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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
3 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Does QB Transfer Bryant Shirreffs Get a Chance to Start for UConn?

As spring is just around the corner, so is another quarterback position battle at UConn. This seems like an annual ritual in recent years for the Huskies. Heading into the team’s first practice this weekend, there are three quarterbacks fighting for the starting spot come opening day. Bob Diaco has said that he wants a leader to form out of the group and hopes to have a 1-2-3 order...
Via AAC Football Fever
22 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
February 19, 2015  |  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
February 19, 2015  |  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
February 13, 2015  |  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
February 13, 2015  |  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
February 06, 2015  |  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
February 03, 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

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

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

BYU Cougars at Connecticut Huskies: Betting Odds, point spread and tv info

On Friday night the BYU Cougars and Connecticut Huskies will kick off their 2014 football seasons. UConn and BYU will both be looking to earn their first win of the season at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. Coverage of Friday’s game will start at 7:00 pm ET on ESPN and WatchESPN. The Odds: The BYU Cougars are a 16.5 point favorite against the UConn Huskies. The over/under...
Via Tireball.com
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Diaco’s Announcement Of Connecticut’s Starting QB Is Very Strange

First year Connecticut head coach Bob Diaco announced that junior Casey Cochran will be the team’s starting QB. Diaco made the announcement during a press conference, and if you watch the entire video above, there are some parts that will leave you scratching your head.  The post Bob Diaco’s Announcement Of Connecticut’s Starting QB Is Very Strange appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
August 20, 2014  |  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 ...
Via Hoopniks
June 30, 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

Shabazz Napier Calls Out NCAA After UConn Wins National Title (Video)

Connecticut senior guard Shabazz Napier celebrated a national championship with his UConn teammates Monday night. But first, he had a message for the NCAA. “Ladies and gentlemen,” Napier proclaimed to the AT&T Stadium crowd after being announced as the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player, “you’re looking at the hungry Huskies. This is what happens when you ban us...
Via NESN.com
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier: “This Is What Happens When You Ban Us”

A year ago, the Connecticut Huskies were not playing in the NCAA Tournament – not because they didn’t win enough games, but because they were banned from postseason play due to low APR scores in years prior. UConn’s players were forced to miss out on the big dance despite nobody on the roster contributing to the low mark. Well, it looks like they haven’t exactly forgotten...
Via College Spun
April 08, 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
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