SK Telecom T1 is the most legendary team in League of Legends history. Two years ago, SKT made it to their fourth Worlds final in five years. But for the first time, SKT did not lift the summoner’s cup.
Two weeks ago, I wrote my notebook on how the offensive play-calling might not have lost them the game, but it certainly didn’t give them a chance to win it. I didn’t think it could get any worse. I seem to have jumped the gun.
The UConn women’s basketball program continues to provide some of the faces of the WNBA. The latest is Napheesa Collier, who was named the 2019 WNBA Rookie of the Year last week. Collier was drafted sixth overall in this year’s draft by the Minnesota Lynx, and she quickly became one of the team’s most important players.
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 fans got their first look at this year’s men’s basketball squad on Saturday with an open practice, where the team put on an encouraging display of physicality and chemistry.
The former associate athletic director at the University of St. Joseph is filing a Title IX lawsuit against the university, naming former University of Connecticut men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun and his assistant Glen Miller in the allegations, according to the Hartford Courant.
With UConn set to join the Big East ahead of the 2020-21 season and a talented roster for years to come, there were already plenty of reasons for optimism around the men’s basketball program. On Wednesday, head coach Dan Hurley added another.
While Saturday may have been the first official practice for the 2019-2020 UConn men’s basketball team, its goal was set way in advance. Alongside the practice court in the Werth Family Basketball Champions Center, behind a row of chairs and near extra equipment, there’s a large photo that follows the team wherever they go: American Athletic Conference Championship trophy.
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 UConn men’s soccer team hosted the UCF Knights this weekend but after another close matchup that went to OT, headed home with a 2-1 loss. This is the sixth straight loss the Huskies have suffered by just one goal on the season and third straight they have lost in overtime.
The UConn men’s soccer team will face a stiff challenge as they look to get back to winning ways against UCF at Dillon Stadium on Sunday at 7 p.m. The Knights are ranked No. 11 in the NCAA Coaches Poll and are tied at the top of the American Conference standings with SMU.
The UConn men’s soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision at Syracuse on Tuesday night. The game marked the final nonconference contest on the Huskies schedule. Junior Sondre Norheim scored the lone goal of the game for the Orange, as he headed a ball served in off a corner kick in the 55th minute.
The UConn men’s soccer team is headed to Syracuse Tuesday to take on the Orange in their last non-conference game of the season. The Huskies are coming off a hard-fought win against Cincinnati, but Syracuse might prove a tougher team to beat despite their average-looking record.
After going nearly a month without a win, the UConn men’s soccer team finally got back into the W column with a 2-0 win over conference-rival Cincinnati. The scoring chances were few and far in between, but the Huskies fought hard and earned a well-deserved victory Saturday.
The UConn men’s soccer team will be searching for their first win in five games as they take on American Conference rival Cincinnati at Gettler Stadium on Saturday at 7 p.m.
The UConn men’s soccer team suffered a two-game losing streak after being defeated by Memphis 1-0 in overtime and Providence 2-1 in overtime. On Friday, the Huskies played the Tigers at Dillon Stadium for their second American Athletic Conference match and managed to play a 0-0 match for the full 90 minutes.
The UConn men’s soccer team took its third straight game to overtime after a hard-fought 90 minutes against Providence. Unfortunately, the negative trend continued for the Huskies as they lost once again at home, extending their winless streak to five games, their longest stretch without winning a game since 2015.
The UConn men’s soccer team will look to get their first win since Sept. 17 as they host Providence College on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Dillon Stadium in Hartford.
The UConn men’s soccer team suffered another loss this weekend, extending their winless stretch of games to four dating back to Sept. 20. The Huskies six losses this season match their total from all of last year, taking seven less games to reach that mark than in 2018.
The UConn men’s soccer team will look to break a three-game winless streak as they take on the Memphis Tigers Friday at 3 p.m. at Dillon Stadium in Hartford. The game was originally set for 7 p.m. but was rescheduled to the afternoon after the University received guidance from the Connecticut Department of Public Health as it pertains to the mosquito-borne EEE virus.
