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Second Least Expensive Game UConn Game Remaining This Weekend Against Navy

Head coach Bob Diaco had some sky-high expectations heading into the 2015 season for the Connecticut Huskies, giving some notable quotes that were turned into punchlines at some media outlets. But it appears Diaco might be getting the last laugh as the Huskies have had a strong start to the season thus far, and almost pulled off a major upset win over an SEC team this past weekend...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

End of the Road (For Now)

Somebody once told me good byes are permanent. They said you should say “see you later”. So this isn’t good bye, it’s see you later (maybe). If you hadn’t heard, I have decided to close up here at SOX & Dawgs. It’s been almost 10 years of doing this. I’ve made a lot of friends through the site, made some good connections and embarked on something I truly enjoy and...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: UConn Football Coach Bob Diaco On Identity of Team

During last week’s American Athletic Conference Media Day, UConn football coach Bob Diaco talked about what he wants the identity of the team to be. The post Video: UConn Football Coach Bob Diaco On Identity of Team appeared first on Sox and Dawgs.
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August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Plenty of Position Battles During 2015 UConn Football Preseason Camp

With preseason camp underway for the UConn football team, UConn Huskies head coach Bob Diaco talked about the different position battles happening while he was at the American Athletic Conference Media Day in Newport, RI last Tuesday. The post Video: Plenty of Position Battles During 2015 UConn Football Preseason Camp appeared first on Sox and Dawgs.
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August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Time For Me To Fly

About 30 years ago REO Speedwagon had a song called “Time for Me to Fly” and it appears that my time to fly has come. As I explained to Ian with my work schedule expected to get busier as the football season progresses I just do not see myself having enough time to commit to write the New England Patriots game previews that I have written for SOX & Dawgs since the 2007 season...
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August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: UConn Football Coach Bob Diaco On His Approach To Camp

Bob Diaco has had about 19 months in office since he took over the UConn football program. Tomorrow when the Huskies take the field, he will be overseeing his second preseason camp. As a new head coach, he’s gradually learning the whole aspects of running a football program. It’s safe to say that he has a better understanding of how he wants to do things. During the American...
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August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn Faces Army, Cincinnati In Most Expensive Games Of 2015

There’s nowhere to go but up for the Connecticut Huskies football program, as head coach Bob Diaco went 2-10 overall a season ago in his first year as head coach, winning only one game in the conference as well while getting acclimated to a strong AAC. The rebuilding of the program was made a little more difficult with conference realignment, but it’s a task the program is committed...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: 2015 Travelers Championship Pro-Am

Here is a photo gallery from the 2015 Travelers Championship Pro-Am featuring local and national celebrities and sports figures as well as members of the UConn Huskies coaching staff and administration at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT on Wednesday. To see full size picture or slide show, please click on image(mobile/tablet users: to scroll through photos, you can swipe left...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: 2015 Travelers Championship Mini Golf Tournament

Blue Bloods star Bridget Moynahan along with local Connecticut media personalities and celebrities as well as members of the UConn Huskies coaching staffs were on hand on Wednesday to participate in the FML, CPAS Celebrity Mini Golf Tournament at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, CT. The FML, CPAs Celebrity Mini Golf Tournament raises awareness for local charities in the local...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: UConn Coaches Participate In Mini Golf Tournament at Travelers Championship

UConn Huskies women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma, his top lieutenant in Chris Dailey and UConn football coach Bob Diaco all took some time on Wednesday to play in a celebrity mini golf tournament at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, CT. The FML, CPAs Celebrity Mini Golf Tournament raises awareness for local charities in the local communities in the state of Connecticut...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn Most Expensive Games Against Service Academies Navy, Army

First-year head coach Bob Diaco got a taste of life in the newly-formed AAC conference while trying to rebuild the University of Connecticut football program. The Huskies tied for last place in the division with SMU, going 2-10 overall and 1-7 in the conference. But they can hang their hats on having competed with one of the best teams in the conference. UConn’s best win came against...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Should we hate the Devil Rays more than the Yankees?

