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The Fast Break - January 11, 2021

All the UConn sports news you need to know.

Ian Bethune - The UConn Blog

The world said goodbye to a great man and UConn legend on Sunday with the passing of former coach and longtime Huskies ambassador, Dee Rowe. His impact on UConn athletics has been immense, having played a pivotal role in the university receiving its invitation to be a founding member of the original Big East, the hirings of both Geno Auriemma and Jim Calhoun, raising funds to build Gampel Pavilion, and so many other momentous moments in UConn sports history.

To honor Coach Rowe’s legacy at UConn, we’ve dedicated this edition of The Fast Break in his memory. We are grateful for all that he did to help the Huskies become the first-class athletics program they are today and send our deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.


Weekly Rewind

The latest UConn athletics news


U Gotta See This

Video highlights

  • Paige is as good as advertised, if not better:
  • A healthy Polley is essential to Hurley’s Huskies fulfilling their potential:


Coach’s Corner

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

  • UConn Nation’s social media presence earns high praise from Coach Hurley:

Big League Buzz

Catch up on former UConn players working across the sports world


In Memoriam:

Celebrating the life of a beloved Husky gone too soon

As mentioned previously, Dee Rowe’s dedicated service has been instrumental to UConn achieving continued success in athletics over the last 50+ years and growing into the nationally-recognized powerhouse it is today. Here’s what some of Dee’s UConn coaching colleagues had to say about him and the impassioned life he lived:

  • It’s a shame Dee won’t get to see where Hurley takes the Huskies:
  • From one legend to another:
  • After over 30 years together, Geno and Coach Rowe had become family:


Weekly Watchlist

Find out when and how to watch the Huskies in action this week

UConn Men’s Basketball:

- Monday, Jan. 11 @ DePaul; 6 p.m. on FS1 (TV) / UConn Sports Network (Radio)

*The team’s Friday, Jan. 15 matchup with Villanova has been postponed due to a COVID-19 case within the Wildcats program

UConn Women’s Basketball:

- Wednesday, Jan. 13 v. Seton Hall; 4:30 p.m. on SNY (TV) / 97.9 ESPN (Radio)

- Saturday, Jan. 16 v. Villanova; 1 p.m. on SNY (TV) / 97.9 ESPN (Radio)

UConn Men’s Ice Hockey:

- Friday, Jan. 15 v. UNH; 6 p.m.

- Saturday, Jan. 16 @ UNH; TBA

UConn Women’s Ice Hockey:

- Friday, Jan. 15 @ UNH; TBA

- Saturday, Jan. 16 v. UNH; TBA


Final Play

A parting sentiment from The Fast Break team

Thanks for the memories, Coach:


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