The UConn men’s soccer team faced another upset in their first American Athletic Conference fixture against USF away on Friday, losing 2-1.
The UConn men’s soccer team settled for a 2-2 draw against Dartmouth at Burnham Field Tuesday night in Hannover, New Hampshire. Senior forward Jordan Hall opened the scoring and junior midfielder Ahdan Tait notched his first goal of the season to double the lead, but the Huskies allowed the Big Green to score a pair of late second half goals to scrape out the tie.
The UConn men’s soccer team is headed to Hanover, New Hampshire to take on the Big Green Tuesday. Both teams are hungry for a win in hopes of keeping their respective seasons afloat as the second half of the season approaches.
Despite a hard-fought 90 minutes, the UConn men’s soccer team was once again unable to convert their chances to points against USF, losing their first conference matchup 2-1. As the halfway point of the season approaches, the Huskies are in desperate need of a change if they hope to salvage something this year.
The UConn men’s soccer team will look to get back to winning ways as they take on USF at Corbett Stadium in Tampa on Friday at 7 p.m. The game will mark the Huskies’ first American Conference matchup of the season.
The UConn men’s soccer team had a heartbreaking 3-2 defeat on Friday against Columbia, where Jordan Hall scored the first goal for the Huskies in the 26th minute, marking his eighth of the season, and defender Robin Lapert scored the second goal in the 81st minute, marking his first.
Tensions were high and morale was low after the UConn men’s soccer team lost in devastating fashion against Columbia University last Friday.
The UConn men’s soccer team is set to play their second game of the week this Friday, as they head back to Dillon Stadium to take on Columbia University. The Huskies are coming off a strong performance against Manhattan College in which they came out on top 2-0 and will look to add another win to their total against the Lions.
The UConn men’s soccer team was back home last night, matching up against the Manhattan College Jaspers in their first game of the season at Dillon Stadium.
The UConn men’s soccer team snapped a three game losing streak with a 2-0 win over Manhattan College Tuesday night at Dillon Stadium in Hartford.
The UConn men’s soccer team is back in Connecticut this week for a two-game homestand starting this Tuesday when they face off against the Manhattan College Jaspers. The Huskies (2-3-0) haven’t looked like themselves as of late, dropping three straight games after opening the season 2-0.
The men’s soccer team suffered their third consecutive defeat this weekend, losing 4-1 against a strong Georgetown team to end their stretch of away games.
The UConn men’s soccer team will look to get back to winning ways as they travel for a tough test against No. 6 Georgetown on Saturday.
The UConn men’s soccer team is headed to New Haven this week to face off against the Yale Bulldogs. Being able to control the ball on both sides of the field will be the key to the Huskies victory. The game kicks off at Reese Stadium in New Haven at 7 p.m. today.
The men’s soccer team is back in action this Friday to face off against Fairleigh Dickinson University in their third game of the season. This will be the first matchup between the two schools in their history.
Senior forward Jordan Hall notched his first career UConn hat trick and fellow senior midfielder Dayonn Harris dished out two assists as the Huskies rallied for a 3-1 victory Tuesday night in Kingston, RI.
Jordan Hall opened his UConn scoring account in the 20th minute and doubled the Huskies’ lead with a spectacular headed finish in the second half to lead UConn to a 2-0 victory over Rider in their opening game of the season at Al-Marzook Field in Hartford on Friday night.
The men’s soccer team looked strong against Rider University this past Friday, walking away with a 2-0 victory in their season opener. While there were positives from the match, the biggest takeaway was the success of senior transfer Jordan Hall in his first regular season game in a Huskies uniform. Hall scored both of UConn’s goals and looked like the leader the Huskies need this season on both sides of the field.
The UConn men’s soccer team is back this weekend as they travel to Hartford to take on the Rider University Broncs in their opening game of the season.
