Monday, November 28, 2011

2012 UConn Huskies Baseball Schedule Posted to SuperScoreBoard

The UConn "Super Scoreboard" now shows the 2012 baseball schedule. This may not be official, but enjoy.
Edit: It is now listed on the UConn website, though no press release yet. See here.

Big East - Big Ten Challenge:
Fri, Feb. 17: vs. Indiana at St. Petersburg, Fla, 4:00 PM ("away" game)
Sat, Feb. 18: vs. Purdue at St. Pete, 10:00 AM ("away" game)
UConn co-captain Ryan Fuller will look to lead the
Huskies to a repeat Big East regular title in 2012.
Sun, Feb 19: vs. Ohio State at Clearwater, Fla, 1:00 PM  ("home" game)

Cougar Invitational, Mt. Pleasant, SC:
Fri, Feb 24:
at Xavier, 1:00 PM
Sat, Feb 25: at College of Charleston, 1:00 PM
Sun, Feb 26: vs. Rhode Island, 11:00 AM

Mississippi State Tournament, Starkville, MS:
Fri, Mar 2: vs. Lipscomb, 2:30 PM
Fri, Mar 2: at Mississippi State, 6:30 PM
He will be joined by fellow captains Billy Ferriter
(above) and Tim Martin. I think Ferriter is underrated
and that he could have a breakout year as a junior.
Sat, Mar 3: at. Charleston Southern, 11:00 AM
Sat, Mar 3: at Mississippi State, 2:30 PM
Sun, Mar 4: vs. Lipscomb, 11:00 AM

Nike Showcase, Eugene, Ore:
 Fri, Mar 9: vs. Oklahoma, 5:00 PM 
Sat, Mar 10: at Oregon State, 10:00 PM
Sun, Mar 11: at Oregon, 6:00 PM

Mon, Mar 12: at Seattle, 7:00 PM

Coastal Tournament, Conway, SC
Fri, Mar 16: at UAB, 12:00 PM
Sat, Mar 17: at Coastal Carolina, 1:00 PM
Sun, Mar 18: vs. Michigan, 11:00 AM

Wed, Mar 21:
vs. Yale, 3:00 PM (HOME OPENER)
Fri, Mar 23: at West Virginia, 5:00 PM
Sat, Mar 24: at West Virginia, 3:00 PM
Sun, Mar 25: at West Virginia, 12:00 PM

Tue, Mar 27: vs. Hartford, 3:00 PM
Wed, Mar 28: vs. Central Connecticut State, 3:00 PM
Our first Big East home series is against Seton Hall.
Thankfully, as the road team, the Pirates will not
be wearing these hideous costumes.
Fri, Mar 30: vs. Seton Hall, 3:00 PM
Sat, Mar 31: vs. Seton Hall, 1:00 PM
Sun, Apr 1: vs. Seton Hall, 1:00 PM
Mon, Apr 2: at UMass, 3:00 PM
Tue, Apr 3: at Boston College, 3:00 PM

 Thu, Apr 5: at Pittsburgh, 3:00 PM
Fri, Apr 6: at Pittsburgh, 3:00 PM
Sat, Apr 7: at Pittsburgh, 1:00 PM
Mon, Apr 9: at Quinnipiac, 3:00 PM

Wed, Apr 11: at Brown, 3:15 PM
The Huskies will travel to archrival St. John's April 13-15th.
Those are always exciting games to watch. This could be
the first real test for a young Huskies team. If
we can survive, we'll be in good shape.
Fri, Apr 13: at. St. John's, 3:00 PM
Sat, Apr 14: at St. John's, 1:00 PM
Sun, Apr 15:
at St. John's, 1:00 PM

Tue, Apr 17: at Fairfield, 3:30 PM
Fri, Apr 20: vs. Rutgers, 3:00 PM
Sat, Apr 21: vs. Rutgers, 1:00 PM (at Dodd)
Sun, Apr 22: vs. Rutgers, 1:00 PM

Tue, Apr 24: vs. Bryant, 3:00 PM
Fri, Apr 27: at Louisville, 6:00 PM
Sat, Apr 28: at Louisville, 1:00 PM
Sun, Apr 29: at Louisville, 1:00 PM

