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The UConn Fast Break - 6/7/21
All the UConn sports news you need to know. Not affiliated with the University of Connecticut.
Welcome to this week’s Fast Break!
UConn baseball’s season comes to an end and we’ve got some interesting schedule updates for football and basketball.
UConn Baseball season over
Two rough losses knocked UConn baseball out of the NCAA Tournament in the regional round.
After winning their opener over Michigan, the Huskies got blown out by top-seed Notre Dame and then lost an elimination matchup against Central Michigan. It was a disappointing end to the season but UConn still won the Big East Tournament and regular-season titles while Kyler Fedko earned All-American honors and was named Big East Player of the Year.
UConn announced The Rent will be open at full capacity this coming football season. Whether or not they’ll need that capacity... we shall see. At least we already know the kickoff times for most of the games.
UConn men’s basketball to play West Virginia in 2021 Big East-Big 12 Battle - a rival we loved to hate in the old Big East days.
UConn men’s hockey lands commitment from forward Sasha Teleguine - a promising player who will be joining the roster this season.
UConn women’s hoops renews rivalry series with Tennessee and will also play Louisville in its non-conference slate.
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UConn, Great Pic
A look at the wall honoring league championships, College World Series appearances, and retired numbers at Elliot Ballpark.
Photo courtesy of UConn Athletics
A look back at a more pleasant result for UConn baseball, as Christian Fedko hits a home run and flips his bat to score the game-winning runs against Coastal Carolina in the 2018 NCAA Tournament.
You can check out some of the other great moments in UConn NCAA Tournament history here!
Enjoy this end-of-season interview with UConn baseball coach Jim Penders and accompanying kind words from Big East/FOX Sports host John Fanta.
A fun anecdote from men’s hockey head coach Mike Cavanaugh on the support of athletic director David Benedict.
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Big League Buzz
Great to hear from Amida Brimah on his path to playing with the Pacers this year!
An absolutely WILD buzzer-beater from Kia Nurse
UConn baseball is really up to something. They’ve made the NCAA Tournament three times in a row and are poised to return next year. On top of that, the crew of Huskies making waves in the MLB and minor leagues is growing every year. With all this momentum and a beautiful, brand-new ballpark (where they currently have a 16-1 record), this program is likely to break through with some even better seasons down the road!
The future is bright. This year, Kyler Fedko, Ben Casparius, and Pat Winkel are likely to get drafted but plenty of talent returns next year. Be sure to check out a game next season at Elliot Ballpark!
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