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Hitting The Links 8/21: Brimah's monster summer, UConn Football scrimmages, and Huskies in the MLB

Amida Brimah is having a monster summer, UConn Football has things they need to work on after scrimmages, and Matt Barnes becomes first Husky to start a MLB since 2005.

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Men's Basketball

Amida Brimah, Eblens outlast Hot 93.7 for Greater Hartford Pro-Am title

"Doug Wiggins hit a game-winning floater with 1.1 seconds left, and fellow UConn stars A.J. Price and Amida Brimah celebrated as their EbLens squad knocked off Hot 93.7, 102-101, to win the Greater Hartford Pro-Am championship on Friday night." Brimah finished with 17 points, also tallying 12 rebounds and 5 blocks.

POSTERIZED: UConn’s Amida Brimah throws down alley-oop on defender (VIDEO)

"UConn center Amida Brimah threw down one of the better alley-oops of the summer on a defender at the Hartford Pro-Am this week"

Pistons star Andre Drummond’s party on Detroit Princess

Former Husky Andre Drummond celebrated his 22nd birthday in style. Drummond hosted a party aboard the Detroit Princess. The Detroit Princess is a cruise ship that went around the Detroit River. A portion of the proceeds went towards assisting Detroit area youth.

Women's Basketball

UConn’s Kia Nurse leads Canada to Olympic berth with win over Cuba

"Nurse had 19 of her team-high 20 points in the first three quarters as Canada defeated Cuba 82-66 to become the fourth team to secure a berth in the 2016 Olympics."

Featured games for Tip-Off Marathon announced

UConn will be the first game of the Tip-Off Marathon. They are scheduled for Monday, November 16th against the Ohio State Buckeyes. This game will be in Columbus, Ohio and televised on ESPN2.

Stefanie Dolson Finds Her Comfort Level, And Mystics Benefit

"Dolson, though, has been able to stay healthy, and she's ready for a strong finish. Watching Dolson this season has been a case study in player development. She had to learn to slow down to speed up her improvement, and when the Mystics really needed her to embrace a big role, she did."

Maya Moore again wins player of the week honor

"Maya Moore led the WNBA with an average of 26.7 points in three games from Aug. 10-16, earning her a fourth Western Conference player of the week honor this season. Moore has been named player of the week 14 times in her career."

Football

Rough start for UConn offense at scrimmage at Rentschler Field

The scrimmage Saturday at the Rent was less than stellar. UConn needs to work on building a finished product. This means cleaning up silly drops, false starts, and costly interceptions.

UConn Football Insider: The Offense Must Step Up, Eliminate Errors

"Very disappointed in the unforced errors early in the scrimmage, whether we were over excited, distracted by being in the surrounding," UConn's first-year OC said after the first scrimmage, which was closed to the public."

UConn Football Notebook: QB Anderson Proves He Belongs

"And these guys are deadlocked in competition for the No. 2 job behind N.C. State transfer Bryant Shirreffs. In his brief time on Connecticut soil, folks say, there are two words that aptly describe Anderson: mature, likable."

Bryant Shirreffs Looking More Like The No. 1 QB In UConn's Offense

"UConn head coach Bob Diaco said he has determined the pecking order but isn't ready to announce it, but it's a safe bet that's the order it will likely end up, surely with Shirreffs, the transfer from N.C. State, the No.1."

Sports UConn Football Jeff Jacobs: What Bob Diaco Builds Vital To UConn, Not Just UConn Football

"What Bob Diaco builds with his football program in the next few years is as important to the state university as any academician, any research facility, anything UConn does. That's because, hate it or not, the billions of dollars poured into major universities — money used to buttress the future of the Big Ten, the ACC, the Power Five monopoly — arrives from football television money. If UConn one day wants to return to being New Hampshire or Maine, so be it. As long as it has long-term designs to run with the biggest dogs, however, the one route runs through football."

Junior Joseph a hit in middle of UConn defense

"Last year was difficult because I never played linebacker before (in college)," Joseph said. "I was playing defensive end so learning a new defense with a new coach was something I had to adapt to. It took a while but I am glad to finally understand the defense, understand a lot more."


"I think UConn has a special class coming in in 2016 and it's really keeping me intrigued on UConn. If we could be the class that turns the UConn program around in my home state that would be awesome. I'd be 40 minutes from home. I mean UConn has a lot offer when it comes to that stuff."

Hockey

Regional Digest: UHart Soccer Co-Favorite

Maxim Letunov has been cleared to play next season, by the NCAA. His talents will truly help this team for the upcoming season.

Three Former Huskies Set to Continue Play in Europe

"Three former members of the UConn women’s hockey team signed contracts to play in the Elite Women’s Hockey League overseas in Europe. Forward Emily Snodgrass (Eagan, Minn.) will be joining the Bolzano Eagles in Bolzano, Italy, which is   located in the Northeast tip of Italy. Fellow forwards Kayla Campero and Sarah MacDonnell will be playing for the ESC Planegg Penguins in Munich, Germany, which is located in the southeast region of Germany."

Baseball

Matt Barnes Has His Moments For Red Sox, But So Do Indians

"Barnes became the first UConn pitcher to start a major league game since Pete Walker in July 2005." Matt Barnes pitched much better than his stat line suggests. Barnes had little defensive help which caused his numbers to soar.

Soccer

As UConn Soccer Season Nears, Reid Back To Being Busy

"We have to make a statement [at the start], and we have be much sharper in the preseason and much tougher [than last year]," Reid said.

UConn Soccer: Captain Kwame Awuah Plans To Lead By Example

"So me and Jake [Nerwinski] both talked to each other and told each other 'this is a serious time, now no one thinks anything of us.' So it's better for us to put our head down and work hard and come out flying through the gate."

Men's Soccer Picked to Win The American

The UConn Men's Soccer team has been selected to win the American Athletic Conference, for this upcoming season.

Huskies Open Regular Season Against Colgate

"The UConn women's soccer team will open its 2015 regular season schedule Friday Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. against the Colgate Raiders at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium."

Men's Soccer Set to Host Syracuse in Exhibition Finale on Saturday

"After opening exhibition play with a 2-1 victory over Rider on Aug. 16, the UConn men’s soccer team will play its second exhibition game on Saturday, Aug. 22 when it welcomes Syracuse to Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and attendance is free-of-charge."

GO HUSKIES!!!