Sat, May 5: DH vs. Cincinnati at Dodd, 3:00 and 6:00 PM
Sun, May 6: vs. Cincinnati, 12:00 PM

Wed, May 9: vs. Northeastern, 3:00 PM
Fri, May 11: at USF, 7:00 PM
Sat, May 12: at USF, 6:00 PM
Sun, May 13: at USF, 1:00 PM

Tue, May 15: vs. Rhode Island, 11:00 AM (at Dodd)
Thu, May 17: vs. Notre Dame, 3:00 PM
Fri, May 18: vs. Notre Dame, 6:00 PM (in New Britain)
Sat, May 19: vs. Notre Dame, ??? (time is listed as 10:00 PM, I'm guessing either 1:00 PM or 10:00 AM)

May 23-27: Big East Tournament in Clearwater, Florida. 

Some notes:
Tim Martin could be a pleasant surprise
this year as well. If he is inspired
by  his Captain role, he could
by our #1 player in more than
just his uniform.
  • We have five home games in six days in late March, then none for 19 days. Strange. 
  • I will be on campus for the Seton Hall and Rutgers series. No word yet on whether buses will be provided to students to Dodd. Unlikely though, during Spring Weekend, if they stick with they "no school sanctioned events" policy. 
  • Let's hope the home opener doesn't end in a tie again. If it does though, it's a Wednesday so I don't have night class.
  • Speaking of which, I have a class Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 PM next semester, which means if any games are called 2-2 at 7:02 PM in the 16th inning, I'll have to leave early. Once again, let's hope that doesn't happen.
  • I have never seen UConn home baseball games against any of the teams that come to Storrs this year. 
  • In the same vein, in that vein I have seen no UConn games in ANY sport against CCSU, Rutgers, or Bryant. However, with women's basketball playing the Scarlet Knights on February 4th, it appears I will see RU for the first time prior to April 20th.
    • Rutgers is the only Big East team I have yet to see against UConn.
    • However, I did see their Field Hockey team play Syracuse in the Big East semifinals
  • Looking forward to a great season. Go Huskies!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

UConn Baseball Schedule Updates, November 27th

Recently I made a post about the UConn baseball schedule. Below is an updated form, with some updates. 

According to someone I received an email from a reader of this blog, here is a complete (but unofficial) UConn baseball schedule for 2012. It was apparently distributed at the Alumni Baseball game a few weeks ago. After it, you will find some comments by me.

Preseason Tournaments

Feb 17-19 at Clearwater...Purdue, Ohio State and Indiana
Feb24-26 at College of Charleston Xavier, C ofC, Rhode Island
Mar 3-5 at Miss State ..against Lipscomb(Sat), Lipscomb and Miss State (Sunday), Miss State (Monday)
Mar 9-11 at Oregon (Nike Showcase) Oklahoma (9th), Oregon State(10th), Illinois(10th) and Oregon(11th)
Mar 16-18 at Coastal Carolina Coastal, Michigan and UAB

Regular Games (Big East Games have a *)

Mar 13 at Sacred Heart (Harbor Yard, Bridgeport)
Mar 21 Yale, 3:15 PM
The Huskies no longer have George Springer
 (first photo, right) or Matt Barnes (above)
 but will look to repeat as Big East regular
 season champions and reach the
NCAA Tournament.
Mar 23-25 at WVU *
Mar 27 Hartford
Mar 28 CCSU
Mar 30-Apr 1 Seton Hall *
April 2/Apr 25 at UMass (see below)
Apr 3 at Boston College
Apr 5-7 at Pitt * (Thurs and Fri - 3:00 PM, Sat - 1:00 PM)
Apr 9 at Quinnipiac, 3:00 PM

