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Hitting the Links: 5/19 - A key transfer, more championships, and UConn baseball collecting accolades

Keeping you up to date from Storrs

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Men's Basketball

Top transfer Sterling Gibbs elevates expectations for UConn next season - Yahoo Sports
"There's no bigger reason for optimism than Gibbs, who should replace Boatright as UConn's main perimeter threat to score himself or create for others."

UConnReport.com - Sterling Gibbs discusses UConn decision
"the atmosphere that Ollie has created in three years at Storrs since replacing Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun further solidified Gibbs' decision to become a Husky."

UConn’s Boatright to Work Out for Sixers on Tuesday | ZagsBlog.com
"Despite his size and shooting limitations, Boatright feels being a four-year player at UConn, where he helped the Huskies win the NCAA championship in 2014, helped him mature to prepare for a pro career."

Mamadou Diarra to choose between UConn, VCU Friday
"Last month, Diarra’s coach, Tom Espinosa, told the Register that "UConn has always been his dream school."

Providence's Paschal Chukwu to transfer

7-foot-2 center, Paschal Chukwu is transferring from Providence College. Chukwu went to high school in Connecticut at Fairfield Prep and was a top-75 recruit. Chukwu visited UConn in January 2013 and could be getting a call from Kevin Ollie's office soon, but no word on possible suitors yet.

Football

Ramblings from The Runway: Former UConn WR Deshon Foxx signs with Seahawks
"Former UConn receiver Deshon Foxx has been signed by the defending NFC champion Seattle Seahawks after taking part in rookie camp on a tryout basis "

No. 1 Pick Mateas Continues UConn's CFL Success - The UConn Blog
Welcome to our newest writer, Josh Wiley!

Women's Basketball

Collier, Jefferson, Samuelson and Stewart Earn Spots on Respective USA Basketball Teams

Breanna Stewart,  Moriah Jefferson, Katie Lou Samuelson, and  Napheesa Collier all earned spots on a US National team for the World Championships.

Breanna Stewart OK with little rest before Rio - Denver Post

Breanna Stewart never rests.

Baseball

Tabakman Fires Eight Strong In 1-0 Setback At No. 19 Houston

Jordan Tabakman pitched eight strong innings only giving up one run on an RBI single in the 4th inning. The bats never really got going only finishing with 4 hits and stranding runners a pair of times.

Baseball Earns No. 6 Seed In American Championship, Draws Tulane In Opening Round

The regular season is over and UConn is heading to Clearwater, Florida for the AAC tournament. The Huskies drew the 6 seed and will play Tulane in the opening round who they beat two out of three times.

Carson Cross Named Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalist - UConn Huskies

Carson Cross is one of 37 baseball players around the country wying for the honor of being named the best player in College baseball. Cross is 10-2 on the mound this year with a 2.18 ERA.

Cross Named Pitcher Of The Year, Highlights Seven All-Conference Huskies - UCONNHUSKIES.COM - The Official Website of the University of Connecticut Huskies
A very strong showing by the Huskies in the AAC Baseball post-season awards department- no small feat in what was a tough conference.

Miscellaneous

Men's Track and Field Captures 2015 American Athletic Conference Outdoor Title

After a four-day competition in Storrs the UConn Men's Track and Field team finished in first. This is the 5th conference title in the program's history and 4th under longtime coach Greg Roy.

Women's Track and Field Finishes Second at The American Outdoor Championship

UConn finished second to SMU by a score of 125 to 131.

UConn Breaks Ground on Hartford Campus

"This is a great day for UConn, but more importantly, it’s a great day for Connecticut and its capital city," UConn President Susan Herbst said Monday. "This neighborhood campus will be a vibrant part of downtown and deeply engaged in the life of the community, bringing tremendous benefits to both the city and our students."

"This Place Will Be Rocking" - Hartford Courant
"As it moves the Greater Hartford branch from West Hartford to downtown, UConn is embarking on a $115 million project to renovate and expand the stately 95-year-old Hartford Times building on Prospect Street,"


GO HUSKIES!!!