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The UConn Fast Break - 11/30/20
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The latest UConn athletics news
From The UConn Blog:
Chasing Perfection pod talks UConn women’s basketball’s stalled season
From Other Sources:
Hurley’s Huskies considered ‘Breakthrough Team’ candidate while Christyn Williams one of seven special players expected to break out on the women’ side
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U Gotta See This
Bouknight and co. put on a show during their season debut:
UConn, Great Pic
Photos of UConn’s finest
“The Wrench” in all his glory:
Find out what UConn coaches are up to on and off the court
Dan Hurley doesn’t hold back when assessing his team’s disappointing defensive effort against CCSU and painful performance against Harford:
Big League Buzz
Catch up on former UConn players working across the sports world
We’re thinking UConn football’s QB1 from 2018 could have done better than Denver’s dismal passing display on Sunday (1-9 for 13 yards and 2 interceptions), but that could just be the #BleedBlue bias talking:
Renee Montgomery continues to advocates for activism:
Revisit special moments in UConn sports history
The numbers speak for themselves:
Enjoy classic recommendations from the UConn sports vault
Last week, we looked back on Jim Calhoun’s lambasting of a reporter after he asked a question Calhoun was so tired of hearing. The ill-received query was focused on Ryan Gomes’ success at Providence and reminded UConn’s legendary coach of his decision to not extend a scholarship offer to Gomes in lieu of locking down Emeka Okafor and Caron Butler. In hindsight, this decision worked out quite well for the Huskies and it would be hard to imagine those early 2000s UConn teams without those two stars.
This week, we’ll relive another memorable press conference involving Coach Calhoun where his compensation and standing as the highest-paid person in the state of Connecticut was brought up in light of the state facing severe budget cuts. As you’ll see in the clip below, Calhoun was ready to field this question and emphatically stated that he had no intention of returning any of his hard-earned compensation.
Without further ado, here is Couch Calhoun’s “Not a dime back” rant in its entirely:
Cause We Care
Learn about non-profits and causes worthy of UConn Nation’s support
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One more glimpse of UConn glory
We’ll be ready:
A parting sentiment from The UConn Fast Break team