Apr 11 at Brown, 3:15 PM
Apr 13-15 at St John's *
Apr 17 at Fairfield, 3:00 PM

Apr 18/May 9 Northeastern (see below)
Apr 20-22 Rutgers *
Apr 24 Bryant,  3:30 PM
Apr 27-29 at Louisville  * (Fri - 6:00 PM, Sat and Sun - 1:00 PM)
May 5-6 Cincinnati (DH on 5th at Norwich or Dodd) *
May 11-13 at USF *
May 15 vs. URI at Dodd Stadium, 11 AM
May 17-19 Notre Dame (17th and 18th in New Britain or Norwich) *

May 23-27: Big East Tournament, Clearwater, Florida

My Thougts:

  • From the last game of the Seton Hall series on April 1st until we host Northeastern on April 18th, we do not have a single home game. Additionally, from March 24th until April 14th, our women's lacrosse team does not have a single home game. (I said this yesterday). I wonder if this is intentional or not. Probably not.
  • A game at Sacred Heart on the 13th that is listed on Sacred Heart's schedule is not listed here. I'm not sure if this is a mistake on Sacred Heart's schedule or ours or if the source simply forgot to include it. This was an error by the source. He confirmed this.
  • The two Big East teams who we do not face are Georgetown and Villanova, the two worst teams from last year. 
  • I'm not sure if the Cincinnati DH is the only game(s) in Norwich/New Britain. I've heard other reports saying we may play one game vs. Rutgers and/or Notre Dame there. Update: It appears we are playing the Irish in New Britain or Norwich on the 17th and 18th.  The game on the 19th will be in Storrs. 
  • Our last home game during the academic year is April 24th vs. Bryant. 
  • UConn typically releases their baseball schedule very late, so don't expect them to release this via a press release for at least another month. 
  • Of course, it's unofficial at this point as well.
Edit from before: The Northeastern schedule shows the game between us as being on May 9. I cannot confirm which is correct. We will see. It is possible that they moved it to May 9th to add another game on the 18th. We'll see. Schedule should be officially released within the soon future.
Update 2 (11/27):

  • UMass's baseball schedule says they play us on April 2nd, in contradiction to the previous date of the 25th of April. However, I could find no official announcement on UMass's website so I will assume it is tentative. This would give us five games in five days with Seton Hall x 3 before and Boston College after, plus it would give us eight games in nine days due to the Pitt series, so I'm guessing BC got moved. However, they have not announced their schedule yet.
  • URI's schedule states that their game vs. us on May 15th is at 11:00 AM at Dodd Stadium. 
  • The Quinnipiac game time (3:00 PM) has been confirmed by Quinnipiac's website.
  • Ditto for Fairfield (also 3:00)
  • The Thursday and Friday games at Pittsburgh will be played at 3:00 PM, and the Saturday game at 1:00 PM, per their website.
  • In contradiction to the reports of a Saturday Doubleheader, we will play at Louisville Friday the 27th under the lights at 6:00 PM, before 1:00 PM showdowns on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Bryant's website states that the April 24th game at JOC is at 3:30 PM. I'm going to assume that's correct.
  • Brown hosts us at 3:15 PM (schedule)
  • Yale's schedule shows our home opener as a 3:15 PM start, and explicity notes that it is a "9-inning game".

Friday, November 25, 2011

Some Updates

Unfortunately, with fall season slowing down and not as many winter sports, there isn't as much to cover here. So, I likely won't be making daily posts at the moment. However, I return to school in 51 days, and will be attending UConn-UNC in 52 days for women's basketball. That is exciting. For now though, it's just tracking the men's soccer team through the NCAA tournament, watching the struggling football team, and hoping our basketball teams can do well again. Go Huskies!

Friday, November 18, 2011

UConn Sports Roundup, November 18th

Alex Gerke and UConn got
the blowout win.
Men's Ice Hockey: On Wednesday night, Alex Gerke recorded a Hat trick in a 8-3 blowout over Sacred Heart. Good to see the Huskies win again. Next up is a game at Yale tomorrow at 7:00 PM. It will be on WHUS.

Men's Basketball: The Huskies defeated Maine 80-60 last night. Maine was within six at halftime, but the Huskies did a great job pulling away in the second. I didn't get a chance to watch anything but highlights so i can't comment much, but we're 3-0 against three weak teams that we should have done better against.

