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    UConn Cancels Football Season Over COVID-19 Concerns

    UConn canceled its 2020-2021 football season Wednesday, becoming the first FBS program to do so because of the coronavirus pandemic, after other schools had taken the Huskies off their schedules and the governor was reluctant to allow players to travel to states with high infection rates. “After receiving guidance from state and public health officials and consulting with football student-athletes,…

  • governor ned lamont Aug 3

    UConn Receives $10 Million Grant

    The University of Connecticut has received a $10 million grant and has announced a new research center, UConn officials and Gov. Ned Lamont announced Monday morning. The governor also announced during the news conference that Dr. Anthony Fauci will take part in the briefing he holds this afternoon. Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious…

  • UConn Jul 29

    UConn Releases Details on COVID-19 Protocols Ahead of Students' Return to Campus

    The University of Connecticut has unveiled a portal to keep its community informed of COVID-19 safety protocols as it prepares for students’ return to campus for the fall semester. UConn has been planning on a hybrid model of classes, with some in-person and others online. Students are returning to campus, but with housing capacity reduced by 30% to promote safe…

  • UConn Football Jul 22

    UConn Football Adds Games Against Georgia State, Vanderbilt

    The UConn football team has finalized agreements for a game against Vanderbilt and the first series of games between UConn and Georgia State. UConn Athletics said the agreement with Vanderbilt is for one game on Oct. 2, 2021 in Nashville and a series with Georgia State for two games. The first game against Georgia is scheduled for Sept. 9, 2023…

  • UConn Jul 22

    Former UConn Basketball Star Stanley Robinson Dead at 32

    Former UConn basketball player Stanley Robinson has died at the age of 32. The UConn Men’s Basketball program tweeted out condolences to Robinson’s family on Wednesday morning. “The UConn Basketball family grieves the loss of a great player and an even greater person, Stanley “Sticks” Robinson. Our thoughts and prayers are with Stanley’s family at this difficult time,” the...

  • coronavirus in connecticut Jul 18

    UConn Releases Coronavirus Testing Strategy for Fall Semester

    The University of Connecticut released its coronavirus testing strategy for the upcoming fall semester. The university said their approach consists of testing necessary students and employees who return to UConn’s campuses. Officials say there is not a “once-size-fits all” approach and the university will utilize different avenues and strategies. All students living on campus will move in two weeks...

  • Big East Jul 16

    BIG EAST Cancels Non-Conference Competition for Six Sports; UConn Football Season Not Impacted

    The BIG EAST Conference announced its 2020 fall sports schedules will no longer include any non-conference competition due to the coronavirus pandemic, the conference said in a statement on its website Thursday. “Due to the unprecedented and continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, BIG EAST fall sports schedules will not include any non-conference competition,” the statement read. The impacted sports…

  • Education Jul 8

    UConn Reduces Fees for Undergrad Students Learning Online-Only This Fall

    The University of Connecticut announced Tuesday that it will reduce mandatory student fees for full-time undergraduate students at the Storrs campus who will be doing their courses exclusively online this fall and not living in school housing. The savings will amount to more than $700, school officials said. Fees are separate from tuition and are used for services that support…

  • Maya Moore Jul 2

    Missouri Man Freed From Prison With Help From WNBA's Maya Moore

    A Missouri man was freed from prison Wednesday after a county prosecutor declined to retry his case, punctuating years of work by WNBA star and former UConn standout Maya Moore and other supporters who argued he was falsely convicted of burglary and assault charges. Moore was present when Jonathan Irons, 40, walked out of the Jefferson City Correctional Center. She…

  • UConn Jul 1

    UConn Back in the Big East

    UConn is back in the Big East. The Huskies officially rejoined the league on Wednesday. UConn left the Big East after the 2012-2013 season to join the American Athletic Conference after the league decided to drop football and focus on basketball. The school was one of the original members of the Big East, along with Providence, Boston College, St....

  • UConn Jun 24

    UConn Facing $50 Million Budget Deficit

    In a lengthy Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday, University of Connecticut officials said the school faces a $50 million deficit, the largest in school history. Addressing the issue there’s set to be a range of actions, including using reserves, pursuing state and federal assistance and cuts. Beginning in July through the 2021 fiscal year, managers will be furloughed one day…

  • University of Connecticut Jun 24

    UConn Athletics to Eliminate Four Sports, Reduce Some Scholarships

    UConn athletics is cutting four sports at the end of the 2020-21 season and will be reducing some scholarship.  UConn Athletics said it had to cut 25 percent of the budget from the university, around $10 million by 2023, and it will eliminate men’s cross country; women’s rowing; men’s swimming and diving; and men’s tennis. Around 124 student-athletes and...

