Sunday, October 28, 2012

Weekly Schedule October 29-November 11

The weekly schedule for October 29 to November 11

Key:

(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

Key:

(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)...my 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.

Test 2

Test 2.

This is a test of my ability to post multiple photos
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Test

This is a test of my blogging from iPhone.

Can we see the shoe and what will it look like?

Update: what happens if I add two photos?

Friday, September 28, 2012

Weekly Schedule October 1-14

Weekly schedule October 1-14

Key:

(Y) - Definitely Attending
(P) - Probably Attending
(M) - Might Attend
(D) - Doubtful to Attend

Friday, October 5:

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

Saturday, October 6:

3:00 PM: Men's Ice Hockey exh. vs. York (P)

Sunday, October 7:

1:00 PM: Women's soccer vs. Marquette (Y)

Tuesday, October 9:

7:00 PM: Men's soccer vs. Iona (M)

Friday, October 12:

4:00 PM: Women's volleyball vs. Cincinnati, followed by First Night (P)

Saturday, October 13:

TBD: Football Homecoming vs. Temple (Y)
12:00 PM: Field Hockey vs. Georgetown (M) Will attend if no conflict with football

Sunday, October 14:

1:00 PM: Field Hockey vs. Stanford (Y)
2:00 PM: Women's volleyball vs. Louisville (P) will go after field hockey

PS: Visit Paul Fornica and Paul Formica for US House. Great websites.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Known UConn Games Spring 2013

Known Games for Spring 2013 UConn Sports

The full softball schedule is available here

Women's Lacrosse

Sunday, April 7, 2013:
at Villanova, 1:00 PM (source)
Friday, April 12, 2013: vs. Cincinnati, 3:00 PM (source)
Friday, April 26, 2013: at Georgetown, 4:00 pm (source)

Baseball:

There is also a tournament at Central Florida against UCF and Michigan, date unknown.
There is also a tournament at Stetson the weekend of March 1 against Stetson, Ohio State, and Central Michigan.
They have a 3 game series at Presbyterian over spring break and one game at College of Charleston.
They also have a 3 game road series at Sam Houston State.
They have a 3 game series against George Mason the last weekend of the season and will probably play 24 conference games.
(Above quote from Chris Jones)

Update: Notre Dame will play 24 conference games, 3 each against 8 opponents, presumably we will too

Additional details:


Friday, February 15, 2013: vs. Indiana @ Dunedin, FL, 4:00 PM (source)
Saturday, February 16 or Sunday February 17: vs. Purdue in Dunedin, FL (source)
Friday, April 26: at Notre Dame, 5:35 PM
Saturday, April 27: at Notre Dame, 2:05 PM
Sunday, April 28: at Notre Dame, 1:05 PM

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Weekly Schedule September 10th-23rd

My schedule of games for September 10th-23rd is below. Since this coming week is a slow week, I've included two weeks, but the second week will be updated next week at this time.

Key:

(Y) - Will Attend
(P) - Probably Attending
(M) - Might Attend
(D) - Doubtful to Attend

Friday, September 14:

7:00 PM: Women's Volleyball vs. Harvard (Y)

Saturday, September 15:

12:00 PM: Field Hockey vs. Rutgers (P)

Sunday, September 16:

2:00 PM: Field Hockey vs. Yale (Y)

Tuesday, September 18:

7:00 PM: Men's Soccer vs. Boston College (P)

Friday, September 21:

7:00 PM: Field Hockey vs. New Hampshire (P)
7:00 PM: Volleyball vs. Villanova (D)
I will attend one of them

Saturday, September 22:

7:00 PM: Men's soccer vs. St. John's (Y)

Sunday, September 23:

2:00 PM: Volleyball vs. Georgetown (Y)

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Weekly Schedule September 3 - September 9

Here is the weekly schedule for September 3 to September 9.

Key:

(Y) - Will Attend
(P) - Probably Attending
(M) - Might Attend
(D) - Doubtful to Attend

Wednesday, September 5:

7:00 PM: Women's soccer vs. Marist (D)

Friday, September 7:

7:00 PM:  Men's soccer vs. Washington (Y)

Saturday, September 8:

12:00 PM: Football vs. NC State (Y)

Sunday, September 9:

7:00 PM: Men's soccer vs. Boston University (Y)

Games 3-10-109 and 3-11-110: Women's Volleyball UConn Classic vs. Fairfield and Michigan State, Plus Two Undercard Games

What: UConn Women's Volleyball UConn Classic: Dartmouth vs. Michigan State, UConn vs. Fairfield, Fairfield vs. Dartmouth, UConn vs. Michigan State

Where: Gampel Pavilion

When: Saturday, September 1  - 10 AM, 12:30 PM, 5 PM, 7:30 PM

Result: MSU 3 DAR 0, UC 3 FAIR 0, FAIR 3 DAR 0, MSU 3, UC 0. Overall, Michigan State goes 2-0 for the day, UConn and Fairfield go 1-1, and Dartmouth goes 0-2.

UConn and Fairfield face
eachother. Yes, they are going
white-on-white. Confusing
Doubleheaders are always fun, but what about double doubleheaders? That must be twice the fun, right? Right. I got to Gampel around 9:30 AM to watch the first matchup of the day, and third of the tournament (I missed Day 1 because I was at men's soccer). Michigan State beat Dartmouth 3 games to none. It was an interesting matchup, but not particularly close. Michigan State won, as they were expected to do.

Then came the first main match, involving the Huskies, as they took on the Fairfield Stags. You can see in the photo on the left that the two teams went white-on-white, which was very confusing.

We won the first set rather easily. The last two took some trouble, but we won them too. I must say the marketing people have done a great job at attracting students and other fans since I was last there two years ago. There was a good total - officially 156 for the first game, but I thought we had more. For the second game, we nearly doubled that with 312 fans.

But the second part of the day didn't start until 5:00 and the first game let out around 2:00. I walked across the street to the Student Union for lunch, then watched some football in the lounge. I saw Ohio upset Penn State, in an upset I had predicted earlier. I also saw Bowling Green get out to an early lead against Florida, but evidently they were unable to hold on.

Speaking of the second game, it was against Big Ten power Michigan State. Although we won our first two matches of the tournament, the Spartans proved too much for us to handle. They won in straight sets. It was still exciting to see such a prominent team come to our place.

A full day of volleyball, and a fun one at that. Even if we didn't win the second game and take the tournament crown, it was still a great day.


Game 3-9-108

What: Men's soccer vs. Dartmouth
When: Friday, August 31, 7:00 PM
Where: Morrone Stadium
Result: Win 2-1 (OT)

The Big Green players warm up
before the match
I was worried heading into this contest that this would be a "trap" game for the Huskies as we looked ahead to the nationally televised matchup vs. Washington on Friday. After all, that almost happened vs. Yale and Boston University last year. And alas, it almost happened again here.

We were up 1-0 late, but gave up a goal with 6 seconds left to tie it at 1. Thankfully, Mamadou scored a goal in overtime for a 2-1 victory. It was a scare, but we won.

A win is a win, after all. But if we play like this against Washington, we're going to lose. I'll take this result, but we need to pick up our play now that our schedule is getting tough. 

Above, see a picture of Dartmouth warming up. If you look closely, you'll see the scoreboard gives their name as "Green".

