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Old faces emerge as new leaders for UConn basketball  

Old faces emerge as new leaders for UConn basketball  

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. 

Basketball: Vital, Dangerfield provide veteran presence for young surrounding casts

Basketball: Vital, Dangerfield provide veteran presence for young surrounding casts

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.

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.

Column: Danny’s can’t-miss games of the week

Column: Danny’s can’t-miss games of the week

Let’s face it, the Pro Bowl is definitely the worst of the professional all-star games, and the NHL All-Star Game isn’t much better. Since both are this weekend, there is little or no action in either of their respective leagues this week.

But fear not, as I have a list of basketball games that you will not want to miss in the upcoming days, both for college and the NBA.

Column: Best and worst sports cities of 2017

Column: Best and worst sports cities of 2017

In this final column of the calendar year, instead of counting down the best moments of the year, let’s take a look at the bigger picture of the 2017 sports world by finding out the year’s best and worst cities for the four major sports. I’ll limit the process to cities with three teams or more in the MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL.

Recruiting profile: Tremont Waters could be the next great UConn guard

Recruiting profile: Tremont Waters could be the next great UConn guard

There are just a handful of the great guards in UConn Huskies men’s basketball history. The school has a history of unbelievable guard play and has a pretty good one on its roster right now in Jalen Adams. Could potential recruit Tremont Waters be the next great Huskies guard

Column: UConn has no room for error in Gampel roof renovations

Column: UConn has no room for error in Gampel roof renovations

After numerous delays, UConn announced Tuesday it would finally repair Gampel Pavilion’s peeling roof, with work slated to start in May and end in October. The Board of Trustees voted to delay the repairs last April, which were supposed to be completed by the time basketball season rolled around last fall.

Point/Counterpoint: Which freshman has had bigger impact, Jackson or Vital?

Point/Counterpoint: Which freshman has had bigger impact, Jackson or Vital?

The UConn men’s basketball team has had a disappointing season, but two bright spots are the debut seasons of freshmen Vance Jackson and Christian Vital. Both players have been forced into significant roles due to injury troubles, and both have made important contributions.

Quick Hit: Men's and women’s BBall pull off Sunday sweep; Walker puts on a show

Quick Hit: Men's and women’s BBall pull off Sunday sweep; Walker puts on a show

In what was a great weekend for UConn sports, some stories stood out more than others ranging from the men’s and women’s basketball teams pulling out victories at home to a former Husky superstar proving why he should be in this year’s NBA All-Star Game.