  • UConn Jun 23

    UConn to Implement Furlough Days For Some Managers Amid $50M Budget Shortfall

    Facing its biggest budget deficit in history, UConn will furlough managers for one day per month without pay in a cost-saving measure. UConn president Tom Katsouleas notified non-union managers of the furloughs in a letter dated on Friday, June 19. “While we have taken steps to ameliorate this by implementing hiring and spending restrictions, advocating for relief through the CARES…

  • sports Jun 17

    UConn Track and Field, Tennis Alumni Fight to Save Programs from Budget Cuts

    Before the UConn Board of Trustees Financial Affairs Committee could get to business last Friday, first they listened to more than 30 minutes of heartfelt pleas from their school’s track and field alumni. The former Huskies called in to make their case in the hopes of saving their sport from potential budget cuts. Next week, UConn athletics is expected to…

  • UConn Jun 15

    UConn Investigates Complaints of Racist Social Media Posts from Incoming, Current Students

    UConn is looking into reports of racist social media posts from incoming and current students and said the school can and will rescind admission if warranted. “We are aware of the social media posts being circulated and are taking each of them very seriously,” UConn President Tom Katsouleas posted on Twitter Monday. “UConn is committed to racial justice and respect…

  • protests Jun 12

    Tracking Protests: UConn Professor Analyzing Data on Nationwide Protests

    Protesters organized in the City of Norwich three times in the last week. Two protests are scheduled for the upcoming weekend. It is a level of public discourse and protest that Mayor Peter Nystrom (R) has never seen. “Not in my lifetime, no,” said Nystrom. “Not the level of anger, sadness, the volume of people. Nothing ever like this.” Norwich…

  • sports Jun 10

    Huskies Offer Congratulations as 8th Graders Clean Out Lockers in Hartford

    Eighth graders at the E.B. Kennelly School in Hartford were greeted by some special guests when they returned to school for the first time in months to clean out their lockers. “They’re hurting,” said E.B. Kennelly athletic director Tim Cheever. “A lot of them rely on us for the relationships and all of the sudden in mid-March the world got...

  • UConn Jun 10

    UConn Releases Possible Plan for Fall Reopening

    The University of Connecticut has released information on what the plan to reopen the university in the fall could look like. The plan, which is not yet final, says masks would be required in public, common spaces, including classrooms. UConn said it has purchased enough masks to supply the  entire community, but if someone is unable to wear a...

  • UConn Jun 9

    UConn Golf Raises Money to Keep Program Alive Amid Budget Cuts

    UConn Athletics might need to make some big changes to its department soon. Chief Financial Officer Scott Jordan told the Board of Trustees during their May meeting that athletics is looking at ways to cut up to 25 percent of its institutional subsidy, which was more than $40 million last year, per the school’s 2019 fiscal report to the NCAA….

  • coronavirus May 20

    SAT, ACT Scores Will Be Optional Part of UConn Applications, at Least for Awhile

    Students applying to UConn will have the option of whether to submit SAT and/or ACT scores with their applications and the school said the decision will not impact the decision on whether they are admitted. UConn says it will pilot the test-optional undergraduate admissions process for the next three application periods and study whether the policies influence student success...

  • UConn Football May 11

    UConn Football Has Multi-Year TV Deal With CBS Sports

    UConn has inked a multi-year deal with CBS Sports to televise home football games. CBS Sports Network will air four home games in the 2020 season and all home games through the 2023 season, according to a release from the CBS Sports Network. “I am excited that we have been able to finalize this multi-year partnership with CBS Sports,” director…

  • UConn May 10

    UConn Holds Virtual Commencement for Class of 2020

    The University of Connecticut celebrated its graduating class on Saturday. How they did it though was completely unique and virtual. Instead of assembling on the Storrs campus, thousands of students watched their graduation ceremony through the internet. Streaming from an empty Jorgensen Theater, UConn President Thomas Katsouleas addressed the class. “Greetings class of 2020 and welcome to the first virtual…

  • UConn May 9

    UConn Holds Virtual Commencement for Class of 2020

    The University of Connecticut held a virtual commencement ceremony for Class of 2020 graduates on Saturday. The virtual ceremony was livestreamed from the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on the university’s YouTube channel. “UConn Nation has responded to this crisis in the best traditions of a great university,” school president Thomas Katsouleas said. “But no matter the challenges or…

  • UConn May 6

    UConn's Engineering School Offers Special Scholarship for Master's Degree

    For students set to graduate college, the job market might be causing concerns. To help, UConn’s Engineering School is offering another option with a scholarship. The scholarship is open to the engineering school’s 900 seniors set to graduate in May or August. The scholarship would give students the option of getting a master’s degree for about a third of...