Any writer worth their [insert metaphor here: salt, poop, ascot, whatever] writes their introduction after they’re finished with the body of their piece. This column ended up being long. The topic is “Should we hate the Devil Rays more than the Yankees?, and that’s enough of a description to let you feel the tenor of my piece before diving in; so this introductory paragraph...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: 2015 UConn Women’s Basketball Championship Parade

Here is a photo gallery from the 2015 UConn Women’s Basketball Championship Parade held in Hartford, CT on April 12, 2015. According to the Hartford Police Department, an estimated crowd of 20,000 came out to celebrate the 10th overall and third straight UConn women’s basketball title. To see full size picture or slide show, please click on image(mobile/tablet users: to scroll...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: UConn Huskies On-Court 2015 National Championship Celebration

Here is a photo gallery from the UConn Huskies women’s basketball team celebrating their third straight and 10th overall NCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship after beating Notre Dame at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. To see full size picture or slide show, please click on image(mobile/tablet users: to scroll through photos, you can swipe left or right; to remove caption...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: 2015 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship Game

Here is a photo gallery from the UConn women’s basketball National Championship Game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. The UConn Huskies won the game 63-53 for their third straight and 10th overall National Championship. To see full size picture or slide show, please click on image(mobile/tablet users: to scroll through photos, you can swipe left...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn’s Breanna Stewart Wins 2015 Naismith Trophy

From UConn: TAMPA, Fla. – Hours before tip off at Amalie Arena for the 2015 national championship game, University of Connecticut junior forward Breanna Stewart was tabbed as the winner of the 2015 Naismith Trophy, as announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club on Tuesday. UConn’s Breanna Stewart wins her second straight Naismith Award to add to her collection. UConn has won more...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: There’s Nothing Else Like The Culture Around UConn Women’s Basketball

One of the perks of playing for the UConn women’s basketball team is the fact that there are so many great alumnae. But what makes it even more special is the fact that they come back to Storrs, CT to practice with the team. Sue Bird, Kalana Greene and Kelly Faris to name just a few have come back to practice. The likes of Rebecca Lobo, Kara Wolters, Meghan Pattyson, Swin Cash...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: KML Has Survived Geno’s Prodding

If you’ve been around UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma, you know he can be quite witty or even sarcastic at times. Whether it be yesterday when he made a joke about Kia Nurse knowing more about the Yukon then UConn as a kid or saying Breanna Stewart wasn’t the best player in the country during the Albany Regional, he does it because he cares. The UConn women’s...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: UConn Women Talk About Facing Notre Dame

Ho hum, just another meaningful game where the UConn women’s basketball team and Notre Dame Fighting Irish are playing. That’s what the casual fan is thinking. Sure it would have been nice if Maryland maybe played South Carolina for the title on Tuesday night or even South Carolina getting another chance at the UConn women’s basketball team. The serious fan though knows that...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: How Is Geno Auriemma Going For His 10th Title at UConn?

The answer to the question of the title of this post is quite simple. UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma gets the best players. He also gets the best out of his players. There’s reasons beyond winning national championships that players want to play for the UConn women’s basketball coach. The UConn women’s basketball coach makes them into the best player they can...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: UConn’s Geno Auriemma on His Junior Class

Let’s take a look at the UConn women’s basketball junior class. You have Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck (redshirt sophomore). In that have you have a consensus first-team All-American, a first time All-American and winner of the Nancy Lieberman Award as a point guard and you have someone who missed last season with a knee injury who should have been an All...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: UConn’s Geno Auriemma Talks About Pregame Speeches

When you tune into the UConn women’s basketball game in the NCAA Championship against Notre Dame on Tuesday night, don’t expect to see Geno Auriemma giving a pregame speech. It’s not that he doesn’t do them. It’s that the UConn women’s basketball coach doesn’t like them to be filmed. Watch and/or listen below as the UConn women’s basketball coach talked on Monday...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: UConn’s Geno Auriemma Has Been In Notre Dame’s Shoes

UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma has been in Muffet McGraw’s shoes before. No, he hasn’t literally been in her shoes. It’s more of a metaphorical thing. When the UConn women’s basketball program started to get really good, all eyes were on Pat Summitt and the Tennessee Volunteers. But as time went on, more attention was paid to the UConn women’s basketball...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Geno Auriemma On Breanna Stewart’s Growth as a Player

UConn’s Breanna Stewart has won National Player of the Year honors two years in a row from some outlets. There’s no doubt she’s a special player. And being as good as she is, it brings attention to her from defenses. When she was younger, Stewart would be fouled hard and not be the same player. But as she has matured as a basketball player, it seems now doing that just fuels...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Five Homers, Buchholz Power Red Sox To 8-0 Opening Day Win

PHILADELPHIA, PA – APRIL 06: Carlos Ruiz #51 of the Philadelphia Phillies kneels as Hanley Ramirez #13 of the Boston Red Sox gets congratulated by teammates Mike Napoli #12, Mookie Betts #50 and Allen Craig #5, after hitting a grand slam against the Philadelphia Phillies during Opening Day at Citizens Bank Park on April 6, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Red Sox won 8-0...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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