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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 ...
Via Hoopniks
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

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...
Via RealGM
June 25, 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

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

Shabazz Napier: Breaking down point guard’s draft stock

Shabazz Napier was the story of the 2014 NCAA Tournament. He threw his Connecticut team on his back and led the seventh-seeded Huskies to a championship with a 60-54 win over a heavily-favored Kentucky team. After a fantastic four-year career, now Napier will be looking forward to the 2014 NBA Draft. No one improved his draft stock in this year’s tournament more than Napier, but...
Via Rumors and Rants
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s James Young Throws Down Best Dunk Of NCAA Tournament (Video)

Kentucky’s James Young threw down the biggest dunk of the 2014 NCAA tournament during the biggest game. With the Wildcats and Connecticut Huskies battling for the national title on Monday night, Young elevated over two UConn defenders, including 7-foot freshman Amida Brimah, and capped off the spectacular left-handed jam. The freshman followed up his dunk by draining the free...
Via NESN.com
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier: “Hard To See My Jersey Getting Sold While I Starve” (Video)

Shabazz Napier is a Senior now, the best point guard in college basketball and 40 minutes from a national title.  Those accolades alone allow for some deep thinking conversation and questions about big time college sports and the treatment of those athletes. Napier, the star point guard for The University of Connecticut’s men’s basketball team, recently told reporters he understands...
Via Thacover2
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn defeats Florida to move onto NCAA Championship game

The Connecticut Huskies are headed to the NCAA Men’s Championship game after defeating No. 1 Florida 63-53 in Saturday’s semi-final match-up. Florida jumped out to a 16-4 lead before UConn outscored them 22 the rest of the way. At halftime UConn held a 25-22 lead. Huskies coach Kevin Ollie is now 5-0 in his first trip to the NCAA Tournament. Up next for the Huskies will be the...
Via Tireball.com
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn's Ryan Boatright Completes the Sweetest Pass of the Tournament to Set Up the Slam

UConn's Ryan Boatright had the look of someone that really wanted to score on this play. He had the drive, he put on the moves, threw down with a spin, but the St. Joseph's defense converged on him anyway. Was he worried? Absolutely not.He had Amida Brimah wide open for the dunk!@cjzero/TwitterThe two teams ended up going to overtime where the No. 7 seed Huskies took down...
Via FatManWriting
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

COMMIT: 2015 G Will Jackson to UConn

The Connecticut Huskies added a second top-50 player in the 2015 class on Monday, snaring a verbal commitment from 6′-5″ guard William “Turtle” Jackson, in news first reported by OnTheRadarHoops.com. The Huskies previously held a verbal pledge from Sagemont School (FL) shooting guard Prince Ali. Jackson and Ali both have prodigious size for future members of the Huskies’...
Via Hoopniks
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Geno Auriemma goes on expletive-laced rant about religion in sports

Just as many have argued the place of religion with government throughout history, so have folks with religion as it comes with sports. Namely, Geno Auriemma, the famed coach of the Connecticut Huskies women's basketball program, who went on an expletive-filled rant Friday when asked about his opinion of religion in sports.Here is a quick rundown of his response, courtesy of...
Via Bush League Chronicle
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Union selects Andre Blake first overall

University of Connecticut goalkeeper Andre Blake was selected by the Philadelphia Union with the top pick in Major League Soccer 's SuperDraft on Thursday. Blake, a Jamaican youth international, became the first-ever goalkeeper drafted first overall after winning the Big East Goalkeeper of the Year award last season with the Connecticut Huskies, allowing just 15 goals in 20...
Via Fox Soccer
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Connecticut Huskies vs. UCF Knights: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

The Connecticut Huskies have the unenviable task of going on the road to play against the No. 23 ranked UCF Knights on Saturday. UConn (0-6) has been manhandled by opponents this season while UCF is coming off an upset win over then No. 8 ranked Louisville. Coverage of the game between Connecticut and UCF will air on GamePlan/ESPN3 beginning at 12:00 om ET from BH Networks Stadium...
Via Tireball.com
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Connecticut Huskies Officially Have the Coolest Helmets in College Football

It is an absolute shame that the UConn football program does not get much national attention. I so want to see the imaged of a running back bearing down on a poor defensive back or a hulking defensive lineman moments before he sacks the quarterback. It will be like White Fang attacks. I know the school said that when they redesigned their logo they took great pains to...
Via FatManWriting
April 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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