Men's Soccer: Monmouth beat Stony Brook on Penalty Kicks last night, so we will face them Sunday at 1:00 in the Second Round o the NCAA Tournament. The game will be on WHUS and Winner will face either Wake Forest or #14 James Madison next Sunday.

Field Hockey: The Huskies currently lead UNC 3-0 with 15 minutes to go in the National Semifinal. Winner will face the late game winner (Maryland or Old Dominion) for the championship on Sunday at noon. Watch today's game here. Update 3:22 PM: Goal UNC. 12:20 left and it's 3-1.Update 3:30 PM: UNC scored another goal apparently making it 3-2, but it was wiped off for being too high. Still 3-1, under five minutes to go. Tar Heels have a man advantage since they pulled the goalie.Update 3:35 PM: 3-2. 56.5 seconds left.Update 3:36 PM: And the Tar Heels get another goal. 23.6 seconds left in regulation and a 3-3 tie. I'll post a fuller summary when it's done.Update 4:00 PM: UConn successfully defends two penalty corners to wrap up a scoreless OT1. Fifteen more minutes of sudden victory and then penalty strokes if we're still tied.Update 4;11: Goal Tarheels. UNC wins 4-3.

Football: Gameday vs. Louisville is tomorrow at noon. More on that tomorrow.

Women's Volleyball: Jordan Kirk earned all Big East second team honors. More here.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

UConn Sports Roundup, November 16th

I've been a bit busy lately, but I'll try to update this more regularly.

Men's Soccer: By now you've probably heard it, but the men's soccer team made it to the Big East Final before losing 1-0 in OT to St. John's. They will face the winner of Monmouth and Stony Brook in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday at 1:00 PM. That game is free on It will also be on WHUS.

UConn hockey faces
Sacred Heart tonight in
a rematch of Hockey Fest
last year at Rentschler.
Men's Ice Hockey: Gets underway at 7:05 PM tonight from Freitas against Sacred Heart. The Huskies will look to get back to winning ways after a tough weekend. That game will be live on WHUS as well.

Women's Hockey: Continues to struggle, having been shut out three straight games and has one win this whole season. They need to turn it around quickly. They will face Boston University on the road this Saturday at 3:00 before hosting Vermont Sunday at 2:00.

UConn beat Pacific last night
by over 50 points.
Football: The Huskies are 4-5 and need to win two of three to get a bowl bid. They will host Louisville and Rutgers before heading to Cincinnati. All games will be at noon on Saturdays, with the Louisville one being on SNY/Big East Regional Network. We may get a bowl bid, but we don't deserve one. In any case, hopefully Scott McCummings gets more action this weekend after his comeback vs. Syracuse.

Men's Basketball: The Huskies are 2-0 after wins over Columbia and Wagner and will head to XL Center for the first time tomorrow when they host Maine at 7:00 on SNY. They should win that game, but the Wagner game was closer than it should have been, so you never know.

Women's Basketball: The  #4 Huskies routed Pacific last night, 112-53. Those are the Huskies we're used to, blowing teams out. Kareena Mosqueda-Lewis led the way with 25 points, while Bria Hartley added 18. Kelly Farris had six steals. Next up is #5 Stanford on Monday at 7:30 on ESPNU. Big game for the Huskies at home.

Field Hockey: The #4 seeded Huskies will face the #1 overall seed UNC in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament at Trager Stadium in Louisville. That game will be at 2:00 PM Friday and video can be seen here at that time. In the later game, unseeded powerhouse Maryland faces Old Dominion, with the winner facing the Huskies or Tarheels on November 20th (Sunday) at Noon for the championship.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

UConn Sports Roundup, November 12, 2011

Stephane Diop led the Huskies
to victory vs. Louisville last
Men's Soccer: We're on to the Big East Final! We defeated Louisville 1-0 yesterday thanks to a perfect strike from distance off the foot of Stephane Diop in the 81st minute. We will face St. John's in the final tomorrow at noon. That game is available nationally on CBS Sports Network and locally on SNY and other regional television.

