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The UConn Fast Break - 10/19/20
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Notre Dame women’s basketball backs out of 2020-21 matchup with UConn the same week the Huskies add a few non-conference games to their slate. Check out the UConn women’s basketball schedule tracker to stay up-to-speed on impending schedule updates
Hurley’s freshmen experience their first full practice then the one and only Jon Rothstein drops by for day two. Enjoy these tasty tidbits from his stop in Storrs:
Andre Jackson has big plans for his freshman year in Storrs and is off to a good start after winning some heavy-duty hardware for getting after it in the gym:
Have you seen Homefield’s fresh lineup of Huskies swag?!
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U Gotta See This
Tyler Polley is a man on a mission:
UConn, Great Pic
Photos of UConn’s finest
Photo courtesy of UConn Athletics
Find out what the UConn coaches are up to on and off the court
Geno shares his key to continued success at UConn and gives us a glimpse of what it’s like coaching his “idol” and Kardashian-wannabe, Paige Bueckers:
Randy never misses an opportunity to promote the program:
Coach Moore with the behind-the-scenes look at the Huskies’ first practice:
We wouldn’t expect anything less from @CoachKFree:
Big League Buzz
Catch up on former UConn players working across the sports world
Bad form, COVID-19:
It’s been quite a run if George’s time in Houston is done:
Revisiting the history of UConn sports
These Huskies hurlers helped put the program on the map:
Motion to destroy all evidence of BC’s membership in the Big East:
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.
George Springer is one of the greatest players in Huskies baseball history and has made quite a name for himself with the Houston Astros since leaving the friendly confines of UConn. After an illustrious college career in Storrs, the New Britain native was drafted 11th overall by the Astros in the 2011 draft and proceeded to terrorize postseason records with reckless abandon ever since he got called up to the big leagues in 2014. His performance as a professional has earned him plenty of prestige, as well, including the titles of World Series champion, World Series MVP, MLB All-Star (x3), and Silver Slugger (x2).
Springer’s best year at UConn was undoubtedly 2011 when he won Big East Player of the Year and was named a First Team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. That season, which was Springer’s last in Storrs, the Huskies won the Big East regular-season title after going 22-5 in conference play (45-20-1 overall) and were on a tear in the NCAA D-1 tournament before losing to South Carolina in the Super Regionals.
Check out these highlights from UConn baseball’s 2011 season where Springer played alongside future major leaguers Matt Barnes, Scott Oberg, and Nick Ahmed:
Cause We Care
Learn about non-profits and charitable causes benefiting the great people of Connecticut
With COVID-19 cases already surging as cold weather draws near, it will be imperative for everyone to do what they can to limit the spread of coronavirus during the months ahead. One way experts believe that can happen is by wearing face masks, however, not everyone is taking this precaution regardless of the potential risk to themselves and others.
In an effort to encourage these individuals to change their stance and mask-up, former UConn basketball great Chris Smith has come out with a line of masks and t-shirts relaying a simple and non-confrontational message: Wear Ya Mask! To make even more of an impact in the community, Smith has teamed up with Foodshare and is donating a portion of the proceeds to help feed Connecticut’s hungry and homeless.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Smith’s mission and do your part to stop the spread!
One more glimpse of UConn glory
Beware the backcourt bullies of the Big East:
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