By Mike Mavredakis • may 26, 2019 • 6:00 a.m.
Throughout the conference tournament, the UConn baseball team has seen production from unexpected places. Whether it is a walk off from a player, David Langer, who had four hits on the season to that point or a steady stream of extra-base knocks from a freshman and a transfer, Kyler Fedko and Paul Gozzo, respectively.
Saturday it was transfer Michael Chiovitti and sophomore Colby Dunlop doing the work for UConn. Chiovitti came up big in the 2nd inning with a bases loaded, 2-run double down the right field line. Coming into Saturday, Chiovitti had a .100 average with four RBIs and a home run.
Patrick Winkel had heard about how UConn turns on the jets when they get to Clearwater in the postseason. His brother had experienced it twice already, a semifinal appearance against Houston in 2017 and the final in 2018 against ECU. But he hasn’t gotten his first taste until this year. He’s liking it.
Jalen Adams left UConn as the tenth all-time scorer in program history. Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier helped bring a title to Storrs and transformed into perennial All-Americans. Now, the two programs look to a pair of rising seniors to step into new roles: Christian Vital and Crystal Dangerfield.
Andra Espinoza-Hunter, an ESPN ranked No. 16 recruit out of high school, was the first from UConn’s 2017 recruiting class to transfer from the women’s basketball program. UConn has lost three out of the four recruits from that class, including Lexi Gordon and Mikayla Coombs. Megan Walker is the only one that remains.
It looks like Aubrey Griffin will not be the only recruit to join the UConn women’s basketball team’s Class of 2019. The program announced Wednesday that Ania Makurat decided to sign on with the Huskies.
The UConn women’s basketball program announced Tuesday that Sophomore Mikayla Coombs intends to transfer from the university.
The UConn women’s basketball team had to say goodbye to two of the greatest players to ever wear a Husky uniform: Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier. The duo combined for the most points (4,743) by a pair of classmates in team history. But, there is still plenty of talent on the team.
The event will take place in the Werth Family UConn Basketball Champions Center from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. For the fifth straight year, fans, students and alumni will be able to meet the coaches and student athletes, as well as listen to Auriemma’s reflection of the team’s season and watch special video clips highlighting the team’s progress on the court.
In her fourth and final matchup in the Final Four, Collier did what she does best: put up a double-double. The end of her UConn career came with the final line of 7-for-14 with 15 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks in a full 40 minutes.
Although the team’s closely-contested, heartbreaking Final Four losses across each of the last three seasons may leave some questioning the program’s current state, its inability to meet our ridiculously high expectations should not prevent us from recognizing its overwhelmingly positive impact universitywide and statewide.
At the beginning of the fourth quarter, the Huskies seemed poised to defeat last year’s national champion Notre Dame and return to the championship game after missing it for two straight seasons. UConn was up by nine with 7:52 left in the game after senior Napheesa Collier made a two-point field goal. The Husky fans at a sold out Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay began to taste victory.
In the commercial, it shows how Taurasi’s hard work and determination has gotten her to where she is in her life. During her basketball career, Taurasi has been a nine-time WNBA All-Star, four-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time NCAA Champion as a Husky.
UConn seniors Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier were named to the 10-player WBCA Coaches All-America Team. The team was rounded out with Kalani Brown from Baylor, Asia Durr from Louisville, Megan Gustafson from Iowa, Sabrina Ionescu from Orgeon, Bridget Carleton from Iowa State, Teaira McCowan from Mississippi State, Arike Ogunbowale from Notre Dame and Alanna Smith from Stanford.
The prestigious UConn Men’s Basketball program has produced a solid amount of NBA players, but not every Husky is bound for the Association. A lot of former Huskies have a drive and skill that allows them to keep playing professionally beyond Storrs, all across the globe.
Andre Drummond is leading the league in rebounding, Kemba Walker is on the precipice of being named All-NBA and Caron Butler and Richard Hamilton are commentating games on national TV. However, in the NBA G-League, the NBA’s minor league and development arm, another former Husky is doing his part in growing the great game and great league so many fans have come to love.
Winkel crushed a three-run home run, his second of the season, in the second inning, handing UConn a 3-0 lead. However, the Cavaliers blanked the Huskies from there and tacked on five runs in the seventh and eighth to steal a win.
