Greetings, Husky Fans. I wanted to give Andrew his day in the spotlight and let the news settle with those who had not yet heard that he is stepping down from his role as manager and handing the reins to me. Luckily Andrew, and some of the former contributors, will stay on-board in a limited capacity while I continue to build out a team.
My name is Aman, I’m a proud graduate of the University of Connecticut and honored to be taking over The UConn Blog. My other favorite sports teams, Bills, Sabres and Knicks, leave me no choice but to be a pretty optimistic sports fan. Case in point: my first post on this site painting a rosy picture of our progress thus far in football. One of my favorite things to do in my free time is point out, to anyone who will listen, UConn’s spot among college basketball’s elite that the national media does not seem to accept.
It boils my blood that we were banned from the post-season this past year for the most inane of reasons (a rule passed in 2011 that applies to data going back to 2007 while Kentucky employs a known cheater and UNC makes up grades in made up classes), particularly when it played out that 2013 would be the last year of the Big East Tournament in Madison Square Garden. The pain of this traveshamockery will stay with me for a very long time. I love watching college sports but hate the NCAA.
My vision for the site is going to be focused on quality versus quantity, particularly right now as I’m feeling things out and the major sports are in the off-season. We’re going to be rolling out some provocative editorial content and new running features including scouting overviews, interviews, flashbacks and more. You have already seen one of the new contributors, "G. Bluth", write a great post on Shabazz's past, present and future. We also have a new twitter handle @TheUConnBlog, which is being run by a good friend and former Daily Campus writer. I'll be announcing the new members of the team in a future post.
I see this being a well-oiled machine by the time football season starts. It will take a little while to get up to speed, but rest assured we have some fun stuff in store for the next few months. I very much look forward to the opportunity to serve this community of Husky fans and gladly welcome any form of feedback or suggestions for things you guys would like to see.