  • UConn May 1

    UConn Announces May 9 Virtual Commencement for Class of 2020

    The University of Connecticut will be holding a virtual commencement ceremony for Class of 2020 graduates on May 9, the school announced in an e-mail Friday. The virtual ceremony will be livestreamed from the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on the university’s YouTube channel, school president Thomas Katsouleas said. “UConn Nation has responded to this crisis in the best…

  • University of Connecticut Apr 29

    UConn to Host Virtual Commencement Ceremony Amid Coronavirus Concerns

    The University of Connecticut is hosting a virtual commencement ceremony this year after coronavirus concerns forced the school to postpone its annual in-person commencement. This year, the school plans to have a virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9. UConn is asking everyone to turn social media blue and white in honor of the class of 2020. You can wear…

  • UConn Apr 25

    UConn Urges Faculty to Prepare for Possible Online Learning This Fall

    UConn President Tom Katsouleas is urging faculty to prepare for the possibility of online classes this fall. “Factors contributing to that decision will include the progress on slowing COVID-19, guidance from public health experts, decisions and guidance from federal and state government and the availability of testing, among others,” Katsouleas said. The decision to transition all face-to-face classes for the…

  • UConn Apr 21

    $1 Million Settlement Reached in UConn Student Death

    The parents of a University of Connecticut student who was run over and killed by a campus fire department truck in 2016 have settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the state and other defendants for about $1 million, according to a probate court official. Jeffny Pally, a 19-year-old sophomore from West Hartford, fell asleep in front of a fire department…

  • small business Apr 20

    Owners Taking Advantage of Free Small Business Advice

    “When are we gonna get the money?” That’s the most common question Matt Pugliese hears from small business owners across the state.  Pugliese is the associate director of the Connecticut Small Business Development Center, hosted by UConn.  He said the organization has answered questions from 400 business owners in the last three weeks.  It typically answers questions from 2,000...

  • UConn Apr 10

    UConn Coaches, Leaders Record Message Encouraging UConn Nation to “Stay Home”

    UConn coaches, including Geno Auriemma and Dan Hurley, appear in a new public service announcement from the university’s athletics department encouraging fans to “stay home.” “This is a team effort,” Auriemma said. The message in the video focuses on the role everyone in Conn. is playing in flattening the curve. The video lays out six “keys to victory”: practice...

  • COVID-19 Apr 1

    UConn Website Shows Where to Find Local, Fresh Seafood Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    UConn is connecting residents with Connecticut aquaculture farmers offering direct sales of fresh shellfish and other products. The newly created aquaculture sales website was created as part of the response to severe economic impacts of the pandemic on the aquaculture industry by Connecticut Sea Grant, UConn Extension and the state Department of Agriculture, according to UConn. UConn said in a…

  • coronavirus Mar 25

    UConn Reimbursing Students for Unused Housing, Dining Fees

    The University of Connecticut will be reimbursing more than 12,000 UConn students who cannot access their housing and dining options because of the pandemic, the university announced Wednesday. The school’s board of trustees voted to authorize pro-rated reimbursements since the pandemic has forced the closure of much of campus and the residence halls. “It certainly is consistent with our values…

  • coronavirus Mar 25

    UConn Board of Trustees Agenda Includes Possible Pro-Rated Refunds Due to COVID-19

    The UConn Board of Trustees will hold a telephone meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday during which time they will hear updates on COVID-19 planning and consider pro-rated refunds for room and board, dining plans and parking permits. A vote is also scheduled to temporarily extend the tenure clock by one year for tenure-track faculty due to the coronavirus and the…

  • sports Mar 19

    Former UConn Quarterback Dan Orlovsky Makes Grocery Runs for Families in Need

    There are a lot of people whose lives revolve around sports with time to spare amid all the cancellations due to the coronavirus. One of them is former UConn and NFL quarterback turned football analyst, Dan Orlovsky. He posted to Twitter, asking his followers to reach out if they or their family are in need of someone to make runs…

  • coronavirus Mar 18

    UConn Cancels Commencement Exercises; Remainder of Spring Semester Will be Online

    The University of Connecticut has canceled commencement exercises for May, the school announced Tuesday. “I am sorry to say that there will be no May commencement exercises this year,” school president Thomas Katsouleas said in an e-mail to the UConn community. The rest of the spring semester will continue online and students will not return to campus for classes this…

  • coronavirus Mar 12

    AAC Cancels Men's Basketball Championship Over Coronavirus Concerns

    The American Athletic Conference on Thursday canceled its men’s basketball championship just hours before it was supposed to tip-off. The tournament was scheduled to be held in Fort Worth, Texas through Sunday. UConn was supposed to take on Tulane at 3 p.m. The conference said it made the decision “in light of recent developments regarding the spread of the...

