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Written by Julie (Stagis) Bartucca ’10 (BUS, CLAS)
Photos by Peter Morenus

We’ve all crossed our fingers as the ball leaves the point guard’s hands, or as the kicker’s cleat meets the pigskin. We’ve watched as baseball greats — and their fans — grow “playoff beards” and flip on their rally caps. Some of us have probably been unlucky enough to be in smelling range of a hockey goalie’s lucky socks.

Whether it’s to gain some control or out of simple superstition, athletes will do interesting things for a little extra luck, and UConn Huskies are no exception. Read on to learn about what some UConn student-athletes do to get their heads in the game.

I’m sure they each have something they do, but one of the things about baseball superstitions is, you jinx the superstition if you reveal it.
Baseball Coach Jim Penders '94 (CLAS), '98 MA


  1. Emma says:

    I absolutely love Watching Uconn sports especially Uconn women’s basketball. I think Uconn women’s Softball team has a vary tight bond that will win championships game every year. This is there season, there time to spend not only as an independent student and not as a team but as a family.

  2. I would like to thank you for the efforts you made in writing this post. I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well.

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