Huskymania

By Ken Best

Tracking Huskymania on and off the field.

Monthly Archives: October 2012

Football Teams Look For Win in Tampa

Saturday night’s Big East football game between UConn and South Florida (7 p.m. ESPNU, UConn IMG Sports Radio Network) in Tampa, Fla., is a chance for two struggling teams to find a way to win. The Huskies (3-5, Big East 0-3) are coming out of a bye week and have lost three straight. The Bulls… continue reading
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Men’s Soccer Wins Big East Regular Season Title

The regular season in fall sports is winding down for some Husky teams, while others are already heading into the postseason. *** The No. 3 men’s soccer team is the top seed of the Blue Division Saturday and will host a quarterfinal match against the winner of Wednesday’s first round game in the Big East… continue reading
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Men’s Ice Hockey Faces No. 8 Union College in Home Opener on Saturday

Men’s hockey (0-1, AHA 0-0) will play at Holy Cross (2-0-0, AHA 1-0-0) on Friday and host No. 8 Union College (2-1-0) in their home opener Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Head coach Bruce Marshall says the Huskies hope to get on track against Holy Cross. “We had some success… continue reading
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Volleyball Looks Toward Big East Tournament

The volleyball team is looking to solidify its position in the Big East standings this weekend when it hosts Rutgers on Saturday and Seton Hall on Sunday at Gampel Pavilion. Sitting in fifth place tied with Seton Hall, the Huskies (14-10, Big East 5-4) are aiming to continue their success at home, where they have… continue reading
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Women’s Soccer Earns 3-2 Overtime Win

Linda Ruutu ’13 (CLAS) took a pass from Danielle Dakin ’13 (CLAS) 24 yards out and scored with three seconds left in overtime on Saturday to lift the women’s soccer team to a 3-2 win and secure a place in the Big East Tournament. The dramatic win at 109:59 on Senior Night, gave head coach… continue reading
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Rowing Team Heads for Charles Regatta

The rowing team is racing three boats this weekend at the Head of Charles Regatta in Boston, the most UConn has ever sent to the prestigious event. On Saturday the Huskies race in the Club 4 and Club 8 and on Sunday in the Champ 8. “The Charles is such an event for the rowers… continue reading
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Final Big East Football Matchup with Syracuse in Friday ESPN Game

Friday’s nationally television football game (8 p.m. ESPN)at the Carrier Dome between the Huskies (3-4, Big East 0-2) and Syracuse (2-4, 1-1) will be a turning point for two teams coming off conference losses. With Syracuse leaving for the ACC after this season, it also will be the final conference game between the two teams…. continue reading
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Men’s Cross Country Wins Conn College Invite

Junior Ryan McGuire ’14 (CLAS) was first across the finish line out of 233 runners over the weekend in New London, Conn.,  to lead the men’s cross country team to a first place finish at the Conn College Invite.  Senior Jordan Magath ’13 (ED) took sixth place. McGuire finished in 24:53 at the 8K to… continue reading
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Busy Weekend of Running, Kicking and Shooting

It’s getting to be that time of year, when there is something to watch just about every day: The men’s soccer team (10-1-1, 3-1-0 Big East) looks to extend its unbeaten home streak to 33 games tonight when its hosts Iona College (3-7-0, 1-0-0 MAAC) in the final non-conference match of the season at 7… continue reading
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UConn-Rutgers: Is It a Rivalry?

There are plenty of story lines for Saturday’s UConn- No. 22/21 Rutgers football game: The Huskies finished the non-conference part of their schedule at 3-2 and now open the Big East against one of the conference’s three nationally-ranked teams [No. 19/16 Louisville and No. 23 (USA TODAY) Cincinnati are the others]. Many of the players… continue reading
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