Connecticut Huskies Articles

The Big East continues to battle uncertain times, but at least the league as a bona fide race for the title among three ranked teams. No. 16 Louisville, No. 19 Rutgers and No. 25 Cincinnati are all in the AP poll, giving the Big East three ranked...
David Fox
2 years ago
Oddly enough, Big East play begins in earnest Friday when the two outgoing teams, Pittsburgh and Syracuse, face off in the Carrier Dome. Thanks to some key non-conference games and the two Big East games in the month of September, the league...
David Fox
2 years ago
National recognition for the Big East is starting to make a comeback -- if incrementally and only for the top three teams in the league. The Big East nearly placed three teams in the Associated Press top 25 for the first time since the end of...
David Fox
2 years ago
Four weeks into the season, and it’s tough to figure what to make of the Big East in 2012. Last week was not good. That much is clear: Big East teams lost to two MAC programs. Syracuse dropped a winnable game against Minnesota and a backup...
David Fox
2 years ago
Rutgers’ road win over a team that lost in overtime to Louisiana-Monroe and 52-0 to Alabama saved the Big East further embarrassment in Week 4. Only a week after the Big East went 3-0 against ACC schools, the Big East flopped Saturday with two...
David Fox
2 years ago
Big East teams passed three key nonconference tests a week ago even if Louisville had to survive a scare against North Carolina. In addition the Cardinals’ victory over the Tar Heels, Connecticut defeated Maryland and the coach who spurned them...
David Fox
2 years ago
The Big East is three weeks away from its conference season beginning in earnest, but the league is already starting to sort out its contenders. A week after Cincinnati dismantled Pittsburgh in the first Big East game of the season, Rutgers used...
David Fox
2 years ago
Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun retired Thursday, leaving behind a Hall of Fame legacy. In the 19 seasons before Calhoun was hired in 1986, Connecticut reached the NCAA Tournament twice under three coaches. His resume included 873 wins, three...
David Fox
2 years ago
UConn named Kevin Ollie to replace Jim Calhoun as the Huskies’ head coach. But Ollie was only given a one-year contract. If the school opts to go in another direction after the 2012-13 season, here are some likely candidates. Shaka Smart, head...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun announced his retirement Thursday after winning 873 games with the Huskies and Northwestern. Before Calhoun took over in Storrs, UConn never had produced a first-round NBA draft pick or a consensus All-American. The...
David Fox
2 years ago
The Big East’s first Thursday night primetime game was a dud. Or, rather, a dud for everyone but Cincinnati. This week could present more compelling television with two of the league’s top contenders facing each other in Tampa. Rutgers has won...
David Fox
2 years ago
After two weeks of the season, Louisville still looks like the team to beat in the Big East, but the Cardinals are not without company. The top four in our power rankings remain unchanged since last week, but USF and Cincinnati picked up key...
David Fox
2 years ago
The first week of the season was probably more eventful than Big East teams would have liked. Pittsburgh lost convincingly to Youngstown State. Syracuse squandered a four-touchdown comeback at home against Northwestern. And Rutgers took its time...
David Fox
2 years ago
The Big East may have a degree of smug satisfaction in watching Pittsburgh and Syracuse struggle in their final season in the league before bolting for the ACC. Certainly, the feeling is warranted. Pitt lost to FCS Youngstown State on Saturday...
David Fox
2 years ago
West Virginia’s out. Temple’s in. The Big East’s constant state of transition begins again this season with more changes to come in 2013. Just as this round of Big East realignment begins with a trick, so does the season for the Big East....
David Fox
2 years ago
Winning the battle in the trenches is crucial to claiming college football's national championship. The SEC has claimed six consecutive national titles, so it should come as no surprise this conference has some of the top defensive linemen. South...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Anyone who follows college football knows the Alabama vs. Michigan opener will be one of the most important games of the college football season, encompassing Alabama’s bid to repeat as national champion, Denard Robinson’s Heisman Trophy campaign...
David Fox
2 years ago
The tight end position has been lacking in recent years, but there's a good crop of players ready to emerge in 2012. Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert ranks as Athlon's No. 1 tight end for this season, while Washington's Austin Seferian-Jenkins will only...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
With college football's fall practice in full swing around the nation, it's really the first time names made famous on recruiting websites are showing up in actual practice reports. When it comes to picking which freshmen will make an impact in...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak during the year. In order...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
College football season hasn’t begun, but here at Athlon we’re already hard at work in thinking about the 2012-13 basketball season. Believe us, the season will be here before you know it. Every team has questions about the upcoming season, but...
David Fox
2 years ago
As the college football season draws near, Athlon Sports is making sure fans know exactly when and where to tune in this fall. Here are the Big East's Top 20 must-see football games for the 2012 season: 1. Week 14 (Nov. 29): Louisville at...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.  Defining what is a breakout...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Kickoff for the 2012 college football season is just around the corner. However, plenty of unanswered questions remain around the nation for every team. Injuries, quarterback battles and players that need to step up to make a run at the...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Through the last two weeks, Athlon Sports ranked each coach in the ACC, Atlantic 10, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC along with the top 20 coaches from outside those seven conferences.   The rankings presented a difficult...
David Fox
2 years ago

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