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The Fast Break - June 22, 2020

All the UConn sports news you need to know.

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The latest UConn athletics news

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From Other Sources:

U Gotta See This

Video recommendations

This Paige Bueckers highlight reel is amazing.

UConn, Great Pic

Photos of UConn’s finest

  • Posts in celebration of Pride Month went out across UConn social media platforms:

Coach’s Corner

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

What They’re Chirpin’ About

Highlights from the UConn Twitter-verse

  • Who needs a pep band in the stands when you’ve got your own jam band on the court?
  • Sounds like Caron didn’t “Do the Dew” when in the presence of The Mamba:
  • What MOORE can we say?! The woman is an (inter)national treasure:
  • And we look forward to bringing up the 2011 National Championship at every opportunity:

Big League Buzz

Catch up on former UConn players working across the sports world

With the WNBA’s recently-announced plan to play in 2020, we figured we’d dedicate this week’s Big League Buzz to the former Huskies tearing up the court on the highest stage!


Fun expressions of Husky fandom from across the web

  • This magazine should exist:
  • Rodney Purvis is happy about a UConn offer going out:
  • This was a fun thread:
  • These very good boys absolutely crushed #NationalMascotDay this year!

Memory Lane

Revisiting the history of UConn sports

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.

People may forget, but UConn football used to be downright solid. While many consider the Fiesta Bowl to be the peak of the program, the 2009 team was the third season of a four-year run where the Huskies went 8-5 or better, and hit the program’s high point in Bill Connelly’s SP+ rankings. It ended with a glorious victory over South Carolina in the Bowl, 20-7.

CLICK HERE to watch this gem of a victory, where Andre Dixon ran the ball 33 times for 126 yards and the Husky defense held USC to just 205 yards of total offense while forcing two turnovers. UConn quarterback Zach Frazer outdueled Stephen Garcia with a thrilling 9/21 performance for 107 yards and a touchdown.

Cause We Care

Learn about non-profits and charitable causes benefiting the great people of Connecticut

As we mentioned earlier, Renee Montgomery is putting the movement before the money and pausing her WNBA career to focus on social justice reform.

CLICK HERE to learn about the Renee Montgomery Foundation and their work that harnesses the power of sports to teach valuable life skills. Her foundation is also involved in advocating for women’s sports, especially her beloved basketball!

Final Play

A parting sentiment from The Fast Break team

Finish off this week’s edition with a peaceful stroll down Horsebarn Hill alongside Jonathan:

Horsebarn Hill is one of my favorite places.

Posted by Jonathan the Husky on Monday, June 15, 2020

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