Saturday, April 20, 2013

Photos and updates from UConn baseball vs. USF

1:53 PM: 2-0 Huskies after 3 1/2.
1:26 PM: 1-2-3 inning. No hits for either team so far, just the Mazilli walk.
1:20 PM: Bulls' base coaches waring dark helmets unlike their batters. Hats are gray. Nice. Scoreless middle 2nd.
1:16 PM: USF in green and UConn in blue. It's a tad confusing. 0-0 after 1. LJ Mazilli picked off first to end the inning.
1:06 Pm: Bulls wearing white batting helmets. Don't see that a lot but I like it.
12:57 PM: USF fan "if anyone needs an extra Coat, I have some in my car." And I'm in short sleeves. It's nice out by Storrs standards. Deal with it, Florida folk.
12:50: The Gilbert Hs Yellow Jacket baseball team is here.
12:45 PM: the new husky logo is above the scoreboard now. 15 minutes until first pitch.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Photos from the uniform unveiling

Photos from the press conference with the unveiling of the uniforms will be here.

1:35: we are starting. No chat now.
1:30 PM: They're playing "Thrift Shop." Let's hope it's not a harbinger for the quality of these uniforms.
1:29 PM: Jonathan costume guy is here. It's still the old design. I will miss the cute doggie after this year.
1:26 PM: Stephanie Dolson arrives with a boot on her leg and a gray t-shirt.
1:12 PM: and the band is in on the ugly dark gray too. Et tu, Brute? This falls Storrs. Pray away the gray.
1:09 PM: lots of athletes wearing gray with husky logo. Doesn't bode well for those who think that platinum Nike dark gray ugly has no place on a uniform.
1:02: Yeah, it's ice hockey. One of the players is number 48 and that's the only women's team with a number 48. So those are just practice shorts. The player talking about the red and gray gestured to her sleeves when she said it.
12:57: ok, maybe that wasn't field hockey because they said their uniforms were similar to the men "but with the gray and red different." Could be ice hockey, in which case those are just practice shorts. But it means there will be red and gray. Ugh.
12:55 PM: a few field hockey girls just walked in wearing what appears to be the team's new shorts, but I don't know if they're home, away, or both. I got a photo but looked like a total creep doing so.
12:47 PM: they're testing the intro. Either that or they're going to spend the next 40 minutes explaining why they need to change this. Ok, it just finished and now they're running it again from the beginning. It's a test. "This is the moment we pay tribute to the toughness and tradition of past champions." How about retaining their identity to honor them???
12:39 PM: less than an hour to go. Tour groups still coming through gampel. Makes me remember when I was in high school. Also, the band is here. Who brings a band to a uniform unveiling?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

UConn Huskies 2013 Schedules and Known Games

Here are the known games and schedules for the UConn Huskies for 2013.

Women's Soccer:

Full schedule is here or below

Saturday, August 17: vs. Massachusetts, 7:00 PM (exh.)
Friday, August 23: vs. Wisconsin, 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 25: vs. Stanford, 6:00 PM
Wednesday, August 28: at Boston College, 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 1: vs. Central Connecticut State, 1:00 PM
Friday, September 6: vs. Maine, 5:00 PM (Doubleheader with men vs. Boston University most likely)
Sunday, September 8: vs. Syracuse, 1:00 PM
Friday, September 13: at Boston University, 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 15: vs. Dartmouth, 1:00 PM
Thursday, September 19: vs. LaSalle, 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 22: vs. Georgetown, 1:00 PM
Thursday, September 26: vs. SMU, 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 29: vs. Houston, 1:00 PM
Friday, October 4: at UCF, 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 6: at USF, 1:00 PM
Friday, October 11: vs. Temple, 7:00 PM
Thursday, October 17: vs. Cincinnati, 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 20: vs. Louisville, 1:00 PM
Thursday, October 24: at Rutgers, 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 27: at Memphis, 1:00 PM

According to Chris Jones, the semifinals and final for the Big East Tournament will be at Central Florida, probably November 8 and 10. First Round at higher seed October 31, quarterfinals at higher seed November 3. 

