Saturday, October 1, 2011

Football: The 2-2 Huskies look to make it two in a row as they host Western Michigan today at 3:30 PM. The game will be primarily airing on SNY but will be simulcasted by other networks in different markets. See the Big East press release here (these links can be found on every week before the games. It's easier than searching the Big East site). Most notably, some Eastern Connecticut viewers are considered in the Providence area and thus can find the game on Cox Sports Network, and SNY will be blacked out. Check your local listings. The Broncos are 2-2 this year, with wins coming against Nicholls State and Central Michigan plus losses to Michigan and Illinois. This is our final non-conference game, and I like our bowl chances a lot better starting 3-2 than 2-3. We face West Virginia and Pitt on the road, the later on national TV. But if we win today, we only have to win three out of five between home games against USF, Louisville, Syracuse, and Rutgers, and a road trip to Cincinnati. Let's hope last week was a sign of things to come for Johnny McEntee. And thankfully, the game really will be on SNY this week (most places).

Women's Ice Hockey: The Huskies opened the season by tying the RPI Engineers, 3-3. Caitlin Hewes scored the first goal of the season for the Huskies to put them up 1-0, this game would bounce back and forth throughout. Sarah McDonnell would become the second fresman to score for the Huskies, putting UConn up 2-1 with 6:03 left in the second period. RPI would pull level again, but seconds into the third period, Rebecca Hewett put the Huskies up. Taylor Horton would score the game-deciding equalizer for RPI with just under four minutes remaining, and neither team scored again or in OT. So, it was a 3-3 tie. Attendance is listed at 112 in the official box score but judging by what I saw on All-Access last night, I doubt it was that high. The two teams square off this afternoon at 3:00 PM.

Women's Soccer: The Huskies were embarrassed on National TV, losing to Notre Dame 3-0 on ESPNU last night. The Irish scored two goals within a minute of each other midway through the first half and added another one later. Not a good night for the Huskies. UConn looks to bounce back Sunday at 2:00 PM at DePaul. That game is on WHUS and Blue Demons All-Access. If we lose, our season may be over essentially.

Men's Soccer: As I've said before, huge game at #8/#9 Louisville tonight. No point in me saying the same thing over and over. Just read my old posts. The game starts at 7:00 PM and will be on 91.7 FM locally and nationally  online at Louisville All-Access, as of now, will NOT be covering it. So WHUS is your best bet.

Field Hockey: UConn has a big game at home vs. #19 Louisville today at noon. GameTracker or All-Access is your best bet to watch. The Huskies would love a win in this game, since a subsequent Syracuse slip-up would all but assure us at least a share of the regular season title. And Syracuse comes to our place on October 23rd. If we're tied with them, it goes to head-to-head. So today and 'Cuse are the two big dates on our calendar. But the fun does not stop. Tomorrow at 2:00 PM, we travel to Yale to face the Bulldogs in New Haven. Live stats are available on Yale's page here.

Women's Volleyball: Marquette visits Gampel today at 2:00 PM, and Syracuse rolls in Sunday at the same time. We are 0-2 in the Big East but looking to bounce back. Presumably due to limited camera crews, only the Syracuse game will be on All-Access.

Men's Ice Hockey: Exhibition tonight vs. Ryerson at 8:00 PM. Only late start of the season. Most games start at 7:05 but the women are playing earlier. Real season starts next weekend at Bowling Green.

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