Here are some of this weekend’s biggest UConn-related stories:
Former UConn baseball star heads west
Former UConn pitcher and three-time MLB All-Star Charles Nagy was hired as the pitching coach for the Los Angeles Angels this week. Nagy, a Bridgeport native, was the Big East Pitcher of the Year in 1987 and 1988 for the Huskies. He was also the first UConn player ever selected in the first round of the MLB draft.
Field hockey caps off 20-0 regular season
The UConn Field Hockey team continued its undefeated season with a 7-3 win over Temple to claim their fourth consecutive Big East Tournament title. The Huskies are now 20-0 heading into NCAA tournament play. Several Huskies were named to the all-tournament team. UConn is now set to face off against Louisville in the first round of the NCAA tournament at home on Saturday.
Lamb makes Charlotte his long-term home
Former UConn basketball star and current Charlotte Hornets swingman Jeremy Lamb signed a contract extension this week worth $21 million over three years.
After spending the past three seasons in Oklahoma City, Lamb appears to have found a home in Charlotte alongside his old teammate Kemba Walker. Lamb posted two of his best games as a pro shortly after signing the deal and is finding more minutes with the Hornets than he found in his years with the Thunder.
Women’s basketball experiments with new rules
It was not your typical preseason exhibition game at Gampel Pavilion on Sunday. The UConn women’s basketball team raised its 10th national title banner and experimented with some new rules against an NAIA opponent. They played with a men’s ball, an extended three-point line, a wider lane, and a shorter shot clock, among other changes.
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