  • coronavirus Mar 12

    UConn Moving to Online Classes As Concerns Over Coronavirus Grow

    The University of Connecticut is the latest school to move to an online-only format amid concerns about the spreading coronavirus. The school will move to online class instruction starting Monday, March 23. This applies to classes at the Storrs campus, regional campuses and the School of Law. UConn Health will be issuing separate guidance to its students, faculty and staff….

  • coronavirus Mar 10

    UConn Says Students Should Bring School Materials Home During Spring Break Amid Coronavirus Concerns

    UConn is urging students to bring textbooks, their laptop, their class notes and other academic materials home with them over Spring Break in case a decision is made to not return to in-class instruction due to concerns about coronavirus.  UConn said in a statement on Tuesday that the university is prepared in the case of a COVID-19 pandemic in Connecticut...

  • UConn Mar 10

    No. 5 UConn Beats Cincy 87-53, Finishes Perfect Run in AAC

    UConn may no longer dominate all of college basketball, but they will end their tenure in the American Athletic Conference as the undisputed champions. Megan Walker scored 26 points and Christyn Williams added 22 to lead No 5 Connecticut over Cincinnati 87-53 in the conference tournament title game on Monday night, finishing off a perfect run for the Huskies over…

  • UConn Mar 9

    No. 5 UConn Beats USF to Advance to 7th Straight AAC Final, Lose Irwin to Injury

    UConn played smothering defense against South Florida for the second time in less than a week to earn a shot at a seventh consecutive American Athletic Tournament title. Megan Walker scored 21 points Sunday to lead the fifth-ranked Huskies (28-3) to a 79-38 semifinal win over the Bulls. UConn improved to 20-0 all-time in AAC tournament play after finishing 118-0…

  • UConn Mar 6

    Vital Leads UConn to 77-71 Win Over Houston on Senior Night

    UConn hasn’t played in a postseason tournament in four years. Coach Dan Hurley believes this season’s Huskies are good enough to break that streak. Christian Vital scored 26 points in his final home game and Connecticut beat No. 21 Houston 77-71 on Thursday night. Freshman James Bouknight added 17 points and Isaiah Whaley had 13 for the Huskies (18-12, 9-8…

  • NCAA Mar 5

    CT Lawmakers Take Up Student-Athlete Endorsements

    Colleges and universities can profit off the name, image, or likeness (NIL) of a student-athlete and some say it’s not fair that students can’t do the same. For years, the NCAA has been debating whether to allow student-athletes to receive paid endorsements. Now it’s a question facing Connecticut lawmakers. “The only reason that the NCAA is considering taking action...

  • UConn Mar 3

    UConn Football to Take On Ohio State in 2025

    UConn will play a game with national football powerhouse Ohio State in 2025. The university announced the matchup on Tuesday. The Huskies will head to Columbus to take on the Buckeyes on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2025. It is the first-ever football matchup between the two schools. Ohio State did not agree to East Hartford for a home-and-home series with the…

  • UConn Mar 3

    UConn Routs USF to Wrap Up Seventh Unbeaten AAC Season

    Megan Walker scored 23 points and No. 5 UConn completed its seventh consecutive undefeated American Athletic Conference regular season with an 80-39 rout of South Florida on Monday night. Crystal Dangerfield, Christyn Williams and Aubrey Griffin each added 13 points for the Huskies (26-3, 16-0), who improved to 136-0 against AAC opponents, including all six conference tournaments. They open play…

  • coronavirus Mar 2

    UConn Students Returning From Italy, South Korea Must Self-Quarantine: School

    The University of Connecticut is requiring 90 students returning from study abroad programs in Italy and South Korea to self- quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus.

  • coronavirus Feb 29

    UConn Cancels All School-Sponsored Travel to Italy Due to Coronavirus Concerns

    The University of Connecticut is cancelling all school-sponsored travel to Italy after new guidance was released by the federal Centers for Disease Control about the Coronavirus on Friday night. School officials said all official travel to Italy has been cancelled and all study abroad participants there must return home to the United States as soon as possible. UConn currently has…

  • UConn Feb 27

    UConn Beats UCF to Guarantee No Losing Record This Year

    UConn could drop the rest of its games this season and still avoid a losing record for the first time in four years. Isaiah Whaley tied a career-high with 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to help Connecticut to an 81-65 win over UCF Wednesday in the American Athletic Conference. Christian Vital also had 18 points and James Bouknight…

  • UConn Feb 27

    Walker Scores 25 as No. 6 UConn Women Beat Cincinnati 105-58

    Three players scored at least 20 points, one of them breaking out of a deep slump. UConn put up 100 points for the first time this season. All along, the sixth-ranked Huskies have envisioned themselves doing it more often. Megan Walker scored 25 points, freshman Anna Makurat added 20, and UConn dominated a match-up of the American Athletic Conference’s top…

  • UConn Feb 24

    UConn Women Win 7th Straight AAC Title, Top UCF 66-53

    UConn has taken home every conference regular-season and tournament trophy offered in the history of the American Athletic Conference. But senior Crystal Dangerfield said Saturday’s clinching 66-53 win over UCF made holding this one feel a little bit different. “We had to bear down and earn the win and in other years that hasn’t been the case,” she said....

