Looking at a few key, upcoming events
The UConn football team lost its first game 45-0 and its second game to an FCS team (Holy Cross), sending Randy Edsall into early retirement.
That escalated quickly, as they say.
The Huskies’ nationally embarrassing start brings up numerous questions, not the least of which: when does college basketball season begin?
Not soon enough, most UConn fans would likely agree. In truth, it’s not that far away. In fact, official practices can begin in three weeks.
College basketball teams are allowed 30 practices over a 42-day span leading up to their regular-season opener. UConn opens its 2021-22 season on Nov. 9 against Central Connecticut State, meaning it can officially begin practices on Sept. 28.
Of course, the Huskies worked out as a team eight hours a week through most of the summer, and will continue team workouts over the next few weeks.
Meanwhile, UConn fans will be happy to know that, after a year’s hiatus, the school is planning on having First Night festivities on Oct. 15. The event was canceled last year due to COVID-19.
As of now, plans for the event are pretty basic: the teams will be introduced, probably have some skills contests, maybe a scrim