The UConn men’s basketball team was dominated by No. 1 seed Houston on Friday, 84-45, bouncing the Huskies in the second round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament.
The loss showed that UConn still has a long way to go. Hurley’s goal is to get to the level where Houston is now—where UConn used to be. That’s going to be exponentially harder without Adams on the floor.
With UConn’s bigs in deep foul trouble throughout the game, it was going to take a special performance from the backcourt to pull out a win against USF. That’s exactly what happened.
The Huskies ended up finishing 13-for-24 from behind the arc and rode big performances from its trio of guards to advance past USF, 80-73, in the first round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament.
“I don’t even think like that,” senior Jalen Adams said when asked whether he’s thought about Thursday’s game as potentially his final in a UConn uniform. “I just have that confidence that we’re gonna win whatever game we’re going to if we do the right things.”
The American Athletic Conference tournament starts on Thursday with UConn matching up against USF. The two teams split their regular season matchups with both teams winning close games at home, so it might as well be a coinflip on a neutral court in Memphis. Neil Simmons and Jorge Eckardt debate whether the Huskies can win this game, or if their season will come to an early end.
With the college basketball regular season in the books, Thursday will mark the beginning of the American Athletic Conference (AAC) tournament, which will be played in Memphis, Tenn. This past weekend featured the final regular season matchups, with all 12 teams playing.
“I think we’re most proud of the connections we have with our players after they leave and how they all come back,” Reid said. “We go to a lot of their weddings. I’m closer with these guys after they graduate than when they’re here and that makes me real happy.”
The Huskies finish the season with a record of 12-6-2. After a middling start to the year, UConn rattled off a 10-game unbeaten streak during September and October.
After going down 3-1 less than 10 minutes into the second half, the Huskies managed to tie it up towards the end of regulation and force overtime, where they eventually would win the game.
It wasn’t an exciting time in UConn athletics quite yet. It was the opposite, actually. The football team was middling in the Yankee Conference, men’s basketball was in Big East basement and the women were right there with them.
The team anxiously watched and waited on Monday as the field of 48 was revealed. They waited…and waited…and waited. Finally, in the very last at-large bid of the show, UConn’s name was read aloud.
Even with a two goal lead, any time you let a team outshoot you 33-15, you can’t expect to come away victorious.
After conceding a Temple goal in the 25th minute, UConn came roaring back on Tuesday, scoring three unanswered to take down the fifth-seeded Owls. Dayonn Harris and Cole Venner were the stars of the match for UConn, each scoring second-half goals and applying pressure throughout.
No. 6 Memphis upset No. 3 USF 3-1 at USF to secure their spot in the semifinals. The Bulls struck first, with Alex Zis sneaking one in the bottom right corner in the 33rd minute. However, it didn’t take long for the Tigers to answer right back, tying the game up on a penalty kick by David Zalzman in the 38th minute.
UConn men’s soccer took a 3-1 win over Temple in round one of the American Athletic Conference (AAC) tournament Tuesday and will move on to play one-seed UCF.
With a week to go in the regular season, the UConn men’s soccer team sat atop the American conference standings in the driver’s seat to secure the No. 1 seed and become hosts of the conference tournament.
After this loss to Tulsa, UConn dropped to the No. 4 seed.
The Huskies currently sit in third place in the American Athletic Conference, and while it’s a longshot, they could still wind up with the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament—but they must take care of business against the Golden Hurricane.
Thiam wraps up his career as one of the best forwards in UConn history.
No team in the American Athletic Conference has been better than the UConn men’s soccer team this year, and the Huskies deservedly hold the top spot in the conference. In just over a week, the regular season conference champion will have been determined. But first, there’s two final rounds of in-conference matches to decide who that champion will be
UConn took care of business with two home wins, first against conference foe Temple on Saturday and then Vermont on Tuesday, remaining undefeated at Morrone Stadium.
“The biggest thing I’ve learned is the consistency of giving 100 percent every day,” he said. “I think when I first came here, some days I’m not feeling it, so I’d go 60 percent, some days I’d go 80 and some days, I feel good, so I’d go 100 percent. But now, every day, no matter what we are doing, I’m giving 100 percent.”
Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: The UConn men’s soccer team pulled off a win by the skin of their teeth Tuesday night at Morrone Stadium.
Redshirt junior Dayonn Harris scored the game-winner in the final seconds, as the Huskies get their 10th win of the season.
The UConn men’s soccer team will look to add another win to their 8-0-1 home record Tuesday night against the University of Vermont.
With just two remaining home games left on the regular season schedule, sending Morrone Stadium off with an undefeated season is looking more and more possible.
His now 42 career goals are tied for 6th most in UConn history, and he is only one of two players in the top six who played in the 2000s.
Down the stretch of the season, every in-conference matchup becomes more and more significant. Currently, the UConn men’s soccer team sits tied atop the American Athletic Conference standings. The Huskies have a chance to take sole possession of first this weekend as they welcome Temple to Storrs on Saturday.
UConn’s Friday night opponent UCF was able to bounce back after the grueling tie on Friday to defeat Florida Gulf Coast 5-1 Tuesday. UCF currently holds the No. 3 spot in the conference at 9-2-2. UCF is ranked 23rd in the nation.
The UConn men’s soccer team took a 3-2 win over Boston College on a chilly Tuesday night at Morrone Stadium, pushing their record at home to 7-0-1.
Beginning the final homestand that the team will ever play at Morrone Stadium, the UConn men’s soccer team defeated Boston College, 3-2, on a chilly Tuesday night in Storrs.
UConn’s sports teams had a good past weekend with many players stepping up and leading their teams to victory. The most impressive win of the weekend came from the women’s soccer team, which has struggled quite a bit this season.
The UConn men’s soccer team will play four straight games at Morrone Stadium before playing their last regular season game on the road, starting the home stretch with Boston College on Tuesday night.
In one of the most decisive games on its schedule, the No. 20 UConn men’s soccer team battled to a scoreless draw at No. 19 UCF on Friday in a battle of the best two teams in The American.
No. 20 UConn will take on No. 19 UCF Friday afternoon in what’s sure to be a highly competitive match between two of the country’s most impressive teams.
UConn (7-2-1) is on quite a hot streak, going 5-0-1 in their last six matches.
The University of Central Florida took down Tulsa in a 4-3 match Saturday to take over second place in the standings. UCF boasts an 8-2-1 record and a 2-1 record in conference play.
“I always wanted to do everything like my big brother, I always looked up to him.He was a forward, so I was like, ‘Mom, I want to go skate,’” Vomacka said. “So they just took me to the rink. I never played forward or D, they put me straight in the net, so I never really experienced how it is to play as a D or a forward. But that’s how it was. My big brother was playing so I wanted to do the same thing.”
Four years. 1460 days. 118 games played. All of this is now in the past for Karl El-Mir as he says goodbye to the program he has put everything into.
“[It has been] absolutely incredible,” Kalter said. “The amount of stuff I learned off and on the ice, you know we always talk about becoming better people, and I think I’ve definitely become a better person, and the things I’ve learned here, and on and off the ice like I said, is special.”
It’s never been a doubt whether Gendron was the right fit as UConn’s captain. Gendron leads in the two ways that a captain should lead his team, both vocally and by example.
Huska, a 21-year-old from Zvolen, Slovakia, was drafted by the Rangers in the seventh round of the 2015 NHL entry draft. He spent three seasons with the Huskies and played in 69 games, averaging a 2.90 goals against average and .908 save percentage. He finished his collegiate career with a 20-38-8 record.
Tonight marks the last time Miles Gendron, Max Kalter and Karl El-Mir suit up as members of the UConn men’s hockey team. The No. 2 ranked UMass Minutemen will make the trek to Hartford for the 2018-19 season finale as UConn honors its departing seniors.
Up until the beginning of the third period of the Feb. 1 game against Boston College, junior Adam Huska had been the starting goalkeeper for the UConn men’s hockey team. Over the seven games since then, freshman Tomas Vomacka has started six of them. Today, we debate which goalie should start in net next season for the Huskies.
The freshman class led the way once again as UConn improved to 11-20-2 overall and 6-15-2 in Hockey East play.