Men's Soccer:
Full schedule here or below

Sunday, August 18: vs. Iona, TBA (source) (exh)
Saturday, August 24: vs. NJIT, 7:00 PM (source) (exh)
Friday, August 30: vs. St. Francis (NY), 7:00 PM
Monday, September 2: vs. William & Mary, 7:00 PM
Friday, September 6: vs. Boston University, 7:30 PM (source) **
Tuesday, September 10: vs. Washington, 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 14: vs. Bradley, 7:00 PM
Tuesday, September 17: at Syracuse, 7:00 PM (source)
Saturday, September 21: vs. St. Louis, 7:00 PM
Friday, September 27: at USF, TBA
Wednesday, October 2: at Temple, 3:00 PM (source)
Saturday, October 5: vs. Central Florida, 7:00 PM
Wednesday, October 9: vs. Rutgers, 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 12: vs. Memphis, TBD (source)
Tuesday, October 15: vs. Columbia, 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 19: at Louisville, 7:00 PM (source)
Tuesday, October 22: at Yale, 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 26: vs. Cincinnati, 7:00 PM
Wednesday, October 30: vs. TBD, TBD *
Sunday,  November 2: at SMU, 8:00 PM (source)

There will be away games at USF and Yale and home games vs. Central Florida, Cincinnati, and Rutgers. All other non-conference games are home. AAC Tournament is at Pizza Hut Park in Dallas for Semifinals and Finals. 8-9 matchup will be at location of #1 seed November 8, followed by Quarterfinals November 9 at higher seed. Thanks to Tim Fontenault.

The AAC Tournament will be November 8 - 17
* - We will apparently be hosting somebody, but I don't know who yet. It probably won't be St. John's, since they released their schedule and we're not on it. Too bad. I've heard rumors it might be Boston College.

Field Hockey (full schedule here or below):
Note: It appears we play all the old Big East teams, plus associate member Old Dominion and new member Temple. However, at the moment Villanova, Georgetown, and Providence are not marked as conference games. Other press releases indicate they are, however. Also, the Providence schedule lists the games against UConn and the other AAC schools as conference games.)

Update: It appears that all former Big East Teams (except Syracuse) plus Temple and Old Dominion will play in the BIG EAST next year.

Saturday, August 24: vs. New Hampshire, 2:00 PM (exh.)
Saturday, August 31: at Stanford, 2:00 PM
Sunday, September 1: at California, TBA
Sunday, September 8: at Penn State, 12:00 PM
Friday, September 13: vs. Fairfield, 6:00 PM
Sunday, September 15: vs. Lafayette, 12:00 PM
Wednesday, September 18: vs. Massachusetts, 6:00 PM
Saturday, September 21: at Rutgers, TBA
Saturday, September 28: vs. Villanova, 12:00 PM
Sunday, September 29: vs. Princeton, 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 5: at Providence, 12:30 PM
Sunday, October 6: vs. Boston College, 2:00 PM
Friday, October 11: vs. Louisville, 6:00 PM
Sunday, October 13: vs. Boston University, 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 19: at Georgetown, 1:00 PM
Sunday, October 20: at American, 1:00 PM
Friday, October 25: at Old Dominion, 12:00 PM
Saturday, October 26: vs. North Carolina in Norfolk, Va. 1 PM (source)
Saturday, November 2: vs. Temple, 12:00 PM
Sunday, November 3: at Yale, 2:00 PM
According to the Old Dominion schedule, the BIG EAST tournament will be in Storrs, the Quarterfinals will be on Friday, November 8, the Semifinals that Saturday, and the Championship on Sunday. I do not know if the quarterfinals will feature all 8 teams or not.

Women's Volleyball:

