With both the UConn men and women in the NCAA Final Four, Husky Pride is everywhere and Gov. Dannel Malloy has proclaiming Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6 as “Husky Weekend” in the State of Connecticut to honor the teams.
“UConn again is the only school in the nation to have both our men’s and women’s basketball teams reach the NCAA Final Four, and for that we are incredibly proud,” Malloy said in a statement. “This weekend, I urge Connecticut residents to put on your blue and white and show the nation how excited we are for our hometown teams.”
Several UConn students made the trip to Texas to be there to support their team and UConn is holding watch parties on campus for students, faculty and staff who stayed here at home.
Should either or both team win “Husky Weekend” will continue through Tuesday.
“We are so proud of our UConn Huskies. All of Connecticut is rooting them on,” Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman said. “The Governor and I congratulate the players and coaches on advancing to the Final Four – these are tremendous players, and great representatives of Connecticut.”
The UConn men play the Florida Gators on Saturday evening, and the UConn women play the Stanford Cardinal on Sunday evening.
“The success of our student athletes is a credit not only to their hard work, but also to the dedication of their coaches and the state’s unwavering support of its flagship university,” UConn President Susan Herbst said. “These teams’ efforts help raise UConn’s profile, and that draws more people to learn about our academic excellence. I encourage everyone to honor these incredible ambassadors by wearing our Husky gear and showing our UConn pride.”