CONNECTICUT HUSKIES NEWS

UConn Women’s Basketball: Collier, Samuelson, Named AP First Team All-Americans

The Huskies earned national recognition after their unexpected perfect regular season. The notion that the UConn women’s basketball team continues to play at such a high level without any All-Americans is no longer. After losing the Big Three last season to graduation and failing to get one player on the preseason All-American list, the Huskies once again have three All-Americans...
Via The UConn Blog
1 hour ago

5 players whose 2017 NFL Draft stock is rising

The 2017 NFL Combine has come and gone, but as it’s always been intended, the week-long event in Indianapolis helped many young prospects boost their draft stock with quality performances. And with Pro Days now being held around the county, even more prospects are helping their cause by showing NFL scouts they’re a cut above the rest.While much will change between now and the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

UConn Baseball Shuts Out Seton Hall in Game 3

The Huskies won two out of three in their weekend series against the Pirates. UConn Baseball took its final non-conference series of the year with a 4-0 shutout win over Seton Hall on Sunday at Owen T. Carroll Field. It was the Huskies’ second shutout of the year. While Seton Hall only registered four hits, the Pirates had plenty of runners, stranding 15 on base. The UConn pitching...
Via The UConn Blog
1 day ago

Is UConn Still A Big Favorite?

The University of Connecticut Huskies kept their roll going Saturday with a breezy 86-71 victory over UCLA. It’s their 110th win in a row — and the 157th of their last 158 games — likely giving them the longest team sport winning streak in college top division history. Rival and potential Elite Eight threat Maryland’s loss in an upset against Oregon also means UConn’s next...
Via FiveThirtyEight
1 day ago

LIVE: UConn-Oregon Press Conference

Watch Geno and the players discuss their upcoming Elite 8 matchup. After a solid win over UCLA in the Sweet 16, UConn Women’s Basketball advances to its 12th consecutive Elite Eight, where the Huskies will meet 10-seeded Oregon. UCLA reportedly hung in there with the Huskies, though UConn held a double-digit lead for most of the game and won by 15. Still, it was a deviation from...
Via The UConn Blog
1 day ago

Photo Gallery: UCLA Bruins vs UConn Huskies - NCAA WBB Tournament Sweet 16

UConn advances to their 12th straight Elite Eight. Here is our photo gallery from the UCLA Bruins vs UConn Huskies women’s college basketball game in the Sweet 16 of the 2017 NCAA Tournament in Bridgeport, CT on March 25, 2017. UConn women’s basketball beat UCLA, 86-71 to advance to the Elite Eight on Monday night vs the 10-seed Oregon. © Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog
Via The UConn Blog
1 day ago

UConn Men’s Basketball: Assistant Coach Glenn Miller Will Not Return

The former associate head coach is no longer a part of Kevin Ollie’s staff. Glen Miller’s second stint at UConn has come to a close as the school announced Miller will be leaving. He served five years as associate head coach for the Huskies. Miller had been the associate head coach since Ollie became the head man, a span highlighted by the 2014 National Championship run, which...
Via The UConn Blog
1 day ago

UConn Men’s Basketball: Assistant Coach Glen Miller Will Not Return

The former associate head coach is no longer a part of Kevin Ollie’s staff. Glen Miller’s second stint at UConn has come to a close as the school announced Miller will be leaving. He served five years as associate head coach for the Huskies. Miller had been the associate head coach since Ollie became the head man, a span highlighted by the 2014 National Championship run, which...
Via The UConn Blog
1 day ago

Prospect Preview: SS Obi Melifonwu

I want all the defensive backs. The motto has not changed. In a class that’s completely loaded with talent at both corner and safety, Reggie needs to focus on the future of the group and start investing. I hope. Today, we’re looking at a safety from the University of Connecticut. Yes, Connecticut. I’ve heard he’s
Via Raiders Beat
1 day ago

Sweet 16 Final Score: UConn Women’s Basketball Holds Off UCLA, 86-71

The game was more competitive than usual, but Geno and the Huskies hung on for the win. It wasn’t easy, but the UConn women’s basketball team took down UCLA, 86-71, in Sweet 16 action in Bridgeport. The Huskies advance to their 12th-straight Elite Eight as head coach Geno Auriemma tied longtime rival Pat Summit with his 12th NCAA Tournament win. The Huskies stumbled at the start...
Via The UConn Blog
1 day ago

UConn Baseball Falls at Seton Hall

The Huskies could not solve Cullen Dana and the Pirates evened the series. UConn Baseball failed to complete a comeback bid this time, dropping a close contest to Seton Hall at Owen T. Carroll Field Saturday, 3-2. Wills Montgomerie (4-1) took his first loss of the season but did leave the Huskies in a position to take the win. He allowed two runs on four hits in six innings while...
Via The UConn Blog
1 day ago

UConn Women’s Basketball Exceptional at Passing the Ball

The Huskies are usually good passers, but this team has been above par. This year’s UConn women’s basketball team won’t be remembered for their size. For some teams, that’s not a good thing. But for the UConn Huskies, they’ve just used it as another way to dominate the competition. “We have five guards on the floor. Well four and half, Napheesa’s not really a guard...
Via The UConn Blog
2 days ago

