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Hitting the Links: 5/24 - Kevin Ollie on fire, Syracuse series official, Larin standing out

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Men's Basketball

Kevin Ollie Optimistic With Deep UConn Team

"I like the experience we have, especially with our young guys working very, very hard," Ollie said Tuesday morning as he walked from the Convention Center after a speech at the Open Hearth's annual Overcomer Breakfast. "I like the new additions. I think we've got a very deep team, and guys are going to challenge each other every day in practice. That's what we want, that breeds success when everybody's competitive for minutes."

Transfer Rule That Has Helped UConn Stirs Debate - Hartford Courant
"There is a wide range of opinions about the transfer rule, even among people who work together in or around the industry."

UConn Learns Which AAC Hoop Teams It Will Play Twice In 2015

Recent announcement from the American Athletic Conference tells who UConn will be playing in conference games. UConn gets everyone in the league for a home and home except ECU and USF. ECU will travel to Connecticut, and UConn will travel to South Florida. Last year UConn was 5-0 against ECU and USF.

Huskies land commitment from 2016 forward Mamadou Diarra
A 6-foot-8-inch forward from Queens is the first player to commit to UConn for the class of 2016.

Diallo likes UConn

Hamidou Diallo, who happens to be Mamadou Diarra's teammate at Woodstock, says publicly that if he had to decide today, he would go to UConn. Diallo is a top-40 prospect in the Class of 2017.

Terps Involved with VCU Transfer Terry Larrier

A top-50 recruit in the class of 2014 is transferring from VCU. His top two are Maryland and Connecticut. He visited UConn on Thursday. We will wait and see where the 6-foot-8 forward lands.

CCSU to play UConn in hoops again

UConn and Central Connecticut State will square off again next season.

UConn Dunk Mix (Rudy Gay, Andre Drummond, Ben Gordon, Jeremy Lamb & More)

Enjoy!

Women's Basketball

UConn To Meet Florida State in Hall of Fame Women's Holiday Showcase on Dec. 11

"It's an honor to play in an event sponsored by the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame for the third-straight year," UConn head coach Geno Auriemma said. "Florida State has a lot of talented players returning from a team that advanced to the Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Tournament and I'm already looking forward to this early-season test. Playing games in Mohegan Sun Arena is always a positive experience and I hope a lot of our fans in southeast Connecticut take advantage of this opportunity.

Mohegan Sun Arena to Host American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament in 2016

"The American Athletic Conference has, over the past two years, created a very special experience for our student-athletes, coaches and fans at Mohegan Sun Arena," said Commissioner Aresco. "We are excited to partner for a third year with a great venue and an outstanding staff who are extremely supportive of women's basketball. We look forward to another very successful tournament."'

Football

Crozier Named To Rimington Trophy Watch List

Sophomore Ryan Crozier has been placed on the spring Rimington Trophy watch list. The award is given to the most outstanding center in college football. Crozier appeared in 10 games last year, starting the final three at left guard.


"UConn will play host to the Orange on September 24, 2016 at Rentschler Field while the Huskies will travel to the Carrier Dome on September 29, 2018."

From K.C. Chiefs GM Office, Dorsey Keeps UConn In His Sights - Hartford Courant
"Dorsey, a two-time Yankee Conference defensive player of the year and I-AA All-American at linebacker for the Huskies, was the Pro Football Writers' executive of the year after the 2013 season."

Former UConn wide receiver Deshon Foxx signs rookie free agent contract with Seattle Seahawks
Former UConn wide receiver Deshon Foxx is one of six players to sign rookie free agent contracts with Seattle Seahawks


Baseball

Regional Digest: UConn Baseball Loses AAC Opener

"Rightfielder Lex Kaplan hit two solo home runs as part of a 3-for-4 day as Tulane defeated UConn 3-1 Wednesday in the first game for both teams at the American Athletic Conference baseball championships at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla."

UCF baseball eliminated from AAC Tournament

UConn had a remarkable extra-innings win in their second AAC Tournament game.

Baseball Rallies For Five-Run Eighth In 7-6 Win Over Tulane At American Championship

The Huskies came back with an incredible 8th inning to advance to the semi-finals!

Baseball Ends Run At American Championship With 4-2 Setback To East Carolina

...where they needed two wins against ECU to advance in the double-elimination tournament.

Other Teams

Cyle Larin Named To The MLS Team Of The Week

"Former UConn men's soccer standout Cyle Larin has earned a spot on the MLS Team of the Week, which was released by the league on Monday" He scored two goals in two games for Orlando City this week.

Field Hockey Among Eight National Champions To Receive NCAA Public Recognition Award

"The 2014 National Championship UConn field hockey team is among eight 2014-15 Division I champions to receive a Public Recognition Award by the NCAA, as announced by the organization on Wednesday."