There was one thing on the UConn women’s soccer team’s mind this weekend: Leave Florida with a point. They were able to do just that by forcing UCF to a draw Sunday. UConn (6-8-2, 2-5-1 The American) had two hours in the car and a stop at forward Regan Schiappa’s house to think about their 2-1 loss to USF Thursday. The result: a 0-0 tie with UCF (8-2-4, 3-1-2 The American).
The UConn women’s soccer team played one of its hardest-fought games all season Thursday in Tampa, but came up just short to the USF Bulls.
The UConn women’s soccer team is in for a potentially rough weekend, facing off against the once-ranked USF Bulls and No. 21 UCF in a span of four days.
Throughout my four years at UConn, I knew what kind of player I was. I was a high energy player. I loved coming into tough games and working my butt off for my team. There was never a play I didn’t run after, a ball I didn’t chase down or a player I let go by without a fight.
UConn did not have possession most of the game, but they did have something SMU found elusive: A goal.
Houston had a problem on Thursday, and her name was Yamilee Eveillard. After not winning and not scoring for four straight games, the UConn women’s soccer team picked up a huge win at home on Thursday against Houston. Eveillard, a junior forward, played the best game of her UConn career, scoring both the team’s goals in the 2-1 overtime victory.
The UConn women’s soccer team has not scored in the 363:14 of play that made up its last four games. In that time, they have given up nine goals. UConn switched things up from kickoff, as forward Duda Santin found her way on the bench as Regan Schiappa and Yamilee Evillard got starting nods. Santin still led the team in shots, though, with six total and two on goal.
Death, taxes and the UConn offense getting shut out by conference opponents. At least that’s how it’s been this season for the UConn women’s soccer team.
Wild tigers don’t have a permanent residence; they sleep where they hunt—unfortunately for the UConn women’s soccer team, these Tigers do. UConn will travel to No. 9 Memphis to take on the best team in the conference Thursday night.
The offense for the UConn women’s soccer team was held stagnant again on Sunday, as the team failed to score a goal for the second consecutive game.
The UConn women’s soccer team lost Sunday, but it was by no means the fault of goalkeeper Randi Palacios. She played out of her mind for the whole game, setting a new career high in saves with 10.
The UConn women’s soccer team kicked off conference play with a tough loss to ECU (1-0) Thursday night. In the first half, UConn (4-4-1, 0-1 The American) came out strong in the first five minutes as Sophia Danyko-Kulchycky got a poke on goal, but it did not amount to anything. This was a common theme throughout the rest of the game.
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past four months, UConn is going back to the Big East next year. As a result, Thursday’s 1-0 loss to ECU was the final American Athletic Conference opener ever for the UConn women’s soccer team. So in a sentimental fashion, let’s take a look at how the Huskies have done in the American openers during their tenure in the conference.
The UConn women’s soccer team will play their first American Athletic Conference game on Thursday night against East Carolina.
I played everything growing up: Basketball, softball, swimming and skiing. You name it, I did it. Athleticism is part of my nature. Being an athlete made me who I am. Twenty years later, I am a Division I soccer player for the second winningest program in NCAA women’s soccer history, and being an athlete is still my defining characteristic.
The UConn women’s soccer team pulled off their most exciting win of the season so far in their final out-of-conference game. The Huskies made a trip upstream to UMass Lowell, but it was the River Hawks who were left without a paddle after the 2-1 overtime win for UConn.
The UConn women’s soccer team will make the drive two hours from Storrs up to Lowell this Saturday for a match-up against UMass Lowell. UConn is coming off a loss to Harvard at home, and they now sit at 3-3-1 on the year.
The UConn women’s soccer team struggled on both ends of the ball on Sunday, as they were unable to put many quality shots on goal or prevent the same defensively.
The UConn women’s soccer team stumbled through the Ivy this weekend as they dropped both of their matches versus Ivy League opponents.
The UConn women’s soccer team has come out guns blazing this season, winning their third game with a convincing effort versus Boston University.
Six days after Rensselaer came into the XL Center and picked up a statement win, UConn returned the favor. The Huskies traveled to Troy, New York for their vengeance, a big 5-2 win on Friday night.
