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The UConn Fast Break - 8/10/20
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The latest UConn athletics news
Big news, UConn fans: Homefield launched a line of retro Huskies gear!
CLICK HERE to preview the apparel and get a promo code for 20% OFF!!!
U Gotta See This
Enjoy another take on the Hawkins news paired with his highlight reel:
UConn, Great Pic
Photos of UConn’s finest
It’s safety first for Geno’s squad this season:
Find out what the UConn coaches are up to on and off the court
Randy Edsall took a firm stance on player safety then stopped by the Dan Patrick Show to explain UConn football’s difficult decision to forego the 2020 season:
Coach Hurley and his staff are expanding UConn recruiting borders and poaching from rival territory. Check out the fruits of their labor on the latest TCF Grid:
Get a tour of Elliot Ballpark courtesy of Jim Penders:
Media members discussed a variety of topics with Coach Hurley, including the insane gains his team is seeing in the weight room:
Big League Buzz
Catch up on former UConn players working across the sports world
Putting one of our UConn squads in the spotlight
UConn football made national headlines this week when they became the first FBS football program to opt-out of the 2020 season. This monumental decision drew praise and criticism alike, with many questioning how big a role the Huskies’ dwindling schedule played in the move. Here are some of the noteworthy reactions:
Hang in there, little guy. UConn football will be back someday:
Current UConn football players shared the following statement:
... and Bloomberg:
Coach Edsall gets the last word:
Revisiting the history of UConn sports
Except for Syracuse and Memphis, what great company to be a part of:
Speaking of ‘04, looks like this SI preview was right on the money:
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.
UConn women’s basketball has had some incredible teams in its illustrious history and the 2001-02 squad is certainly in the discussion for best of the bunch. Led by UConn legends Diana Taurasi, Swin Cash, and Sue Bird, the Huskies faced off with Oklahoma in the 2002 national championship game.
Cause We Care:
Learn about non-profits and charitable causes benefiting the great people of Connecticut
Thanks to the generous donations of those touched by the passing of Stanley “Sticks” Robinson, the Robinson family can properly lay their son to rest. Jim Calhoun requests that attention now shift to supporting Stanley’s three daughters. With the help of 1999 NCAA champion Jake Voskuhl, a collection has been started to help secure the future for the Robinson girls.
CLICK HERE to learn about their fundraising efforts and donate to this worthy cause.
A parting sentiment from The UConn Fast Break team
Take one last look at the newest member of UConn men’s basketball’s 2021 class:
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