Field Hockey: The Huskies defeated Princeton, 3-2 earlier today. They will face the winner of Penn State-Northeastern in the Quarterfinals tomorrow at 2:00. Anne Jeute scored two goals for the Huskies and Chloe Hunnable added a third.

UConn handled Columbia fairly easily last night, but
could have done better.
Men's Basketball: The Huskies opened up the season by beating Columbia, 70-57.  Jeremy Lamb led the way with 30 points. The Huskies will next face Wagner on Monday at 7:30. That game will be at Gampel Pavilion and air on SNY. A 13 point win over a .500 team from the Ivy League is decent, but we hardly blew them out of the water. Also, the championship banner was unveiled, but not before technical difficulties delayed the dropping of the tarp.

The Huskies and Crusaders last
faced off in last year's opener.
UConn won 117-37.
Women's Basketball: It's opening day for the Huskies tomorrow at 2:00 as they host the Holy Cross Crusaders. That game will be on CPTV live from Gampel. It should be an easy win.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Weekend Preview November 11th-13th, 2011

A big weekend coming up. Big East Soccer Championship, opening rounds for Field Hockey NCAA Tournament, and of course, BASKETBALL OPENING NIGHT!!!!!! Let's take a look.

Red Bull Arena will host the
Big East Tournament today
and Sunday.
Men's Soccer: The Big East Championship semifinal is tonight at 5:00 PM against Louisville. That game is live from Red Bull arena on CBS College Sports Network. The Huskies defeated Louisville 1-0 earlier this season. Of course, the winner will get the winner of St. John's-Villanova on Sunday at noon. That game is on CBSCS and We will also be heading to the NCAA Tournament next weekend, and will likely be hosting straight through to the quarterfinals if we can win this tournament. Even if we lose today or Sunday, we might. Also, seven Huskies won postseason conference awards. See here for more details.

Field Hockey: The Huskies will be hosting the First and Second Rounds of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday and Sunday. At 11:30 AM on Saturday UConn will take on the Princeton Tigers. At 2:00 PM on the same day, Penn State faces Northeastern. The winners square off at 2:00  on Sunday. The winner of that game advances to the National Semifinal on November 18th in Louisville. Any UConn games during the semifinals or final will be on All-Access free.

Jeremy Lamb looks to lead
the Huskies.
Men's Basketball: Huskies open up the season tonight vs. Columbia. It should be a blowout. We're ranked #4 in the nation, and they are at the bottom of the Ivy League. Kemba may be gone, but this is still an excellent team. I just hope we have the team chemistry to win games. That's my biggest concern.

Women's Basketball: The women open on Sunday vs. Holy Cross. Another blowout. We beat them by 80 last year. We  may not have Maya Moore, but we're still a Top 5 program. And the fact that we're surprised to "only" be #5 should say something about how great our program is.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

UConn Sports Roundup November 9th

The NCAA Tournaments are getting underway. Let's hope
the Huskies can do well.
Field Hockey: The Huskies will host a regional as the #3 overall seed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They will host Princeton at 11:30 AM on Saturday, to be followed by Northeastern vs. Penn State. A webstream of both games will be available on All-Access for FREE! The winners meet on Sunday to go to the Final Four. This could be a great Tournament for the Huskies. Two home wins away from the Semifinals. And we beat Princeton and Penn State already. And Northeastern shouldn't be very hard to beat if they can upset the Nittany Lions. I like our chances. Go Huskies!
Caroline Doty looks to return

Women's Basketball: Exhibition tonight vs. Pace at XL Center. Get ready for a blowout with nobody there. Regular season gets underway Sunday vs. Holy Cross
Let's beat Cards!

Men's Soccer:  We will face Louiville Friday at 5:00 PM in the Big East semifinal. That game will be on CBS College Sports. This should be exciting as well. Huskies are awesome. Why can't I be on campus this semester?

Monday, November 7, 2011

UConn Sports Roundup, November 7th

Big weekend just ended. Here we go...

