Play Ball!

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.

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Polo Win

Women’s polo brought home its 8th national title, the team’s first championship since 2008.

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Heritage Cards

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.

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Olympic Flag Bearer

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.

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Curling

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.

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Huskies Take Tokyo

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.

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Downhill From Here?

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.

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Cliff Robinson

Phil Chardis shares memories of former UConn basketball star Cliff Robinson who died in August at age 53.

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Husky Forward

Batouly Camara ’19 (ED), ’20 MA: “My ultimate purpose is to create spaces for women to dream.”

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Casey Cochran

Winning UConn QB Casey Cochran ’15 (CLAS) ’17 MS left the game after suffering his thirteenth concussion.

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Success Is in the Cards

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.

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The Husky Ticket Project

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.


The Knockout Doctor

Ringside, cageside, in the bullpen, and on the field, Dr. Anthony Alessi is on a mission to save as many human brains as possible

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What’s Next

“My expectations are higher than those of the most delusional fan,” says men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley

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The Big Four for the Big Four

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.

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Courtside Manner

“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.

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Mascots

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry hosted an exhibit of celebrated mascot costumes and lore.

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1,000 For Geno and C.D.

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?

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Show Him the Money

Three Decades ago he played for Coach Calhoun. Today Greg Economou ’88 (CLAS) is a major Hollywood player. Many of the same principles apply.

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The Small Price of Survival

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.

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From the Editor

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!”

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Shay Subramanian

This finance student from Trumbull, Conn., by way of India, lives his life in leaps and bounds.

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Rebecca Lobo

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 […]

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