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Baseball: Huskies return to The Dunk to face Wichita State

Baseball: Huskies return to The Dunk to face Wichita State

The last time UConn was at Dunkin’ Donuts Park, things didn’t exactly go as planned. UConn dropped a mistake-filled three-game series against Cincinnati, kicking off the mid-season malaise that they’re still trying to escape.

The Huskies are just one game over .500 in the three weeks since then, and they’re hoping that this time, a series in front of a Hartford crowd can change their fortunes once again.

Biotech is coming to UConn, and athletes ought to be ready

Biotech is coming to UConn, and athletes ought to be ready

In a recent Hartford Courant article titled “Technology is becoming part of the game for UConn men's basketball,” Director of Recruiting and Video Tripp Doherty posited that in the near future the team may embrace technology in seeking a competitive advantage. This included potentially outfitting the players in wearables from Catapult Sports, who purports to be the “World leader in sports performance tracking devices.”

Nabeel Khan grew up on golf

Nabeel Khan grew up on golf

Before becoming the back-to-back winner of the PGA Minority Championship in men’s individual play, Nabeel Khan grew up in Ohio with his mother Aishah, father Mohammad, two older sisters Sana and Rabia, two older brothers Shabaz and Ammaar and a younger brother Ali on the way.

“Two years after he [Mohammad] started, I picked up my first clubs,” Khan said. “I was almost six years old.”

Tomas Vomacka: UConn’s goaltender of the future

Tomas Vomacka: UConn’s goaltender of the future

“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.”

Baseball: Huskies pounce on CCSU early in eight-run rout

Baseball: Huskies pounce on CCSU early in eight-run rout

UConn bounced back in a big way Tuesday afternoon in a 9-1 win over Central Connecticut, allowing just three hits on the day. The Huskies were fresh off their second-straight series loss that had been capped off by a walk-off home run on Sunday.

“I thought it was a really well-played game on our side,” head coach Jim Penders said. “The scoreboard should look like that at JOC. Would love to see it more often.”

Baseball: Huskies return to Texas to take on Sam Houston

Baseball: Huskies return to Texas to take on Sam Houston

The Huskies’ trip to Texas got off to a good start on Thursday, as the team met with former Husky and World Series MVP George Springer at the Astros’ Minute Maid Park. Springer talked with the team and showed them around the facilities. The Huskies hope Springer’s elite swing will rub off on a lineup that has struggled mightily as of late to bring runners home.

Women’s Lacrosse: UConn set to wrap up season against East Carolina

Women’s Lacrosse: UConn set to wrap up season against East Carolina

The Huskies (2-14, 0-4 The American) have lost their last six games and will be hoping to end the season on a positive note against ECU, (5-11, 0-4 The American) who has had an almost equally rough season. The Pirates will be hoping to snap their 10-game losing streak in the final game of the season.

Softball: UConn heads to Greenville for final road series against ECU

Softball: UConn heads to Greenville for final road series against ECU

The Huskies will play their final road games of the season in a weekend series against conference rival ECU.

UConn (16-27, 4-11 The American) has been pretty streaky during the second half of this season. After starting April by winning four of the month’s first five games, it has since lost eight of its last nine.

ECU (21-26, 3-11 The American) has been struggling since the end of March. The Pirates have lost 15 of their last 17 games, many of them coming against American Athletic Conference opponents.

New-found life in UConn football

New-found life in UConn football

With an earlier-than-usual spring schedule, and a new strength coach, UConn football is undergoing a culture shift in year three of Randy Edsall’s second stint in Storrs.

“Having the schedule that we had, I think it’s been very beneficial to us. You can see it, their bodies, they’re getting stronger,” Edsall said. “That was one of the objectives that we had by moving spring practice up as early as we did, so we can get more time in the weight room.”

Top Husky performances of the weekend

Senior outfielder/infielder Michael Woodworth continued his terrific season against No. 12 ECU. Even though the Huskies dropped all three games against the Pirates, Woodworth continued to churn out hits. The most important hit for Woodworth came in the ninth inning, when he blasted a homer to bring the Huskies within two runs of tying the game.