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Hitting The Links 6/17: Huskies in the MLB, Football roster moves, and Schedule notes

Accolades everywhere, Huskies gone pro, and scheduling games against powerhouse schools. Just another week in Storrs.

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Men's Basketball

SMU in good shape to defend AAC title; Gibbs will make mark at UConn

"It will be important that UConn figures out how to effectively integrate the scoring-minded Gibbs into a perimeter rotation featuring two other players in Hamilton and Purvis that ranked second and third, respectively, on the team in usage rate last season."

Rumor: Clippers high on UCONN G Ryan Boatright?

According to Boatright's agent, the Nets, Clippers, and Trail Blazers are high on Ryan Boatright. These three teams have or will workout Boatright.

UConn Men's Insider: Purvis Is Huskies' Goodwill Ambassador

"Rodney Purvis, in his third year on campus, has often filled the role of Husky host with the most — theone waiting, smiling on the front porch to greet prospective new teammates and families and make them feel like old friends. Shabazz Napier, he says, did that for him and he pays it forward."


The Ohio State Buckeyes will visit Connecticut on December 12, 2015.

Women's Basketball

UConn Women Will Host Nebraska This Season

After last year's Elite Eight win in Lincoln, Nebraska, Geno Auriemma promised this series. He publicly thanked the city of Lincoln, and The University of Nebraska for the hospitality. At this time he mentioned he would try to set up a series with the Huskers. The series starts this November in Connecticut, and continues in 2016-17 season, in Nebraska.

Geno Auriemma Leads Way In Applauding NCAA Rule Changes

"What a great step forward for our game," said UConn coach Geno Auriemma. "As the game becomes more global, each year it's important that we start the process toward standardizing the rules. This is just the beginning of what I hope are many other changes to improve this great game."

Football

Second Annual Women's Football 101 A Huge Success

"The University of Connecticut football program held its Second Annual Football 101 For Women Clinic on Friday night at The Burton Family Football Complex and the Mark R. Shenkman Center. The event was a sellout for the second-straight year with over 200 participants. Proceeds of the event benefited programs for women's cancer prevention and treatment at UConn Health."

Diaco: McQuillan Has Left UConn Football Team

"Sean McQuillan is no longer a member of the UConn football program, head coach Bob Diaco told reporters Friday...Mcquillan...was in the midst of appealing a disciplinary action by the school following an April arrest for fighting with his roommate for which he faces felony assault charges."

Bates, Addazio Sound Open To Facing UConn: Let's Make A Deal?

Addazio and Bates recently released statements that made the impression, UConn and Boston College may be in the near future. Recently, BC football coach Steve Addazio and BC Athletic Director, Brad Bates said "I think it would be great if we played UConn," and "I'm sure at some point in time it probably will be something that's discussed. "

Maryland adds UConn transfer LB Jefferson Ashiru - Testudo Times
The Georgia native will be eligible immediately and will have one year remaining.

Hockey

UConn Men's Hockey: Huskies to Compete in Desert Hockey Classic

The Huskies will participate in the first ever Desert Hockey Classic. This tournament is in Arizona and includes UConn, Arizona State, Yale, and Michigan Tech.

UConn Men's Hockey: Mike Souza to Become Associate Head Coach at UNH

UConn loses Associate Head Coach, Mike Souza to UNH. Souza will be the Associate Head Coach at his alma mater, University of New Hampshire.

Baseball

Cross And Siena Named ABCA/Rawlings Third Team All-America

"The UConn baseball team postseason accolades continue to roll in as ace Carson Cross (Brentwood, N.H.) and second baseman Vinny Siena (Woodbridge, Conn.) have been tabbed ABCA/Rawlings Third Team All-Americans."

Baseball Places Five On ABCA All-Region Teams

"Highlighted by First Team nods for Carson Cross and Vinny Siena, the UConn baseball team placed five players on the ABCA/Rawlings Northeast All-Region teams, the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) announced on Wednesday (June 10). The five selections for the Huskies lead all teams in the Northeast region, which encompasses New England and New York state."

Baseball Has Three Selected On Day Three Of 2015 MLB Draft

"University of Connecticut baseball saw three players selected within picks of each other on day three of the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft. Max McDowell (North Huntingdon, Pa.) went to the Milwaukee Brewers in the 13th round of the draft (391st overall), before Vinny Siena (Woodbridge, Conn.) was selected by the New York Mets in the 14th round (419th) and the St. Louis Cardinals picked Carson Cross (Brentwood, N.H.) later in the 14th (431st). The three selections give UConn 84 in the history of the program, including 38 under 12th-year head coach Jim Penders."

Other

D'Ambrosio Named Connecticut Sportscaster Of The Year

"Joe D'Ambrosio, the voice of UConn men's basketball and football on the UConn IMG Sports Radio Network, was honored this past weekend as the Connecticut Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. "

Hunter Sets School Record, Earns First Team All-America Honors at NCAA Championships

"UConn men's track and field sophomore pole vaulter Craig Hunter rounded out a breakout season with a school-record 5.40m leap at the NCAA Championships held at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon on Wednesday evening. Hunter's career-best mark earned him a spot on the All-America First Team, while teammate Cory Duggan nabbed a Second Team selection after posting a 5.15m result in the final."

GO HUSKIES!!!