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Game 3-8-107: Men's Soccer vs. St. Francis

What: Men's Soccer vs. St. Francis

When: Saturday, August 25, 2012, 7:00 PM

Where: Morrone Stadium

Result: Win 1-0

This was the first regular season game of the year for men's soccer, so it was also the first Goal Patrol meeting. It was crowded, probably more crowded than it will be at any game the rest of the season. We probably had several hundred students, at least, at the Goal Patrol meeting. Then it was on to Morrone Stadium.

St. Francis warmups - why
the red?
When we arrived, St. Francis was warming up. They were wearing red uniforms. (See picture on left) This confused me because I distinctly recalled St. Francis wearing blue when we played them before. Several thoughts occurred to me - was I wrong? Had they changed their uniforms? Were we playing the other St. Francis? But it turns out, those were just their warm ups. Strange. They changed into blue uniforms for the actual game, per their school colors. But the red warmups looked like real uniforms. They had numbers only on the front, while the real uniforms had numbers only on the back, but they could easily have been interchanged. Is one the alternate away uniform or something, and they use it as warmups when they're not wearing it? I don't know. Anyway, you can view a photo of the blue game uniforms on this page as well.

St. Francis huddling in blue uniforms
before the game. 
Then the game started. We scored our only goal on a Mamadou Doudou Diouf penalty kick, but frankly it could have been a lot more of a blowout. We had almost 20 shots, and about a dozen chances that could easily have led to goals. But we only scored one. But a win is a win. We are ranked #1 in one poll now and #4 in the other. With #2 UCLA losing to St. Francis, we could be ranked #3 next week in that poll. Next up for men's soccer is Dartmouth next Friday. There are a women's soccer game and a field hockey game tomorrow at 1:00 PM. I may go to one, and I probably will. But there's other events going on then that aren't sports that I may attend instead. I don't know yet. I'll update tomorrow.

Regardless, I will be at the men's soccer vs. Dartmouth Friday night. But I can't attend football vs. UMass Thursday night, which is disappointing. I get out of class at 6:15, but that doesn't leave me time to catch the bus, the last one leaves at 6:00. That's all for now.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Weekly Schedule, August 20 - September 2

The schedule of games I plan on attending, next week and the week after. Next week is break, but I'll still be on campus. The week after is the first week of classes.

Key:

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

Friday, August 24:

7:00 PM: Women's Soccer vs. Boston College (Y)

Saturday, August 25:

12:00 PM: Field Hockey vs. Bucknell (Y)
7:00 PM: Men's soccer vs. St. Francis (Y)

Sunday, August 26:

1:00 PM: Field Hockey vs. Sacred Heart (D)
1:00 PM: Women's soccer vs. Maine (M)
Between the two, it's a (P)

Thursday, August 30:

7:30 PM: Football vs. UMass (N)
I get out of class at 6:15, in time to watch the game on TV, but not to catch the bus

Friday, August 31:

7:00 PM: Men's soccer vs. Dartmouth (Y)
All simultaneous games are therefore (N), unless rain cancels the soccer game.

Saturday, September 1:

10:00 AM: Women's Volleyball - Toyota UConn Classic: Michigan State vs. Dartmouth (P)
12:30 PM: Women's Volleyball - Toyota UConn Classic: UConn vs. Fairfield (Y)
5:00 PM: Women's Volleyball - Toyota UConn Classic: Fairfield vs. Dartmouth (P)
7:30 PM: Women's Volleyball - Toyota UConn Classic - UConn vs. Michigan State (Y)

Game 3-5-105: Women's Soccer vs. Vermont

What: Women's soccer vs. Vermont

When: Sunday, August 19, 2012, 1:00 PM

Where: Morrone Stadium

Result: Win 4-2

Vermont in the green,
UConn in the white.
Finally, a regular season game! After Friday night's game was interrupted and not counted, this one finally counts. Home opener - take two!

As it was, we outshot the Catamouths 25-3, but somehow allowed 2 of those 3 shots to go in. The third almost went in. It's troubling, because if teams manage to shoot against us, we'll be in trouble.

Nevertheless, we won. We went down 1-0 early, and it looks like the UCLA near-win was false hope. But we went up 2-1, and we were finally ahead. Vermont evened it 2-2, which had some of the fans groaning. But less than 30 seconds later, we took the lead back! We showed quick strike ability, scoring again right after that.

Mini husky on my desk
On the way out, they gave out miniature husky things. They're kind of cute. I'm not surprised they waited until the end. Keep the fans in their seats, even when the game became a blowout. You can see a photo on the right.

Unfortunately, two of our players left with injuries. The refs let Vermont get away with almost anything. We got called for a lot of fouls however. Bad refeereing. Maybe he was from Vermont?

Well, I finally saw a regular season UConn game this year. The next game will be Friday night, with the women's soccer again playing, this time against Boston College. On Saturday, I'll be at two games, field hockey against Bucknell and men's soccer OPENER vs. St. Francis. I'll also be posting a schedule for the first week of classes later today.

Game 3-4-103: Men's Soccer Exhibition vs. Stony Brook

What: Men's soccer exhibition vs. Stony Brook
Stony Brook (red) and
UConn (blue) before a
corner kick

When: Saturday, August 18, 2012, 7:00 PM

Where: Morrone Stadium

Result: Tie 0-0

Exhibitions are usually nothing special. But this game was unique. First of all, we were wearing our blue road uniforms while Stony Book was wearing their red uniforms. We did that last year against the Seawolves too. And we wore our blue uniforms vs. UMass in the first exhibition. Not sure if it means anything for the regular season.

Andre in his plain
white T-shirt.
As for the game itself, there was no scoring. 0-0 draw, although we had A LOT of chances. We need to beat teams like Stony Brook, but it was an exhibition, so I guess it's ok.

The interesting part was when Andre Blake got a controversial yellow card that he probably didn't deserve. Speaking of Blake, he was wearing a plain white t-shirt to signify he was the goalkeeper. No number or team name. We in the Goal Patrol were discussing why he was wearing that. Did he lose his goalie shirts and simply grab the first thing in his drawer? I don't know.

There were only a few students in the Goal Patrol but we were joined by a few little kids late in the game. They joined us in calling the goalie names like "weenie with hot sauce". Actually, only they did that. But it's a kind of cool name. We should remember it for the future. The first regular season game is this Saturday vs. St. Francis. I will finally attend my first regular season game in ANY sport today at 1:00 PM as the women's soccer team takes on Vermont. I attended the UCLA women's soccer game, but it didn't count.


Saturday, August 18, 2012

August 17, 2012: Women's Soccer vs. UCLA: NO CONTEST

What: Women's soccer vs. UCLA
Where: Morrone Stadium
When: August 17, 2012
Result: NO CONTEST

Well, it was fun while it lasted. We had a 3-2 lead over #6 UCLA with 32 minutes left. Then lightning came and they delayed the game. And then they canceled the game as the lightning continued. 12 more minutes and it would have been official. Unfortunately, it doesn't count so it is declared "NO CONTEST".

Therefore, I am not counting it as a game in my games log, although it will be duly noted that I attended.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Game 3-3-102: Women's Field Hockey exhibition vs. Quinnipaic

What: Field Hockey exhibition vs. Quinnipiac
Where: Sherman Family Sports Complex
When: Thursday August 16, 12:00 PM
Result: Win, 6-1

The players warming up
before the match.
From 10:00-11:35, I was in philosophy class for the last time before the final. Fortunately, my class was in the Classroom Building, a two minute walk from the Sherman Family Sports Complex. I stopped by the Student Union to have a quick lunch, then walked across the street to Sherman.

