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Report: Syracuse and UConn to renew rivalry with game at MSG

Conference realignment has cost college sports fans a number of great rivalries, but one of the most heated games from the previous iteration of the Big East is back on. According to the Hartford Courant, Syracuse and UConn will face off at Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 5. UConn and Syracuse will renew its men’s basketball rivalry with a game at Madison...
Via College Spun
May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

UConn destruction in 2016 NCAA Women’s Championship drew fewer viewers

With the Connecticut Huskies continuing to plow through women’s basketball and winning four consecutive NCAA Championships, ESPN’s ratings for the final have suffered. This year’s championship game between UConn and Syracuse in which the Huskies won 82-51 averaged a 1.9 rating and 3.0 million viewers, down last year’s UConn-Notre Dame final which received a 2.0/3.1 million...
Via Awful Announcing
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

UConn Women Win Record-Setting Fourth Consecutive National Title

The Connecticut Huskies are champions again. For the 11th time in the program’s storied history and fourth consecutive season, UConn women’s basketball took home a national championship. The accomplishment came in a blowout 82-51 title game victory over Syracuse, the 38th victory of the season for the undefeated Huskies. Senior Breanna Stewart, projected as the No. 1 overall...
Via NESN.com
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Are the 2016 UConn women the most dominant Huskies team ever?

After its 86-65 win over Texas on Monday, the Connecticut women’s basketball team has advanced to the Final Four. The Huskies will play Oregon State in Sunday’s first semifinal game. In other news, the sun rose in the East this morning and the Browns don’t have a competent quarterback. This is UConn’s ninth straight Final Four, and a week from now, coach Geno Auriemma and...
Via The Comeback
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kia Nurse and the UConn Huskies talk Tourney

UConn's Kia Nurse speaks to Kerith Burke about her maturation both on and off the court.
Via SNY
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sterling Gibbs breaks down in tears after last game at UConn

The NCAA Tournament is as exciting and joyful as any event in sports.  It’s also just as – if not more so – crushing and cruel.  There might not be a more devastating feeling for an athlete than the feeling a senior has after losing in the NCAA Tournament. Connecticut senior guard Sterling Gibbs proved that Saturday night when asked about his season with the Huskies after...
Via College Spun
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

UConn C Amidah Brimah out 6-8 weeks with broken finger

Connecticut Huskies center Amidah Brimah has a broken finger and will be out 6-8 weeks. Brimah’s injury was reported on Twitter. Injury News: C Amida Brimah will be out 6-8 weeks with a broken finger. RETWEET to wish him a speedy recovery!#UConn pic.twitter.com/fCA08dWFH8 — UConn SPORTalk (@SPORTalkUConn) December 23, 2015 Brimah, a junior seven-footer from Miami, is averaging...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Auriemma: Some UConn fans are so 'stupid it’s unbelievable'

University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma isn’t afraid to say something controversial. He is on record saying men’s college basketball is “a joke,” after all. However, his recent appearance on Grantland’s “The Lowe Podcast” with interviewer Zach Lowe topped it all. The Huskies are targets of frequent criticism in women’s college basketball...
Via NESN.com
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn created trophy for 'rivalry' series with UCF

By Matt Hladik UConn and UCF have played each other only two times, but Huskies head coach Bob Diaco apparently feels those two meetings are enough to warrant a rivalry trophy between the two schools. Diaco first expressed his desire to have the programs play for “The Civil Conflict” trophy in November, and it looks like his dream is becoming reality. First day back on campus...
Via College Spun
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Sterling Gibbs announces he's transferring to UConn

Earlier this afternoon, Seton Hall transfer guard Sterling Gibbs vehemently denied reports he had committed to UConn, even going so far as to say he was visiting N.C. State this week. Now, he’s done a 180, and has officially announced he is indeed bound for Storrs.  3rd times a charm.. UCONN! #BeyondBlessed pic.twitter.com/WWZAnG9pq2 — Sterling Gibbs (@SterlingGibbs4) May...
Via College Spun
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn Basketball: Terrence Samuel to transfer

Terrence Samuel is the second UConn basketball player to transfer out this season. This news is a bit more shocking to me. The first was Rakim Lubin, who was not much of a contributor for the Huskies. While they have lost two players, they have also gained one. Shonn Miller is joining the team in 2015 and will likely be a starter. Miller transferred from Cornell University where...
Via isportsweb.com
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn Basketball: Recruiting impact of NBA interest of Kevin Ollie

UConn basketball head coach Kevin Ollie has drawn attention from NBA teams in both of the past two off-seasons. Last year the Los Angeles Lakers expressed interest. This year the Oklahoma City Thunder has shown that they were poised to make a run at Ollie. He however decided that UConn is the place he wants to be, at least for now. Kevin Ollie being a top commodity in the National...
Via isportsweb.com
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn Basketball: Huskies land transfer Shonn Miller

UConn basketball had three open scholarships when the season ended. Now they only have two. The Huskies top recruiting target Shonn Miller announced that he will transfer to UConn. The Huskies desperately needed a big-time rebounder. Miller provides them with a threat in the paint. He is a much better rebounder than anyone on the team currently. The 6-foot-7 graduate transfer student...
Via isportsweb.com
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Uconn Basketball: Cornell standout Shonn Miller to visit Uconn

Shonn Miller will be visiting Uconn this weekend as he looks to find a home for his final year of eligibility. The Cornell star redshirted his junior year following a shoulder injury that left him unable to play the 2012-13 season.  The 6-7, 215 pound forward could make for a valued addition to a Huskies team that suffered last season from both lack of depth and experience. Shonn...
Via isportsweb.com
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Auriemma blasts men’s college basketball: ‘The game is a joke’

By Matt Birch UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma has spent 30 years at the university and built a dynasty during his tenure. He seems to be quite comfortable where he is, and hasn’t expressed interest in switching over and coaching men’s basketball. But he’s never ripped the state of men’s basketball—until now. Auriemma was asked about it during the women’s...
Via The Sports Daily
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Reigning National Champions to boycott Final Four in Indiana

By Vincent Frank Looking to make a strong stand against the controversial Indiana Religious Freedom and Restoration Act that Governor Mike Pence signed into law last week, the defending champion Connecticut Huskies will not be traveling to Indianapolis for next weekend’s Final Four. Here’s a statement from the school posted on Twitter: In support of Governor Milloy’s...
Via Sportsnaut
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: UConn's Boatright hits buzzer-beater to beat Cincy

By Gordon Dixon. It wouldn’t be March Madness if a UConn player wasn’t hitting a shot the buzzer to give his team a victory. On Friday, it was Ryan Boatright’s turn. With UCONN and Cincinnati tied at 54 with time running out in regulation, Boatright channeled his inner Kemba Walker and lost Octavius Ellis to give himself the space he needed to hit a buzzer-beating three...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn Basketball: Analyzing Daniel Hamilton’s NBA Draft stock

Freshman guard Daniel Hamilton has had a great start to his UConn career. He averages 10.6 points per game playing slightly over 30 minutes per game. While UConn basketball has struggled for much of the season, Hamilton has been a bright spot. He is a 6’7 shooting guard from Los Angeles, California, and was the Huskies top recruit from the class of 2014. Basketball runs in Hamilton...
Via isportsweb.com
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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