The two of them have a combined eight goals since Feb. 1, and on all but three occasions they each had a hand in the goal.
UConn and the University of Vermont will face off this Friday, and both teams will be looking to end their respective losing streaks. The Huskies are in the midst of a three game losing streak, while Vermont has dropped their last four games.
While the score may have been 5-2 Providence, the three-goal spread by no means reflected the competitiveness of the game — at least for the first 40 minutes.
It was the Huskies who drew first blood, as freshman Jonny Evans took advantage of his breakaway chance, held off the defender that was on his back and poked the puck right through Providence goalie Hayden Hawkey’s legs.
In UConn’s 5-2 loss against No. 8 Providence College, we saw a large group of underclassmen play big minutes on the ice, with freshmen accounting for both of the Huskies’ goals.
Jonny Evans scored on a breakaway 1:42 into the game, and Kale Howarth scored on a power play about five minutes into the second period. A freshman was also credited with an assist on each of the goals.
The opening faceoff was all UConn would win in its trip to Hockey East rival No. 2 UMass Thursday night. The 3-0 loss leaves the Huskies eliminated from postseason play as they trail UMaine eight points in the standings with just three games left on the schedule.
The Huskies are just one season removed from their best finish ever in the Hockey East, finishing fifth in the conference with 23 points. Now, with one of the best freshmen classes in the country, UConn sits at 12 points with four games to play and are all but mathematically eliminated from the Hockey East playoffs.
UConn and Boston University faced off in a pair of Hockey East games Friday and Saturday, with each team taking care of business at home.
“Unity is kind of latched on to our identity,” Cavanaugh said. “When unity latches onto an identity, great things can happen. I think right now we’re all pretty clear on what type of team we have to be, and we’re playing in unison. It’s been fun to watch over these last few games.”
With the team’s confidence on the rise after a pair of wins on its home ice, UConn prepares for a home-and-home series with Hockey East rival Boston University. UConn sits at 10th in the conference while BU sits in seventh heading into Friday night’s game at the XL Center.
Now, with some underclassmen starting to play to their potentials, the Huskies ride back-to-back wins into a home-and-home series with Boston University.
UConn hockey shocked the No. 13 Northeastern Huskies at the XL Center in an overtime thriller by a score of 3-2. UConn scored two goals in the final two and a half minutes of the game to cap off the Thursday night comeback.
The UConn men’s hockey team will have tough sledding ahead of them on Thursday as they get a visit from the No.13 ranked Northeastern Huskies.
UConn men’s hockey goalie Adam Huska came to Storrs all the way from Slovakia with a mission to transform the university into a hockey school. Although the team has a ways to go, the mentality is that they are getting closer each day.
In what wound up a 5-3 final, the Huskies now drop to 7-17-2 overall and just 2-12-1 in the Hockey East.
UConn will take on the Boston College Eagles in their third showdown of the season Friday night at the XL Center. BC came away with victories in both of their previous matchups with the Huskies this season.
The Huskies fell to the Sacred Heart Pioneers by the score of 2-1 on Tuesday night to wrap up their out of conference schedule.
As a result, the Huskies drop to 7-16-2 on the season and extend their winless streak to five games.
“It’s a goal scoring sport and right now we’re in a real tough patch, we haven’t scored goals,” said head coach Mike Cavanaugh. “You just gotta stay hungry.”
Over their winless streak the Huskies have been outscored 20-7 despite leading in shots on goal by 14. In fact, the one game they were outshot was the only game that they did not lose, the 2-2 tie vs. New Hampshire on Jan. 25.
In what was a physical, chippy Tuesday night game against Sacred Heart with a total of 11 penalties between the two teams, UConn failed to execute on special teams yet again and dropped the non-conference matchup 2-1.
This has been a recurring theme for the Huskies (7-16-2) this season, as they can’t seem to capitalize with the advantage or stop their opponents when they have the advantage. UConn had six power play opportunities, while SHU (8-13-3) had five.
In front of one of the biggest home crowds of the season Friday night, UConn (14-16-4, 9-14-4 Hockey East) was unable to permeate BU’s strong defense and goaltending,
Before their game against BU on Friday night, the four senior members of the UConn women’s hockey team were honored alongside their families for their commitment to the program over the last four years.