Field hockey exhibitions are a bit different from regular season games. They have three periods of 25 minutes, instead of two halves of 35 minutes. Also, the scoreboard reset the score after each period. We lost the first period 1-0, won the second period by the same score, and won the third period 5-0. The total above reflects the combined score.

There was a family sitting behind me, and their daughter was on the team, I guess. They were cheering really loudly when she scored a goal. Unfortunately, I don't know who "she" is, because there were no roster sheets and no P.A. system. However, the player was laughing about it, and about how vocal her family was. Reminds me of my family. :-)

Melissa Gonzalez (left, in white)
and an unknown fan (in blue).
Surprisingly, as I said, we were down 1-0 after the first period to a far lesser team in the Bobcats. But we evened the score in the second on a penalty stroke, and scored five goals in the third to win 6-1. One of those goals came on a penalty stroke. Strange to have two penalty strokes in the same game.

Early in the first period, UConn alumnus Melissa Gonzalez came into the stands, fresh off her Olympic performance. She was wearing her Team USA Warmup jersey. It's hard to tell in the photo, but there was a really big Nike Swoosh on there on the right side, as well as some bizarre lime green piping in the collar area. Seemed kind of weird. Lime green is not a national color, why is it on our USA warmups?

In any case, Gonzalez got a warm welcome from the fans, most of whom recalled her time as a player. In an otherwise ordinary exhibition, Gonzalez added some excitement to the fans in the seats. Even though USA finished last among 12 teams, it's still impressive that she made the team, went to London, and competed.


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Game 3-1-100: Women's Soccer exhibition vs. LIU

What: Women's soccer vs. LIU-Brooklyn
Where: Morrone Stadium
When: 1:00 PM, Sunday, August 12, 2012
Result: Win 2-1

This was my first game of the year, and my 100th game over all. Exciting! And considering it was an exhibition, you could say the same about the game.

The players warm up before the match. 
UConn came out wearing their gray warm-up uniforms for the whole game. At first I thought they were just wearing them for practice, but they wore them the whole game. And LIU's uniforms had no numbers. Strange.

UConn got off to a 1-0 lead just before the half, thanks to a Linda Ruutu goal off a free kick. We went up 2-0 later, when we scored a goal in the second half. In the end, it was 2-1.

Not very exciting in general, but for an exhibition game it was. The real action starts next weekend, but this was just to get us (and the players) warmed up.

What kind of a name is Blackbirds, by the way? Hardly intimidating, unless it's 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.

Next up is a men's soccer game vs. UMass tonight. The Goal Patrol (or some of them) will be there. It should be fun. Details to come.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Women's Soccer exhibition vs. Northeastern CANCELLED

The women's soccer exhibition vs. Northeastern has been cancelled. Two games on Sunday - one women's soccer, and one men's soccer, are next up. The weather shows patchy fog for that day, but no rain. I'll be at both.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Known UConn 2012-13 Basketball Schedule

I am splitting this off the original post which had ALL known UConn games for this season, most schedules for fall have been released, but basketball has not. I will update this as info is know.

Last Updated August 23 2012:


Men's Basketball:

Thursday, Novemebr 1: vs. American International (exh), at Gampel, time TBD (source)
Sunday, November 4: vs. UMass-Lowell (exh), at XL, time TBD
Friday, November 9: vs. Michigan State at Ramstein AFB, Germany, TBD (source)
Tuesday, November 13: vs. Vermont, TBD (probably at Gampel) source
Friday, November 16: vs. Wake Forest, 6:30 PM in Virgin Islands Paradise Jam
Saturday, November 17 or Sunday, November 18: vs. Iona-Quinnipiac loser, 6:30 PM (Sat) or vs. Iona-Quinnipiac winner (Sun), 9:00 PM
Monday, November 19: vs. George Mason, Mercer, New Mexico, or Illinois Chicago at Paradise Jam, time TBA
Sunday, November 25: vs. Stony Brook, time and location TBA (source)
Tuesday, December 4: vs. NC State at Madison Square Garden, 9:00 PM (Jimmy V Classic)
Monday, December 17: vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore, TBD (source)
Friday, December 21: vs. Fordham - source says "the Rams will head up to Storrs, Conn." but as it's over Winter Break, I think it's referring to the fact that UConn is in Storrs, and not saying the game is in Storrs. Actually other source says it's in Storrs. Would be strange to put it in Gampel over break, but maybe they are.
Saturday, December 29: vs. Washington, 7:30 PM, location TBD (source)
Unknown Dates:  New Hampshire (H), Harvard (H)

Conference home/away matchups (dates TBD):

Home: Cincinnati, DePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, Providence, Rutgers, USF, Syracuse, Villanova
Away: Cincinnati, DePaul, Marquette, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall, USF

Women's Basketball:

Friday, November 2: vs. Indiana U of Pennsylvania, at Gampel, time TBD (exh)
Wednesday, November 7: vs. Holy Family, at XL, Time TBD (exh)
Sunday, November 11: vs. College of Charleston, 2:00 PM, location TBD (source)
Sunday, November 18: at Texas A&M, TBD
Thursday, November 22: vs. Wake Forest, 6:00 PM in Virgin Islands (Paradise Jam)
Friday, November 23: vs. Marist, 8:15 PM @ VI
Saturday, November 24: vs. Purdue, 8:15 PM @ VI
Wednesday, November 28: vs. Colgate, TBD
Monday, December 3: vs. Maryland, 7:00 PM (XL)
Thursday, December 6: vs. Penn State, TBD
Wednesday, December 19: vs. Oakland, TBD
Saturday, December 22: at Hartford, TBD
Monday, December 31: at Oregon, TBD
Monday, January 21: vs. Duke, 7:00 PM (loc. TBD)
Monday, February 18: vs. Baylor, 9:00 PM (loc. TBD)
Monday, March 4: at Notre Dame, 7:00 PM
Conference home games (Date TBA): Notre Dame, Marquette, DePaul, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Seton Hall, Villanova
Conference road games (Date TBA): Marquette, Cincinnati, Georgetown, Providence, Rutgers, St. John's, USF

A list of home games for men and women can be found on the last page of this PDF, although you will need to rotate yourself 90 degrees, and you may need to log in. (Ticket account creation is free) Dates are not listed, but in some cases were available elsewhere.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Welcome back to a New Season! And an Upcoming Schedule Too!


Well, there are about 10 days left until the first UConn athletic event, so here's the blog again! I was a bit delinquent in posting summaries towards the end of last year, but I assure you that will change this year! It should be an exciting year. Most of our men's soccer team is back, so this could be a good year for them. Field hockey is always powerful too. Women's soccer will look to rebound. Volleyball is up and coming, I think. And thus begins my 3rd year at UConn.

I am on campus taking summer courses, so I will be attending the first two weeks of games. Here is a tentative schedule from August 10 until August 26 (the Sunday before classes start).