The Huskies, led by Tony Cascio, got the win against Rutgers.
They will look to beat Louisville on Friday.
Men's Soccer: The Huskies advanced to the Big East semifinals by defeating Rutgers, 3-1. The Scarlet Knights led 1-0 at halftime, but UConn battled back to win 3-1. Things got a bit chippy at the end with perhaps some punches being thrown. No word yet on suspensions. In any case, the Huskies will advance to the Big East semifinals Friday at Red Bull Arena, where they will face Louisville at 5:00 PM. Winner gets the winner of Villanova-St. John's on Sunday at noon.

Field Hockey: The Huskies lost to Syacuse, 3-2 in the Big East Championship game. The selection show for the NCAA tournament is tomorrow at 8:00 PM on the NCAA's website. The Huskies went down 3-0 early, but almost managed another comeback. Oh well. Let's do better in the NCAA Tournament.

Women's Volleyball: The Huskies lost 3-1 to West Virginia. This eliminates their slim postseason hopes. We do, still, have two road games at Rutgers and Seton Hall next weekend.

Men's Basketball: Former UConn player Kevin Freeman has joined the team as a coaching staff. More info here. Also, the Huskies beat C.W. Post, 91-61 in an exhibition. The real season starts Friday night vs. Columbia on ESPNU at 7:00 PM.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

UConn Huskies Sports Roundup, November 6th

I'm going to keep it short today since I'm busy. But I'll be back tomorrow. 

Men's Soccer: Quarterfinal today at 1:00 PM at Rutgers. You can watch it here. Winner faces winner of Louisville and Marquette Friday at 5:00.

Field Hockey: The Huskies will go for the Big East title today at 1:00. That can be seen here.

Women's Volleyball: Faces Pttsburgh today at 2:00 PM.

Friday, November 4, 2011

UConn Sports Roundup, November 4th, 2011 (UPDATED 2:03 PM)

J.S. Coyne Field in Syracuse is the setting for this
weekend's Big East Field Hockey Tournament. 
Men's Soccer: The Huskies dominated DePaul in the Big East first round, 4-0. UConn outshot the Blue Demons 26-4 and Carlos Alvarez added two goals, including one on a penalty kick. And frankly, this could have been even more of a blowout. Let's hope the Huskies can keep it up when they head into Rutgers on Sunday at 1 for the quartefinals.

Women's Basketball: Tiffany Hayes and Stephanie Dolson each had a double-double as the Huskies defeated Assumption 89-30 in an exhibition match. This should come as no surprise given that Assumption is Division II. But let's hope we can do well in the real season. Next up, we host Pace in an exhibition on Wednesday, before opening the Season vs. Holy Cross on Sunday, November 13th.

The Huskies will look to
beat Rutgers on Sunday in the Big
East soccer tournament. .
Field Hockey: The Big East Tournament gets underway today at 12:30 as the Huskies take on the Louisville Cardinals at J.S. Coyne Field in Syracuse. After that, the Orange will host Villanova. The two winners will square off at 1:00 PM on Sunday. The Orange will look to take home field advantage, while the Huskies want revenge from last year's beating at home on the hands of Syracuse. All games can be seen on

Women's Ice Hockey: The Huskies play a home-and-home with Northeastern starting tonight. The leg in Boston will be today at 7:00 PM,  while the red and black Huskies come to Freitas tomorrow at 4:00. The home game can be seen on Huskies All-Access.

Men's Ice Hockey: The Huskies are in Erie, Pa this weekend as they face Mercyhurst tonight and Saturday. Both games are at 7:05.

Women's Volleyball: The Huskies will host their final two home games of the season as they face West Virginia (tonight, 7:00 PM) and Pittsburgh (Sunday, 2:00 PM). The Huskies are 3-7 in Big East play, while West Virginia and Pitt are 4-7. Also, the Huskies have won two straight.

Football: The Huskies host the Orange tomorrow at noon on ESPNU. If they want any shot of making a bowl game, the Huskies need to win. A 3-6 start plus games vs. Rutgers and at Cincinnati, and we're done. But we're two point favorites. Let's hope we can win.