Friday, August 30 - Saturday, August 31: IPFW Invitational vs. IPFW, Southern Illinois, and Duquesne. Duquesne game is August 31 at 11 AM. IPFW will be August 31 at 7:00 PM. Southern Illinois is unknown but will probably be Friday before Duquesne. (Source)
Friday, September 6 - Saturday, September 7: UConn Classic vs. Pittsburgh, Northeastern, and Albany. Northeastern game is probably Friday at 7:30 PM. Albany game is probably Saturday at 12:30 PM. Pittsburgh game is confirmed for Saturday at 7:30 PM. (source)
Friday, September 13 - Saturday, September 14: Georgia Tech Courtyard Classic vs. Georgia Tech, Troy, and St. John's. Georgia Tech is Saturday at 7:00 PM. Other times unknown. (source)
Friday, September 20 - Saturday, September 21: Tournament @ Dartmouth, other teams are Minnesota, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Dartmouth. Dartmouth game is 7:30 PM on the 21st, New Hampshire game is the 20th at 12:30 PM, Minnesota is the 21st at 12:00 PM, Rhode Island unknown. (source) (source)
Sunday, September 29: vs. Houston, TBA (Source)
Friday, October 4: at Central Florida, 7:00 PM (source)
Sunday, October 6: at USF, 12:00 PM
Tuesday, October 8: vs. Sacred Heart, TBA (source)
Friday, October 11: vs. Rutgers, 7:00 PM (Source)
Friday, October 18: at Temple, 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 20: at Memphis, 2:00 PM
Friday, October 25: vs. Cincinnati, 7:00 PM (source)
Sunday, October 27: vs. Louisville, 2:00 PM (source)
Friday, November 1: at Houston, 8:00 PM
Friday, November 8: vs. USF, 7:00 PM
Sunday, November 10: vs. Central Florida, 2:00 PM
Friday, November 15: at Rutgers, 7:00 PM
Friday, November 22: vs. Memphis, 7:00 PM
Sunday, November 24: vs. Temple, TBA
Wednesday, November 27: at Louisville, 7:00 PM
Friday, November 29: at Cincinnati, 1:00 PM

We will play a double round robin (home and home) with each team. There is no American Conference Tournament - the regular season champion gets the autobid.

Women's Basketball:

Friday, November 1: vs. Gannon, TBA (exh)
Wednesday, November 6: vs. Philadelphia University, TBA (exh)
Saturday, November 9: vs. Hartford, TBA
Monday, November 11: vs. Stanford, TBA
Friday, November 15: at Maryland, TBA
Sunday, November 17: at Penn State, TBA
Wednesday, November 20: vs. Oregon, TBA
Friday, November 22: vs. Boston University, TBA (Hall of Fame Classic)
Saturday, November 23: vs. Monmouth, TBA (Hall of Fame Classic)
Sunday, November 24: vs. St. Bonaventure, TBA (Hall of Fame Classic)
Sunday, December 1: vs. Ohio State in Springfield (Hall of Fame Classic)
Thursday, December 5: vs. UC Davis
Tuesday, December 17: at Duke, TBA
Sunday, December 22: vs. California at Madison Square Garden
Monnday, January 13: at Baylor, TBA

Other games include round robin home-and-home with teams in AAC. Conference Tournament is March 7 - 10 at Mohegan Sun.

Men's Basketball:

Friday, November 8: vs. Maryland @ Barclay's Center, Brooklyn (source)
Monday, November 11: vs. Yale (source)
Monday, December 2: vs. Florida (source)
Wednesday, December 18: vs. Stanford (source)
Saturday, December 28: vs. Eastern Washington

Other non-conference games include vs. Harvard,  at Washington (probably), and 2K Sports Classic. The semifinals and final of the 2K Sports Classic will be at Madison Square Garden on November 21 and 22 against Boston College and either Indiana or Washington, respectively. The host schools are us, Boston College, Washington, and Indiana. (source) We will play two preliminary games against Detroit and Boston University at UConn. There is also a game against Loyola (MD) on the schedule (Source)

Like the women, the men will play home-and-home with teams in the AAC. According to this, we will also host UMass-Lowell, who is transitioning to D1. I would assume this is a regular-season game, but since we played them in an exhibition last year, this could be a previously-scheduled exhibition game.

Conference Tournament March 12 - 15 in Memphis at FedEx Forum.

Men's Ice Hockey:

According to tweets from Will Moran, the non-conference schedule will be (in no particular order) 

2 games At Minnesota State; At Boston University; vs. Union; At Providence; Vs. Sacred Heart (non-league); Vs. Quinnipiac or UMass (Holiday Tournament)

However, it is possible Sacred Heart is a conference game in the first round of the Holiday Tournament, as that usually happens. Actually, it was due to a scheduling error that they decided to keep. Sacred Heart will NOT count as a conference game. (see this tweet)

Tentative schedule is available here or below.