  • HuskeyThon Feb 24

    UConn Students Raise $1.5 Million for Connecticut Children's in Annual ‘HuskyThon'

    More than 3,000 UConn students packed inside the Hugh S. Greer Field House to dance and raise $1.5 million for Connecticut Children’s. Students began dancing on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. and danced until noon on Sunday, marking a total of 18 straight hours of dancing. Huskython started in 1999, where students began an effort to help children with life-threatening…

  • uconn basketball Feb 24

    Vital, Bouknight Lead UConn to 78-71 Win Over South Florida

    UConn guard Christian Vital believes the experience of losing a lot of close games this season helped the Huskies get a win on Sunday. Vital scored 24 points and freshman James Bouknight had 16 of his 19 points in the second half to lead Connecticut past South Florida 78-71. Jalen Gaffney and Brendan Adams each added 10 points for Connecticut…

  • UConn Feb 21

    Students' Arrest Over Slur Prompts Review of Ridicule Law

    Free speech concerns that were raised following the arrests of two University of Connecticut students accused of saying a racial slur have led state legislators to consider repealing a century-old law that bans ridicule based on race, religion or nationality.

  • UConn Feb 21

    Scott, Pierre-Louis Help Temple Beat UConn 93-89 In 2OT

    Monty Scott scored 25 points and Nate Pierre-Louis added 23 points, both of which were career-highs, to help Temple to a 93-89 double-overtime win over UConn on Thursday night. Quinton Rose added 15 points and Alani Moore II scored 14 for the Owls (14-12, 6-7 American Athletic Conference). Christian Vital tallied 21 points and Isaiah Whaley had 18 points and…

  • UConn Feb 20

    UConn Wins Share of AAC Title With 74-31 Rout of Tulane

    UConn is no longer ranked among the top five teams in the nation, but they are still the dominant force in the American Athletic Conference. Anna Makurat and Megan Walker each scored 18 points and now sixth-ranked Connecticut secured a share of its seventh straight American Athletic Conference regular-season title Wednesday night with a 74-31 rout of Tulane. Olivia Nelson-Ododa…

  • uconn basketball Feb 17

    UConn's Record in Top 5 Appearances in AP Women's Basketball Poll Ends

    UConn’s record streak of top five appearances in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll is over. The Huskies fell to sixth on Monday ending a run of 253 consecutive weeks as one of the first five teams in the Top 25. That historic stretch dated back to Feb. 5, 2007. The longest current streak is now held by No. 1…

  • UConn Feb 17

    Vital, Bouknight Lead UConn to 64-61 Win Over Memphis

    Coach Dan Hurley fought back tears as he described the high price his UConn Huskies paid during Sunday’s win over Memphis. Christian Vital scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half as Connecticut overcame what appeared to be a serious leg injury to forward Akok Akok to beat Memphis 64-61. “It was a big win, obviously,” Hurley said….

  • UConn Feb 11

    UConn Falls to No. 1 South Carolina For First Time 70-52

    South Carolina’s Tyasha Harris really thought coming in she wasn’t bothered by her losing history against UConn. Then Harris and the top-ranked Gamecocks won — and her attitude and emotions changed quickly. “Yes, this feels pretty good,” she said with a grin. “My mind kind of changed,” Harris had 19 points, Aliyah Boston dominated underneath and South Carolina held UConn…

  • UConn Feb 11

    NC State Jumps UConn to No. 4 in Women's Top 25

    North Carolina State jumped to No. 4 in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll, its best ranking in 20 years. The Wolfpack, who moved up three places on Monday, have their highest spot in the AP Top 25 since Jan. 10, 2000, when they were third. N.C. State has a huge game against No. 9 Louisville on Thursday night,…

  • UConn Feb 10

    Bouknight Leads UConn to Overtime Upset of Cincinnati

    UConn coach Dan Hurley said his team desperately needed to win a close game. Freshman James Bouknight scored 23 points, including two key free throws in overtime, and Connecticut got that win Sunday, upsetting Cincinnati 72-71 in the American Athletic Conference. The victory came after nine single-digit losses this season, six of those since Jan. 1 and three in overtime…