UPDATE 2:03 PM: The Huskies trailed 2-0 to Louisville early, but came back to win 3-2. Next up is Cuse or Nova. Summary to follow.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

UConn Sports Roundup, November 3rd, 2011

Here's to great years for both of our hoops teams!
Men's Basketball: Good showing in the exhibition last night as the Huskies beat  American International by a convincing score of 78-35. Jeremy Lamb had 17 points and Shabazz Napier had 15. Ryan Boatright did not play due to eligibility issues. Let's look forward to the actual season, but first the second exhibition, Sunday vs. CW Post at XL Center. The first real game is Friday, November 11th vs. Columbia at 7:00 PM.

Women's Basketball: The women host Assumption in an exhibition at 7:30 PM at Gampel. Coverage is on and WTIC.

Men's Soccer: The first round of the Big East Tournament will be tonight at 6:00 PM at Morrone Stadium. The Huskies will host DePaul. With a win, we will face off on Sunday afternoon at Rutgers at 1:00 PM. Currently, the Huskies are #4 in the RPI computer rankings but only 7th in the Coaches' Poll. Top four teams in the NCAA Tournament are assured of home games through the quarterfinals and then the neutral-site College Cup. If we can win the Big East Tournament, we have a good chance of being one of them.

Field Hockey: And of course, the Field Hockey Big East Tournament is this weekend. Tomorrow at 12:30, the Huskies face the Louisville Cardinals at 12:30 PM. Then, the host team Syracuse will play Villanova at 3:00 PM. The winners face off on Sunday at 1:00 and all games are free live online at

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November 1st UConn Huskies Sports Roundup

Internet is finally back here! And we've got a very busy sports week coming up...

These DePaul fans are happy. Let's
hope it's not because they're going to
beat us. 
Men's Soccer: The men will take on DePaul in the opening round of the Big East Tournament on Thursday at a time TBA. With a win, the Huskies would move to the quarterfinals and face Rutgers on the road on Sunday at 1:00 PM. The Thursday game will be on WHUS. We just have to hope not to lose on Penalty Kicks again. Or at all. Let's not have another late season collapse, ok? Plain ridiculous how this happens every year. It shouldn't.

Football: It's Syracuse gameweek, as the Huskies will host the Orange on Saturday at noon on ESPNU. Weather is to be sunny with a high of 49 degrees. Better than October snow. The Huskies are 3-5 and desparately need a win in order to go to a bowl. Syracuse is 5-3 overall and 1-2 in Big East games.

Do these oranges intimidate you? No.
Nor should they. We can b
eat the Orange.
Field Hockey: The #4 ranked Huskies will play Louisville in a Big East Tournament semifinal on Friday afternoon at 12:30. You can see that game on The winner will face the winner of Syracuse-Villanova, which will be played at 3:00. The championship will be Sunday at 1:00. All games can be seen on Also, the Huskies are ranked #4 in the RPI. Hopefully, this means we can get a national seed in the Tournament and host a regional. That would give us a huge boost towards the Final Four. But let's focus on this tournament first. Syracuse essentially has home field advantage, but we had it last year and the Orange beat us in the final. Let's get revenge.

Finally time for Hoops! Yay!
Men's Basketball: The exhibition opener vs. American International is tomorrow night at 7:30 PM on Huskies All-Access and WTIC-1080. The Huskies obliterated the Yellow Jackets last year and should do so this year too. But it's nice to see players in game action for the first time. Plus we get to see the walk-ons for the only time. And Jim Calhoun gets to laugh at his alma mattter when he beats them.

Women's Basketball: Not to be outdone, the women will host Assumption on Thursday night, also at 7:30 PM. Can we "bounce back" from our "poor" Final Four season and win another championship? Well it starts in two days...

Men's Ice Hockey: Not much to report since the Army game on Sunday was postponed. It will be on February 7th at 7:05 PM. That's a Tuesday and the only other Husky contest is when the women's hoops team heads to Louisville. The Huskies will travel to Mercyhurst this Friday and Saturday night. Both games start at 7:05 PM. Let's hope the long layover between games doesn't hurt our hot streak.

Women's Ice Hockey: The Huskies look for their second win of the season as they face Northeastern on Saturday afternoon at 4:00. That game will be on Huskies All-Access.