While We Wait For Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis News, Could It Be The “Big Y” Center

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Unless something unforeseeable takes place, I am certain UConn will release a statement Tuesday regarding the condition of junior forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, who injured her right arm, in some fashion, in the second half of Monday’s win over Stanford at Gampel Pavilion.

I would urge everyone not to draw any conclusions or make dire predictions while the silence carries on. More diagnostic work is likely taking place this morning following the initial application of whatever the team’s superior athletic trainer, Rosemary Ragle, applied Monday night.

UConn has a protocol for everything you could possibly imagine. The distribution of injury updates is high on that list.

While we wait…

I thought you would be interested in knowing that UConn will likely look for a corporate donor to help assist it paying for the new basketball practice facility sprouting up next to Gampel Pavilion.

We are not talking about a bake sale. We are talking about the process of soliciting “naming rights” for the facility for a nice fee which would help pay the bills incurred to built it.

What this means is, the building likely won’t be named directly for any of the private donors who contributed to it, like Peter Werth, for example. It’s more likely something in the building, a pavilion, perhaps, will bear his family’s name.

So this will be a break in tradition from Gampel, Schenkman, Sherman, Burton and some of the other names on other buildings on campus.

As far as the neon or shiny steel that will rest on the building’s front, UConn is going to be looking for a deep-pocketed corporate partner interested in showing off to those who come to the castle in the cow pasture – Gampel Pavilion.

The Giants have Met Life. The Bridgeport Sound Tigers have Webster Bank. The Mets have Citi Bank. Concert venues are named after cable monoliths, like Comcast.

So it could be that the basketball facility would be called something like The Big Y, as opposed to the Big Why, because that is not a relevant question if you’ve taken the time to travel the country and seen what others have and UConn doesn’t.

Back after this….




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