UConn in the News
"But many were surprised when Connecticut nearly shutout South Carolina earning their first win over a Southeastern Conference opponent in program history in front of a crowd of 45,254 at Legion Field, a Papajohns.com Bowl record attendance"
'"We don't have a rule for not participating as a freshman," Diaco said Thursday. "And as a skill player you've got the best chance to do it, really. On the offensive, defensive line, it's almost laughable, but as a back, kick returner or punt returner, you might have a chance to participate if you can produce yards and points."'
"Perhaps it is just my perception but judging by what I have seen in recent weeks and months it certainly appears as if Bob Diaco is more generous in handing out offers than Paul Pasqualoni, his predecessor at UConn."
"For Ollie, these words will boom across the state. Fans will remember them, and they'll believe him. To this point, they have no reason not to."
"Everyone in these parts is interested in the emergence of Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley - the rookies played a huge role in a win the other night - but it was the Mystics' veterans Kia Vaughn, Ivory Latta and Monique Currie who won this game."
"Scout.com's Evan Daniels first reported that the 6-foot-10, 255-pound Stone, the new No. 1 player in the Class of 2015 according to Scout.com, would visit with 6-foot-3 Mississippi native Malik Newman, the No. 1 player in the class according to Rivals.com"
If UConn gets Diamond Stone and Malik Newman I'm listening to "Turn Down for What?" on repeat until basketball season starts.
"While Kevin Ollie is staying put, three of his former players are hoping to continue their careers in the NBA next season."
Around the Conn
"Among the Huskies in action this summer are seven members of the 2014 squad who will play in the presitgious Cape Cod Baseball League, widely recognized as the nation's top collegiate summer league."
"But everything seems to be going at the right pace now. . Springer has a foothold in the major leagues and he is at stardom's doorstep with nothing to impede him. May 12-18 was National Stuttering Awareness Week, and O'Brien Wilson hopes that stories like Springer's raise awareness and encourage those with the issue to live their lives the way he has."