This doesn’t have anything to do with UConn football or basketball, but it’s about the “awesomeness” of UConn students.
The Sunday night before Final Exam week, UConn students decided to take a study break….that is one huge study break. It wasn’t so much a study break…it was more of a RAVE! Somewhere between 5000 and 7000 students showed up at the Student Union on campus and began raving. Gotta love being a UConn Husky! Check out the videos:
NOTICE THE KIDS JUMP!
The UConn Huskies came up just short on Wednesday night, as the Kentucky Wildcats prevailed in a close game, 64-61. UConn, who began the game down 12-0, showed a lot of heart and effort, in one of their best performances of the year. However, the upset bid came up three points shy, as the John Wall lead Wildcats defeated the Huskies in Madison Square Garden in the SEC/Big East Invitational.
Wall lead all scores with 25 points, including 12 of Kentucky’s last 15 in the game. The stud freshman lived up to his hype and carried Kentucky to victory.
UConn was lead by Jerome Dyson, who finished with 17 points and 5 rebounds, and Gavin Edwards, who had a season high 16 points to go along with 8 rebounds. The Huskies were able to out-rebound the bigger and deeper Wildcats 38-35.
Coach Jim Calhoun has to be pleased with the effort and toughness his team showed, but disappointed in the outcome. The Huskies drop to 6-2 on the season. UConn will now have 10 days off until their next game, which is December 20th against the University of Central Florida.
It is being reported the UConn Head Coach Randy Edsall, has been contacted by the University of Notre Dame about their head football coaching vacancy. It has been said by sources(ESPN’s Joe Schad) that Edsall has shown interest in coaching at Notre Dame.
UConn beat Notre Dame on November 21, 33-30 in Double Overtime, in the first ever game between the two teams. UConn’s win may have been the final straw for the Irish’s former coach, Charlie Weis.
As a UConn fan and student, I hope Coach Edsall stays at the University of Connecticut. He has built the UConn football program, and has made the Huskies a Big East powerhouse. The way he handled the tragedy of Jasper Howard, with class and grace, was something that has made him a very popular canidate for many coaching vacancies.
Coach Edsall has reason to return, as the Huskies will be playing South Carolina in the Papa Johns.com Bowl on January 2nd. The team also is considered to be a favorite to win the Big East next year, due to the fact that most of the team returns. Only 6 starting players will not return next fall.
UConn is going bowling for the third straight season. Randy Edsall‘s Huskies will play the South Carolina Gamecocks in the Papa Johns.com Bowl in Birmingham, Alabama on January 2nd. South Carolina, who is coached by Steve Spurrier, is out of the SEC, where they finished the year 7-5 and 3-5 in conference play. UConn, who also finished 7-5, is excited about playing in the bowl and against an SEC team.
“The University of Connecticut is very proud to be bringing its football team to Birmingham to play in the Papajohns.com Bowl,” says UConn Director of Athletics Jeffrey Hathaway. “We look forward to playing an SEC opponent and enjoying the Southern hospitality that Birmingham offers to visitors. We encourage all of our fans to make the trip and support our team in its third-consecutive bowl appearance.”
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has not had the best year as UConn’s place kicker. Teggart has been very inconsistent all season, however he made up for it all Saturday night. Down 27-26 with less than 40 seconds to go in the game, UConn quarterback Zach Frazer
drove the team into field goal range, and Teggart hit a 42-yard field goal as time expired to give the Huskies a 29-27 win.
On senior night, Andre Dixon and Marcus Easley made their last game at the Rent memorable. Dixon finished with only 50 yards, but had two big touchdown runs. Easley, the former walk-on, had another big game; finishing with 122 yards recieving, on 8 catches, and a touchdown.
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The win was the Huskies third in a row, and brought their record to 7-5 on the year. UConn will now head to the Papa Johns Bowl in Birmingham, Alabama.
UConn hopes to end their season on a three game winning streak when the Huskies host South Florida this Saturday at the Rent. It’ll be an emotional night as the seniors will play their last game at home. For more on the game and the seniors, watch the video.
UConn defeated Notre Dame 33-30 in Double overtime. It was a big win for not only the UConn players and coaches, but for the entire UConn community. All the fans who traveled out to South Bend to see the game, were treated with an instant classic, and it something many of them are thankful for. Marcus Lynam has more from South Bend.