From spitballs to spin rates, these two alums have stayed with every curve thrown at them in a combined four decades of umpiring Major League Baseball.
Women’s polo brought home its 8th national title, the team’s first championship since 2008.
Maria Yatrakis ’02 (SFA) was recruited for the Greek Olympic team while she was playing soccer for UConn.
After her top-10 finish in the 10K final at the 2021 Olympic trials, Emily Durgin ’17 (CLAS) decided to take it up a notch.
There are many ways to identify the pinnacle in the career of an athlete. Money, fame, medals, and trophies are some of the obvious ones. Dating back to the 19th century, being pictured on a trading card is another one of those benchmarks.
In 1934 UConn students rallied against racism shown UConn’s first Black basketball player.
UConn became a charter member of the Big East in 1979. The Huskies left the league in 2013. But the 2020–21 season saw UConn rock its return to roots.
On the way to winning a historic fifth Olympic gold medal, Sue Bird ’02 (CLAS) was voted by fellow Team USA athletes to be the delegation’s flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Neag School of Education professor and former Major League Baseball star Doug Glanville has no right to be this good at this many things.
Leigh Ann Curl ’85 (CLAS) has been the head orthopedic surgeon for the Baltimore Ravens since 1998. Over and over, she has brought players back from injuries that appear career-ending.
Six former Huskies helped Women’s Basketball Team USA to its seventh straight gold medal. All told, 14 former Huskies represented six nations in these 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.
Despite a significant health setback during her training period, Amy Dixon took on the ultimate competition this summer as a member of Team USA in Tokyo.
What previous WBB greats have to say about Husky phenom Paige Bueckers.
Keith Worts ’88 MA knows how to stick with it. The “it” being exercise.
The new Husky Athletic Village and Rizza Performance Center.
Stewie is an SI Sportsperson of the Year!
Husky, coach, paralympian — and now author.
The latest award for a Coach Penders is Hall of Fame level.
Co-captain and veep of UConn’s ski team Sydney Murner ’21 (ENG) talks slaloming in the Before Times and raising money for Connecticut Children’s Hospital now.
Phil Chardis shares memories of former UConn basketball star Cliff Robinson who died in August at age 53.
Courtney Gaine ’00 (CAHNR), ’05 Ph.D. shares sugar and b-ball wisdom.
Batouly Camara ’19 (ED), ’20 MA: “My ultimate purpose is to create spaces for women to dream.”
Thirty-five years ago Geno Auriemma and Chris Dailey ’99 MA created a legacy of UConn players who continue to make an unmatched impact not just on the world of basketball but on the world at large.
Javier Macias ’05 (CLAS) heads up P.R. for Adidas USA.
UConn men’s and women’s soccer teams are playing at the new Dillon Stadium this season.
The marathon swimmer and breast cancer survivor became the first human to swim the English Channel four times nonstop.
Winning UConn QB Casey Cochran ’15 (CLAS) ’17 MS left the game after suffering his thirteenth concussion.
For more than a decade, Moises Rodriguez ’95 (CLAS), assistant general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, works to find the team’s Latin American baseball stars of tomorrow.
Elsa Nocton has not quite hit teenagerdom and yet she has headlined the Hard Rock Café in New York City and is a member of the UConn Women’s Volleyball Team.
Despite living in New York City for the past five years, true fans Kevin Solomon ’14 (BUS), Jeremy Longobardi ’12 (BUS), and Kevin Kortsep ’12 (BUS) have made it a mission to keep supporting UConn Nation.
Seeing women’s hockey from a new perspective
Ringside, cageside, in the bullpen, and on the field, Dr. Anthony Alessi is on a mission to save as many human brains as possible
The former player and coach is back at UConn Athletics
From the archives: football programs from 1928 to 1978
“My expectations are higher than those of the most delusional fan,” says men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley
Goodbye Kia and Gabby
A chat with the medal-winning dual Olympian
Sarah Thomas ’04 (CLAS)
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.
The UConn women’s basketball team made more than a little history this spring with their 82–51 win over Syracuse in the NCAA National Championship game.
When a stranger approached Steve Emt and said, “I could make you into a Paralympic curler in one year,” Emt says he had two questions for the guy: What’s a curler? And where do I sign up?
“The irony is I’m not a sports fan,” says Brian McKeon ’88 (CLAS) about his work as chief medical officer and team physician for the Boston Celtics.
What happens during those 12 days in September?
The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry hosted an exhibit of celebrated mascot costumes and lore.
Can you name each of these WBB players past and present who celebrated with Geno and Chris ’99 M.Ed at Mohegan Sun Dec. 19?
Three Decades ago he played for Coach Calhoun. Today Greg Economou ’88 (CLAS) is a major Hollywood player. Many of the same principles apply.
With just a little knowledge and some very basic equipment, most sudden deaths in young athletes can be prevented. “How you respond in the first 10 minutes of a catastrophic incident is often the difference between life and death,” says Casa.
UConn basketball legend Dee Rowe awarded the most prestigious award by the Basketball Hall of Fame.
UConn’s most successful football coach is back on the UConn sideline.
Confession: I enjoy watching many sports and playing far fewer, but I must admit to some unattractive internal smirking whenever members of my cheering section start high-fiving and chest-bumping and yelling, “We did it!”
For most citizens, political debates are all about assessing the candidates. But not if you’re Molly Qerim ’06 (CLAS).
This finance student from Trumbull, Conn., by way of India, lives his life in leaps and bounds.
Kudos Former women’s basketball star and current ESPN analyst Rebecca Lobo ’95 (CLAS) talks with ESPN’s Jay Bilas about being named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The first UConn player to win the honor, she joins UConn coaches Geno Auriemma and Jim Calhoun. Lobo helped bring UConn its first national championship during the undefeated […]
Baseball is in the blood of Huskie’s longtime coach — not just figuratively, but also, one may argue, literally.