UConn’s two national championship basketball teams will be honored in a ceremony next Tuesday at Fenway Park, before the Red Sox-Yankees game.
Details aren’t set yet, the Red Sox say first ball honors have not been determoned, but one imagines Shabazz Napier, as a Bostonian, will get the honor of throwing out a first pitch, as Jim Calhoun did after previous championships.
We’ll provide more details as we get them. Both the Yankees and Mets would also like to have the UConn teams come to be honored in New York the near future, but dates and details are still to be worked out. Kemba Walker, joined by teammates, threw out a first pitch at Yankee Stadium in 2011.
Obviously, the schedule is filling up and final exams are approaching.
As expected, the American Athletic Conference announced an agreement to play its men’s basketball tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., in 2016 and 2017, so the XL-Hartford deal will only be for 2015. The league will announce Thursday that the women’s tournament is returning to Mohegan Sun next year.