clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

The Fast Break - July 6, 2020

All the UConn sports news you need to know.

Weekly Rewind

The latest UConn athletics news

From The UConn Blog:

From Others:

U Gotta See This

Video recommendations

  • Five minutes of UConn men’s basketball magic to celebrate their Big East reunion:
  • New court who dis?

UConn, Great Pic

Photos of UConn’s finest

  • The Museum of Modern Art is calling:
  • There’s no better place to catch a college basketball game than Harry A. Gampel Pavilion:

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

  • The future is now:
  • We apologize in advance for the intense internal struggle you’re about to experience:
  • James is destined for greatness. Does he Bouk it to the NBA after this season?
  • Out with the old:
  • In with the new:

Big League Buzz

Catch up on former UConn players working across the sports world


Fun expressions of Husky fandom from across the web

  • It seems Georgetown’s title aspirations have been frozen in time:
  • Can’t thin of a better moment to pop bottles:
  • Important sports analytics discovery:
  • Akok looks determined to beat his recovery timeline:

Memory Lane

Revisiting the history of UConn sports

With UConn men’s and women’s basketball now officially back in the Big East. Here are some of their defining moments in conference play:

  • Before we begin, let’s take a look at their impressive resumes:

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.

No matter if it’s the old Big East, AAC, or new Big East, UConn women’s basketball’s dominant dynasty reigns over the sport. Let’s travel back to 2012 when Geno’s squad last competed in the Big East Tournament.

CLICK HERE to watch UConn’s thrilling victory over Notre Dame in its entirety.

Cause We Care:

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

With a focus on developing youth centers and providing underserved youth with access to new technology, Ray Allen’s Ray of Hope Foundation is working to give these students life-changing opportunities and a chance at a better future. Their mission statement reads:

“The Ray of Hope Foundation assists with sports-related and community-based programs and provides avenues of opportunity through which our youth can “hope” to realize their full potential.”

CLICK HERE to learn more about this fantastic foundation founded by one of the greatest to ever wear a UConn uniform!

Final Play

A parting sentiment from The Fast Break team

The move to the Big East is obviously a big one, with so many benefits to the athletic department, the school, and alumni. One thing that should not be overlooked is how much better the day-to-day fan experience will be. Caring about every league game, being able to attend away games, competing for a conference title we care about, and having the conference tournaments at Madison Square Garden and Mohegan Sun are going to be absolutely epic. Coming from the folks who have been writing previews, recaps, and analysis of dismal seasons featuring uninteresting opponents, we cannot emphasize enough how amazing it will feel to replace Houston, SMU and Tulsa with Villanova, Seton Hall (who is good now?) and Georgetown as Dan Hurley and Geno Auriemma usher in a new era of success for their respective programs.

Take us home, Coach:

Be sure to follow us on social media!

And CLICK HERE to score some Championship Collection gear!