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The Fast Break - November 30, 2020

All the UConn sports news you need to know.

Before you begin this week’s edition of #TheFastBreak, we want to remind you to check out The UConn Hockey Hub, which brings you the most in-depth coverage of UConn men’s hockey! We encourage fans of the Huskies’ icecapades to subscribe and hope you enjoy all The Hub’s high-quality hockey content this season!

Weekly Rewind

The latest UConn athletics news

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U Gotta See This

Video recommendations

Bouknight and co. put on a show during their season debut:

UConn, Great Pic

Photos of UConn’s finest

“The Wrench” in all his glory:

Coach’s Corner

Find out what UConn coaches are up to on and off the court

Big League Buzz

Catch up on former UConn players working across the sports world

  • We’re thinking UConn football’s QB1 from 2018 could have done better than Denver’s dismal passing display on Sunday (1-9 for 13 yards and 2 interceptions), but that could just be the #BleedBlue bias talking:

Memory Lane

Revisit special moments in UConn sports history

The numbers speak for themselves:

Weekly Fancast

Once UConn sports return, we’ll provide info for the week’s upcoming games in this space. Until then, enjoy some classic recommendations from the vault!

Last week, we looked back on Jim Calhoun’s lambasting of a reporter after he asked a question Calhoun was so tired of hearing. The ill-received query was focused on Ryan Gomes’ success at Providence and reminded UConn’s legendary coach of his decision to not extend a scholarship offer to Gomes in lieu of locking down Emeka Okafor and Caron Butler. In hindsight, this decision worked out quite well for the Huskies and it would be hard to imagine those early 2000 UConn teams without those two stars.

This week, we’ll relive another memorable press conference involving Coach Calhoun where his compensation and standing as the highest-paid person in the state of Connecticut was brought up in light of the state facing severe budget cuts. As you’ll see in the clip below, Calhoun was ready to field this question and emphatically stated that he had no intention of returning any of his hard-earned compensation.

Without further ado, here is Couch Calhoun’s epic “Not a dime back” rant in its entirely:

Cause We Care

Learn about non-profits and causes worthy of UConn Nation’s support

Tomorrow is National Giving Day and UConn Athletics is “calling all Huskies to show support for their favorite program or athletic priority” by donating to the Husky Athletic Fund. Proceeds will benefit UConn student-athletes and be used to support athletic programs being hard-hit by budget cuts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CLICK HERE to learn more and find out how to make your #GivingDay donation!

Last Shot

One more glimpse of UConn glory

We’ll be ready:

Final Play

A parting sentiment from The Fast Break team


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