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    Men's soccer 2019

    Was the donation amount $250k? That sticks in my mind. Ray's 2016 salary was $317k (ctsunlight.org). It's hard to find comparable soccer coach salaries from other states, but I did track down USF's Robert Butehorn, who in 2018 apparently got paid $135k. So, give Ray back the $$ and hire someone...
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    Men's soccer 2019

    Is Ray gone yet?
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    Men's soccer 2019

    I'm conflicted. For the young men on the team I hope they win. But it would be better for UConn if they lost and Reid's team finishes out of the AAC tourney.
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    Men's soccer 2019

    Is there a link to this report that you can share?
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    Men's soccer 2019

    It's hard to sympathize with Reid about recruiting difficulty AAC when UConn is in 6th place of 8 in the AAC. And last place if you look further than just conference games.
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    Home Opener: UConn v. Army (10/11/19 @ 7:05 @ XL Center)

    I wonder if at least some of that poor attendance may be due to issues at the University of Connecticut Athletics - Official Athletics Website site. As of yesterday evening the MHOC game was not on the scrolling banner at top (it is now - too late). Also they've put the UConn team as the top...
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    Men's soccer 2019

    I haven't had time to go to any games this year, too much travel. But it looks like the usual Reid train-wreck? Worse than usual?
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    Jeff Jacobs: As college hockey tournament becomes reality, Connecticut should embrace our own Beanpot (or Connecticut Ice)

    I've seen a number of folks saying the XL Center is "aging" or "needs replacement" ... OK, and now, a pig. I kind of like the XL, and haven't noticed anything broken-down about it. But perhaps I'm not looking in the right place. Is it structurally unsound? Are there some bad seats?
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    Huska signs with Rangers

    I'm glad to hear this. I'm a Huska fan, but lately it's been tough: great saves ... and then mental flatulence that demoralizes the guys up front. Also, he needs to work on defending against the round-the-back-of-the-net tuck, it must be "the book" in HE on him because it should be a very...
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    UConn v. Vermont (3/1/19 @ 7p on CW20)

    "Off center, too, which was funny." What's this mean? (I missed the game, unfortunately.)
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    UConn v. Merrimack (2/9/19 @ 5p @ XL on CW20)

    I'm kind of a Huska fan. But I have to admit that they have done better recently, and I feel bad writing that. He does seem to let in a soft goal (or two) each game ... negating a lot of nice saves. I hope he gets it together. Meanwhile: Who were those young men on the ice and where did they...
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    UConn vs #13 Northeastern (2/7/19 @ XL @ 7p)

    About 10 minutes into the game I turned to my wife and said: "I know they'll end up losing but this is fun ... they absolutely deserve to be on this ice against this good team." And of course I was wrong, they won. Good passing, good heart, good ideas about how to make a goal happen. A real...
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    UConn vs #13 Northeastern (2/7/19 @ XL @ 7p)

    Even more, they tied with a little over a minute to go, with Vomacka pulled and 6 attackers. Don't see it work all that often.
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    UConn v. Boston College (Friday 2/1/19 @ 7:05p - on CW20)

    What was up with Turnbull? Why'd he charge that guy from behind and lay him out cold? Was there some retaliation, or was he just being a jerk? And after a boarding call in the first? One doesn't often see a single 5-minute major penalty - I mean they normally come in pairs, one for each team...
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    UConn v. Boston College (Friday 2/1/19 @ 7:05p - on CW20)

    Normally I'm a Huska fan (and I know that others disagree). But in this case goals 1 & 3 were on him. He got replaced by Vomacka for the third.
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