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UConn Baseball Title Chances Foiled By East Carolina

The Huskies mustered only two hits in the regular season finale. If UConn Baseball could get a win on Saturday against East Carolina, they would have a share of the American Athletic Conference regular season crown, their first since they won the Big East outright in 2011. But he Huskies were not able to pull it off as the Pirates knocked them off by a score of 3-0 at J.O. Christian...
Via The UConn Blog
1 day ago

UConn Baseball Weekend Series: East Carolina

The Huskies host East Carolina in the final weekend of conference play. First pitch times: Thursday- 7:05 p.m. in Hartford; Friday- 3 p.m. in Storrs; Saturday- 1 p.m. in Storrs.
Via The UConn Blog
3 days ago

UConn Baseball Tops East Carolina in Series Opener, 6-0

The Huskies opened the series with a commanding win in Hartford. On a special Thursday night in Hartford, UConn Baseball got a 6-0 win at Dunkin’ Donuts Park over East Carolina to open up the final weekend series of the regular season. “It’s a tremendous stadium,” sophomore Zac Susi said. “It’s beautiful, you come out here, the energy is crazy.” Tim Cate gave the...
Via The UConn Blog
3 days ago

American Athletic Conference Baseball Final Weekend Scenarios

What are the Huskies’ possibilities heading into the conference tournament in Clearwater? With one more weekend to go in American Athletic Conference play, each team has three games to go and just two games separate the top team from fifth place. The AAC has emerged as one of the deeper leagues in the country. The Huskies, slated by some to make an NCAA Tournament at-large bid...
Via The UConn Blog
4 days ago

Huskies To Play Football At Fenway This Fall

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Obi Melifonwu, UConn

Melifonwu was a bright spot on a team that struggled in 2016 and could sneak into the first round. Obi Melifonwu- Safety, UConn Huskies HEIGHT: 6’3” WEIGHT: 217 ARM LENGTH: 32 1/2" HANDS: 9 1/8” PROJECTED ROUND: 2nd ROUND 40 YD DASH (NFL Combine): 4.40 sec BENCH PRESS (NFL Combine): 17 VERTICAL (NFL Combine): 44” BROAD JUMP (NFL Combine): 141” Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY...
Via Underdog Dynasty
April 18, 2017

Huskies Reflect On Remarkable Season & Final Four

Via Connecticut Huskies Athletics
April 01, 2017

Huskies Attend Country-Themed Final Four Salute Dinner

Via Connecticut Huskies Athletics
March 30, 2017

Huskies Arrive In Dallas For Final Four

Via Connecticut Huskies Athletics
March 29, 2017

5 Final Four X-factors to watch

Everyone knows about the stars of the Final Four — Justin Jackson, Nigel Williams-Goss, Sindarius Thornwell, and so on. But these aren’t just one-man teams, and there are lots of other factors, both on and off the court, that can impact how a team plays on any given night. The Final Four gets underway Saturday, with Oregon facing North Carolina, and Gonzaga taking on South Carolina...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 29, 2017  |  Discuss

5 players whose 2017 NFL Draft stock is rising

The 2017 NFL Combine has come and gone, but as it’s always been intended, the week-long event in Indianapolis helped many young prospects boost their draft stock with quality performances. And with Pro Days now being held around the county, even more prospects are helping their cause by showing NFL scouts they’re a cut above the rest.While much will change between now and the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 26, 2017  |  Discuss

The Rewind: George Mason's improbable run to the Final Four

Welcome to The Rewind, where we dig through tapes, YouTube videos and streaming services and revisit some of the most interesting games in history. There is something special about revisiting a favorite movie, a favorite show no longer on the air, or even just pulling out an album and giving it a spin the whole way through for the first time in a long while. Inevitably you pick...
Via Yardbarker
March 24, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: UConn women roll on, Syracuse next in NCAA Tournament

As the NCAA Tournament rolls on for UConn, Kia Nurse breaks down the Huskies' game and stresses the need to stay competitive, while coach Geno Auriemma previews Syracuse, who is their next opponent.
Via SNY
March 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Adams has 23, UConn knocks off Houston 74-63 in AAC quarters

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Jalen Adams scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half to lead sixth-seeded UConn over No. 3 Cincinnati 74-63 on Friday night in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament. Rodney Purvis added 18 points, while freshmen Christian Vital and Vance Jackson each had 12 for the Huskies (16-16), who have won two straight after limping into...
Via Associated Press
March 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Purvis scores 30 to lead UConn over USF in AAC Tournament

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Rodney Purvis scored a career-high 30 points and UConn beat South Florida 77-66 on Thursday night in the first round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament. Amida Brimah added 13 points and Christian Vital had 11 for the Huskies (15-16), who snapped a four-game losing streak. Geno Thorpe scored 23 points for South Florida (7-23), which lost six in...
Via Associated Press
March 10, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kia Nurse on Darnell helping her through injury & pressure of playing for a winner

Kia Nurse talks about the success of the Connecticut Huskies and the pressure the team faces, and dealing with her injury with the help of her brother Darnell.
Via SportsNetCanada
March 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Adams leads UConn to 65-62 comeback win over Memphis

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Jalen Adams scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half to rally UConn to a 65-62 win over Memphis on Thursday night. Christian Vital added 13 points for the Huskies (13-12, 8-5 American), who have a winning record for the first time this season. Craig Randall II and Markel Crawford each scored 13 for Memphis, which led by as many as 17 points in the first...
Via Associated Press
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

UConn responds to Big East rumors

The University of Connecticut says it has no intention of rejoining the Big East Conference.On Wednesday, a report from FanRag Sports claimed UConn has been having active discussions with the Big East about joining the conference. The Big East is supposedly willing to take UConn in all sports, though something would need to be done about the Huskies’ football team because the Big...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: UConn has had discussions with Big East about joining conference

The University of Connecticut could be returning, in a sense, to the Big East.According to Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports, UConn and the Big East are in active discussions regarding a move for the school, with the conference willing to take UConn on in all sports. In fact, the only holdup is the fact that the Big East does not have football, and thus a solution must be found as to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

UConn picks up 100th-straight win, surprising even Geno Auriemma

The University of Connecticut Huskies women’s basketball team winning is often expected, but their 100th win in a row is remarkable—especially considering the team that achieved it. No.1 UConn beat No. 6 South Carolina 66-55 Monday night at home to pick up that milestone win, but as Sports Illustrated‘s Richard Deitsch writes, even head coach Geno Auriemma didn’t expect that...
Via The Comeback
February 14, 2017  |  Discuss
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