As you surely know,

(Y) - Will Attend
(P) - Probably Attending
(M) - Might Attend
(D) - Doubtful to Attend

Friday, August 10:


7:00 PM: Women's soccer vs. Northeastern - exh. (Y)

Saturday, August 12:


1:00 PM: Women's soccer vs. LIU  - exh. (Y)
7:00 PM: Men's soccer vs. UMass - exh. (Y)

Thursday, August 16:


12:00 PM: Women's field hockey vs. Quinnipiac - exh. (M) It depends on where I am with a final paper I have to write, and where I am with packing up my stuff to move from my summer dorm to my fall dorm


Friday, August 17:


7:00 PM: Women's soccer vs. UCLA (Y)

Saturday, August 18:


7:00 PM: Men's soccer vs. Stony Brook - exh. (Y)

Sunday, August 19:


12:00 PM: Field hockey vs. Boston College - exh. (D) I will probably attend the women's soccer game instead, since it's a regular season game.
1:00 PM: Women's soccer vs. Vermont (P) But I will definitely attend one of them


Friday, August 24:


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

Saturday, August 25:


12:00 PM: Field hockey vs. Bucknell (Y)
7:00 PM: Men's Soccer vs. St. Francis NY (Y)

Sunday, August 26:


1:00 PM: Field hockey vs. Sacred Heart (M)
1:00 PM: Women's soccer vs. Maine (M)
Between the two, I'd say (P) for one of them



Saturday, April 28, 2012

Known UConn Games 2012 Season

Below is the updated list of known UConn games for 2012 fall season.  This is based on other teams' released schedules and media reports. All games are confirmed except for those marked by (?) which will be played as listed if the Big East schedule matrix remains the same. Games have been updated as of Thursday, June 28, 2012. At that time, women's basketball had released its non-conference schedule and home and away conference games (though not dates for the latter), and all fall sports as well as hockey had released their full schedules. Additionally, there are a few known men's basketball games.


Women's Soccer:


Full schedule is up at http://www.uconnhuskies.com/sports/w-soccer/sched/conn-w-soccer-sched.html

Friday, August 10: vs. Northeastern (exh), 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 12: vs. Long Island U (exh), 1:00 PM
Friday, August 17: vs. UCLA, 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 19: vs. Vermont, 1:00 PM
Friday, August 24: vs. Boston College, 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 26: vs. Maine, 7:00 PM
Friday, August 31: vs. North Carolina in South Bend, IN, 5:00 PM
Sunday, September 2: vs. Santa Clara in South Bend, 11:00 AM
Wednesday, September 5: vs. Marist, 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 9: at Central Connecticut State, 1:00 PM
Thursday, September 13: at Syracuse, 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 16: at St. John's, 1:00 PM
Friday, September 21: at Georgetown, 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 23: at Villanova, 1:00 PM
Friday, September 28: vs. DePaul, 5:30 PM
Sunday, September 30: vs. Notre Dame, 12:00 PM
Friday, October 5: vs. USF, 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 7: vs. Marquette, 1:00 P
Thursday, October 11: at Pittsburgh, 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 20: vs. Providence, 7:00 PM

Additonally, the Big East Semifinals and Final will be hosted by Morrone Stadium November 2 and 4. First round will be at campus sites October 25, followed by quarterfinals at campus sites October 28.

Comments: Very unusual. Four home games to open the regular season, but then 6 of 7 away. Then 5 of 6 at home to end it. I'm also looking forward to the Marist game since I'm from Poughkeepsie. That will be the first time I've seen a Marist-UConn game. I'll be on campus for the summer as well, to take summer courses. So I will get to see both exhibitions as well as UCLA and Vermont. BC and Maine are WOW Weeekend. Presumably this means the men play at home Saturday night again.  Pittsburgh is now listed as a road game on UConn's website, instead of a home game as was earlier stated. This concurs with what it says on Pitt's website, as well as with the 5-5 format.

Men's Soccer:


Saturday, August 25: vs. St. Francis (NY), 7:00 PM
Friday, August 31: vs. Dartmouth, 7:00 PM
Monday, September 3: at Michigan State, 1:00 PM
Friday, September 7: vs. Washington, 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 9: vs. Boston University, 7:00 PM
Friday, September 14: at Harvard, 4:00 PM
Tuesday, September 18: vs. Boston College, 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 22: vs. St. John's, 7:00 PM
Tuesday, September 25: at Yale, 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 29: vs. Notre Dame, 7:00 PM
Wednesday, October 3: at Georgetown, 3:00 PM
Saturday, October 6: at Marquette, 8:05 PM
Tuesday, October 9: vs. Iona, 7:00 PM
Wednesday, October 17: vs. Seton Hall, 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 20: at Pittsburgh, 7:00 PM
Wednesday, October 24: at Providence, 3:00 PM
Saturday, October 27: vs. Providence, 7:00 PM

The First Round of the Big East Tournament will be October 31 on campus sites, followed by the quarterfinals on Saturday, November 3rd, also on campus sites. The semifinals and final will be November 9th and 11th at Red Bull Arena.

-
Note:

1. There will be 8 conference games, not 9. 7 within your division + one crossover. (This has been confirmed)
2. Everyone in the Blue Division will play their travel partner home-and-away due to the loss of West Virginia. Pitt, WVU's travel partner, will play two cross-over games and no home-and-away.

Field Hockey:


Complete schedule is available here or below as it has been released.


Thursday, August 16: vs. Quinnipiac, 12:00 PM (exh)
Sunday, August 19: vs. Boston College, 12:00 PM (exh)
Saturday, August 25: vs. Bucknell, 12:00 PM
Sunday, August 26: vs. Sacred Heart, 1:00 PM
Friday, August 31: vs. Penn State, 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 8: vs. Michigan in Albany, NY, 2:00 PM
Sunday, September 9: at Albany, 2:00 PM
Saturday, September 15: vs. Rutgers, 12:00 PM
Sunday, September 16: vs. Yale, 2:00 PM
Friday, September 21: vs. New Hampshire, 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 23: at Villanova, 12:00 PM
Friday, September 28: vs. Providence, 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 30: at Boston University, 5:00 PM
Wednesday, October 3: at UMass, 6:00 PM
Saturday, October 6: at Louisville, 12:00 PM
Saturday, October 13: vs. Georgetown, 12:00 PM
Sunday, October 14: vs. Stanford, 1:00 PM
Thursday, October 18: at Boston College, 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 21: at Princeton, 1:00 PM
Saturday, October 27: at Syracuse, 1:00 PM

The Big East Tournament will be November 2-4 in Louisville

Comments: More ight games this year than in past years. Penn State is the same time as the soccer game vs. Dartmouth. New Hampshire doesn't have any know conflicts (as of May 30). Providence will start while women's soccer is wrapping up. That may also be "First Night". And there are several road night games as well. Last home game is October 14, although we may host the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament again. Two games over WOW Weekend should be nice.