Known dates:

Friday, October 18: at Minnesota State, 8:37 PM (source)
Saturday, October 19: at Minnesota State, 8:07 PM
Friday, October 25: vs. Union, TBA
Friday, November 1: vs. Army, 7:05 PM  (source)
Saturday, November 2: vs. Sacred Heart, TBA
Friday, November 15: vs. Bentley, TBA
Sunday, November 17: at Boston University, TBA
Saturday, November 23: at American International, TBA
Friday, November 29: at Canisius, TBA
Saturday, November 30: at Canisius, TBA
Friday, December 6: vs. Niagara, TBA
Saturday, December 7: vs. Niagara, TBA
Saturday, December 14: vs. Holy Cross, TBA
Sunday, December 29: UConn Hockey Classic vs. Sacred Heart, TBA (NOT a conference game)
Monday, December 30: UConn Hockey Classic vs. Quinnipiac or UMass, TBA
Friday, January 3: vs. RIT, TBA
Saturday, January 4: vs. RIT, TBA
Friday, January 10: vs. Robert Morris, TBA
Saturday, January 11: vs. Robert Morris, TBA
Friday, January 17: at Mercyhurst, TBA
Saturday, January 18: at Mercyhurst, TBA
Friday, January 24: at American International, TBA
Saturday, January 25: at American International, TBA
Friday, January 31: vs. Air Force, TBA
Saturday, February 1: vs. Air Force, TBA
Friday, February 7: vs. Bentley, TBA
Saturday, February 8: at Bentley, TBA
Tuesday, February 11: at Providence, 7:00 PM (source) *
Friday, February 14: vs. Holy Cross, TBA
Saturday, February 15: at Holy Cross, TBA (source)
Friday, February 21: vs. Army, 7:05 PM
Saturday, February 22: at Army, 7:05 PM
Friday, February 28: at Sacred Heart, TBA
Saturday, March 1: vs. Sacred Heart, TBA

* - contrary to tentative schedule and a Hartford Courant article which say November 9, but the Providence schedule appears to be official. Also, it shows another game for the Friars that day.

Women's ice hockey:

Saturday, September 28: vs. Union, 2:00 PM (source)
Friday, October 25: vs. RPI, 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 26: vs. RPI, 2:00 PM (source)
Friday, November 1: vs. Vermont, 2:00 PM (source) *
Tuesday, November 19: at Brown, 7:00 PM (source)
Friday, November 29: vs. Yale at Nutmeg Classic in Hamden, CT, 1:00 PM (source)
Saturday, November 30: vs. RIT or Quinnipiac at Nutmeg Classic in Hamden, 1:00 PM or 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 10: vs. Providence, 2:00 PM
Tuesday, November 19: at Brown, 7:00 PM (source)
Friday, January 10: at Vermont, 7:00 PM
Saturday, January 11: vs. Vermont, 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 18: vs. New Hampshire, 1:00 PM
Sunday, January 19: at New Hampshire, 2:00 PM
Saturday, January 25: vs. Providence, 2:00 PM
Sunday, January 26: at Providence, 2:00 PM (source)
Sunday, February 9: vs. New Hampshire, TBD

* - the early start time on a weekday is believable because the men host Army at 7:05 the same day.


February 21-23: Tournament at Coastal Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina, George Mason, Illinois, and Wichita State
February 28-March 2: at Lipcsomb
March 7-9: at Florida
April 4-6: Home non-conference series, 2 games vs. Bryant, 1 vs. Stony Brook
The American Conference Tournament will be May 21-25 at Bright House Field in Clearwater.  According to Chris Jones, there will be two pools. Teams will play everyone in their pool and the winners play for the championship. AAC Home Series against Temple, Houston, UCF and Rutgers. AAC Away Series at Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, and USF. USF will be the back end of spring break.
All Baseball via @jonesccj unless noted otherwise.
There will be a spring break tournament in Philadelphia against LaSalle, Villanova, and St. Peter's.