The UConn men’s hockey team is headed to New York to face off against Rochester Polytechnic Institute in a rematch from last weekend’s contest. In their first meeting the Engineers came out on top, beating the Huskies 5-3 at the XL Center. Coming off a third period where they completely controlled the game, head coach Mike Cavanaugh said it should be UConn who has momentum heading into this one.
The UConn men’s hockey team hosted Army and RPI this weekend in their home-opener. The Huskies dropped both games, but with almost two-thirds of their team being underclassmen, there is undoubtedly growth in store as the season progresses.
This weekend the UConn men’s hockey team had a rough go of it in their home debut this season, losing both games against Army and RPI after struggling to bury opportunities all series long.
Hockey season in Hartford is back. UConn opens up its home schedule this weekend with a game against Army on Friday night at 7 p.m. and another game on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. against Rensselaer.
In an incredibly back and forth game, the UConn men’s hockey team started its season with a 3-3 tie to Sacred Heart. The Pioneers had won the previous six matchups between the two teams, so a tie is a step in the right direction and sets a good pace for the Huskies’ upcoming season.
The Ice Bus is getting fueled up and is almost ready to leave the station! The UConn men’s hockey season gets underway this Saturday when they travel to Bridgeport to take on Sacred Heart. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.
In March, SNY announced a three-day hockey “festival,” centered around a four-team Division I Connecticut men’s college hockey tournament. UConn will be joined by Sacred Heart, Yale and Quinnipiac as the headliners of the event.
“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.
This weekend UConn will look to advance its current winning streak to three games and play with more consistency as the Huskies will face off against Boston University and Merrimack College.
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.
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.
In case you missed it, “Mr. Discount Double Check” threw for 429 yards and recorded just as many total touchdowns as incomplete passes with six. He threw five touchdowns to five different receivers and ran one into the end zone himself to boost Green Bay to a 6-1 record. Though this came at home against a middle-of-the-pack Raiders defense, it was finally a sign that A-Rod has still got it.
It was a family affair on Saturday afternoon at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. For the first time in their NHL careers, the most recent first overall pick, Jack Hughes, faced off against his brother, Quinn Hughes as the New Jersey Devils hosted the Vancouver Canucks.
There are few things more exciting in baseball than a walk-off home run. The celebration of the players crowding around home plate waiting for the hero to cross, the loud cheers of the home crowd resonating all over the stadium. Nothing beats it… unless it happens in the postseason.
We are just a couple games away from the start of the 2019 World Series. The Nationals have already punched their ticket to the Fall Classic and are awaiting the results of the final four games of the ALCS. With award presentations under a month away, it’s never too early to think about who will walk away with some serious hardware.
It is mid-June 2020 and the NHL is preparing for the Stanley Cup Final between the Buffalo Sabres and Edmonton Oilers. The first overall pick in the 2015 draft, Connor McDavid, skates to center ice to face off with the second overall pick, Jack Eichel.
Through six games, the New England Patriots are one of two undefeated teams this NFL season. If you discount the Bills, the other five opponents the Patriots faced are a combined 6-22 right now. While the Patriots schedule has been a cakewalk so far, it will not stay that way.
So the 2019 postseason has been pretty wild so far. Though my predictions have not come to fruition, I’m not sure many have. Even with the Yankees cruising by the Twins to the American League Championship series, the Rays won twice at home to force a decisive Game 5. Both National League Division Series needed five games as well.
With a “come and get us” attitude entering 2019, this iteration of the New York Mets all but fell flat on its face in rising to the occasion. A third place finish in the National League East and a 86-76 record proved not enough to snatch the second Wild Card spot or save Mickey Callaway’s job.
Tonight the Yankees begin their 55th postseason in franchise history seeking a 28th world championship. And if they don’t add No. 28, this season will be largely a disappointment.
I’m not one to make bold predictions like this unless I am confident that I will be correct, and that is exactly how I feel about the chances of the Houston Astros this postseason. I am about to go all-out Joe Namath and guarantee a World Series victory for the Houston Astros this year, obviously barring any serious injuries.
