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Around the American Soccer: UCF and SMU hold strong as Conference’s lone ranked teams, others look for consistency

Around the American Soccer: UCF and SMU hold strong as Conference’s lone ranked teams, others look for consistency

UConn’s 2-1 loss to Fairleigh Dickinson derails its quest to jump into the top 25. Undefeated SMU and battle-tested UCF represent the American nationally at 22 and 16, respectively. Temple and Cincinnati lose tight contests to stern opposition.  

Baseball: UConn grinds out another conference series win vs. UCF

Baseball: UConn grinds out another conference series win vs. UCF

UConn was in deep trouble in the bottom of the seventh Saturday. UCF had already won the Friday game and were threatening to take command of the second. The score was 1-1 with no outs, runners on second and third. Head coach Jim Penders signaled for lefty freshman Caleb Wurster to come out of the bullpen with the series in the balance.  

Women's Basketball Around the American: Tulsa and Tulane strong, others fall

Women's Basketball Around the American: Tulsa and Tulane strong, others fall

It was a fair week for the American Athletic Conference in women’s basketball. Some of the good teams won and some of the bad ones lost. Ultimately the conference yearns for better, but several programs had quality weeks.

Men’s Basketball Around the American: Cincinnati rides 7-game winning streak

Men’s Basketball Around the American: Cincinnati rides 7-game winning streak

As the fall semester is coming to a close for students, college basketball is just hitting its stride as most teams have played eight games at this point. While there is still time for growth, the power amongst The American has seemingly been set, with two of the top teams already carrying sizeable winning streaks.

Men's Basketball Around the American: Houston remains undefeated

Men's Basketball Around the American: Houston remains undefeated

The last time we checked in with UConn’s conference opponents, they were just getting their feet wet with the rest of the college basketball world, most with only one or two games under their belt. Over halfway through non-conference play, we might not be able to draw concrete conclusions about quality yet, but some teams have gotten off to hotter starts than others.

Point/Counterpoint: Is UCF worthy of the College Playoff discussion?

Point/Counterpoint: Is UCF worthy of the College Playoff discussion?

When it comes to football, the American Conference’s crown jewel is the University of Central Florida. The self-proclaimed National Champions have a 9-0 record this season and are ranked as the No.12 team in the country. Michael Logan and Neil Simmons debate whether or not they are worthy of the College Playoff discussion. 

Luke’s Triple Option: So, you’re trying to cope with Alabama

Luke’s Triple Option: So, you’re trying to cope with Alabama

Every Saturday, you have your pick of 50 games to watch, dozens of stories to follow, multiple division races that have yet to wrap up and every single style of the sport imaginable. If you can’t enjoy the sport just because the upper echelon is chalk this year, you’ve got to open your eyes.

Around the American: Basketball pre-season wraps up

Around the American: Basketball pre-season wraps up

Cincinnati 68-41 Tusculum: 

Our consensus No. 1 in the conference pick, Cincinnati, pulled away with 40 points during the second half in their final tune-up of the season. The Bearcats had a strong overall performance; not a single player on the roster had a negative plus/minus, with Tre Scott leading the game at a plus/minus of 27. Guard Cane Broome led with 15 points and five boards. 

Husky Hoopla: Breakdown of Men's AAC Teams

Husky Hoopla: Breakdown of Men's AAC Teams

Check out our projection for the 2018-2019 American Men’s Basketball season

Husky Hoopla: Women's AAC Contenders

Husky Hoopla: Women's AAC Contenders

If you follow UConn women’s basketball, you know that year in and year out they are expected to win a national championship. Despite Kia Nurse and Gabby Williams graduating after last season, the Huskies are expected to steamroll through The American yet again.