Men's Basketball:


Friday, November 9: vs. Michigan State at Ramstein AFB, Germany, TBD
Tuesday, November 13: vs. Vermont, TBD (probably at Gampel)
Friday, November 16: vs. Wake Forest, 6:30 PM in Virgin Islands Paradise Jam
Saturday, November 17 or Sunday, November 18: vs. Iona-Quinnipiac loser, 6:30 PM (Sat) or vs. Iona-Quinnipiac winner (Sun), 9:00 PM
Monday, November 19: vs. George Mason, Mercer, New Mexico, or Illinois Chicago at Paradise Jam, time TBA
Tuesday, December 4: vs. NC State at Madison Square Garden, 9:00 PM
Saturday, December 29: vs. Washington, TBD
Unknown Dates: Stony Brook (H), New Hampshire (H), Fordham (H)

Conference home/away matchups (dates TBD):


Home: Cincinnati, DePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, Providence, Rutgers, USF, Syracuse, Villanova
Away: Cincinnati, DePaul, Marquette, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall, USF

Women's Basketball:


Friday, November 2: vs. Indiana U of Pennsylvania, TBD (exh)
Wednesday, November 7: vs. Holy Family, TBD (exh)
Sunday, November 11: vs. College of Charleston, TBD
Sunday, November 18: at Texas A&M, TBD
Tuesday, November 22: vs. Wake Forest, 6:00 PM in Virgin Islands (Paradise Jam)
Wednesday, November 23: vs. Marist, 8:15 PM @ VI
Thursday, November 24: vs. Purdue, 8:15 PM @ VI
Monday, November 28: vs. Colgate, TBD
Monday, December 3: vs. Maryland, 7:00 PM (XL)
Thursday, December 6: vs. Penn State, TBD
Wednesday, December 19: vs. Oakland, TBD
Saturday, December 22: at Hartford, TBD
Monday, December 31: at Oregon, TBD
Dates TBD: Home games. vs. Baylor and Duke
Conference home games (Date TBA): Notre Dame, Marquette, DePaul, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Seton Hall, Villanova
Conference road games (Date TBA): Notre Dame, Marquette, Cincinnati, Georgetown, Providence, Rutgers, St. John's, USF


Men's Ice Hockey:


Full schedule (link here)


Friday, October 12: At UMass, 7:00 PM
Friday, October 26: at Holy Cross, 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 27: vs. Union (NY), 7:00 PM
Friday, November 2: at Niagara, 7:05 PM
Saturday, November 3: at Niagara, 7:05 PM
Friday, November 9: vs. Sacred Heart, 7:05 PM
Saturday, November 10: at Merrimack, 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 17: at Bentley, 7:05 PM
Friday, November 23: vs. Air Force, 7:05 PM
Saturday, November 24: vs. Air Force, 7:05 PM
Friday, November 30: vs. Canisius, 7:05 PM
Saturday, December 1: vs. Canisius, 7:05 PM
Friday, December 7: vs. Army, 7:05 PM
Saturday, December 29: Toyota UConn Classic - Minnesota State vs. Brown, 4:05 PM. UConn vs. American International, 7:15 PM
Sunday, December 30: Toyota UConn Classic Third Place Game and Final, TBD
Friday, January 4: vs. Penn State, 7:00 PM
Saturday, January 5: vs. Penn State, 7:00 PM
Friday, January 11: at Robert Morris, 7:05 PM
Saturday, January 12: at Robert Morris, 7:05 PM
Friday, January 18: vs. Mercyhurst, 7:05 PM
Saturday, January 19: vs. Mercyhurst, 7:05 PM
Tuesday, January 22: at Quinnipiac, 7:00 PM
Friday, January 25: vs. American International, 7:05 PM
Saturday, January 26: at American International, 7:05 PM
Friday, February 1: at RIT, 7:05 PM
Saturday, February 2: at RIT, 7:05 PM
Friday, February 8: vs. Bentley, 7:05 PM
Saturday, February 9: vs. Bentley, 7:05 PM
Friday, February 15: vs. Holy Cross, 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 16: at Holy Cross, 7:00 PM
Friday, February 22: at Army, 7:05 PM
Saturday, February 23: at Army, 7:05 PM
Friday, March 1: vs. Sacred Heart, 7:05 PM
Saturday, March 2: at Sacred Heart, 7:05 PM

The First Round of the AHA Tournament will be March 8-10 (Best of 3) at Campus Sites. The Second Round will be the next weekend (also at campus sites). The Semifinals and Final will be March 22 and 23 at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY.



Women's Volleyball:


Schedule has been released here or below


Friday, August 24: at Loyola Marymount, 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 25: vs. UC Santa Barbara @ LMU Tournament, 1:00 PM
Saturday, August 25: vs. Iona @ LMU Tournament, 7:30 PM
UConn Classic
Friday, August 31: vs. Dartmouth, 7:30 PM
Saturday, September 1: vs. Fairfield, 12:30 PM
Saturday, September 1: vs. Michigan State, 7:30 PM
(END OF TOURNAMENT)
Tuesday, September 4: at Hartford, 7:00 PM
Friday, September 7: vs. New Orleans @ Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Invitational, Springfield, Mo, 1:00 PM
Friday, September 7: at Missouri State, 8:30 PM
Saturday, September 8: vs. Nebraska-Omaha @ Wynn Invitational, 11:00 AM
Saturday, September 8: vs. Northern Illinois @ Wynn Invitational, 3:30 PM
New England Challenge (next 3)
Friday, September 14: vs. Harvard, 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 15: at Boston College, 1:00 PM
Saturday, September 15: at Northeastern, 1:00 PM
Friday, September 21: vs. Villanova, 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 23: vs. Georgetown, 2:00 PM
Saturday, September 29: at St. John's, 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 6: at Notre Dame, 2:00 PM
Sunday, October 7: at DePaul, 3:00 PM
Friday, October 12: vs. Cincinnati, 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 14: vs. Louisville, 2:00 PM
Friday, October 19: at USF, 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 21: at Pittsburgh, 1:00 PM
Saturday, October 27: vs. Rutgers, 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 28: vs. Seton Hall, 2:00 PM
Friday, November 2: at Marquette, 8:00  PM
Sunday, November 4: at Syracuse, 2:00 PM
Wednesday, November 7: at Georgetown, 11:30 AM
Friday, November 9: vs. USF, 7:00 PM

2 home and homes, 1 game against the other 11 teams in the Big East, total of 15 conference games. (Providence does not have Big East volleyball) I am assuming first night on October 12 is the reason for the early start vs. Louisville.


Women's Ice Hockey:


The full schedule has not been officially released, but you can find it here or below anyway.


Saturday, September 29: at Union, 4:00 PM
Friday, October 5: at RPI, 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 6: at RPI, 3:00 PM
Friday, October 12: at Colgate, 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 13: at Colgate, 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 20: at Maine, 2:00 PM
Sunday, October 21: at Maine, 2:00 PM
Friday, October 26: vs. Syracuse, 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 27: vs. Syracuse, 7:00 PM
Friday, November 2: vs. Northeastern, 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 3: at Northeastern, 3:00 PM
Saturday, November 10: at Providence, 2:00 PM
Friday, November 16: at Vermont, 2:00 PM
Sunday, November 18: vs. St. Lawrence, 2:00 PM
Friday, November 23: Nutmeg Classic at Yale, 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 24: Nutmeg Classic vs. Quinnipiac or Boston College @ Yale, TBD
Saturday, December 1: vs. Vermont, 1:00 PM
Sunday, December 2: vs. Vermont, 1:00 PM
Wednesday, January 2: vs. Princeton, 7:00 PM
Thursday, January 3: vs. Princeton, 7:00 PM
Tuesday, January 8: vs. Boston University, 7:00 PM
Saturday, January 12: at McGill, 3:00 PM (exh)
Tuesday, January 15: at Harvard, 7:00 PM
Saturday, January 19: vs. New Hampshire, 2:00 PM
Sunday, January 20: vs. New Hampshire, 2:00 PM
Saturday, January 26: vs. Maine, 1:00 PM
Sunday, January 27: at Boston College, 2:00 PM
Friday, February 1: vs. Providence, 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 2: at Providence, 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 9: vs. Northeastern, 1:00 PM
Sunday, February 10: at New Hampshire, 2:00 PM
Saturday, February 16: at Boston College, 2:00 PM
Sunday, February 17: vs. Boston College, 2:00 PM
Saturday, February 23: at Boston University, 3:00 PM
Sunday, February 24: vs. Boston University, 2:00 PM