On Sunday, the Wells Fargo Center, usually home to the Philadelphia Flyers, 76ers and Soul, found itself home to another competition: The Grand Finals of the Overwatch League. The San Fransisco Shock and the Vancouver Titans, who’d been on top all season, found themselves locked in a battle for the trophy and the grand prize of $1.1 million.
Without future Hall of Famer quarterback Drew Brees on the field, New Orleans managed to scrape together a 12-10 win over a Dallas team that many were picking to represent the NFC in Super Bowl LIV. Now, the league is left wondering just how scary the Saints will be once Brees returns from his thumb injury.
Hockey returns tomorrow night with a four-game slate headlined by a clash between the two most recent Stanley Cup Champions, the St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals. The Blues will raise their first ever Stanley Cup banner to the rafters, just as the Capitals did a year ago.
The home run is the most exciting play in baseball. Whether it’s leading off a game or walking one off, there’s nothing quite like watching a man and a 34+ oz bat drive a little, leather ball 400 feet in a split second. But in 2019, things are getting a bit ridiculous when it comes to the long ball.
So here we are, three weeks into the NFL season, and it is already pretty clear which teams will be competing for playoff spots and which teams won’t. Some teams that likely won’t compete have had bad luck essentially end their season (Steelers), some have significantly fell short of early expectations (Browns), and some have been flat out bad (Dolphins).
After three weeks of NFL action we are left with seven teams with perfect 3-0 records. Among those teams, we have those who we expected to be here (Chiefs, Patriots, Cowboys and Rams), and we also have a few surprises (49ers, Bills and Packers). Let’s take a closer look at each 3-0 team and figure out who actually has playoff aspirations, and which teams are just an early-season flash in the pan.
The NHL preseason is in its back half, with teams moving towards their final round of the cuts for the season. Some familiar names appear primed to contend for the Stanley Cup once again this season, while some new faces have emerged as well. Here are the 2019-2020, too-early Cup contenders:
Baker Mayfield and the Browns were slated for a successful 2019 campaign after a slew of offseason moves, including a trade that landed stud wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in Cleveland. But, through two weeks, the former Heisman Trophy winner has not looked right, even with a 1-1 record. So the question remains, what’s been bugging Baker?
Let’s face it, the Miami Dolphins have but nothing short of atrocious to kick off the 2019 NFL season, going 0-2 with huge losses against the Ravens and Patriots. But is the unquestioned worst team in professional football decent enough to beat a college team like Alabama, or are the Tide capable of rolling over these “pros” like the NFL has thus far? Conner Gilson and Jorge Eckardt discuss.
Thanks to this, one important issue has largely been getting swept under the rug – how bad the referees are, something that is easily avoidable.
The air was still on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. I guess you could say there was a *dramatically removes sunglasses* lack of Brees. Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who finished second in MVP voting last season, left Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams after a hand-to-hand collision with Aaron Donald.
With the game getting younger, a greater focus is being put on the restricted free agent market. In the NHL, players are bound to their original franchise until they turn 27 or accumulate seven years in the league. But in today’s game, players are reaching elite status and becoming core pieces of their franchises well before they can become unrestricted free agents.
Antonio Brown played his first game in a Patriots uniform on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. He did about as well as could be expected in his debut, catching four passes for 56 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown. However, this performance shows less about Brown and more about the Patriots organization.
As this was being written, the New York Mets put an exclamation point on their four-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks with an 11-1 win, moving within two games of the second National League wild card spot. Though it will not be easy, the Mets are in a prime spot to make the 2019 postseason with just 16 games left to play.
With the first week of professional football in the books, we have quite a bit of reflecting to do. An entire offseason of guessing how each team will look when the lights come on has finally come to fruition, and man, do some of those predictions look bad. Here are my three [over]reactions.
Here is a shortlist of the buzziest stories from this year’s tournament: No. 5 seed Daniil Medvedev throws a series of tantrums, the crowd boos him, top-seeded Novak Djokovic retires, he admits that the big retirement is near.