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The latest UConn athletics news
- UConn football first D-1 program to cancel 2020 season amid COVID-19 concerns
- 2021 SG Jordan Hawkins commits to UConn. Find out why Coach Hurley’s newest addition made this decision in a blog post by Hawkins, then check out his commitment announcement:
- Take a deep dive into the fallout from UConn football’s opt-out
- Explore what a Big East basketball season could look like in a bubble
- Find out what led UConn women’s basketball’s newest walk-on to Storrs
- UConn field hockey well-represented on Big East All-Academic honor roll
U Gotta See This
Enjoy another take on the Hawkins news paired with his highlight reel:
UConn, Great Pic
Photos of UConn’s finest
It’s safety first for Geno’s squad this season:
Find out what the UConn coaches are up to on and off the court
- Randy Edsall took a firm stance on player safety then stopped by the Dan Patrick Show to explain UConn football’s difficult decision to forego the 2020 season:
"There's only one plus, money... You go down the minuses and there's much more." @RandyEdsall on weighing the pros and cons of having a College Football season.— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) August 6, 2020
For Coach Edsall's full appearance: https://t.co/QS1nIYSGmQ pic.twitter.com/gPxl0nWRPa
- Coach Hurley and his staff are expanding UConn recruiting borders and poaching from rival territory. Check out the fruits of their labor on the latest TCF Grid:
GRID UPDATE— tcf15 (@tcf_15) August 7, 2020
Jordan Hawkins has committed to @UConnMBB!
Only one scholarship remains for 2021. pic.twitter.com/8hZ8KfDIlN
- Get a tour of Elliot Ballpark courtesy of Jim Penders:
- Media members discussed a variety of topics with Coach Hurley, including the insane gains his team is seeing in the weight room:
Big League Buzz
Catch up on former UConn players working across the sports world
- Stewie wins WNBA Player of the Week
- UConn baseball alumni off to a rocky start in MLB
- WNBA Weekly starring Renee Montgomery had its debut episode
- Anthony Kay saves the day for Jays as strong start continues
- Learn how Sue Bird rose to legendary status and relive her best basketball moments
- A few Huskies carry the UConn banner in the bubble, including the one and only Rudy Gay:
.@RudyGay currently in his bag pic.twitter.com/1D8zk6KkbS— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) August 4, 2020
Putting one of our UConn squads in the spotlight
UConn football made national headlines this week when they became the first FBS football program to opt-out of the 2020 season. This monumental decision drew praise and criticism alike, with many questioning how big a role the Huskies’ dwindling schedule played in the move. Here are some of the noteworthy reactions:
- Forbes details the contrast between UConn and Big Ten COVID-19 responses
- Hang in there, little guy. UConn football will be back some day:
Sources UConn suspends football for season pic.twitter.com/psMzObiqgg— Crying Jordan (@CryingJordan) August 5, 2020
- Current UConn football players shared the following statement:
- The rare time UConn football is a topic of interest for NPR
- ... and Bloomberg:
The University of Connecticut (Uconn) is the first major U.S. college to cancel its football season over Covid-19 concerns pic.twitter.com/OeRL26eOIP— Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) August 5, 2020
- UConn AD David Benedict went on ESPN’s Rob Dibble show to discuss the decision
- Coach Edsall gets the last word:
The work continues and we will control what we can control. #BlockC #BleedBlue pic.twitter.com/NfaziWdNFn— Randy Edsall (@RandyEdsall) August 7, 2020
Revisiting the history of UConn sports
- Except for Syracuse and Memphis, what great company to be a part of:
♂️ ♂️ ♂️#ThisIsUConn https://t.co/ibSUmGogN2— UConn Men's Basketball (@UConnMBB) August 7, 2020
- Get to know the players on UConn women’s basketball’s short list of walk-ons
- Jim Calhoun fondly remembers his 2004 National Championship team
- Speaking of ‘04, looks like this SI preview was right on the money:
Every time I watch Diana Taurasi play I am reminded of when I used to collect Sports Illustrated copies and this particular cover rocked my world at the age of 11 pic.twitter.com/NTGxHNVHUS— Claire Watkins (@ScoutRipley) August 7, 2020
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.
UConn women’s basketball has had some incredible teams in its illustrious history and the 2001-02 squad is certainly in the discussion for best of the bunch. Led by UConn legends Diana Taurasi, Swin Cash, and Sue Bird, the Huskies faced off with Oklahoma in the 2002 national championship game.
CLICK HERE to watch every moment of UConn’s thrilling 82-70 victory and explore the Huskies’ official year in review to relive one of the finest seasons in NCAA history.
Cause We Care:
Learn about non-profits and charitable causes benefiting the great people of Connecticut
Thanks to the generous donations of those touched by the passing of Stanley “Sticks” Robinson, the Robinson family can properly lay their son to rest. Jim Calhoun requests that attention now shift to supporting Stanley’s three daughters. With the help of 1999 NCAA champion Jake Voskuhl, a collection has been started to help secure the future for the Robinson girls.
CLICK HERE to learn about their fundraising efforts and donate to this worthy cause.
A parting sentiment from The Fast Break team
Take one last look at the newest member of UConn men’s basketball’s 2021 class:
ESPN SG Jordan Hawkins has committed to Connecticut! @DeMathaHoops says the Huskies are getting a steal in @golive23 #ThisIsUConn pic.twitter.com/Su3Hdzi5pQ— Who's Next (@WhosNextHS) August 7, 2020
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