The ESPYs: Red Carpet Treatment For Huskies?

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UConn’s run to the dual national championships is a gift that keeps on giving. The latest accolades beckoning the Huskies are the ESPYs – ESPN’s glitzy award show, which will be aired live on July 16 from Los Angeles. Drake is your host.

UConn men and women are up for several awards, for which you can cast a vote here.


  • Breanna Stewart is up for best female athlete, along with former Husky Maya Moore.
  • Stewart is also up for top college female athlete, and Moore for best WNBA player.
  • The UConn women, who went 40-0, are up for best team, along with the Red Sox, Kings, Spurs, Seahawks, Florida State football.
  • The UConn men’s run from No. 7 seed to the championship is nominated for “Best Upset,” along with Mercer’s win over Duke in men’s basketball, and Weidman over Silva in UCF.
  • Shabazz Napier is nominated for Best Championship Performance, along with David Ortiz, Kwahi Leonard and Jimmie Johnson.
  • In the Best Coach/Manager category, Geno Auriemma and Kevin Ollie are both nominated, along with John Farrell, Pete Carroll and Gregg Poppvich – that is quite a group.
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