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The latest UConn athletics news
From The UConn Blog:
- UConn men’s basketball holds on for Bubbleville victory over USC before positive COVID tests disrupt their date with NC State and put team activities on pause
- Geno’s Huskies set to start season Saturday against UMass Lowell
- James Bouknight plays his way onto Wooden Award watch list:
- Coronavirus outbreak puts UConn men’s hockey matchup with BU on ice
- Jonathan Mandeldove expects big things from UConn’s bigs this season
- UConn men’s hockey adds forward Chase Bradley to 2021 class
From Other Sources:
- Three UConn men’s basketball recruits make high school All-American list
- Helping their daughters overcome COVID-related obstacles is preparing parents of first-year UConn women’s basketball players for rigors of tough season slate
- UConn football receives retrospective praise for opt-out call:
You know which team was one of the 10 biggest winners of this college football season?— Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner) December 6, 2020
- Bouknight goes #30 in latest NBA mock draft
- UConn mulls uncertain future at Hartford’s XL Center
- Latest Bracketology pegs UConn men’s basketball a 10-seed in both 48- and 68-team brackets while the women’s squad slots in as a #1 any way you slice it
U Gotta See This
- Big-time players make big-time plays:
- Coming to Storrs in 2021:
UConn signee Jordan Hawkins has made a major developmental leap. He told @Stockrisers that he has made a jump in height and now stands at 6-foot-6.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) December 7, 2020
Was at 6’4 last season.
He’s become a much more explosive player and has been working all winter long: https://t.co/nldfo3WPfm pic.twitter.com/IGGmZYx1aa
UConn, Great Pic
Photos of UConn’s finest
Can’t wait for these “Friends” to put on a show this weekend:
Find out what UConn coaches are up to on and off the court
- Dan Hurley breaks down his team’s triumph over the Trojans:
- Before the Huskies’ trip to Bubbleville, Coach Hurley ignited a self-described ‘Cauldron of Intensity’ during practice and sent the UConn Twitterverse aflutter:
- 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:
- Tom Penders to become first UConn grad enshrined in College Basketball Hall of Fame
- Batouly Camara one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in sports field
- Kemba says he’ll wait until he’s all the way back before returning, which should be as soon as physically possible given his championship-caliber work ethic:
.@KembaWalker's game-winning step-back was nothing new for @UConnMBB.— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) November 30, 2020
It was a routine shot he nailed every practice.
The @celtics PG outlines the work ethic it takes to become @NCAA champions. In partnership with @NationalGuard. pic.twitter.com/vdHHTmb40O
- Plenty of UConn’s finest playing women’s basketball abroad
- Matt Barnes inks 1-year, $4.5 million deal to stay with Red Sox
- Renee Mongtomery’s activism inspires those pushing for change and elicits some well-deserved props from a fellow UConn great fighting for social justice:
Wardrobe displays of UConn fandom
- So fresh and so clean, clean:
- It’s definitely UConn sweater weather:
- Long live the King’s collection:
People seem to be sharing their gameday attire. Don’t come at the king pic.twitter.com/9ORiC4OpPz— Penfield (@BpenfieldJ) December 3, 2020
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.
A parting sentiment from The Fast Break team
We join UConn in wishing everyone a happy and healthy holiday season:
Whether you're halfway around the globe or right here in Connecticut, you're always at home in UConn Nation.— UConn (@UConn) December 3, 2020
Happy Husky Holidays, no matter where you are! pic.twitter.com/cy5ITlDyiA
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