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Hitting The Links 8/28: First Female to have a Jordan Shoe, Jeff Adrien sighting, and Football Updates

Former Husky gets a Jordan Shoe, Jeff Adrien is back in the NBA, and Football season is right around the corner.

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Men's Basketball

Andre Drummond's time to become a superstar is now

The Detroit Pistons have spent most of their offseason reshaping the roster to Andre Drummond's liking. They truly believe that he can be the next Dwight Howard under Stan Van Gundy.

Caron Butler plans autobiography for October

Former Husky Caron Butler is planning to publish his autobiography in October. The story will take readers through his tough childhood and his journey to the NBA.

Report: Pelicans finalizing contract with Jeff Adrien

"The Pelicans shouldn’t expect much more than intangible contributions from Kendrick Perkins. Adrien will serve as the actually productive backup limited big man."

Artist gifts sculpture to UConn coach

"Weston’s Jesse Nusbaum recently gifted "The Husky" to University of Connecticut’s Men’s Basketball Head Coach Kevin Ollie at a presentation at UConn’s Storrs campus."

Women's Basketball


"As if her season weren't going well enough, Moore, the first female basketball player signed to Jordan Brand, also received her own special edition Air Jordan 1 retro sneaker colored to her specifications. The day after her stunning All-Star performance, Moore's kicks were available in stores nationwide."


"The New York Liberty trio played some hoops with AJ Calloway and answered some "hard-hitting questions" on their celebrity crushes. While that may not sound all that compelling, it's completely worth watching for Stokes' answer alone."


Sports Football UConn Football Insider: B.J. McBryde Faces Yet Another Challenge

"The 6-foot-5, 304-pound McBryde is at home in Beaver Falls, Pa., with his right foot elevated following surgery for a broken foot sustained during training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles."

UConn football commit Eddie Hahn undergoes knee surgery

"UConn football commit Eddie Hahn could miss the first game or two of his senior season at Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic High School after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus on Thursday."

UConn Notebook: Could Be A Big Season For Jamar Summers

Jamar Summers has been working hard this summer to fill the void left by Byron Jones.

Seahawks sign wide receiver Deshon Foxx

"The Seattle Seahawks have released cornerback Jeremy Crayton and signed wide receiver Deshon Foxx to the 90-man roster, the team announced this morning."

Vann Added To Lombardi Award Watch List

"University of Connecticut redshirt senior linebacker Marquise Vann (Cincinnati, Ohio) has been added to the Watch List for the 2015 Lombardi Award. He joins fellow Husky senior linebacker Graham Stewart (Durham, Conn.) on this list. Stewart was named to the original Watch List in mid-July."

Huskies Hold Thursday Scrimmage

"The University of Connecticut football team held a scrimmage at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field on Thursday morning following the taking of the annual team photo."

Football Team Holds Media Day, Captains Announced

"One of the highlights of the day was Diaco announcing that the team had selected its four captains the season season - redshirt senior safety Andrew Adams (Fayetteville, Ga.), redshirt senior defensive lineman Julian Campenni (West Pittston, Pa.), redshirt junior offensive tackle Andreas Knappe (Silkeborg, Denmark) and redshirt senior linebacker Marquise Vann (Cincinnati, Ohio)."


Men's Soccer Falls, 2-1, to No. 15 Syracuse in Exhibition Finale

"Despite a first half score from senior defender Istvan Kanyo, the UConn men’s soccer team fell, 2-1, to No. 15 Syracuse on Saturday night at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium in its final exhibition match of the preseason. The team will open the regular season on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. against St. Francis Brooklyn at Morrone Stadium."

Huskies Record First Regular Season Win Over Colgate

"The Uconn women's soccer team defeated Colgate 4-1 on Friday in the first regular season game of the 2015 schedule. Two goals from junior Rachel Hill (Rollinsford, N.H.) helped lead the Huskies to their first victory."

Hill Receives Weekly Conference Award

"Junior forward Rachel Hill (Rollinsford, N.H) was honored as the Offensive Player of the Week by the American Athletic Conference for the week of August 24, 2015.  The accolade was in response to Hill’s five-point match against Colgate Friday, Aug. 21 in UConn’s first regular season game of its 2015 schedule."

UConn Begins Road Stretch with Georgetown

"The UConn women’s soccer team takes on Georgetown Thursday, Aug. 27 at 4 p.m. at Shaw field in Washington, D.C., which marks the team’s first road game of the 2015 season."

Huskies Ranked in NSCAA Poll

"The UConn women’s soccer team was ranked No. 25 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) national poll of NCAA Division I women’s teams."


UConn Ranked No. 1 in 2015 Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I Preseason Poll

"The University of Connecticut field hockey team has been ranked No. 1 in the 2015 Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I Preseason Poll, as announced on Tuesday. "

UConn Starts 2015 with Annual Blue vs. White Scrimmage

"The UConn volleyball team kicked off the 2015 season Friday as the squad held its annual Blue vs. White scrimmage at Gampel Pavilion. The Huskies, who are heading into their final days of preseason camp, are set to start the regular season in exactly one week at the UConn Invite."

"The University of Connecticut volleyball team student-athletes, coaching staff members and support staff took time out of their preseason schedule to volunteer for the "Kids Who Tri Succeed" Children's Triathlon at the Bicentennial Pond and Mansfield Middle school on Saturday."

"UConn freshman Tage Thompson (Orange, Conn.) has been selected to play in the fourth annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game on September 21st.  Thompson is one of 42 players selected for this year's game being held at the First Niagara Center, home of the Buffalo Sabers."