Huskymania

By Ken Best

Tracking Huskymania on and off the field.

Monthly Archives: November 2012

Huskies vs. Bluejays in NCAA Soccer Quarterfinals at Morrone

Sunday’s NCAA College Cup quarterfinal men’s soccer match at Morrone Stadium between the Huskies (17-3-1) and Creighton (16-3-3) will feature three of the top soccer players in the nation. Game time is 1 p.m., with the winner advancing to the Final Four in Hoover, Ala., on Dec. 7. UConn senior forward Carlos Alvarez ’13 (CLAS)… continue reading
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Football Seeks Win for Bowl Eligibility, Big East Realignment Adds Tulane and East Carolina

The final regular season game for the football team on Saturday (3:30 p.m., ABC, UConn IMG Sport Radio Network, WHUS)  is like déjà vu all over again, with the Huskies (5-6, 2-4) needing to beat Cincinnati  (8-3, 4-2) in order to be eligible for a postseason bowl game for the fifth time in six years…. continue reading
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Men’s Soccer Advances in NCAA Tournament Football Upsets No. 19 Louisville

Having the home field advantage is something every team prefers. In addition to the tangible benefits of fan support and knowing every blade of grass on the turf, there is the mentality of having to literally defend your home field against the opposition. In the postseason, when a loss ends the season it can be… continue reading
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Football Team Travels to Louisville, Men’s Soccer Hosts New Mexico in NCAAs

The Huskies (4-6, 1-4) hope to continue running the football well at No. 18/19 Louisville (9-1, 4-1) on Saturday in a game broadcast at noon on SNY and the UConn IMG Radio Network (WTIC 1080). In the team’s 24-17 win against Pittsburgh at Renstchler Field two weeks ago, the Huskies had a more balanced offense… continue reading
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NCAA Championships: Men’s Soccer Advances, Women’s XC Earns Top 10 Finish

The No. 4 men’s soccer team (16-3-1) advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament after a hard-fought game against Northeastern at Morrone Stadium on Sunday, won on a goal by Mamadou Doudou Diof ’14 (CLAS) midway through the first half. The lone goal that held up for a 1-0 victory was scored at… continue reading
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Women’s XC, Men’s Soccer Head to NCAA Championships This Weekend

As they embark on their first trip to the NCAA Championships in Louisville this weekend, the women’s cross country team moved up to No. 14 in the Division I national rankings and head coach Andrea Grove-McDonough earned her second major recognition of the year. Grove-McDonough was named the Northeast Region Coach of the Year on… continue reading
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No. 23 Men’s Basketball Tops Vermont 67-49

The college basketball season is five months long. The way a team plays early in November may not be the way it plays after the calendar turns to the New Year. Coaches want to establish consistent play as soon as they can, hoping the team will stabilize its play for the rest of the season…. continue reading
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Women’s XC Gains First NCAA Bid, Field Hockey Falls to Maryland

Allison Lasnicki ’14 (CLAS) and Lauren Sara ’14 (CLAS) both had Top 10 finishes to lead the women’s cross country team to second place at the NCAA Northeast Regional at Hammonasset State Park last Friday, sending the Huskies to the NCAA Championships for the first time. Lindsay Crevoiserat ’15 (ED) placed 14th, Shauna McNiff ’13… continue reading
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Men’s Basketball Delivers K.O. Upset Over Michigan State

This is the time of the year where there is so much going on in Huskymania, that we need an early weekend edition. * High above Rentschler Field in the press box Friday night, reporters covering the UConn-Pitt football game were having trouble focusing on the field. As the Huskies were moving toward their second… continue reading
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Field Hockey Prepares To Face Northeastern in NCAA Tournament

For many years, Hall Fame head coach Nancy Stevens has thought ahead to the post-season in planning the Huskies field hockey schedule. Since most postseason tournaments are set for back-to-back games on the weekend, Stevens has tried to do the same for the regular season. The team’s success in making deep runs into the NCAA… continue reading
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