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UConn Women Featured Twice on ESPN2′s Big Monday

ESPN2’s Big Monday Presented by Verizon – entering the ninth season of the seven-week women’s college basketball series – will showcase the nation’s top programs beginning January 19. A robust schedule of teams ranked in the espnW 2014-15 preseason top 25 poll, including the top five programs, it also features 17 ranked teams, five 2013-14 […]

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Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Huskies Roundup – 10-1-14

Paw Prints is our daily look at the happenings for the UConn Huskies football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams as well as the other sports the student-athletes engage in. We will do our best to bring you the links from all of the media that covers the Huskies on a DAILY basis. [...]

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UConn 2014 First Night Set for Friday, October 17

The University of Connecticut men’s and women’s basketball programs will tip-off the 2014-15 season with “First Night” presented by Webster Bank, Connecticut Army National Guard and WTIC on Friday, October 17. Admission is free and open to the public. [...]

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Jasper Howard Memorial Statue Now A Reality

Fundraising for a memorial in honor of Jasper Howard, the University of Connecticut football student-athlete who tragically lost his life five years ago, has been successfully completed. The memorial will be officially dedicated on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at halftime of UConn’s Homecoming game vs. UCF at Rentschler Field. [...]

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UConn Part of ESPN’s Midnight Madness Coverage

ESPN will tip off the 2014-15 college basketball season with Midnight Madness coverage from 11 campuses, including seven men’s programs in ESPN.com’s early top 25, on Friday, Oct. 17. ESPNU Midnight Madness (6 p.m. ET) will combine studio and remote coverage to bring fans a three-hour start of the season celebration which involves six schools, including the 2014 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Division I National Champion UConn Huskies. [...]

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UConn Alumni Association To Host A Night With Champions

The UConn Alumni Association will host “An Evening With Champions” featuring women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma and men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, Conn. [...]

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Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Huskies Roundup – 9/29/14

Paw Prints is our daily look at the happenings for the UConn Huskies football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams as well as the other sports the student-athletes engage in. We will do our best to bring you the links from all of the media that covers the Huskies on a DAILY basis. [...]

Video: Arkeel Newsome Is a Special Talent

UConn RB #22 Arkeel Newsome looks up field after catching a screen pass on September 27, 2014 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. Newsome would take it 74 yards for a touchdown.

UConn RB #22 Arkeel Newsome looks up field after catching a screen pass on September 27, 2014 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. Newsome would take it 74 yards for a touchdown.

If you live in Connecticut, you know the name Arkeel Newsome and what he did in his high school career at Ansonia High School. If you don’t, I’ll acquaint you with the numbers.

The Parade All-American, the first ever to play for the UConn Huskies football team, finished with 10,685 yards rushing and 187 total touchdowns (172 rushing).

As a true freshman, he’s figured into Bob Diaco’s offense at running back and on special teams as the primary kick returner. You can see the talent he has as he’s been one or two blocks from breaking open a big kickoff return as well a run or two this season.

In the loss to Temple on Saturday afternoon, UConn Country finally got to see the abilities and speed of Newsome as he took a screen pass from Chandler Whitmer and took it 74 yards to house for his first collegiate touchdown.

The way I see it, that’s the first of many for Newsome over the next 3 1/2 years at UConn.

Watch below as Diaco and Whitmer talk about Newsome:

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Video: Foxx At QB Adds New Wrinkle To UConn Offense

UConn QB #4 Deshon Foxx looks for running room on September 27, 2014 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT.

UConn QB #4 Deshon Foxx looks for running room in the fourth quarter on September 27, 2014 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT.

Could the UConn Huskies be returning to the days where they have a wildcat quarterback at the helm during certain situations? The answer to that is that it is quite possible they could.

If you stayed until the end of the game, judging by the crowd left you most likely didn’t, you saw or would have seen UConn WR Deshon Foxx under center for the final drive of the game.

While he did hand off to Ron Johnson some, Foxx used his speed to gain 30 yards on three plays with a long of 26. He also completed his only pass to Noel Thomas for four yards.

Personally, I liked what I saw of it.

Foxx looked comfortable back there (he did play some quarterback in high school). If you paired him up with Arkeel Newsome, that duo could possibly do some damage in a read option situation.

It’ll be interesting to see how much UConn head coach Bob Diaco goes to this over the final seven games of the season.

Watch below as Diaco talks about Foxx as well as Foxx’s reaction to being under center.

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Video: Derek Jeter Honored By Red Sox In Final Game

New York Yankees' Derek Jeter walks on the field in front of a message to him on the Green Monster scoreboard at Fenway Park, prior to the Yankees' baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Boston. It is the last baseball game of Jeter's career.

New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter walks on the field in front of a message to him on the Green Monster scoreboard at Fenway Park, prior to the Yankees’ baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Boston. It is the last baseball game of Jeter’s career.

If you hadn’t heard, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is retiring at the end of the 2014 season, which for his team, is today. So before his final game in the “rivalry”, the Boston Red Sox paid tribute to Jeter with a ceremony that only the Red Sox can do.

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Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Huskies Roundup – 9/28/14

Paw Prints is our daily look at the happenings for the UConn Huskies football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams as well as the other sports the student-athletes engage in. We will do our best to bring you the links from all of the media that covers the Huskies on a DAILY basis. [...]

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