“They scored in the last two minutes of both overtime and the third, but the first two periods I thought we did exactly what we wanted to do,” head coach Chris Mackenzie said on the team’s struggles to finish off periods. “It leaves a bad taste in your mouth, but I think the effort and actual performance was good. I’m not happy with the result, but I’m happy with where our team is.”
The UConn women’s hockey team hThe UConn women’s hockey team hasn’t exactly fared well against the top teams in Hockey East, but they will have a chance to change that this weekend when they play Northeastern and Providence, who are ranked first and fourth in the conference, respectively.
UConn beat New Hampshire 4-1 in its last game, after an offensive outburst in the third period. The Huskies were led by 39 saves from goaltender Morgan Fisher, two goals from forward Natalie Snodgrass, and a goal each from Morgan Wabick and Briana Colangelo. The three-goal third period earned them the win after going down 1-0 in the first period and Snodgrass tied it up in the second.
The two schools met just four games into the regular season, and despite a trio of goals from Emily Reid, Briana Colangelo and Rebecca Lindblad, fell by a score of 5-3, largely due to the Wildcats scoring on two of their whopping eight power play opportunities while the Huskies were unable to score on any of their three.
Led by sophomore forward Natalie Snodgrass’ goal late in Friday’s matchup and her hat trick on Saturday, the Huskies were able to sweep the season series against Holy Cross. Snodgrass is leading UConn in points, with 20. Her goals were assisted by: Catherine Crawley (twice), Taylor Wabick, and Viki Harkness. She also went a combined 31-5 on face-offs over the two games. Since the break ended, the Minnesota native has been on a goal-scoring tear with six in just three games.
Dartmouth has played many of the same opponents as UConn, such as Maine who handed them a pair of 4-1 losses and New Hampshire who they lost to 2-0. They did beat Quinnipiac, who beat UConn 2-1, by the score of 3-2 in overtime.
Morgan Fisher is a junior at UConn and the starting goalie on the women’s hockey team. She is having a great season in her first year as the starter with a save percentage of .923 and several games of 30-plus saves. The Vernon, Connecticut, native took some time last week to sit down with The Daily Campus so we could get to know her better.
Several Huskies turned in solid performances despite some uncooperative weather throughout the competition.
Friday will start Adam Khriss and Colt Nichols representing the Huskies in the 400m hurdles. Konstantin Rust will be the lone UConn runner in the 110m hurdles. UConn will field relay teams for the 4x100m and 4x800m, as well as the distance medley, sprint medley relay and shuttle hurdle relay.
Despite having the Friday events postponed due to weather, the Huskies were still able to rack up a number of personal bests and top-10 finishes on Saturday.
UConn’s track and field team will be heading to Princeton University this weekend to compete in the Larry Ellis Invitationals. With the AAC Championships just two weeks away, the Huskies will look to continue their current hot streak and carry that momentum into the season finale.
The meet started with the field events, where the Huskies finished in the top two in five out of the eight events, including four first-place finishes.
It’s rare that UConn’s track and field team doesn’t have to travel across the country to compete in a competition--actually only once a year--but this weekend, UConn will finally be on home turf to defend last year’s win against other teams in the Northeast.
UConn’s track and field team traveled to Athens, Georgia this weekend to compete in the Spec Towns Invitational.
Although UConn in the past few weeks has been flying down south frequently for their spring season meets, the Spec Towns Invitational in Athens, Georgia is not a place the team is familiar with. The team's last meet at the University of Georgia was at least five years ago, according to head coach Greg Roy.
The Huskies are sending about half their roster to the meet, which will take place at the University of Florida’s Percy Beard Track. The team will need contributions from across the board if they want to carry its earlier success into the second outdoor meet of the season.
The men’s track and field team raced out of the block to begin their outdoor season at the North Florida Spring Break Invitational over the weekend.
In the last event of the championship, Senior Ian Bergere finished fourth in the finals for pole vault, adding key points to UConn's final total.
The Huskies finished in sixth with 76 points while the favorite to win, Houston, walked away with the gold for the fifth consecutive year after racking up 159.5 points.
