The UConn Fast Break - June 22, 2020
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ESPN’s #9 recruit in the class of 2021 has the Huskies in her final five:
U Gotta See This
This Paige Bueckers highlight reel is amazing:
UConn, Great Pic
Photos of UConn’s finest
Posts in celebration of Pride Month went out across UConn social media platforms:
The legend of Maya Moore extends far beyond the US, as evidenced by this breathtaking court in the Phillippines:
Find out what the UConn coaches are up to on and off the court
What They’re Chirpin’ About
Highlights from the UConn Twitter-verse
Who needs a pep band in the stands when you’ve got your own jam band on the court?
Sounds like Caron didn’t “Do the Dew” when in the presence of The Mamba:
What MOORE can we say?! The woman is an (inter)national treasure:
Ikeyo 🇳🇬 @Ikeyo_Kyrie giving up his career for social reform would be the most transcendent social decision by an athlete since Ali. Make the move then, sir.
And we look forward to bringing up the 2011 National Championship at every opportunity:
Big League Buzz
Catch up on former UConn players working across the sports world
With the WNBA’s recently-announced plan to play in 2020, we figured we’d dedicate this week’s Big League Buzz to the former Huskies tearing up the court on the highest stage!
These highlights from Crystal Dangerfield’s UConn career make it clear why the Minnesota Lynx are so excited about their rookie point guard:
Fun expressions of Husky fandom from across the web
This magazine should exist:
Rodney Purvis is happy about a UConn offer going out:
Lucas Taylor @lucas_taylor10Thankful to receive an offer from the University of Connecticut 🐺 https://t.co/9nAbXZAFTo
This was a fun thread:
These very good boys absolutely crushed #NationalMascotDay!
Revisiting the history of UConn sports
Where was the 2019 centennial celebration to commemorate this?
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.
People may forget, but UConn football used to be downright solid. While many consider the Fiesta Bowl to be the peak of the program, the 2009 team was the third season of a four-year run where the Huskies went 8-5 or better, and hit the program’s high point in Bill Connelly’s SP+ rankings. It ended with a glorious victory over South Carolina in the PapaJohns.com Bowl, 20-7.
CLICK HERE to watch this gem of a victory, where Andre Dixon ran the ball 33 times for 126 yards and the Husky defense held USC to just 205 yards of total offense while forcing two turnovers. UConn quarterback Zach Frazer outdueled Stephen Garcia with a thrilling 9/21 performance for 107 yards and a touchdown.
Cause We Care
Learn about non-profits and charitable causes benefiting the great people of Connecticut
As we mentioned earlier, Renee Montgomery is putting the movement before the money and pausing her WNBA career to focus on social justice reform.
CLICK HERE to learn about the Renee Montgomery Foundation and their work that harnesses the power of sports to teach valuable life skills. Her foundation is also involved in advocating for women’s sports, especially her beloved basketball!
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