As I watch No. 21 SMU Mustangs play the unranked, defending National Champion Connecticut Huskies on this snowy Sunday in Connecticut I can’t help but think about how good this Mustang team would have been if their top recruit decided to go to college. I also can’t help but think about how this talented UConn team is going to miss the NCAA Tournament barring some crazy American Athletic Conference Tournament run, and part of me thinks that winning the conference tournament is very possible (where have we seen a UConn team do that before). Continue reading
The University of Connecticut men’s basketball team is coming off its fourth National Championship in school history and was lead last year by point guard Shabazz Napier. Even though Napier is now in the NBA the Huskies’ replacement for him has shown he can set the tone defensively and lead as Napier once did.
The No. 17 Huskies defeated the Bryant Bulldogs in their season opener Friday night, 66-53. Not everything went as planned in Storrs, Conn. for a team that received its National Championship rings prior to the game. Continue reading
The UConn men’s and women’s basketball teams both won the Division I National Championship this past April, accomplishing this feat for the second time in the school’s history. UConn is the only school to win both championships in the same year and last did it 10 years ago in 2004.
Stefanie Dolson was a part of a memorable moment as she had some trouble keeping her balance. President Barack Obama, in mid hand shake with women’s coach Geno Auriemma, noticed Dolson and first made sure she was okay. Then laughs filled the room.