Following a successful tune-up performance at URI last weekend, the Huskies will head to the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama to compete in the American Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships this upcoming Friday and Saturday.
Napheesa Collier was named The American’s Conference Player of the Week for her effort in UConn’s 78-41 victory over UCF. In the team’s fifth-consecutive win, Collier lead the third-ranked Huskies with 18 points, 11 rebounds and five assists in 31 minutes.
UConn men’s track and field traveled to Kingston, RI last Friday to take on URI in a one-on-one matchup before next week’s American Championship.
Fresh off their victory in the New England Championship, UConn track and field shined again in the David Hemery Invitational at Boston University.
Coming off another strong performance at the New England Championship, the UConn men’s track and field team looks to keep its momentum rolling this weekend in Boston, where the Huskies will be competing in the David Hemery Valentine Invitational at Boston University.
The weekend was highlighted by nine first place finishes as well as a myriad of season highs for the Huskies.
With the New England Championship looming ahead, UConn looked to prepare for the competition last weekend with the Columbia Challenge in New York City.
The UConn men’s track and field team travels down to the Fort Washington Avenue Armory in New York City to compete in the Columbia Challenge this upcoming weekend. The Huskies are hoping to ride the momentum they’ve built up after a pair of strong performances during winter break.
After winning the Beantown Challenge, the Huskies hope to continue building momentum heading into their first championship meet on Feb. 1.
The UConn men’s track and field team is back in Storrs Friday to host UMass-Lowell and Vermont in the second day of the UConn Multi-Event Challenge. After one day, UConn sophomore, Ben Grosse sits in first place with a total of 2,096 points through four of the meet’s seven events.
Coach Greg Roy said he would be going with sophomore Benjamin Grosse to represent them in the event, as Grosse is the most prepared for the event.
The UConn men’s track squad traveled up to Boston this weekend to take part in the three-day IC4 Indoor Track and Field Championships and came away with the victory, gaining 85 points with a whole lot of top three finishes.
The Huskies will go up against teams from Maine all the way down to Virginia and out to Ohio. Head coach Greg Roy believes his squad will be serious contenders. However, they will have to go through strong programs like those of Northeastern, Army, Navy and many others. After finishing second last year, the Huskies will aim to finish the job this year.
The UConn Men’s Track & Field team competed in the American Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend and placed fourth out of eight teams with 93.5 points. Powerhouse Houston came in first with 137 points, followed by Memphis and Wichita State with 107 points and 103 points, respectively.
UConn track took off for Birmingham, Alabama, on Wednesday, readying for their biggest meet so far this year: the American Athletic Conference Indoor Track Championships. The event will take place Friday and Saturday at the Birmingham Crossplex and will be streamed live on the American Digital Network.
UConn won the conference’s indoor championship in 2014, but the Huskies’ major rival Houston has taken home the trophy in all three years since.
Coming off of a sprained MCL injury, Adams led the UConn men’s basketball team over ECU 82-73 in his last regular season game at UConn.
The UConn men’s track squad traveled up to Boston this weekend to take part in the three-day IC4 Indoor Track and Field Championships and came away with the victory, gaining 85 points with a whole lot of top three finishes.
The UConn men’s track and field team was unstoppable, at the Artie O’Connor Invitational Friday, taking home first-place. The Huskies would earned individual first-place finishes, allowing them to earn 100 points ahead of second-place, Monroe College.
Nine former or current UConn athletes will compete in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, which begins on Friday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They come from sports such as women's basketball, field hockey, women's soccer and women's track and field.
The UConn women’s track and field team took home the gold in the American Athletic Conference championship meet for the second year in a row over the course of two highly competitive days in Birmingham, Alabama this past weekend.
UConn’s men and women’s swimming and diving teams had an outstanding meet in Wolff-Zackin Natatorium against Boston College on Friday. The women’s team won with a score of 170-119 and the men’s team with a score of 160.5-114.5.
In 2017, the Huskies came away from the tournament as victors and both the men and women won titles.
The UConn swimming team looks to carry their strong showing last meet against Southern Connecticut State University up into West Point. They will face off against Army this Saturday to try to keep the momentum going.
