This is the second straight season Nurse has earned the prestigious honor.
In addition to participating in his first NBA All-Star Game, Kemba Walker will also be participating in the three-point contest during All-Star Weekend in New Orleans.
Geno Auriemma isn't afraid to schedule the best teams in the country. This time, he's added a former conference foe to the non-conference schedule with the Louisville Cardinals starting next season at Gampel. The Huskies will then travel to the KFC Yum! Center in the 2018-2019 season.
After meeting with the media earlier in the day to talk about his 2017 recruiting class, UConn football coach Randy Edsall talked with the voice of the Huskies, Joe D'Ambrosio and his co-host Andy Gresh. The trio spent most of the time talking about the 2017 UConn football recruiting class
Adam Huska, Maxim Letunov and Tage Thompson were three of the 66 nominated for the fan vote for the Hobey Baker award, which is given to the most outstanding Division 1 hockey player.
ESPN announced their Division 1 broadcast schedule for their family of networks and UConn's three-game series in Austin against the Texas Longhorns from February 24-26 will be on the company's Texas-centric network, the Longhorn Network. First pitches for those games were also announced. Friday's will be at 5 p.m., Saturday's is at 3 p.m. and the Sunday finale is at 1 p.m.
Kemba Walker, the former UConn guard who led the Huskies to a national championship in 2011, will be a reserve for the East in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game on February 19th in New Orleans.
Two-star Texas defensive tackle Caleb Thomas committed to the Huskies on Tuesday. He is listed at 6-foot-1 and 280 pounds and also held offers from Nevada and Army.
In one of three preliminary polls before Selection Monday, the UConn women have been named the top overall seed in the NCAA's Top 16 ranking.