  • UConn Feb 8

    Walker Leads No. 4 UConn to Bounce-Back Rout of Memphis

    Geno Auriemma says this has been the hardest 20-win season UConn has had since the days before they won their first national championship. But they made it look easy on Friday. Megan Walker scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the fourth-ranked Huskies (20-2, 10-0 American) to a 94-55 rout of Memphis, giving Connecticut 20 wins for the…

  • UConn Feb 7

    UConn Knocks Tulsa Out Of First Place In American, 72-56

    James Bouknight had a season-high 22 points as UConn topped Tulsa 72-56 on Thursday night and knocked the Golden Hurricane out of first place in the American Athletic Conference. The victory was the first for the Huskies at Tulsa, after losing five previous games there. Tulsa dropped to 11-2 at home and a half-game behind the new conference leaders, Cincinnati…

  • UConn Feb 4

    No. 3 Oregon Hands No. 4 UConn Worst Home Loss Since 2005

    Ruthy Hebard had 22 points and 12 rebounds and No. 3 Oregon handed fourth-ranked UConn its first loss on campus in seven years, rolling to a 74-56 victory on Monday night. It was UConn’s worst home loss since Dec. 5, 2005, when the Huskies lost to North Carolina by 23 points. Sabrina Ionescu added 10 points, nine rebounds and nine…

  • UConn Jan 30

    UConn Snaps 4-Game Losing Streak With 78-63 Win Over Temple

    UConn fans got a glimpse Wednesday of what the future may hold for the Huskies.

  • UConn Football Jan 30

    UConn Announces Finalized Football Games Through 2029

    UConn has released the schedule of the football team’s future games that have been finalized, including a game at Michigan in 2022 and a home-and-home series with North Carolina in 2026 and 2027. The Huskies will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich. for a showdown with the Wolverines on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.  UConn said Michigan will not return the game…

  • Kobe Bryant Jan 28

    Kobe Bryant & Daughter Gianna Honored as UConn Takes on Team USA

    Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were on minds of many as the UConn women’s basketball team took on Team USA Monday night.

  • Kobe Bryant Jan 28

    Area Basketball Insiders React to Kobe Bryant Tragedy

    Among those mourning the loss of Kobe Bryant Monday is a college coach who attempted to recruit him out of high school, Jim Calhoun.

  • Kobe Bryant Jan 28

    UConn Huskies Family Reacts to Death of Kobe Bryant

    The deaths of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna came as a harsh blow to the UConn Women’s Basketball program, and at their game Monday night, the team set out to honor the young girl who, according to her father, was “hellbent” on going to UConn one day.

  • gianna bryant Jan 26

    Kobe Bryant's Daughter Killed in Helicopter Crash Wanted to Play Basketball at UConn

    The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team is mourning the loss of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter after they died in a plane crash in California on Sunday. Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among nine people killed in the crash. UConn women’s basketball tweeted a picture of the two on Sunday and expressed how much they meant...

  • UConn Jan 26

    Students Can't Be Kicked Out of UConn Housing: Judge

    A federal judge has ruled that two University of Connecticut students cannot be kicked out of university housing while their First Amendment lawsuit is in progress. Ryan Mucaj and Jarred Karal were arrested and charged last fall for repeatedly shouting racial slurs outside an on-campus residence, and face the potential loss of university housing from the school’s internal discipline...

  • UConn Jan 25

    Judge Rules for Male Student in UConn Misconduct Probe

    A federal judge has issued a temporary order requiring the University of Connecticut to reinstate a male student who had been banned from campus for two years amid a sexual misconduct investigation. The student, referred to in court documents as John Doe, said in a lawsuit that UConn denied him of his due process rights, according to a report...

  • UConn Jan 24

    No. 3 UConn Women Beat No. 23 Tennessee in Rivalry Renewal

    Crystal Dangerfield scored 14 points and No. 3 UConn used a dominant third quarter to beat 23rd-ranked Tennessee 60-45 on Thursday night — the first matchup in 13 years between the teams whose rivalry dominated the sport for over a decade. Trailing by three at the half, the Huskies (17-1) scored 17 of the first 19 points in the third…

  • University of Connecticut Jan 22

    UConn Student Dies After Being Pulled From Lake on Storrs Campus

    A University of Connecticut junior has died after being pulled from a lake on the school’s Storrs campus on Monday. Officials said UConn police and fire departments responded to a report of a medical emergency at Mirror Lake in the afternoon. When crews arrived, they found a female student, later identified as 19-year-old Tianyin Shang, of China, and removed...

