UConn Makes History With BCS, Final Four Appearances

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A University of Connecticut fun fact to hold you over until there is actual basketball this weekend...

Going back to 1998, the first year of the BCS, UConn is the only school to have a football team compete in a BCS Bowl game, and have the men's and women's basketball team advance to a Final Four, all in the same year.

Below in bold: other schools who came closest to accomplishing the feat, via Wikipedia (Pay special attention to 2007, when Florida and Ohio State met in both the BCS National Championship game and the NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship game, both victories for the Gators):

1999-2000

BCS
* Saturday, January 1, 2000 - Rose Bowl Game: #7 Wisconsin 17, #22 Stanford 9
* Sunday, January 2, 2000 - Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: #3 Nebraska 31, #5 Tennessee 21

Men's Final Four
* April 1, Michigan State 53, Wisconsin 41 in National Semifinals

Women's Final Four
* April 2, UConn 71, Tennessee 52 in National Championship

2000-2001

BCS
* Monday, January 1, 2001 - Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: #6 Oregon State 41, #11 Notre Dame 9

Women's Final Four
* April 1, 2001, Notre Dame 68, Purdue 66 in National Championship

2001-2002

BCS
* Wednesday, January 2, 2002 - FedEx Orange Bowl: #5 Florida 56, #10 Maryland 23

Men's Final Four
* April 1, 2002, Maryland 64, Indiana 52 in National Championship

2003-2004

BCS
* Sunday, January 4, 2004 - Nokia Sugar Bowl: #2 LSU 21, #1 Oklahoma 14

Women's Final Four
* April 4, 2004, Tennessee 52, LSU 50 in National Semifinals

2006-2007

BCS
* Monday, January 8, 2007 - Tostitos BCS National Championship: #2 Florida 41, #1 Ohio State 14
* Wednesday, January 3, 2007 - Allstate Sugar Bowl: #4 LSU 41, #11 Notre Dame  14

Men's Final Four
* April 2, 2007, Florida 84, Ohio State 75 in National Championship

Women's Final Four
* April 1, 2007, Rutgers 59, LSU 35

2007-2008

BCS
* Thursday, January 3, 2008 - FedEx Orange Bowl: #8 Kansas 24, #3 Virginia Tech 21
* Monday, January 7, 2008 - Allstate BCS National Championship: #2 LSU, 38, #1 Ohio State 24

Men's Final Four
* April 7, 2008, Kansas 75, Memphis 68 in National Championship

Women's Final Four
* April 6, 2008, Tennessee 47, LSU 46 in National Semifinals

2008-2009

BCS
* Thursday, January 8, 2009 - FedEx BCS National Championship: #2 Florida 24, vs. #1 Oklahoma 14

Women's Final Four
* April 5, 2009, Louisville 61, Oklahoma 59 in National Semifinals

2010-2011

BCS
* Saturday, January 1, 2011 - Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: #7 Oklahoma 48 vs. Connecticut 20

Men's Final Four
* April 2, Kentucky vs. Connecticut

Women's Final Four
* April 3, Notre Dame vs. Connecticut

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