Column: Here’s to missing out
There has been enough talk about UConn’s last-second win over Florida Monday night to fill an entire book.
Between the press coverage, social media chatter and recaps the day after, it’s already looking like Monday night will go down as one of the most exciting regular season wins for the Huskies in program history.
Column: Western Conference week that was
This past week was one of the most exciting weeks we have seen in the NBA regular season in quite some time. It had everything from walk-off buzzer beaters to 27-point comebacks to the possible building of a new rivalry.
Column: Weak Eastern Conference keeping struggling, Rose-less Bulls in hunt
Aside from the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat, mediocrity has been the theme of the Eastern Conference. An astonishing 12 out of the 15 teams in the conference have a losing record, with the Pacers (16-2), Miami (14-4) and Washington (9-9) as the exceptions. The most disappointing part of the season is what has happened to 7-9 Chicago.
Column: Predicting the BCS shakedown
The BCS only has one more year in its reign over NCAA football and it looks like it’s going to be interesting. Auburn defeated the bully on the block, Alabama, last week on quite possibly the greatest play in college football without a band on the field. Now, nobody knows who should play in the championship.
Column: Shabazz Napier: The man who makes the Huskies go
There’s no such thing as an early season All-America team, but if there were, it’d be impossible to keep UConn’s Shabazz Napier off the list.
In the latest exhibit of Napier single-handedly preserving the Huskies’ undefeated record, the senior point guard went for 26 points on 9 of 15 shooting, including the game-winning buzzer beater, to lead No. 12 UConn to a 65-64 win over No. 15 Florida Monday night at Gampel Pavilion.
Column: Cooper Manning doesn’t play, but impacts younger brothers
The Manning family is one of the most powerful and well-known football families of their time. Some may even argue that they are the “First Football Family” of America. With Archie Manning as the leader of the pack and his two MVP, Super Bowl-champion sons at his side, more often than not Cooper Manning, the eldest of the three sons, is overlooked.
My dad and I watched “The Book of Manning” over break and seeing Cooper Manning talk about his football experiences changed my perspective. Many people see him as the lame duck older brother who was never able to make it to the pros, but that is probably the farthest from the truth.
Women's Basketball: Huskies face UC Davis in final tune-up before taking on No. 2 Duke
After a jam-packed November schedule, the Huskies’ slate has slowed to a winter crawl.
Next up, just the second of their five December games, is the University of California–Davis.
Men's Soccer Notebook: UConn prepares for Elite Eight matchup against Virigina on Friday
There are a lot to be made of curses when it comes to the world of sports.
Football Notebook: Huskies focus on season finale amid future uncertainties
Less than two weeks ago, the UConn football team was not inspiring many people.
Column: Putting pandemonium in perspective
By now, we all know what happened inside Gampel Pavilion Monday night. Really, there’s only one way to describe it: pandemonium.
Column: Playing teacher in the AFC: Grading every team in the conference
Approximately 16 weeks make up an average college semester, which is somewhat ironic because 16 games equate to a season for an NFL team (a regular season, at least; somewhere, the Browns can be heard saying, “wait, there’s something after the regular season?”). Despite the fact that we still have four weeks to go until the playoffs begin, one can make a pretty accurate assessment of a squad based on the months of September, October and November.
Pelicans’ Davis expected out 4-6 weeks with hand injury
After a great start to the season, No. 1 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft Anthony Davis suffered a fractured left hand on an alley-oop play in the first quarter against the New York Knicks.
UConn earns unanimous No. 1 for the first time this season
For the third consecutive week, the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team is the nation’s top ranked team in both the AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches Poll. With a record of 9-0 and victories over three different top-15 opponents, UConn received all 36 votes as the first place team in the AP Top 25 and all 32 votes in the USA Today Coaches poll.
Fantasy Football advice for Week 14
Player to Start: Ben Tate (Running Back, Houston Texans)
Soccer Column: Oh the soccer kits you will see
Walking around a college campus appears to be the most ideal of times to people watch. We have the stereotypical yoga, sweat pants and t-shirt, the Vineyard Vines boat shoe wearing frat boy, and the athletics lover.
Column: Don't stop believing
Thirteen minutes into the UConn men’s soccer team’s Sweet Sixteen game at No. 1 UCLA, it seemed fair to say that the season as over.
NHL Column: Rangers juggling positional battle at goalie
When it comes down to it, hockey is a sport with so many ingredients for success.
BAZZ AT THE BUZZER
Napier remains grounded after heroic game-winner
After the No. 12 UConn men’s basketball team knocked off No. 15 Florida in the most dramatic way possible Monday night, Shabazz Napier did not want to bask in the glory of being the hero.
IN SHABAZZ WE TRUST
Huskies take down No. 15 Florida Gators
Senior Shabazz Napier hit a buzzer shot to clench the Huskies' victory over the Florida Gators.
Men's Soccer: UConn advances to Elite Eight, stuns No. 1 UCLA in PKs
For years, penalty kick shootouts have been a nightmare for the UConn men’s soccer team.
Men's Basketball: No. 13 UConn takes on No. 15 Florida in showdown at Gampel Pavilion
Two perennial powers in college basketball will square off Monday night, as the No. 13 UConn men’s basketball team hosts No. 15 Florida in front of a sellout crowd at Gampel Pavilion.
Women's Basketball: No. 1 Huskies overcome slow start, top Ohio State
Beware the classic UConn run.
Column: Roll tears roll!
In college football there are not many schools with as much hatred for each other as Auburn and Alabama.
Women's Hockey: UConn finishes fourth in Nutmeg Classic
Over the weekend, the UConn women’s hockey team participated in the Nutmeg Classic hosted by Quinnipiac University at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.
Volleyball: UConn ends season with win
The UConn volleyball team was able to end their season on a high note as the Huskies were able to knock off Cincinnati in the team’s final contest of the year.