  • UConn Jan 19

    UConn Battles Villanova to the Wire, Loses 61-55

    The “UConn! UConn! UConn!” shouts grew louder as Villanova fans were hushed with their team trailing, the thousands of Huskies die-hards that traveled to Philadelphia injecting the back-and-forth game with that ol’ heated Big East feel. “One of the things that brought back memories was when you could hear the UConn contingent chanting in our arena like it was their…

  • UConn Jan 17

    UConn Breaks Loose Late in 1st Half, Beats UCF

    For a second straight game, No. 4 Connecticut had to rely on defense and the leadership of senior guard Crystal Dangerfield. Megan Walker scored 19 points and Dangerfield sparked a big first-half rally, leading UConn to a 59-52 win over Central Florida on Thursday night in a game in which the Huskies shot 38.5% with 18 turnovers. “Right now we’re…

  • UConn Jan 15

    UConn Puts Value to Connecticut at $5.3 Billion Per Year

    The University of Connecticut, one of many public research schools across the country facing lower government funding, released a report Tuesday saying it generates about $5.3 billion for the state of Connecticut each year. The internal economic impact study looked at everything from the jobs and new businesses spawned by the school’s research, to the medical care provided at UConn…

  • UConn Jan 15

    Students Charged After Shouting Racial Slurs Sue UConn

    Two University of Connecticut students arrested for shouting a racial slur while walking through campus are suing the university, its president and certain administrators, claiming their First Amendment rights were violated.

  • UConn Jan 10

    UConn Football to Play Series With Utah State, Buffalo

    UConn Athletics announced Friday the football team has agreed to a series of games with Utah State and Buffalo. The two-game series with the Aggies will mark only the second and third times the teams have ever met. UConn lost to Utah State 38-31 in their only meeting back in 2001. UConn has matched up against the Buffalo Bulls many…

  • UConn Jan 10

    Baylor Ends No. 1 UConn's 98-Game Home Win Streak

    Kim Mulkey and Baylor are making a habit of ending UConn’s streaks. Teá Cooper scored 27 points and No. 6 Baylor used a dominant fourth quarter to beat top-ranked UConn 74-58 on Thursday night, ending the Huskies’ 98-game home winning streak. It was the second consecutive year that the Lady Bears ended a long UConn run. Last season, Baylor stopped…

  • UConn Jan 8

    UConn Student Gets Probation in Racial Slur Case

    One of the two University of Connecticut students caught on video shouting a racial slur outside a campus apartment complex has been granted a special form of probation that could result in dismissal of the charge. A judge on Tuesday accepted Jarred Karal’s application for accelerated rehabilitation. Karal, 21, of Plainville, was placed on six months of probation and ordered…

  • UConn Jan 6

    Top-Ranked UConn Eases Past SMU 80-42

    Credit top-ranked UConn with staying on task Sunday and not being distracted by a showcase game later this week. Christyn Williams scored 21 points and Megan Walker added 15 as the Huskies eased past SMU 80-42 to remain undefeated heading into Thursday’s showdown against No. 6 Baylor in Hartford. The Huskies (12-0, 3-0 American) never trailed and led by as…

  • UConn Jan 3

    No. 1 UConn Beats Wichita St. 83-55, Stays Undefeated in AAC

    UConn’s best player had just fouled out and Wichita State had cut a 24-point deficit to just 10 in the fourth quarter when Christyn Williams decided to put the Huskies on her back. The sophomore guard scored 10 of her 19 points in the final quarter, leading top-ranked Connecticut on a 20-2 closing run in an 83-55 win over the…

  • UConn Jan 2

    UConn Falls to Cincinnati 67-51

    Tre Scott scored 10 points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds to carry Cincinnati to a 67-51 win over UConn in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams on Wednesday night. Chris Vogt had 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting for the Bearcats, (8-5), who beat UConn for the eighth-straight time. Jarron Cumberland added 15 points. Cincinnati shot 50% in…

  • dog house Dec 30, 2019

    UConn Ends Decade Where it Began: No. 1 in Women's Top 25

    UConn finished off the decade in the same spot where it began — No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll. The Huskies received 19 first-place votes on Monday, beating No. 2 Oregon and No. 3 Oregon State, which both got five first-place votes. South Carolina and Stanford round out the top five. With few games this week…

  • UConn Dec 29, 2019

    Vital Scores 23, Leads UConn to 69-47 Rout of NJIT

    Christian Vital scored 23 points and UConn ended the 2019 portion of its season with a 69-47 rout of NJIT. Vital hit eight of his 15 shots and was 5 of 8 from 3-point range. Brendan Adams added 12 points for the Huskies (9-3), who have won six of their last seven heading into conference play. Akok Akok chipped in…

  • UConn Dec 28, 2019

    Mumps Cases Reported in Connecticut

    Three students have been diagnosed with mumps at the University of Connecticut during the fall 2019 semester, and three employees at the Hospital of Central Connecticut were also exposed, though officials said the cases are not related. Authorities said the UConn cases were reported at the Storrs campus and there is no increased risk for students at any of the…

