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The latest UConn athletics news
- UConn women’s basketball makes final cut for top 2021 recruit Azzi Fudd
- Trio of UConn hockey stars hear their name called during 2020 NHL Draft
- Hurley’s newest Huskies excited for first season in Storrs
- No UConn hockey or basketball games at XL Center until 2021-22
- Geno’s players doing their part to boost voter participation:
Hey Connecticut – there’s just a few weeks left to register to vote. It’s easy!
— UConn Women’s Basketball (@UConnWBB) October 9, 2020
- Bouknight and company one of college basketball’s ‘teams on the rise’
- NHL dream comes true for UConn hockey’s Yan Kuznetsov
- Tyrese Martin dishes on roundabout journey to play for Coach Hurley
- Evina Westbrook shares inside scoop on UConn women’s basketball
- Top Dog Tyler Polley officially back and (fingers crossed) better than ever:
UConn’s Tyler Polley (knee) has been fully cleared for live action, per Dan Hurley. Averaged 9.5 PPG last season. Key piece in Storrs.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) October 10, 2020
U Gotta See This
- A lot of fresh faces wearing fresh threads:
— UConn Men’s Basketball (@UConnMBB) October 11, 2020
- Andre Jackson is ready to rock ALL the rims:
— Overtime (@overtime) October 10, 2020
UConn, Great Pic
Photos of UConn’s finest
- Not to be outdone by the men, UConn women’s basketball unveils new unis of their own:
W H I T E pic.twitter.com/S3baqK4shW
— UConn Women’s Basketball (@UConnWBB) October 11, 2020
- Locker rooms never had it so good:
Find out what the UConn coaches are up to on and off the court
- It couldn’t have gone much better than that:
how it started how it’s going pic.twitter.com/kU9NzhmNyi
— UConn Women’s Basketball (@UConnWBB) October 6, 2020
- Kimani Young talks men’s basketball promotion, Coaches for Action
- Coach Maggie Rodriguez gives a behind-the-scenes tour of her team’s new digs:
- UConn field hockey hires former player Chrissy Davidson as assistant
- Nobody dominates college baseball in the Northeast like these guys:
— UConn Baseball (@UConnBSB) October 6, 2020
Big League Buzz
Catch up on former UConn players working across the sports world
- Maya Moore receives Jack Kelly Fair Play Award from USA Olympic Committee
- Caron Butler gets some love from Leo for his impactful work in Wisconsin:
— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) October 8, 2020
- Gabby Williams appears on She Got Next with reporter sensation Pepper Parsley
- George Springer continues rewriting MLB playoff records, and none are safe:
George Springer has hit 5 career Postseason home runs at Dodger Stadium.
Only Reggie Jackson has more all-time (6) pic.twitter.com/tWcxrxtGJY
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 6, 2020
Winning Is Everything
Celebrating special achievements by beloved Huskies
The WNBA Wubble experiment came to a close this week with the Seattle Storm sweeping the Las Vegas Aces to win their 4th title in franchise history. Led by Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart, the Storm cut down the nets for the first since 2018 and showed the world that UConn Huskies still run the WNBA! Morgan Tuck got in on the action as well, winning her first WNBA title after getting traded to the Storm in the offseason.
Relive the top moments from the Storm’s 2020 campaign then enjoy these reflections on their incredible accomplishments:
- All they do is win, win, win no matter what:
— UConn Women’s Basketball (@UConnWBB) October 7, 2020
- Stewie’s parents reflect on her many accolades, including these on-court accomplishments:
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 7, 2020
- With their powers combined, Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart are an unstoppable force:
Does anyone love a trophy like the Huskies?
— UConn Women’s Basketball (@UConnWBB) October 7, 2020
- Relive the trade that sent Morgan Tuck to the Storm and take a moment to appreciate the greatness she’s achieved at every phase of her basketball career:
Revisiting the history of UConn sports
- Khalid El-Amazing:
— Penfield (@BpenfieldJ) October 5, 2020
- Put that pickup in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:
Last night I watched Breanna Stewart drop 37 in the WNBA finals and it reminded me of this.
This was her signing ceremony to attend UConn. Her, her Dad on the hood of his truck.
She is one of the best to ever play this game. pic.twitter.com/7mi0ivRcRM
— Greg White (@GregWhite32) October 3, 2020
- No complaints on our end:
how it started: how it ended: pic.twitter.com/e7WNKQOnYe
— Sam Calhoun (@_samcalhoun) October 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.
One of UConn women’s basketball’s fiercest rivals in its hallowed history has been the Tennessee Volunteers, who for many years were led by legendary coach Pat Summitt. Perhaps the most satisfying memory for UConn fans to relive in this rivalry is the 71-52 drubbing that Sue Bird and the Huskies laid down on Summitt’s Volunteers during the 2000 National Championship game, where Sue sliced and diced her way through a Tennessee team who had no answer for the savvy sophomore.
CLICK HERE to watch every second of that beautiful blowout and check out this video to see Sue’s top plays on college basketball’s biggest stage:
A parting sentiment from The Fast Break team
Here’s to you, Jonathan XIV:
— UConn (@UConn) October 5, 2020
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