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Connecticut Huskies show off new uniforms

The University of Connecticut Huskies struggled throughout the duration of the 2014 season falling to a 2-10 record.  As one would expect, they need a little bit of help and hope that their uniforms could be the trick to change their misfortune. The new digs are blue, white, and gray with a new helmet highlighted by a Husky logo. Hopefully, we will see the uniforms in game action...
Via Campus Sports Net
25 days ago  |  Discuss

A New Look is On the Way for UConn

It will be a different scene when UConn hosts Villanova in the season opener at Rentschler Field later this fall. There will be new faces, new coaches and possibly… new uniforms? When UConn released the following video of what seems to be part one of a short film series, there were questions of what it really meant. However, it hinted at changes coming in the equipment room. Watch...
Via AAC Football Fever
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ryan Boatright Comes Through in the Clutch For UConn to Beat Cincinnati

The season did not go as well as the defending NCAA champion UConn Huskies would have hoped, but the great thing about tournament time is that it just doesn't matter. Records mean squat; it's all about who can win now. On Friday when the Huskies took on the Bearcats they proved just that.With the game tied up and the final seconds ticking off the clock Ryan Boatright decided he didn...
Via FatManWriting
March 14, 2015  |  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
March 06, 2015  |  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
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Previewing UConn’s Offensive Depth Chart

Last week I wrote about the offense that Bob Diaco and Frank Verducci will have to work with next season. This time, the defense will be magnified and we’ll look into the hybrid formation that the Huskies run. During the 2014 campaign, UConn’s defense helped them compete in close games, but it was usually the offense that couldn’t capitalize and give them the win. The defense...
Via AAC Football Fever
February 27, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Photos: Shabazz Napier Wore A Hoodie With His Sports Illustrated Cover On It At Today’s Championship Parade

Today’s UConn National Championship parade in Hartford looked like a good time for Huskies fans. The players definitely enjoyed themselves, as evidenced by many pictures going around social media. We already saw Ryan Boatright’s championship belt, but his backcourt running mate had a bold clothing decision of his own during the parade. While many of the players on both UConn...
Via College Spun
April 13, 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

UConn's Shabazz Napier lands on cover of 'Sports Illustrated'

An improbable NCAA Tournament run, a National Championship, a shot at the NCAA, and the introduction to the “Hungry Huskies” and UConn star guard Shabazz Napier now lands on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player is featured on this week’s cover of SI, as they go through UConn’s amazing run […]
Via Full Scale Sports
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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