UConn schedule features Maui, Syracuse, Ohio State, Georgetown

UConn announced its men’s basketball non-conference schedule Thursday and, in addition to the Maui Invitational, the Huskies will face some interesting challenges. There were no surprises in the press release. Most of the matchups  had trickled out in the news over recent months. A stop in Los Angeles to play  Loyola Marymount of the West […]

Ollie’s search for new UConn assistant coach ends at Temple

It took a little longer than expected, but the UConn men’s basketball program has hired a fulltime assistant coach to fill the spot vacated when Karl Hobbs left in the spring to join the staff at Rutgers. UConn coach Kevin Ollie announced Wednesday that Dwayne Killings, an assistant at Temple since 2011, will join the […]

Huskies face uphill climb after loss to Florida

Huskies Magic has been strong for the UConn baseball team the past month. Saturday night in Gainesville, Fla., there simply wasn’t enough elixir remaining to take down No. 1 Florida. The Huskies were close. They chased Gators starter A.J. Puk, the possible No. 1 pick in next week’s MLB Draft, after five innings, rallied from […]

Huskies headed to Gator territory, but play Georgia Tech first

STORRS, Conn. – The Connecticut Huskies are headed to Gainesville, Fla., to open play in the 2016 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. Here are the basics you need to know about the tournament bracket and field of 64 teams. The Huskies, an automatic qualifier after winning the American Athletic Conference championship on Sunday, received the […]

Huskies headed to American title game

UConn’s 11-game win streak ended Saturday in the semifinal round of the American Athletic Conference baseball championship but, given a second chance in the double elimination tournament, the Huskies bounced back with a 5-0 victory over Memphis to advance to the championship game. UConn, the No. 3 seed, will meet fifth-seeded Houston for the AAC’s […]

UConn baseball advances to AAC semifinals

  Tim Cate’s week began with the news he had been named Rookie Pitcher of the Year in the American Athletic Conference. But as UConn baseball coach Jim Penders said Thursday night, there are no more freshmen at this point of the season. Cate, a southpaw from Manchester, Conn., proved that with a veteran performance […]

Plans being made to nominate UConn’s Rowe for HOF

The New England Basketball Hall of Fame announced Tuesday it will take the lead role in nominating former UConn coach Donald “Dee” Rowe for 2017 induction into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in the category of contributor. Rowe became a New England legend at Worcester Academy before turning around the UConn program when he […]

Auriemma leaves hospital, returns home

UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma is out of the hospital and has returned home. The UConn athletic department released this statement Tuesday afternoon: “UConn head women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma returned home from the hospital on Tuesday morning. He is feeling better and enjoying some time with his family. Coach Auriemma and his family […]

President Obama calls UConn’s Auriemma – again

UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma reportedly was under the weather and couldn’t participate in the champions’ parade through Hartford Sunday. Maybe this phone call today made him feel better. Here’s the press release: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2016 Readout of the President’s Call with University […]

Rutgers reportedly plans to hire Steve Pikiell

What a week it was for Steve Pikiell, the Bristol, Conn., native who went on star for Jim Calhoun’s UConn basketball team and later served as Calhoun’s assistant coach. One week after winning his first America East tournament championship in 11 seasons at Stony Brook, Pikiell was selected to become the new head coach at […]