Departure For Germany Tonight, Talk To You Wednesday

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Dom leaves for the airport about 3 for a 10:22 p.m. flight for Frankfort; supposed to touch down around noon Wednesday, Germany time. He’ll be the only beat writer from a Connecticut newspaper on the trip so he’s out to bring you as much about the Huskies’ trip to Europe as he can. Over the three days in Germany there’ll be plenty to do ahead of the game vs. Michigan State, which tips at 6 p.m. our time on Friday.

He’ll be with the team as they visit the USO Center for  Wounded Warriors on Wednesday. Then there’s practice later in the afternoon.

On Thursday he’s on hand as the Huskies work with the children of service men and women in a clinic. They expect 100 kids or more. After that, another practice.

Then Game Day Friday activities include “Appreciation Day” where the teams will meet with Airmen and Airwomen in the morning. The Huskies will then get to practice on the actual game court in the enormous hangar. Following a lengthy break, the Huskies and Spartans tip at midnight in Germany (6 p.m. back here). Whew!

Bottom line is we want you along on this trip. Dom will do his best to not only provide coverage of the team, but also the sites and sounds of Ramstein Air Base and the surrounding area. Keep up with us on courant.com for updates throughout each day, as well as photos and video. And, of course, on twitter @AmoreCourant. Like we said, The Courant’s the only state paper making the trip so there’s only one place to go for the best coverage of this  historic UConn trip.

 

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4 thoughts on “Departure For Germany Tonight, Talk To You Wednesday

  1. Mike McManus

    This will be a great opportunity for a young team to play abroad and bond together as a unit. I just hope that they play a competitive game and don’t get embarrassed because MSU is always a powerhouse team and this year’s team is no exception. Tom Izzo is a great coach and I’m sure that his guys will be ready. This will be a real challenge for the Huskies after playing two Division II teams. I’m hoping that they surprise.

  2. uconn-paul

    Howdy, Well, as mike just said “What a great opportunity”. First of all they have the honor of playing in front of our troops in the first regular season NCAA basketball game EVER played on european soil! We’re playing @ 6:00 PM on a friday night on ESPN. I’d imagine with all the factors involved in this event that there will be a whole lot of folks watching. What more can we ask for? Sit back and enjoy the ride! I believe that this group of kids, along with kids whose names we are not yet familiar with, are part of the start of something destined for greatness. Of course I’m prejudiced, but thats OK. I see that MSU is ranked in all the polls right around the 10 spot,and thats OK too. I’ve no fear that our kids will put out an effort that will represent us well. GO-UCONN

  3. Colonel M

    Living and serving here in Germany and looking forward to seeing the team of my home of record and where I grew!

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