The Hockey East Quarterfinals will be March 2 or 3 for a #6 at #3 (campus site) and a #5 at #4 (campus site) matchup. The semifinals and final will be March 9 and 10 respectively, in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Update: 100th Game, Est Terminus, and More

Well, I've been somewhat delinquent with posting summaries to this blog, but the game log should be updated. As many as three more games this weekend (with the first being my 100th Game) and that's it for 2011-2012. Well, more like Spring 2012, due to my medical leave. We'll have Est Terminus, my annual wrap-up, sometime during finals week.

Well, I'll be at my 100th game most likely tomorrow, and that's exciting. But then I've got to study for finals. It's been a great year, Husky fans!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Game Attendance Schedule for Rest of Year

Here is the game attendance schedule for the rest of the year (through the end of April, essentially)


Key

(Y) - Will Attend
(P) - Probably Attending
(M) - Might Attend
(D) - Doubtful To Attend

Tuesday, April 17:


4:00 PM: Softball vs. Rhode Island (P) I may have to leave early to get to class, we will see


Wednesday, April 18:


1:00 PM: Softball vs. DePaul, Doubleheader (P) I will be there most likely, but not until after 1:50 PM, so this may not count as two games depending on how much of game #1 I see


Friday, April 20:


3:00 PM: Baseball vs. Rutgers (Y)

Sunday, April 22:


1:00 PM: Baseball vs. Rutgers (Y)

Tuesday, April 24:


3:00 PM: Baseball vs. Bryant (Y) I will be a little late due to class most likely


Thursday, April 26:


4:00 PM: Softball vs. Hartford (P) Might leave early for class


Friday, April 27:


4:00 PM: Women's :Lacrosse vs. Villanova (P)

Saturday, April 28:


12:00 PM: Softball vs. Syracuse, Doubleheader (Y)

Sunday, April 29:


12:00 PM: Softball vs. Syracuse (P)
1:00 PM: Women's Lacrosse vs. Loyola (P)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Schedule of Games March 26 - April 15 (somewhat tentative)

Since this is a fairly slow time, here is THREE weeks of schedules!


Key:


(Y) - Will Attend
(P) - Probably Attending
(M) - Might Attend
(D) - Doubtful to Attend

Tuesday, March 27:


3:00 PM: Baseball vs. Hartford (Y) I will be about half an hour late due to class, though
4:30 PM: Softball vs. Sacred Heart, Game 2 of DH (M) Depends on when baseball ends. Might have to leave early due to class


Wednesday, March 28:


3:00 PM: Baseball vs. Central Connecticut State (Y)
4:00 PM: Softball vs. Boston University (D) Depends on when baseball ends


Friday, March 30:


3:00 PM: Baseball vs. Seton Hall (Y)

Saturday, March 31:


1:00 PM: Baseball vs. Seton Hall (Y)

Sunday, April 1:


12:00 PM: Baseball vs. Seton Hall (Y)

Tuesday, April 3:


4:00 PM: Softball vs. Massachussets (Y) May be leaving early due to class


Saturday, April 14:


11:00 AM: Women's Lacrosse vs. Notre Dame (P)
12:00 PM: Softball vs. USF (P) Will arrive late due to lacrosse. Might not get there early enough to count it. If I do, it might be Game #100 overall for me, depending on softball from previous days
2:00 PM: Softball vs. USF, Game 2 (Y) Possible game #100, depending on the three prior softball games


Sunday, April 15:


11:00 AM: Softball vs. USF (Y) Possible Game #100, depending on three previous softball games. If I don't make it to the two games on Tuesday and Wednesday, but both softball games on Saturday count, this will be game #100

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Game 2-21-89: Baseball vs. Yale

What: Baseball vs. Yale
Where: J.O. Christian Field
When: Wednesday, March 21, 3:00 PM
Result: Win, 8-0

I arrived at the JOC at 2:45 after being delayed on the bus several times. I was worried I would miss the start of opening day, but I managed to get there in time. The K-9 Unit was there as we were last year, but unfortunately they did not have a shirt in my size. So, I'll just have to wait to get one. That's ok. We've got many more games this year.

As for the game itself, it wasn't very close. Pat Butler had a no-hitter through five innings, and we shut out the Yale Bulldogs, 8-0. LJ Mazilli hit a home run in the bottom of the first to put us up 2-0, and we didn't look back. The weather was also very nice. Last year, we didn't have a game with the weather above 50 degrees until Quinnipiac the last week of classes. It's March 21 and we already had one this year. We have four more games in March, so we could and should have more nice days before April.

The Bulldogs looked like a second-class team, and they were. Big East play should be closer, but this wasn't. Some students found a list of pitcher heckles and were shouting them throughout. Very amusing. You can view it here if you're interested.

Our next home game is next Tuesday. I will  have to arrive late due to class, but I will be there. Hopefully we can win again. I will also be at the lacrosse game vs. Syracuse over the weekend. The Orange are a good team, so that will be tough. For now, Go Huskies!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Schedule Through April 1 (Repost)

The new version of my schedule through April 1. 


Key:


(Y) - Will Attend
(P) - Probably Attending
(M)- Might Attend
(D) - Doubtful to Attend
(YL), (PL), (ML), or (DL): Same as Y, P, M, or D but indicates I will be arriving late

Wednesday, March 21:


3:00 PM: Baseball vs. Yale (Y)


Saturday, March 24:


1:00 PM: Women's Lacrosse vs. Syracuse (Y)

Tuesday, March 27:


3:00 PM: Baseball vs. Hartford (PL)
4:30 PM: Softball vs. Sacred Heart, Game 2 of Doubleheader (DL) If it is still early in the game after the baseball contest, I may attend. However, I have a class at 7:00 so I will have to leave early possibly.


Wednesday, March 28:


3:00 PM: Baseball vs. Central Connecticut State (Y)
4:00 PM: Softball vs. Boston University (DL) Same as Sacred Heart, except it's not Game 2 of a doubleheader and I don't have class at 7:00


Friday, March 30:


3:00 PM: Baseball vs. Seton Hall (Y)

Saturday, March 31:


1:00 PM: Baseball vs. Seton Hall (Y)

Sunday, April 1:


1:00 PM: Baseball vs. Seton Hall (Y)

Looking ahead, we have a slow time after that. I'll be home the weekend of April 6, although we do have one game that week before. Then there are no other games until April 14, most likely. Stay tuned!