Huskies dominated the meet, finishing in first in almost every event. Many underclassmen showed great performances as well as some of the veterans.
The Zone A diving championship kicked off on Monday in Blacksburg, VA. A qualifier for the NCAA championships, UConn has six divers qualified to participate.
Several NCAA qualifiers and school records were set as the women finished in fifth place and the men took home a fourth place finish. The NCAA has two types of qualifications: the A standard is an immediate invite to the NCAA Championship; the B standard fills up the addition spots for each race as necessary.
UConn Swimming and Diving will compete in their AAC tournament this week. The meet will run Wednesday through Saturday. There are four men’s teams and six women’s teams competing. To make the championship finals, a swimmer will have to finish in the top eight.
A few weeks ago, the university held a retirement reception for Goldberg in which he was presented with a varsity letter as well as a captain’s chair. Former and current students as well as fellow members of the UConn athletics faculty attended the reception.
It was senior weekend for the UConn men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams as they had two dual meets at the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium.
After months of mock drafts, rumors and rampant speculation, the NFL Draft is finally here. The Arizona Cardinals are unofficially on the clock with the No. 1 overall pick, and it seems they’ll likely take Nick Bosa or draft (and promptly negotiate a trade) quarterback Kyler Murray. But there aren’t any Cardinals fans on the staff, so instead, we’ll discuss our respective favorite teams in this week’s roundtable. Who do we want our teams to draft?
Manchester City regained their lead at the top of the table with a massive 2-0 victory at Old Trafford on Wednesday against cross-town rival Manchester United. Midfielder Bernardo Silva cut inside onto his left foot and drove home a low near-post shot in the 54th minute to open the scoring for the defending champs. Twelve minutes later, winger Leroy Sane doubled City’s lead as he finished off a counterattack. City have now won 11 straight premier league matches as they’re title race with Liverpool has come down to the wire, while United have now lost two straight matches and will face an uphill battle to finish in the top four.
The Wild Card winners, the Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche, took care of their opponents seamlessly. The Jackets swept Tampa Bay. Colorado only needed five games to extinguish the Flames and the Stars finished Nashville in just six. Not a single one of these surprising franchises needed even seven games to move past the heavy favorites.
By the time you are reading this, the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be officially in the second round and majority of the NBA first-round series will have been decided. We have had a lot of great games so far in both playoffs, and things will only get better as we move forward.
The NBA season has come to a close and playoff games are in full swing. Here are my choices for who should win each award and why.
Liverpool capped off one of its finest weeks in club history with a 4-1 win at Porto on Wednesday, a victory that booked them a spot in the Champions League semi finals. The Reds’ best and brightest led the team to victory, as in-form forward Sadio Mane opened the scoring in the 26th minute before Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk all recorded second half goals to bust the game open. The Reds’ Champions League triumph comes just days after they earned a win over Chelsea to put themselves back atop the English Premier League table.
On Tuesday night, hockey fans, pundits and bracket makers were forced to reconsider, as the Columbus Blue Jackets pulled off one of the greatest upsets in the history of the game. They swept the Lightning in their first round matchup, outscoring Tampa Bay 19-8 in the series. It was the first time this entire season that Tampa Bay had lost more than two games in a row. The firepower of the Bolts made this outcome essentially unimaginable to the hockey world, initiating shock following a fourth straight resounding defeat.
Midfielder Naby Keita scored an early fifth-minute deflected goal and Roberto Firmino tapped home a short cross 20 minutes later as Liverpool pulled past FC Porto 2-0 in the first leg of the two sides quarterfinal matchup at Anfield on Tuesday. The second leg will be played on April 17 at Estadio de Dragao in Porto.
The Capitals had an eerily similar season this year as they did last year, finishing with 104 points compared to last year’s 105 and winning the Metropolitan Division again. Alex Ovechkin somehow improved on last year’s season by winning the Maurice Richard Trophy again, but this time with even more goals (51 to 49). The Capitals are in a great position to repeat, as they have the best scorer in the league, and three other guys with over 70 points this season: Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov and John Carlson.
On Tuesday night, the lottery results were officially announced, with each of the top three spots up for grabs among the teams that did not qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Dreams were to be destroyed and fulfilled all in a 20-minute period.
