shabazz Napier

UConn's star point guard Shabazz Napier really entered the limelight when he continued to rise to the occasion with big moments throughout the tournament. Shabazz won two college championships with the UConn Huskies in 2011 as well as 2014. In 2011 he was selected to the Big East All Rookie team. In 2014, he was named the tournament's most outstanding player. Connecticut...
Via Celtics Life
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU Opponent Previews – UConn Huskies

To help you get through the doldrums of the summer of no football, Torn By Sports’ Matt Quinney counts down the start of the BYU football season by previewing the Cougars opponents, team by team, starting with week 1. What do you do when you inherit a team with a culture of losing?  You get the team to change.  Bringing in a coach with a tough guy attitude or a winning record...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Highlight Monday: The Daily Show Destroys the NCAA

Two months ago Jon Stewart and The Daily Show blasted the NCAA for their hypocrisy in the wake of Shabazz Napier's "Hungry Huskies" comments and got the highest honor in college football: a Highlight Monday post on Double Coverage.Stewart was obviously thrilled to add a DC shirt to his case of Emmys, because the show went hard at the NCAA again last week in a segment...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Roundup – 6/5

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...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Connecticut will have a new rushing leader this season

Report: the University of Connecticut will have a new rushing leader this season.  The school announced today that running back Lyle McCombs will not be a part of the 2014 football team.  McCombs had led the Huskies in rushing in each of the last 3 seasons, totaling 2,681 yards and 18 touchdowns.  His 2013 campaign included 670 rushing yards and five touchdowns, while adding 20...
Via NCAA Football Zone
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Lyle McCombs No Longer Part of UConn Football Team

#43 Lyle McCombs of UConn dives in for a touchdown against the Memphis Tigers at Rentschler Field. It’s a good thing that UConn Huskies football coach Bob Diaco has some depth next season at the running back position. The reason? The school announced on Wednesday that Lyle McCombs is no longer part of the UConn football team. Here’s the statement: University of Connecticut running...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn's leading rusher no longer part of the team

The UConn Huskies head into 2014 looking to bounce back from a 3-9 season, but they'll have to do so without their leading rusher. The school announced Wednesday that running back Lyle McCombs was no longer a part of the football team. That's a big blow to the UConn offense, as McCombs was the team's leading rusher in each of the last three seasons. He rushed for 670...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The AAC Announces 2014-15 League Format

The American, shorter wise known as the AAC, announced their 2014-15 format for this upcoming basketball season. With 11 teams, gone is the round robin. It is replaced by 8 home and home foes, one home opponent and one road opponent. For example, the defending National Champion Connecticut Huskies will play home and home against Cincinnati, East Carolina, Memphis, South Florida,...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The AAC Announces 2014-15 League Format

The American, shorter wise known as the AAC, announced their 2014-15 format for this upcoming basketball season. With 11 teams, gone is the round robin. It is replaced by 8 home and home foes, one home opponent and one road opponent. For example, the defending National Champion Connecticut Huskies will play home and home against Cincinnati, East Carolina, Memphis, South Florida,...
Via Run the Floor
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier Scouting Report

It seems like just yesterday that the UConn Huskies were carried to their third National Championship in school history thanks to the enamoring play of a young, undersized guard with a mean step-back jumper.  Fast-forward four years and it almost seems like we just got done watching a sequel of the same movie.  Just weeks ago, the Huskies cut down the nets for the fourth time,...
Via The Lottery Mafia
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Roundup – 5/20/14

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...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn’s Alex Mateas Named To 2014 Rimington Trophy Watch List

The first watch list for the 2014 college football awards season came out on Monday. Yes it’s only May but it’s never too early to be talking about college football. UConn Huskies center Alex Mateas was named to the 2014 Rimington Trophy Preseason Watch List as announced by the Rimington Trophy committee on Monday. Mateas started his career at Penn State, redshirting in 2010...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Roundup – 5/18/14

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...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Roundup – 5/14/14

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...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier graduates from Connecticut

Shabazz Napier contemplated leaving Connecticut for the NBA following his junior season, but ultimately decided to remain in school because of a promise he made to his mother. Carmen Velasquez, a single mom to three kids, wanted her youngest child, Shabazz Bozie Napier, to get his degree.  “The only thing that she asks us to do, that if you’re going to start something, you’ve...
Via College Spun
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Roundup – 5/1/14

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...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Roundup – 4/26

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...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Boatright Returning To UConn For Senior Season

Ryan Boatright will get the keys to the UConn back-court.   The junior shooting guard will return for his senior season.  Boatright averaged 12.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists last season for the national champion Huskies. He and senior Shabazz Napier dominated every opposing back-court they ran up against in the tournament. He’ll be the leading option in scoring for...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: UConn’s DeAndre Daniels Will Declare For The NBA Draft

Without forward DeAndre Daniels, UConn likely doesn’t capture its fourth national championship. Now, the Huskies will be without the versatile 6-foot-8 forward’s services as they attempt to defend that trophy. As first reported by Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Daniels will declare for the NBA Draft. Daniels averaged 13.1 points and six rebounds per game for the Huskies as a...
Via College Spun
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Shabazz Napier’s First Pitch At Fenway Park Before Red Sox-Yankees Was Fast But A Little Low

Earlier, we showed you a photo of Shabazz Napier’s first pitch at Fenway Park. The Connecticut men’s basketball team was in Boston for the Red Sox-Yankees game. They were honored on the field prior to the contest for their 2014 national championship.  Napier, the NCAA Tournament’s most outstanding player, was the player tabbed with the often daunting task of throwing out the...
Via College Spun
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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