American welcomes Navy

John F. Silver

The American is now a 12-team football conference. 

navy_star logoOnly July 1st, Navy joined the conference and will play in West division of the American along with Houston, Memphis, SMU, Tulane and Tulsa.

The West makes sense for Navy, as a national program and the strong military presence in the area.

The Huskies do host Navy this season at Rentschler Field and it’s a game that is popular with fans in the area. It also allows for a two-division and championship game format.

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After breakout season, Tuck taking a break

By Carl Adamec

Morgan Tuck would love to be joining University of Connecticut teammates Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson in Colorado Springs this week for the start of the United States Pan-American Games team’s training camp.

The Huskies’ redshirt junior forward has won four gold medals alongside Stewart and two with Jefferson in her USA Basketball career.

But Tuck turned down an invitation to try out for the Pan-Am and World University Games teams in order to give her surgically-repaired right knee a break after a long and successful season with UConn ended with the program’s third straight national championship. Instead, the Bolingbrook, Illinois, native is going to have a real summer vacation at her family’s new home in Virginia and she’s excited for it.
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USA U-16s rout Mexico for bronze medal

By Carl Adamec

The United States U-16 national team took out its frustration on host Mexico Sunday.

Center Sedona Prince recorded a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds and six players scored in double figures as Team USA rolled to an 81-24 win in the bronze-medal game of the FIBA Americas U-16 Championship in Puebla, Mexico.
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Brazil stuns USA U-16s in tourney semifinals

By Carl Adamec

Brazil celebrated at center court Saturday as if it had won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas U-16 Championship.

Whether Brazil gets the gold will actually be determined Sunday night. But it will never forget what it did to earn the opportunity to play for it.

Brazil built a 22-point first-half lead then held off a fourth-quarter charge by the United States to upset the three-time defending gold-medal winners 72-63 in semifinal action in Puebla, Mexico.
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Commit No. 5: Tahj Herring, CB, Suffield Academy

John F. Silver

UConn’s goal this recruiting season was quality over quantity. With only 13 scholarships to play with when the recruiting season began the Huskies are targeting players with options.

That focused targeting is starting to pay off.

UConn pick up its fifth commit of the season with Suffield Academy corner Tahj Herring, a 6-1, 185-pound corner, giving his commitment to the football program.

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USA U-16s roll; Lister shines versus Sun

By Carl Adamec

The United States U-16 national team played against the host country Friday night but a strong effort on the boards and on the defensive end had the Americans feeling at home.

Team USA out-rebounded Mexico 70-23, forced 21 turnovers, and held its opponent to 25.9 percent shooting as it clinched the top seed out of Group A with an 85-44 victory in the FIBA Americas U-16 Championship in Puebla, Mexico.
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Geno on NCAA rule changes; USA U-16s advance

By Carl Adamec

Geno Auriemma likes the rules changes coming to women’s college basketball next season. In fact, the University of Connecticut’s Hall of Fame coach would love to see more change.

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel announced on June 8 it has adopted proposals and recommendations set forth last month by the NCAA Women’s Basketball Rules Committee. They include games being played in four 10-minute quarters rather than two 20-minute halves, a change in the foul systems, teams being able to advance the ball to the frontcourt on a time out in the final minute of the fourth quarter or overtime, and teams not receiving a new 10-second backcourt count when a throw-in results from the following: the ball is deflected out of bounds by the defense; a held ball and the possession arrow favors the offensive team; a technical foul is called on the offensive team while the ball is in its backcourt.
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