Huskymania

By Ken Best

Tracking Huskymania on and off the field.

Monthly Archives: January 2013

Auriemma: Bench Must Match Starters’ Reliability

With 10 games remaining in the regular season, head coach Geno Auriemma is satisfied that his starting lineup on the No. 3 women’s basketball team is doing its job scoring points and defending. But to make the kind of championship run necessary in the postseason, he says he needs to know that his bench players… continue reading
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Men’s Basketball Back in Win Column Over Rutgers

In what head coach Kevin Ollie ’95 (CLAS) described as an “up and down game,” the men’s basketball team got back into the win column Sunday with a 66-54 win over Rutgers. With the game tied for the sixth time at 32-32 midway through the second half, the Huskies took a lead they would not… continue reading
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Rowers Have Productive Miami Training Session

One of the early signs of the spring season for the rowing team is a trip south for training in the water for the first time since last fall, a prelude to indoor conditioning and training on campus. Head coach Jennifer Sanford-Wendry says the group of upperclassmen who traveled to Miami last week had a… continue reading
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‘Consistent Kelly’ Gaining National Recognition, Football Names New Offensive Coordinator

Sometimes when Hall of Fame head coach Geno Auriemma looks at the final game statistics for Kelly Faris ’13 (CLAS), he just smiles and shakes his head. Most basketball players get recognized for scoring a lot of points and, if playing a post position, for getting rebounds or blocking shots. Faris most often does not… continue reading
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Huskies Visit Newtown Lacrosse Club for Skills Clinic

Coaches and 12 student-athletes from the Huskies’ lacrosse team last week joined with the Fairfield University lacrosse squad to host a skills clinic for the Newtown Lacrosse Club, which also served as a preview of their upcoming game on March 9 in Fairfield. The Newtown Lacrosse Club includes students from second grade through high school… continue reading
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Hot Stove League Ends: Baseball, Softball Set to Begin Practice

The Hot Stove League for Huskies baseball and softball fans is about to end. One week from today, on Jan. 25, official practices will commence for the Storrs baseball team and the softball team and on Feb. 1 practice begins for the Avery Point baseball team. The 2013 season begins on Feb. 15 for the… continue reading
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Women’s Basketball Turn Back Louisville 72-58

Although the No. 3 women’s basketball team disposed of No. 13 Louisville by a score of 72 to 58 at the XL Center on Tuesday night, the physical play and 34 turnovers in a Big East Conference game in mid-January was a reminder that it is the time of year when the Huskies’ team leaders… continue reading
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Double Basketball Date: Huskies vs. Louisville

After upsetting No. 17 Notre Dame (14-2, 2-1 Big East) in South Bend, Ind., on Saturday, the Huskies (12-3, 2-1) men’s basketball team faces another top-ranked Big East team when they host Louisville, which today moved to No. 1 in the Associated Press polls,  tonight at 7 p.m. at the XL Center in Hartford in… continue reading
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Marshall’s Legacy: Growth of UConn Hockey

Even as he is busy overseeing USA Hockey from his office in Colorado Springs, Colo., Dave Ogrean ’74 (CLAS), has an eye toward Storrs and the Huskies’ ice hockey teams. Speaking over the phone earlier this week from Colorado, the executive director of USA Hockey, said the legacy of Bruce Marshall ’85 (ED), who stepped… continue reading
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Men’s Basketball Rebounds to Win Over DePaul

For weeks, men’s basketball head coach Kevin Ollie ’95 (CLAS) has been emphasizing the need for the Huskies to be more aggressive on the backboard to get rebounds, as opposing teams have out-rebounded UConn all season.  In winning its first Big East game of the season 99 to 78 against DePaul on Tuesday, the Huskies… continue reading
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