Drummond continues to absolutely dominate the glass for Detroit, racking up 64 double-doubles in 73 games and leading the entire lead by nearly two boards a game. Drummond is averaging a career high 17.3 points per game and has been heavily relied upon towards the end of the season.
Antetokounmpo is this year’s “best player on the best team” MVP candidate. He is, without a doubt, the best player on the Bucks, who have the league’s best record at 57-20. He is going to get votes from those who choose not to overthink it.
College players, under the current collective bargaining agreement, have the power to choose what team they would like to play for. Once a college player is drafted, they have until the end of their graduating year to sign with the team that selected them. After that, they become a free agent, with the ability to sign with any team that offers them a contract.
The United States earned a 1-1 draw with Chile thanks to an early Christian Pulisic goal at the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas on Tuesday night. The young Borussia Dortmund star latched onto a well-played through ball from L.A. Galaxy forward Gyasi Zardes and lofted a delicate chip over Chilean goalkeeper Gabriel Arias to open the scoring in the fourth minute, but was substituted off with an injury before halftime.
The Tampa Bay Lightning lead the league with 110 points, 16 ahead of the next best team. With only 12 games left in the regular season, they are essentially a lock to win the Presidents’ Trophy. Of course, this makes them the favorite to win the Stanley Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo notched a huge second-leg hat trick to lead Juventus past Atletico Madrid 3-0 at the Allianz on Tuesday. After Juventus lost the opening leg at Atletico 2-0, Ronaldo, the all-time Champions League leading scorer, came in clutch once again in his first season with the Old Lady.
Ajax Amsterdam shocked the soccer world Tuesday by completing a second-leg comeback to knock defending champions Real Madrid out of the Champions League, while booking a place in the quarterfinals. After dropping the opening leg 2-1 at home, the Dutch side thrashed perennial contender Real Madrid 4-1 at the Bernabeu to advance 5-3 on aggregate.
The Columbus Blue Jackets made the biggest noise this trade season, popping up in notification after notification in the days leading up to the deadline. They relinquished a slew of future talent, shipping out Forward Anthony Duclair, two conditional first-round picks, two second-round picks, a fourth-round pick, a fifth-round pick and a seventh-round pick.
“The tank,” these days, is a fan’s favorite word. It provides solace for their teams’ losses, and hope for a better tomorrow. When a season takes a wrong turn, with the playoffs becoming a pipe dream, the modern belief is that a team is better off losing to improve their odds at a higher draft pick. While mathematically speaking, this is logical, the philosophy has gotten to the point where fans actually prefer that their team lose every game.
While this might not be the strongest Patriots team to make the Super Bowl in recent years, I still believe they are more than capable of winning this game. Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh absolutely terrify me, but the Patriots have already made it past a pair of strong pass rushing teams without letting up a single sack. Tom Brady is still Tom Brady and Belichick will conjure some black magic to build a defensive scheme that slows the Rams’ potent offense down just enough.
Djokovic, already the modern king of Rod Laver, cemented his place in tennis history as the man with the most Australian Open titles with a straight-set 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 rout of Nadal.
With the arrival of the expansion Vegas Golden Knights in 2017, it was only a matter of time before the league evened out the number of teams to 32. While it may be impossible to duplicate the success Vegas had in its first season, the future looks bright for Seattle.
For the first time since Brad Stevens took over as head coach, the Celtics are underachieving with a 7-6 record (as of writing) and are sitting at fifth place in the Eastern Conference. For all the negativity online you might think they were winless.
Hockey masks, in both the literal and figurative sense, protect goalies. But imagine a world where goalies did not wear helmets in goal. It would be like going to a Halloween party without wearing a costume or mask, completely exposed.
It is ironic that Canada loves the game of hockey so passionately, yet has not enjoyed a cup raising of their own in two and a half decades. And for fans of teams besides the Canadiens, it has been even longer.
After a bye week for the UConn football team, we take a look at the impact that former UConn players had for their respective teams in Week 6 of the NFL season.
Heavy punches, blood on the ice and major penalties were the result of this onslaught that brought the garden crowd to the feet before they could even get settled in. All these years later, to me, this line brawl says a lot about fighting in hockey.