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Video: UConn Football Pep Rally – 8/28/14

As part of the culture change around the UConn Huskies football program, which I’ll have more on on Friday morning, head coach Bob Diaco has the players staying on campus the night before a home game in East Hartford, CT. Usually the team bussed into Hartford the night before a game. But that’s now a thing of the past. Another thing Diaco has introduced is having a pep rally...
Via Sox and Dawgs
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

UConn TE Sean McQuillan Emerging As A Leader

UConn Huskies TE Sean McQuillan runs after making a catch against the South Florida Bulls on October 11, 2013 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. Let’s take a look at the UConn Huskies tight ends for a moment. We have the following players at the position: Sean McQuillan – redshirt junior Nicholas Lensander – redshirt sophomore Tommy Myers – redshirt freshman Sheridan...
Via Sox and Dawgs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UConn Football Wednesday Update

UConn Huskies football coach Bob Diaco just held a quick conference call with the local media and talked about a few things in regards to Friday night’s game against BYU. As of right now, Diaco said there are no changes to the depth chart or participation plan for the game. He was asked about the kick return game and said that Deshon Foxx and Joshua Marriner will be the primary...
Via Sox and Dawgs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UConn OL Gus Cruz Happy To Be Back On The Football Field

UConn Huskies OL Gus Cruz looks on during practice on August 11, 2014 in Storrs, CT. Cruz missed the final seven games of 2013 with a cardiac issue. Imagine that you’re in your early 40′s, or any age, and your doctor tells you that you have a serious, possibly life threatening but curable issue with your heart or anything similar for that matter. Now imagine that you’re a college...
Via Sox and Dawgs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Filthy footage of Mo’Ne Davis hooping and breaking ankles

Although Little League World Series overnight sensation , Mo’Ne Davis, won us all over with her baseball skills, she expressed that basketball is her true love, sharing that she has hoop dreams of playing point guard for the University of Connecticut’s Lady Huskies and eventually the WNBA.  And legend has it, her basketball skills are majorly impressive. In Davis’s Sports...
Via All Sports Everything
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo’ne Davis Balls Like a True Point Guard (VIDEO)

Little League star Mo’ne Davis is showing us that’s she’s a multi-talented athlete. During one of her interviews, Davis mentioned her dreams of playing for the Connecticut Huskies and it looks like she might be close to it. From a 2010 clip, we see Mo’ne killing the point guard game with a clean crossover. She’s going far! The post Mo’ne Davis Balls Like a True Point...
Via Geeks and Cleats
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Roundup – 8/25/14

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...
Via Sox and Dawgs
3 days ago  |  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
8 days 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 ...
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

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

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

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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