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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 UConn 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.
The latest UConn athletics news
UConn men’s basketball cracks AP poll for first time since 2016 after Tyler Polley leads team to comeback victory over Marquette and propels Bouk-less Huskies past Butler
UConn men’s hockey pauses activities after positive COVID test, adding even more drama to team’s rollercoaster season
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A healthy Polley is essential to Hurley’s Huskies fulfilling their potential:
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Longtime UConn women’s basketball assistant Chris Dailey reflects on Geno Auriemma-Pat Summitt rivalry as Geno prepares to pass Pat’s career wins total
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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:
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 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
A parting sentiment from The UConn Fast Break team
Thanks for the memories, Coach: