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The Fast Break - December 7, 2020

All the UConn sports news you need to know.

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Weekly Rewind

The latest UConn athletics news

From The UConn Blog:

From Other Sources:


U Gotta See This

Video highlights

  • Big-time players make big-time plays:
  • Coming to Storrs in 2021:

UConn, Great Pic

Photos of UConn’s finest

Can’t wait for these “Friends” to put on a show this weekend:



Coach’s Corner

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

  • Dan Hurley breaks down his team’s triumph over the Trojans:
  • Jim Penders gushes about his team’s new home while promoting Giving Tuesday:

Big League Buzz

Catch up on former UConn players working across the sports world

  • Breanna Stewart adds yet another high honor to her lifetime of achievements:

Passion Show

Wardrobe displays of UConn fandom

  • So fresh and so clean, clean:
  • It’s definitely UConn sweater weather:
  • Long live the King’s collection:


Weekly Fancast

Enjoy classic recommendations from the UConn sports vault

Entering their November 17, 2007 game against Syracuse, UConn football was ranked #24 in the BCS standings and had a borderline-unbelievable record of 8-2. The squad was stacked with future NFL talents Darius Butler, Donald Brown, Anthony Sherman, and Tyvon Branch, while also counting Andre Dixon, DJ Hernandez, and Tyler Lorenzen in its cast of contributors.

In front of 40,000 UConn fans, the Huskies took control of the game early on and went into the locker room leading 21-0 at halftime. A sold-out Rentschler field was roaring with UConn faithful hoping to watch their team seal a perfect 7-0 home record on the season, a feat no Big East team had accomplished since 1993. When the final whistle blew, the Huskies emerged victorious, having squashed the Orange 30-7.

UConn improved to 9-2 on the year and would go on to lose to WVU in the infamous “WVU scores again” Big East Championship before suffering a season-ending defeat to Wake Forest in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. Despite these two late-season losses, the 2007 campaign was a big success for the Huskies and they’d build upon this success the following season.

Enjoy these highlights of UConn absolutely obliterating the Orange to relive one of the shining moments in Huskies football history:


Cause We Care

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

Foodshare continues to positively impact the lives of so many of our Connecticut friends and neighbors in need through their tireless work in Hartford and Tolland counties. Per their website, their organization is determined to “maximize access to nutritious food and other resources that support food security” and collaborates with anti-hunger organizations, policy makers, and local communities “to build effective solutions to end hunger.”

It just so happens that two members of their leadership team, President/CEO Jason Jakubowski and Executive VP/COO Christine O’Rourke, are proud UConn grads and they would undoubtedly appreciate any support their UConn family can provide. CLICK HERE to find out how you can help Foodshare feed and advocate for Nutmeggers in need.


Final Play

A parting sentiment from The Fast Break team

We join UConn in wishing everyone a happy and healthy holiday season:


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