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Category: Connecticut

University of Connecticut – Storrs, Connecticut

Husky mania has swept New England and may have infected the rest of the nation as well. Unexpectedly, Husky gear is now more commonly spotted that Georgetown’s Bulldogs or Syracuse Orange; national championships for both men and women raised their visibility, and the streak of undefeated women’s teams in basketball has made them a true powerhouse in Division I athletics.…

QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY – EAST HAVEN, CONNECTICUT

Quinnipiac-Piac-Piac, Quinnipiac, Piac! Not a cheer you’ve heard frequently? Well, that is about to change. Not only is Quinnipiac an increasingly popular destination for students in the region, it is also now a frequent contender for Division I national championships in men’s ice hockey and coming on very quickly in men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s…

Fairfield University

I’m stunned that Fairfield is not mentioned in the same breath as Georgetown or Villanova.  As is the case in almost every other conversation about national reputation, it probably has something to do with championship seasons and impact sports at the Division I level.  Fairfield is one of the nation’s twenty-eight Jesuit universities (like Georgetown and Villanova) and does play…