  • UConn Dec 23, 2019

    UConn Moves to No. 1 in AP Women's Basketball Poll

    UConn is back in a familiar spot — No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll. The Huskies moved up to the top position in the poll Monday after previous No. 1 Stanford lost at Texas on Sunday. UConn has spent more time at No. 1 than any other team in the history of the sport. This is the…

  • UConn Dec 23, 2019

    UConn Jets Past New Hampshire 88-62

    Point guard Alterique Gilbert scored 21 points to lead UConn over the University of New Hampshire 88-62 on Sunday. Gilbert, who had scored a combined nine points over the previous two games, took over early in the second half with his own 9-0 run to make it 52-37 with 15:57 remaining. The red-shirt junior shot 6-for-12 from the field, 3-for-5…

  • UConn Dec 23, 2019

    UConn Wins With Dailey at Helm, Routs Oklahoma 97-53

    Chris Dailey remained perfect filling in for Geno Auriemma as head coach as No. 2 UConn stated its case to move up to the top of the poll. Olivia Nelson-Ododa had 27 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocks and the Huskies — without Auriemma — routed Oklahoma 97-53 on Sunday in the Hall of Fame Women’s Basketball Showcase. The 65-year-old…

  • UConn Dec 17, 2019

    UConn Hangs On in 84-74 Win Over DePaul

    After dominating early, UConn narrowly withstood a frantic comeback by DePaul. Megan Walker had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Crystal Dangerfield also scored 22 and the No. 2 Huskies held off the No. 16 Blue Demons 84-74 on Monday night. Olivia Nelson-Ododa added 19 points for the Huskies (9-0), who controlled the first half and won their 17th straight over…

  • UConn Dec 17, 2019

    UConn Sends Non-Essential Employees Home at 2 P.M.

    UConn is sending its non-essential employees home at 2 p.m. on Tuesday due to the weather. Officials said due to the slick roads and difficult travel conditions, non-essential employees are excused starting at 2 p.m., except at UConn Health. “UConn students finished final exams at Storrs and the regional campuses last week, so the student and faculty population was already…

  • Geno Auriemma Dec 17, 2019

    Geno Auriemma to Undergo Surgery on Wednesday

    He has been suffering symptoms of diverticulitis, according to UConn Athletics.

  • UConn Dec 12, 2019

    Pomfret Woman is First Rhodes Scholar From UConn

    A young woman from Pomfret is the first University of Connecticut student to become a Rhodes Scholar.

  • UConn Dec 12, 2019

    UConn Board of Trustees Approves 5-Year Plan That Increases Tuition

    The University of Connecticut’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a five-year tuition plan that will increase the cost of going to school there, once again, this coming school year. University leaders cited “protecting the academic quality” of the school as one of the main reasons for the increase. In Fall 2020, in-state students will pay about $31,000…

  • UConn Dec 9, 2019

    Sesame Street Puppeteer's Legacy Lives On at UConn

    Caroll Spinney – the legendary puppeteer behind Big Bird as well as Oscar the Grouch – passed away at his home in Connecticut on Sunday. He was 85 years old. We’re told Spinney used to visit the Puppet Art Complex at the University of Connecticut about once a year. He lived not that far away in Woodstock. “I can only…

  • UConn Dec 6, 2019

    UConn Beats Seton Hall 92-78

    Aubrey Griffin took a look around Walsh Gym on the campus of Seton Hall, knowing she would recognize a few names. “I wanted to see where my mom and my dad went to school,” said Griffin, the talented UConn freshman forward who was playing in the gym for the first time. “I was coming into the same gym that he…

  • UConn Dec 3, 2019

    UConn Forces 28 Turnovers in 64-40 Win Over Maine

    Freshman James Bouknight, playing his first home game, scored 15 points and UConn pulled away in the second half to beat Maine 64-40.

  • UConn Dec 3, 2019

    UConn Loses to Temple 49-17

    Anthony Russo threw two touchdown passes to Branden Mack and Re’Mahn Davis ran for 105 yards and a score as Temple rolled to a 49-17 victory over Connecticut.

  • UConn Dec 3, 2019

    UConn Releases Finalized 2020 Football Schedule

    The 2020 season will be UConn’s first as an FBS independent since 2003.

  • UConn Dec 3, 2019

    UConn Falls to Xavier in Second Overtime

    Xavier seems to face a test almost every time it plays. The good thing for the 18th-ranked Musketeers is they have passed them all in their undefeated start.

  • UConn Dec 3, 2019

    UConn Upsets No. 15 Florida 62-59

    Christian Vital scored 15 points and made a key steal at the end of the game as UConn upset No. 15 Florida 62-59 on Sunday.

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