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Huskies Can't Look Past Columbia

BRIDGEPORT — The Huskies have some idea how this works. Niels Giffey, after he spent a summer with the German national team, returned to Storrs a different, more assertive player last season, and that should still be fresh in their minds.
Via Hartford Courant - UConn
3 days ago

UConn’s Ryan Boatright With Filthy Crossover on Tyus Jones (Video)

Duke came up with the win, but Ryan Boatright left bodies all over the court for the Huskies with some nifty ball handling.  No bucket from Boatright was nastier than this ‘Iverson’ like killer crossover. Boatright came back for his senior to step out of the shadow of Shabazz Napier.  He’s off to a great start. h/t TBL
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Paw Prints: The Daily UConn Huskies Roundup – 12/9/14

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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Diaco “Crushed” By Tayo Ashiru Comments

UConn LB Jefferson Ashiru (32) stops Boise State RB Jay Ajayi (27)  for a loss in the second quarter at Rentschler Field on September 13, 2014. Last week, Brian Koonz of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group wrote a story entitled “UConn football player deserved better from Diaco“. In the article, Koonz spoke with Tayo Ashiru, the father of former UConn LB Jefferson Ashiru who...
Via Sox and Dawgs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UConn DT B.J. McBryde’s Basketball Starting Five From Team

There was a nice light moment today when UConn Huskies defensive tackle B.J. McBryde was asked by John Silver of the Journal Inquirer and SNY UConn about his starting five for basketball from the football team. If you didn’t know, McBryde was a basketball star in high school and didn’t start playing football until his senior year. Five years later, he’s ready to graduate and...
Via Sox and Dawgs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Preview: UMass Lowell River Hawks vs. Connecticut Huskies

The UMass Lowell River Hawks will play a rare midweek game against the newest member of Hockey East, the University of Connecticut Huskies. This conference matchup will take place on Wednesday, December 3 at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts. Puck is set to drop at 7:00 p.m. eastern. UConn is in the inaugural season as a member of the...
Via Mill City Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn suspends four players before Puerto Rico title game

  Connecticut has suspended four players in advance of its matchup with West Virginia in the championship game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The school announced Sunday that Omar Calhoun, Rakim Lubin and walk-ons Dan Guest, and Marcel Lewis have been suspended due to a violation of team rules. Their status will be re-evaluated following the game and the No. 17 Huskies' return home...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

With Bowl Game Out of Reach, What Becomes UConn’s Focus?

With the possibility of a bowl game appearance now out of reach for UConn (2-7, 1-4 AAC), the team will concentrate on becoming a better group for the future. Now that the pressure of winning out is out of the picture, the Huskies won’t be focusing on wins as much as figuring out the depth of the team going forward. A 35-21 loss to Army eliminated UConn’s chances at an even...
Via AAC Football Fever
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn Huskies QB Chandler Whitmer Playing Best Stretch of His Career

It took some major convincing from head coach Bob Diaco for quarterback Chandler Whitmer to stick with UConn’s football program for the 2014 campaign, but after taking the backseat to Casey Cochran in a preseason competition, Whitmer now finds himself as the starter and playing the best stretch of football in his career. Photo sued courtesy of The senior played...
Via AAC Football Fever
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

College Basketball 2014-15: UConn Huskies Team Preview

Here’s the burning question about the 2014-15 UConn Huskies: Are they still hungry? Shabazz Napier called his team the Hungry Huskies...
Via Athlon Sports
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 27 – Jalen Adams

27. Jalen ADAMS Height: 6′-2″ Weight: 190 Wingspan: 6′-6 1/2″ Position: PG High School (State): Cushing Academy (NH) Club Team (Affiliation): Mass Rivals (adidas) Commitment: Connecticut Huskies Breakdown: At the end of June, Adams committed to play at his “dream school”, the defending NCAA champion Connecticut Huskies. He held offers from Louisville, Kansas and many ...
Via Hoopniks
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn Huskies’ Midseason Report Card

Sitting at 1-5 and yet to win a conference game, it’s no surprise that UConn has failed to meet expectations in the first half of the season. First year head coach Bob Diaco’s only victory this year came against an FCS team in Stony Brook, and it was only by a mere three points. Photo used courtesy of After Casey Cochran was named the starting quarterback coming...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn’s Tim Boyle Can Compete for Starting QB Job

As the quarterback position thins out for UConn after Casey Cochran decided to hang up his cleats for good, the “next man up” mentality is in full swing in East Hartford. Perhaps even deeper than expected. Chandler Whitmer, a senior, threw for two touchdowns and 209 yards with two interceptions — one that went for six the other way — in a 38-21 loss to Boise State on Saturday...
Via AAC Football Fever
September 15, 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...
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

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

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...
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...
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

National Championship Game: Shabazz Napier Shoves his own Teammate

The UConn Huskies jumped out to an early lead in the National Championship Game, but the Kentucky Wildcats have made the game interesting again in the second half. After a turnover on the previous possession, Shabazz Napier decided to take action into his own hands. To do that, it meant literally shoving teammate Ryan Boatright to make sure he went to the right area. In a game like...
Via Standing O Sports
April 07, 2014  |  1 Comment

Shabazz Napier: “Hard To See My Jersey Getting Sold While I Starve” (Video)

Shabazz Napier is a Senior now, the best point guard in college basketball and 40 minutes from a national title.  Those accolades alone allow for some deep thinking conversation and questions about big time college sports and the treatment of those athletes. Napier, the star point guard for The University of Connecticut’s men’s basketball team, recently told reporters he understands...
Via Thacover2
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn defeats Florida to move onto NCAA Championship game

The Connecticut Huskies are headed to the NCAA Men’s Championship game after defeating No. 1 Florida 63-53 in Saturday’s semi-final match-up. Florida jumped out to a 16-4 lead before UConn outscored them 22 the rest of the way. At halftime UConn held a 25-22 lead. Huskies coach Kevin Ollie is now 5-0 in his first trip to the NCAA Tournament. Up next for the Huskies will be the...
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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