Huskymania

By Ken Best

Tracking Huskymania on and off the field.

Monthly Archives: December 2012

Ollie Gets 5-Year Contract to Lead Men’s Basketball Team

When athletic director Warde Manuel named Kevin Ollie ’95 (CLAS) the head men’s basketball coach for the 2012-2013 season, he said that he wanted to find out if the 13-year NBA veteran could really coach before giving the former Husky the permanent job. Over the first 11 games of the season, Manuel watched and listened… continue reading
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After Exams Men’s Basketball Team Faces New Test Against Fordham

The men’s basketball team (8-2) had an early practice session on Thursday for tonight’s game against Fordham (2-8) at the XL Center in Hartford (SNY, UConn IMG Sports Radio Network/WTIC 1080) at 7 p.m. “We just wanted to get them off their feet a little bit,” head coach Kevin Ollie ‘95 (CLAS) told reporters, before… continue reading
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Huskies Pay Tribute to Sandy Hook Elementary School Victims

There will be a pre-game ceremony in honor of the Sandy Hook Elementary School students and teachers who died last Friday before the women’s basketball game tonight at the XL Center in Hartford between the No. 2 Huskies (8-0) and Oakland University (5-5). During Tuesday’s media session, head coach Geno Auriemma discussed the Sandy Hook… continue reading
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Book Looks at Rise of Huskies Under Calhoun, Team Talks of Newtown Tragedy

When Hurricane Katrina forced the evacuation of New Orleans and other parts of the Gulf Coast in August of 2005, 40 students from various colleges and universities arrived in Storrs to continue their studies until they could return to their own institutions.  Faculty from those institutions also relocated, including Peter F. Burns ’92 (CLAS), ’94… continue reading
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Maya Moore ’11 Takes Her Game to China

As finals week continues in Storrs, just few quick items to note: * Former Husky All-American Maya Moore ’11 (CLAS) is continuing to be a dominant force in women’s basketball, this time in China. Having already joined the exclusive club of women’s players who have won an NCAA Championship, WNBA Championship and an Olympic Gold… continue reading
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Men’s Basketball Recognized in NCAA 75 Years of March Madness Celebration

The men’s basketball team was recognized yesterday as part of the season-long celebration of the 75 Years of March Madness by the NCAA, with individual players, the 2004 NCAA Championship team and two landmark moments among those listed. The 75 All-Time March Madness Players, 25 All-Time March Madness Teams and 35 All-Time Madness Moments were… continue reading
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Postseason Honors for Men’s Soccer & Football, Big East Adds ODU in Field Hockey

  With final exams for the Fall semester underway, there are no games this week for any of the Husky teams.  This gives us a chance to catch up on several news items from the past few days, including post-season honors for members of the men’s soccer team and the football team. * Three members… continue reading
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Foul Play: Women Defeat Penn State, Men Take on Harvard Tonight

With 38 fouls called — including 10 in the first 10 minutes of the game and then nine in the first three minutes of the second half – there was only one way the head coaches, Geno Auriemma of No. 2 UConn and Cocquese Washington of No. 10 Penn State, could describe the game won… continue reading
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Men’s Basketball Battles NC State in 69-65 Loss

The men’s basketball team took an early lead over No. 25 North Carolina State and battled through most of the game before the Wolfpack broke open the game with a 6-0  run late in the second half to defeat the Huskies 69-65 in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York on… continue reading
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Late Goal Ends Men’s Soccer Season, Women’s Basketball Readies for Top 10 Opponents

With the time in regulation ticking down to under two minutes left, Creighton head men’s soccer coach Elmar Bolowich had turned to his assistant coaches to discuss their strategy for what appeared to be an inevitable overtime period in Sunday’s NCAA quarterfinal match against the Huskies at a sold-out Morrone Stadium. But with 90 seconds… continue reading
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