Mike Anthony of the Hartford Courant dropped some exciting news about UConn's early schedule for its second season in Hockey East. Arizona State is in the process of transitioning to Division I from club hockey. The Sun Devils will play a mix of Division I and club teams in 2015-16, followed by a season as a Division I independent in 2016-17. They will join either the NCHC or the WCHA the following year. As for Hockey East, UConn's conference schedule will not be announced for some time. However, both of the Huskies' games against Notre Dame will be at home. UConn will not make the menacing home-and-home trek with the Irish for another decade. To balance out away games, UConn will play both games against Boston University at Agganis Arena. UConn will bring in a talented freshmen class for its sophomore year in Hockey East. Highlighting the expected class are Tage Thompson, a standout in the USA Hockey National Team Development Program, and Ottawa Senators draft pick Miles Gendron.
Great home-opening wkend at XL for @UConnMHOC in 15-16: vs Arizona State Oct 17; vs Quinnipiac Oct 18. Huskies at Alabama-HuntsvilleOct 9&10— Mike Anthony (@ManthonyCourant) March 8, 2015
How is Knappe doing? Has he seen the field so far?Question
Over the course of a three-month investigation, four sources with intimate knowledge of the Syracuse men’s basketball program told Yahoo! Sports at least 10 players since 2001 have tested positive for a banned recreational substance or substances. The sources said all 10 of those players were allowed to practice and play at times when they should have been suspended by the athletic department, including instances when some players may not have known of their own ineligibility. The four sources said Syracuse violated its drug policy in at least two areas: failing to properly count positive tests; and playing ineligible players after they should have been subject to suspension.Yahoo! Sports, which you may remember from the Nate Miles and Miami football investigations is at it again, this time finding problems with the drug testing program for Syracuse basketball.
The thing that people think is when you go to these big stadiums and they have 80,000 people or 100,000 people, that these are the toughest stadiums to play at, but really, those aren't. When you have that many people, most of the time, the fans are pretty far away from the field. The toughest places to play are the ones that are jam-packed, are really tight to the field, and sit about 45,000 people. When we played at UConn my freshman year, that was the loudest place I've ever been as a football player. The stands are right next to the field, it was packed, and everyone was yelling. That was probably the coolest place for me to play at aside from Texas, Texas A&M, and Nebraska.Heisman trophy winner Robert Griffin III on the loudest stadium he's ever been in.
The last time UConn beat DePaul it started a 16-game win streak. If they equal that, game 16 is for the National Championship. #IBelieveThat was me, on twitter, because there is nothing wrong with the occasional daydream.
People coming up to me asking me if I'm Hasheem Thabeet. That's probably the worst thing. No offense to him, but I look nothing like him.That's former Georgetown Hoya Roy Hibbert's answer to the question "What is the worst part about being 7-foot-2?". (h/t Deadspin)
"It's been tough on Roscoe. I always told him, `you can't let Coach play for you. Play your game.' A lot of players, when [they] make a mistake or miss a shot, his first thing is to look at Coach. I'm like, you don't need to look at him. He's seen you miss a shot. You don't want him to look at you back because nothing good's going to come out of it. The guys just need to play. We all got a scholarship to play at a top school, and we're just here to have fun and play."That's captain Shabazz Napier, who I like more each and every time I read something about him.
Ted's greatest accomplishment here ... he could do a great impersonation (of an out-of-town journalist) ... you couldn't have a Connecticut reporter call a recruit, because he's always going to say, 'Oh, I really like Connecticut.' And for a Philly reporter, he'd really like Villanova. So, he would become from other places -- either neutral or from the school that we thought was the biggest competition. He was able to impersonate writers -- which some of you do, too, as well as anybody.That's a four-year-old quote from Jim Calhoun, describing some recruiting, uh, "tactics", Maine coach Ted Woodward used when he was an assistant at UConn in the 80s. (h/t Borges)
I said 'gimme, gimme, gimme,'That's UConn's No. 1 rat-tail grower Shabazz Napier, describing what he said to Jeremy Lamb when UConn's lead over Wagner was cut to eight points and he felt the need to take over.
UConn's APR for 2009-2010 was 826 and its most recent four-year rolling average, released last May, was 893. UConn expects an APR of 975 for 2010-2011 when that figure is released in May. A 975 would bring UConn to 888.5 for a four-year rolling average, below the required 900. Plus, the two-year average would be 900.5, assuming UConn does indeed get the 975. That falls well below the 930. For UConn to be eligible in 2012-13, the NCAA would have to change its method and timetable for collecting and releasing APR scores so that eligibility in 2013 is based on the scores from 2010-11 and 2011-12, instead of 2009-10 and 2010-11. That is being studied and will be discussed at the NCAA meetings in February. Scores would have to be revealed before May, as is now the case. Failing that, there also will be appeals.That's Don Amore from the Courant discussing the new NCAA rules that were announced today. No reason to panic yet, but this isn't good.