Sunday, March 11, 2012

Known Games for 2012-13 Huskies Season

It's that time again folks, where we post all games for 2012-13 UConn athletics that we deduced from other schedules. Here we go

Women's Soccer:


Thursday, September 13: at Syracuse, 1:00 PM (Note: The Orange schedule includes West Virginia, yet was released after the Mountaineers agreed to leave the conference. I'm not sure it's correct). Source

Friday, March 2, 2012

Weekly Schedule Through April 1, 2012

Surprisingly, there are no home games next week other than the Big East Women's Tournament in Hartford, which I don't have tickets for. Then, we have spring break. Here is the schedule for the first two weeks after I get back. I will likely repost the second week sometime during the first week. 

Key:


(Y) - Will Attend
(P) - Probably Attending
(M) - Might Attend
(D) - Doubtful to Attend


Wednesday, March 21, 2012:


3:00 PM: Baseball vs. Yale (Y)

Saturday, March 24, 2012:


1:00 PM: Women's Lacrosse vs. Syracuse (Y)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012:


3:00 PM: Baseball vs. Hartford (P) I will likely be late due to class.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012:


3:00 PM: Baseball vs. Central Connecticut State (Y)

Friday, March 30, 2012:


3:00 PM: Baseball vs. Seton Hall (Y)

Saturday, March 31:


1:00 PM: Baseball vs. Seton Hall (Y)

Sunday, April 1:


1:00 PM: Baseball vs. Seton Hall (Y)


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Weekly Schedule for Week of February 27-March 4

Weekly schedule for next week


Key:


(Y) - Will Attend
(P) - Probably Attending
(M) - Might Attend
(D) - Doubtful To Attend
(N) - Not Attending (only in exceptional cases)

Monday, February 27:


9:00 PM: Women's Basketball vs. Notre Dame (N) I wouldn't get back until at least midnight and I have class the next morning. It just wouldn't work.

Wednesday, February 29:


3:00 PM: Women's Lacrosse vs. Boston College (Y) Might be a little late, but I doubt it. Also, snow is forecast for Wednesday afternoon, so this game might not be played. If it is, I'll be there. 


Friday, March 2:


7:05 PM: Men's Ice Hockey vs. Canisius AHA First Round Game 1 (Y) I'll have to check on the time


Saturday, March 3:


12:00 PM: Men's Basketball vs. Pittsburgh (Y)
7:05 PM: Men's Ice Hockey vs. Canisius AHA First Round Game 2 (Y) I'll need to verify the time. I will attend unless it conflicts with basketball.


Sunday, March 4:


7:05 PM: Men's Ice Hockey vs. Canisius AHA First Round Game 3 (Y) Again, I'll need to verify the time. Also, this game will only be played if the series is tied 1-1 after two games. Obviously, if there's no game, I don't attend it.

Game 2-17-85: Men's Basketball vs. Syracuse (and Gameday)

This post is in two parts, the first is about College Gameday and the second is about the game.

What: College GameDay on ESPN
When: Saturday, February 25th, 10 AM
Where: Gampel Pavilion
Result: N/A

I arrived at 7:30 and worried I'd be far back on line. I wound up sitting with a friend a few rows up in the top level, but close to center. This of course, meant I would not be on TV, but I didn't mind. Anyway, this was somewhat interesting. It's kind of hard to summarize though if you didn't see the show. They had giveaways before and after, but I didn't win anything. And of course, we got to watch the show. It was awesome, but I really have nothing to say about it.

What: Men's Basketball vs. Syracuse
When: Saurday, February 25th, 9 PM
Where: Gampel Pavilion
Result: Loss, 71-69

Well, this was disappointing. We trailed by 17 points in the first half, and it looked over. Fortunately we managed to come back. You could literally feel the bleachers shaking when we hit a game-tying shot late. Alas, it was not meant to be. After the score bounced around a few times, the Orange went up 71-69. We inbounded it and called timeout. So we inbounded it again with 5.4 seconds left. But then we couldn't even get a shot off until after the buzzer went off. Truly pathetic. There is no excuse for this loss. Still, we sort of came together towards the end and just couldn't finish. Or Syracuse collapsed at the end and we almost got lucky. Take your pick. Anyway, I have a lot of family who went to SU and/or live in Syracuse, so now I'm going to have to endure them for the next year. But we'll face the Orange again next year, unless they jump to the ACC, and that won't happen yet most likely. So I'll have a couple more chances to watch the Huskies beat the Orange. For now though, I am 1-3 in UConn-Syracuse games, the one win coming in a women's basketball game on Senior Night last year. Let's look at some other teams the Huskies have struggled against when I go:

Boston University: 1-3 (Men's Soccer, Women's Ice Hockey, Softball)
Notre Dame: 1-2-2 (Women's Soccer, Men's Soccer, Women's Basketball, Men's Basketball)
Northeastern: 0-1-1 (Women's Ice Hockey)
Robert Morris: 0-2 (Men's Ice Hockey)

Of all the teams I have seen in multiple sports, the teams we have the worst winning percentage against are Syracuse and BU. We host the Orange in women's lacrosse March 24th, and I will probably be at that game. We also play three softball games against the Orange April 28-29. So there is still time for me to turn around the Orange Curse this year. But obviously, basketball is the biggest sport for 'Cuse games.

Game 2-16-84: Women's Lacrosse vs. Quinnipiac

Note: Info on College Gameday will be included in the post about the Syracuse basketball game, to be released soon


What: Women's Lacrosse vs. Quinnipiac
When: Saturday, February 25th, 2012, 1:00 PM
Where: George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex
Result: Win, 18-6

The Bobcats lost 18-6 to
the Huskies, who looked
far superior. 
I'd never been to a women's lacrosse game before Saturday. I'd always found a reason not to go to the couple game I would have been able to go to. But Saturday, I went. I got out of Gameday at noon, ate lunch at the Student Union, and walked across the street to Sherman to watch lacrosse. There were about 17 minutes until starting time when I got there.

Well, I had no idea what to expect and honestly didn't know what was going on half the time. But we won 18-6, behind six goals from M.E. Lapham, which is good. We are now 2-0 on the season. One thing about the game - it was very windy. 50 mile per hour gusts blowing from north to south appeared to fluster whichever goalie happened to be at that end. That's how we wound up 11-1at halftime. But then Quinnipiac only was outscored 7-5 in the second half. The wind.

There was also some man up in the bleachers with a microphone making sound effects. I didn't know you could do that. I believe he's a parent or something, but I'm not certain. In any case, if you happen to be reading this, post here and let us know. You're awesome. Well, at least we won this game. The same cannot be said about the Syracuse game. Watch for the post on that in a few minutes.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Game 2-15-83: Women's Basketball vs. St. John's

What: Women's Basketball vs. St. John's
Where: Gampel Pavilion
When: Saturday, February 18, 7:00 PM
Result: Loss, 55-54

This was the Senior Night game, and Tiffany Hayes was honored before the game along with eight student managers. Which begs the question - why do they have eight senior student managers? Were they all freshmen together? Will we have all eight new student managers next year? Or do we also have eight managers from all other classes, for a grand total of 32? And if so, WHY? I don't know. Seems strange.

Jubilation for the Red Storm but
disappointment for the Huskies.
But the real shock was the game. St. John's played well throughout, keeping it close, and led 34-32 at halftime. The fans were in shock. Could we lose at home, and to St. John's nonetheless? Well, we did. It was 54-52 late. St. John's had the ball off a timeout. They inbounded it, kicked it out for a three, and made it! 55-54, UConn women losing at home. Whoah. An the arena was stunned. About 5 seconds left. We got it down the court, and kicked it out for a three, which we missed. We probably didn't get it off in time anyway. But it doesn't matter.