UConn Men’s Basketball Forward Steven Enoch to Transfer

The big man has reportedly asked for his release from UConn Basketball to transfer to another school. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, UConn forward Steven Enoch has requested his release from the program. Enoch just completed his sophomore season at UConn with three starts in 29 games. He averaged 3.4 points and 6.1 rebounds across 12.1 minutes per game. Enoch saw inconsistent...
Via The UConn Blog
3 days ago

The Rewind: George Mason's improbable run to the Final Four

Welcome to The Rewind, where we dig through tapes, YouTube videos and streaming services and revisit some of the most interesting games in history. There is something special about revisiting a favorite movie, a favorite show no longer on the air, or even just pulling out an album and giving it a spin the whole way through for the first time in a long while. Inevitably you pick...
Via Yardbarker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn Baseball Weekend Series: Seton Hall

After a late location change, the Huskies look to have another winning weekend. UConn Baseball played in one of its most evenly matched series of the season last weekend against BYU. The Cougars and Huskies battled to three one-run games, but UConn took only Friday’s contest while BYU got the victory on Thursday and Saturday. The Cougars have one of the best offenses in the country...
Via The UConn Blog
3 days ago

UConn Baseball Weekend Preview: Seton Hall

The series was supposed to be in Connecticut but was moved to Seton Hall due to the snow last week. UConn Baseball played in one of its most evenly matched series of the season last weekend against BYU. The Cougars and Huskies battled to three one-run games, but UConn took only Friday’s contest while BYU got the victory on Thursday and Saturday. The Cougars have one of the best...
Via The UConn Blog
3 days ago

Obi Melifonwu visits with the Bucs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a private meeting with University of Connecticut safety Obi Melifonwu, reports Jenna Laine of ESPN. The safety had a pro day yesterday, and the Bucs are apparently interested enough to have defensive backs coach Brett Maxie visit with him privately. Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean all that much. The Bucs didn’t send one of their executives...
Via Bucs Nation
4 days ago

UConn Football Pro Day: One Last Chance to Impress

UConn hosted 20 NFL teams at its Pro Day. For most of the Huskies participating, it was their last chance to show their stuff in front of NFL scouts. UConn held its Pro Day on Wednesday and while the Huskies’ two NFL Combine attendees used the opportunity to build their resume, numerous others had their best chance to get on the NFL’s radar. Offensive lineman Andreas Knappe...
Via The UConn Blog
4 days ago

Noel Thomas Redeems Himself at UConn Pro Day

Noel Thomas made a big step towards improving his draft stock. They call the time leading up to the NFL Draft the “silly season” for a reason. One of the biggest events of the offseason is the NFL Combine, where prospects get a chance to workout in front of NFL scouts. Many players can do a lot to improve their stock, but the obsession with measurements also obscures what a...
Via The UConn Blog
4 days ago

Steelers Present For Connecticut Pro Day To Watch Obi Melifonwu

10 days ago it was reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers were planning to bring Connecticut defensive back Obi Melifonwu in for a pre-draft visit and so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the team reportedly had somebody present to watch him go through the paces at his Wednesday pro...
Via Steelers Depot
4 days ago

UConn Baseball Defeats Central Connecticut

The Huskies again needed late-game heroics to take the win. In its first game in the Northeast, UConn Baseball got the 7-5 win over Central Connecticut on Tuesday at CCSU Baseball Field. The Huskies took an early lead, but they were unable to add to it before the eighth, allowing the Blue Devils to stay in the game and tie it late. “We had to [score late runs],” head coach...
Via The UConn Blog
5 days ago

UConn Is 1 Win From Being The Streakiest College Team Ever

After the University of Connecticut Huskies won their 109th straight game Monday, their chances of winning the NCAA women’s basketball tournament and carrying that win streak into next season remain just about steady at 48 percent (down a tick from 49 percent after round one), according to FiveThirtyEight’s March Madness predictions. Up next for the Huskies is No. 4-seed UCLA...
Via FiveThirtyEight
6 days ago

Photo Gallery: Syracuse Orange vs UConn Huskies - NCAA WBB Tournament 2nd Round

UConn advances to their 24th Sweet 16. Here is our photo gallery from the Syracuse Orange vs UConn Huskies women’s college basketball game in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament in Storrs, CT on March 20, 2017. The UConn women beat the pulp out of the Orange, 94-64 to advance to the Sweet 16 where they’ll take on the UCLA Bruins on Saturday. © Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog
Via The UConn Blog
6 days ago

Final: No. 1 UConn Women’s Basketball Slices No. 8 Syracuse, 94-64

Kia Nurse could not be stopped as the Huskies win their 109th consecutive game. There’s just something about Monday night tournament games with this UConn women’s basketball team. Exactly two weeks to the day from Katie Lou Samuelson’s record-setting three-point game, junior Kia Nurse put together a sparkling performance of her own. The junior was simply unstoppable, hitting...
Via The UConn Blog
6 days ago

UConn Won By 61 But Their Chances Of A Five-Peat Dropped

You don’t normally expect the best team in college basketball to win their opening round game by 61 points, only to see their chances of winning the women’s NCAA tournament drop. But that’s what happened to the Connecticut Huskies. Despite beating the Albany Great Danes 116 to 55 – for UConn’s 108th win in a row — our model showed the Huskies chances dropping from 52...
Via FiveThirtyEight
7 days ago
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