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» 8/11 Huskies Hold First Practice in the Heat
» 8/10 UConn's football practice begins today
» 8/10 John Kuester Has Spoken: Rip Hamilton Will Be The Starter
» 8/9 UConn Has Question Marks As It Prepares To Open Camp
» 8/8 Big East coaches plead for 9th league member
» 8/8 5 questions with Big East commissioner John Marinatto
» 8/8 UConn Self-Reports 17 Minor NCAA Violations
» 8/8 Tebucky Jones Jr. Commits To Play Football At UConn
» 8/6 Darius Butler looking to make an immediate impact with Patriots
» 8/6 Sixers won't re-sign Donyell Marshall
» 8/6 Jerome Dyson's Getting His Game Back
» 8/5 Was Thabeet Still Fighting Injury Effects in Vegas?
» 8/5 Trade to Hornets could help Okafor
» 8/5 Another Honor For Renee?
» 8/5 Here's UConn Coach Randy Edsall On...
» 8/5 Big East makeover visible at annual media day
» 8/5 UConn Doesn't Need Notre Dame
» 8/5 UConn Kicker Cullen Named Captain
» 8/5 Big East notebook: New bowl deals on agenda
» 8/5 UConn picked 6th, Pittsburgh 1st at media day
» 8/4 Brown off and running for Colts
» 8/4 Preseason Top 25, UConn Men's Basketball Ranked #10
» 8/4 UConn Picked Sixth In Big East Conference
» 8/4 Former Husky Renee Montgomery A Finalist
» 8/3 Kara Wolters Dream Big Invitational Tournament gets under way
» 8/3 Dyson Scores 40, Loses Shirt, Loses Cool
» 8/3 Big East defies prognostication in 2009
» 8/3 Former UConn Basketball Stars Tee Off for a Good Cause
» 8/3 Donald Brown Agrees To Contract With Colts
» 8/2 Lutrus not the UConn linebacker you remember
» 8/2 Journey Just Beginning For Former UConn RB Donald Brown
» 8/2 Former Husky Kevin Ollie Signs With Thunder
» 8/1 Donyell Marshall Takes Broadcasting Course
» 7/31 Six Questions About Okafor
» 7/31 UConn, Michigan agree on 2-game football series
» 7/31 UConn's Moore working her way back
» 7/30 Okafor a welcome sight for Hornets
» 7/29 Top Coaches Of All Time: Auriemma No. 42; But Where's Calhoun?, Read More Here
» 7/29 Shooting The Breeze With Diana
» 7/29 10 Questions With Orlovsky
» 7/29 Brown #1 Indianapolis Colts Prospect
» 7/28 Cody Brown Agrees To Deal With Arizona Cardinals
» 7/28 The Good, the Bad and Thabeet
» 7/28 Rondo and Allen May Be the Top Guard Duo in the NBA
» 7/28 Bobcats send Okafor to Hornets for Chandler
» 7/27 Majok, Okwandu have formed a strong bond
» 7/27 Asjha Jones and Sue Bird Named WNBA Players of the Week
» 7/27 UConn will make its third straight bowl
» 7/26 Athletes Hit The Tweet Spot To Link Up With Fans
» 7/26 Lobo to be inducted to Hall of Fame
» 7/26 UConn Future Steals The Show At Pro-Am
» 7/26 Swin Cash leads West to 130-118 win in All-Star game
» 7/25 Husky Greats Return To Connecticut For WNBA All-Star Game
» 7/25 At All-Star Game, a Huskies Family Reunion
» 7/24 UConn To Create More Balanced Attack
» 7/24 Bird, Taurasi Reunite For All-Star Game
» 7/24 Former UConn LB Lansanah Ready For Packers' Camp
» 7/23 UConn Women's season to start against Northeastern on Nov. 14
» 7/22 Taurasi's DUI Hearing Postponed
» 7/22 UConn-Tennessee in 2010-11, 2011-12
» 7/22 Auriemma On His UConn All-Stars: They're The Best
» 7/21 Butler Credits UConn, Calhoun For Success
» 7/21 Why Must Notre Dame Always Have Its Way?
» 7/21 Connecticut Huskies 2009 College Football Odds
» 7/21 Jones one of Five Huskies Named All-Stars
» 7/20 Taurasi wasn't worried about being selected
» 7/20 Thabeet Signs With Grizzlies
» 7/20 Majok Will Play For UConn After All, See Other Comments
» 7/20 UConn's Greene appreciates extended career
» 7/19 Edsall, Coughlin Share Similarities
» 7/17 Maya Moore Earns An ESPY
» 7/16 WNBA suspends Taurasi 2 games
» 7/16 Randy Edsall Q&A: Recruiting has 'gotten out of hand'
» 7/15 Jerome Dyson Scores 51 at Pro-Am
» 7/15 Seven Former Huskies on CFL Rosters
» 7/15 Tina Charles Expects To Dominate As A Senior
UConn Huskies '92-'96 | UConn Men's 2008-2009 | UConn Huskies 2008 | '09 Women Nat'l Champs
Notable Names of UConn Sports:
Svetlana Abrosimova - Ray Allen - Hilton Armstrong - Geno Auriemma - Ashley Battle - Sue Bird - Josh Boone - Donald Brown - Caron Butler - Darius Butler - Maria Conlon - Randy Edsall - Rudy Gay - Tate George - Ben Gordon - Jim Calhoun - Swin Cash - Chris Dailey - Richard Hamilton - Rip Hamilton - Asjha Jones - Rebecca Lobo - Donyell Marshall - Jessica Moore - Emeka Okafor - Kevin Ollie - Dan Orlovsky - Shea Ralph - Jen Rizzotti - Jennifer Rizzotti - Nykesha Sales - Paige Sauer - Ann Strother - Kelly Schumacher - Diana Taurasi - Barbara Turner - Tamika Williams - Tamika Raymond Williams - Kara Wolters.
UConn's teams participate in the NCAA's Division I-A and in the Big East Conference, except for hockey, which is not sponsored by the Big East. The men's hockey program competes in Atlantic Hockey and the women's hockey program is a member of Hockey East. UConn is one of only 13 universities in the country offering NCAA division I-A football, division I men's and women's basketball, and division I hockey.
The most notable athletic facilities are:
1. Harry A. Gampel Pavilion on the Storrs campus, the regular home for both men's and women's basketball .
2. XL Center in Hartford, the second home for both basketball teams.
3. Rentschler Field in East Hartford, home to the football team.
Approximately 70% of all UConn student-athletes graduate from the university, and almost 50% maintain a 3.0 GPA. The women's lacrosse team had the second-highest team GPA in the country in 2004, and numerous UConn student-athletes, including former basketball star Emeka Okafor, have been named Academic All-Americans.
UConn is best known for having its men's and women's basketball teams consistently ranked in or near the top 10 in the nation in their respective divisions. The men's team (coached by Jim Calhoun) won the NCAA Div. I title in 1999 and 2004, and the women won in 1995, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2009, including undefeated seasons in 1995, 2002 and 2009. Emeka Okafor, Richard Hamilton, Ray Allen, Clifford Robinson, Ben Gordon, Caron Butler, Charlie Villanueva, Kevin Ollie, Hilton Armstrong, Donyell Marshall, Marcus Williams, Rudy Gay, Josh Boone, Travis Knight and Jake Voskuhl are among the list of male professional basketball players to achieve success after attending UConn. Women with similar professional success include Svetlana Abrosimova, Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Asjha Jones, Rebecca Lobo, Nykesha Sales, Kelly Schumacher, Diana Taurasi, Barbara Turner and Kara Wolters.
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