Well, this is disappointing. You've got to feel sorry for Tiffany Hayes. She never lost at home. And on Senior Night, she did. Well, I sort of predicted this. When I looked at the schedule before the season, I thought we would lose on Senior Night. Of course, I thought the Notre Dame game in Hartford next week was Senior Night. But I was still right (sort of). Meh. Not happy about it.

So, it was an 0-4 weekend in games I was at. Pretty bad. But I did manage to attend three games in one day, something I haven't done before.

Game 2-14-82: Women's Ice Hockey vs. Boston University

These four reviews will be a bit short because I'm busy with midterms. 


What: Women's Ice Hockey vs. Boston University
Where: Mark Edward Frietas Ice Forum
When: Saturday, February 18, 2012, 2:00 PM
Result: Loss 3-2 (OT)

Right after getting off the bus back from XL, I headed over to Frietas to catch the remainder of this one. As I walked by Sherman, I heard them announce the final of women's lacrosse - we beat Iona 10-7. Well, that was the bright spot this weekend. The only bright spot.

When I got to this game, there were 15 minutes left in the second period, and it was 1-1. I don't usually arrive at games already in progress, but when I do, I'll count them if I got there before the halfway point (10 minutes of second period). I did, so this counts as a game in the log. Anyway, it was Senior Day, although I missed the ceremonies. Shortly after I got there, we got a goal to go up 2-1. We were playing the best hockey we had all season. It looked good for us. BU is the 10th best team in the country. Could we pull off the upset?

Alas, no. BU got an equalizer and another goal in overtime and won 3-2. Yet another loss for the Huskies when I was there. Well, in order to make the Hockey East Tournament, we need to beat BU on the road today and New Hampshire needs to lose. I wouldn't count on it. But let's hope for it.

But as you'll see, the real shock was yet to come.

Game 2-13-81: Men's Basketball vs. Marquette

I'm keeping this post short because I'm busy with midterms. Starting with Gameday, I'll be able to say a lot more.


What: Men's Basketball vs. Marquette
Where: XL Center
When: Saturday, February 18, 12:00 PM
Result: Loss, 79-64

Really disappointing loss for the Huskies. I was sort of expecting it, but it still hurt. Our defense looked absolutely pathetic, and really, we're lucky it wasn't worse. We were missing shot after shot while letting the Golden Eagles get back in transition and make baskets. No excuse. No excuse whatsoever.

This was the second of four games I saw this weekend, all losses. Just terrible. I can't believe it. And it was the first of three games on Saturday I saw, the first time I've done that in one day. I got back from XL and immediately headed over to Frietas for the women's hockey game. More on that later.

But this is a poor showing. Gameday is the next home game for the men. ESPN will be here, with a show before. That should be fun. Tomorrow we head to Villanova. We'd better win that contest. And hopefully we beat Syracuse as well, although I wouldn't count on it. We could be looking at the NIT if we lose more than two more games this season. That would be embarrassing. Let's hope it doesn't happen.  Especially since we're probably getting a postseason ban next year. That would mean no NCAA Tournament for two consecutive years if we miss out this year. We'd better make it.


Game 2-12-80: Men's Ice Hockey vs. Bentley

I'm going to keep these four reviews short because I'm  busy with midterms. I'll have more content in reviews soon. I promise.


What: Men's Ice Hockey vs. Bentley
When: Friday, February 17, 2012, 7:05 PM
Where: Mark Edward Frietas Ice Forum
Result: Loss, 2-1, OT

Wow. This was a bad weekend for UConn sports. Really bad. After a bad series with Sacred Heart last weekend, it looked like we would bounce back vs. the Falcons. Billy Latta got an early goal, and we jumped out 1-0. But alas, it was not to be. Bentley got a goal in the second to make it 1-1. Not fun for us.

And then came overtime. The Falcons got a game winning goal, and our collapse continued. We got 1 point in two games vs. lowly Sacred Heart, then failed to get any vs. Bentley in a home and home. The "dream season" may be just a dream.

As for the Falcons' uniforms, they were hideous. Black uniforms, with a black "B", and black numbers with white trim. I wish I had a picture, but I don't. But they were hideous. Just black. Why?

Anyway, this was just the start of a very bad weekend for the Huskies. Read the rest of my posts in just a few minutes.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Schedule of Games for February 17-26

I've been a bit neglectful in posting these, but here is the schedule through next Sunday for games I will attend.

(Y) - Will Attend
(P) - Probably Attending
(M) - Might Attend
(D) - Doubtful to Attend

Friday, February 17:


7:05 PM: Men's Ice Hockey vs. Bentley (Y)

Saturday, February 18:


12:00 PM: Men's Basketball vs. Marquette (Y)
2:00 PM: Women's Ice Hockey vs. Boston University (D)
7:00 PM: Women's basketball vs. St. John's (Y)

Saturday, February 25:


10:00 AM: College Gameday Show @ Gampel Pavilion (Y)
1:00 PM: Women's Lacrosse vs. Quinnipiac (P)
9:00 PM: Men's Basketball vs. Syracuse (Y)


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Weekly Schedule from February 6-February 18

The weekly schedule again. Since this is a slow week, I am including next week's games, which will be confirmed next week.


Key:

(Y) - Will Attend
(P) - Probably Attending
(M) - Might attend
(D) - Doubtful to Attend

Friday, February 10:


7:05 PM: Men's ice hockey vs. Sacred Heart (Y)

Saturday, February 11:


1:00 PM: Women's ice hockey vs. Boston College (D) - same time as Syracuse basketball game
4:00 PM: Women's Basketball vs. Georgetown (Y)

Wednesday, February 15:


7:00 PM: Men's Basketball vs. DePaul (P)

Friday, February 17:


7:05 PM: Men's Ice Hockey vs. Bentley (Y)

Saturday, February 18:


12:00 PM: Men's Basketball vs. Marquette (Y)
2:00 PM: Women's Ice Hockey vs. Boston University (D) - only if I get back in time from men's hoops
7:00 PM: Women's Basketball vs. St. John's (Y)




Monday, February 6, 2012

Game 2-9-77: Women's Basketball vs. Rutgers, February 4th, 2012

What: Women's Basketball vs. Rutgers
When: February 4th 2012, 7:00 PM
Where: Gampel Pavilion
Result: Win 66-34

This was the first time I saw Rutgers play UConn in any sport. I've now seen every Big East team. So that's complete. And UConn completely dominated the Scarlet Knights. I was worried about this game, but I shouldn't have been. We won easily. 66-34. Rutgers committed almost two dozen turnovers. That shouldn't happen. They were worse than Seton Hall was earlier against the men. So long, Jersey teams.

There was also some obnoxious girl in Uggs who threatened to throw them at the players. That was entertaining. Then, during the post-game student loyalty drawing, she tried to bribe Geno to pick her. She was annoying, and probably drunk. Well, let's hope she doesn't come back.

Oh, except the Giants. They won the next night. That was good. Take that, Patriots fans! Super Bowl champs!

Sorry the last two reviews have been short, I've got some studying to do and wanted to get them finished.