The American Conference Tournament will be hosted by Houston May 8 - 10 on campus.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Weekly Schedule October 29-November 11

The weekly schedule for October 29 to November 11


(Y) - Will attend
(P) - Probably attending
(M) - Might Attend
(D) - Doubtful to Attend
(N) - Not Attending (only used in special cases)

Thursday, November 1:

7:00 PM: Men's Basketball exhibition vs. American International (D)

Friday, November 2:

4:30 or 7:00 PM: Women's soccer Big East Tournament semifinals (M)
Will attend if it's the 7:00 game that UConn's playing in. This requires them to beat Marqutte today
7:00 PM: Women's Basketball exhibition vs. Indiana University of Pennsylvania (M)
Will Attend if I don't attend women's soccer

Saturday, November 3:

7:00 PM: Men's soccer Big East Quarterfinals vs. Villanova or Seton Hall (Y)

Sunday, November 4:

1:00 PM: Men's Basketball exhibition vs. UMass Lowell (P)

Wednesday, November 7:

7:00 PM: Women's Basketball exhibition vs. Holy Family (P)

Friday, November 9:

8:00 PM: Football vs. Pittsburgh (Y)

Sunday, November 11:

1:30 PM: Women's basketball vs. College of Charleston (Y)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Schedule of Games October 15-28

Schedule of games I will/might be attending, October 15-28. Subject to change


(Y): Will Attend
(P): Probably attending
(M): Might attend
(D): Doubtful to attend

Wednesday, October 17

7:00 PM: Men's soccer vs. Seton Hall (D)

Saturday, October 20

7:00 PM: Women's soccer vs. Providence (Y)

Thursday, October 25

TBD: Women's soccer Big East Tournament first round vs. TBD (?) It will depend on the time and whether it happens at home

Friday, October 26

7:00 PM: Women's ice hockey vs. Syracuse (Y)

Saturday, October 27

2:00 PM: Women's volleyball vs. Rutgers (D)
4:00 PM: Men's soccer vs. Providence (Y)
8:00 PM: Men's ice hockey vs. Union (Y)

Sunday, October 28

2:00 PM: Women's volleyball vs. Seton Hall (P)

2013 UConn Huskies Baseball Schedule

Big thanks to "BBall2012" on The Boneyard for this.

Feb 15-17 Indiana(Dunedin),Purdue (St Petersburg), Indiana(St Petersburg) guess this was an error and should be Michigan
Feb 22-24 UCF Tourney.. UCF, Troy and Texas Tech .. all in Orlando
March 1-3 Stetson Tourney..Ohio State, Central Mich, Stetson all in Deland,FL
8-10 at Sam Houston St Huntsville, TX
12 at Central Conn St
13 at Secred Heart
15-17 at Presbyterian Clinton,SC
19 at College of Charleston Mt Pleasant, SC
22-24 Georgetown 
26 at Hartford
29-30 at Seton Hall (DH on 29th) 
April 1 Quinnipiac 
2 Boston College
3 at Yale
5-7 St John's
9 Northeastern
10 Brown
12-14 at Villanova
16 Fairfield
19-21 South Florida
23 UMass
24 at Bryant
26-28 at Notre Dame
May 1 Holy Cross
3-5 at Rutgers
11-12 Louisville (DH on 11th)
14 at Rhode Island
16-18 at George Mason Fairfax, VA
22-26 BIG EAST TOURNEY Clearwater,Fl

Friday, October 5, 2012

Periodic updates on game 3-20-119: women's soccer vs. South Florida

Watch for updates here throughout the night on TE UConn women's soccer game against South Florida.

7:57 pm: halftime. 0-0 even though we're outshooting them 12-2. Also, the kids playing on the field at halftime are wearing pink socks for breast cancer awareness.

6:57 pm: updates will be less frequent So I can watch the game.

6:55: pregame introductions starting. 5 minutes until game time. Also, the kids on the field with the huskies are wearing pink socks. Our players are not.

6:05 pm: about 55 minutes until game time. My seat is just to the ice rink side of midfield on the press box side. Top row, right under the press box. That wy I can lean back on the press box wall and also see over the things they put over the benches. (See picture)

6:12 pm: pregame music simultaneously playing lion king and freestyle rap over the PA system. Is this really a single song or are they playing two separately?

6:16 pm: UConn will wear pink wristbands tonight for breast cancer. Some players are wearing other pink stuff in warmups

6:31 pm: Just under half an hour until the game starts. Usf wearing weird warmups that are green with a bull logo on the front and grey on the back.

6:36 pm: only a couple dozen fans here so far, including about 8 in the far bleachers. One man in a USF jacket made the trip up, as did a woman with him who I presume is his wife.

6:42 pm: submitted Samantha McGuire for goal of the game contest. Also entered the student giveaway for VIP seats to first night. There aren't many other students here so I like my odds.

6:54 pm: all new news will be at the top of this post.