Turnaround Needed

There are 11 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jan 20, 2008, titled Turnaround Needed. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Jerome Dyson has been a strange mix lately of a player trying to do too much and doing almost nothing .

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Massachusetts Husky

Mansfield, MA

#1 Jan 20, 2008
It's too bad Marquette used up its (probably only) oh-fer game on 3-pt shots against Louisville. UConn could've used a team having a horacious game like that.

Guess we'll have to beat them fair and square for what they are -- a better team than Providence (of course, Georgetown is, too). Hold on to that headline, Mikey! "Turnaround Needed" may be needed a few more times this year!

(This game is not available in my neck of the woods, so I'll be spared the agony or the ecstasy -- whichever -- and will tune in for the aftermath on-line. Good luck to players, coaches -- and viewers in Connecticut.)

Yorktown Heights, NY

#2 Jan 20, 2008
It's a good thing that the NCAA has some academic standards because apparently UConn has none as long as you can play basketball. The fact that Nate MIles was offered a scholarship is an educational travesty.
Die Hard Husky Fan

South Windsor, CT

#3 Jan 20, 2008
Has anyone considered playing more games on campus and increasing the student sections. The younger teams seem to resond better to student cheers than older fans who barely have the energy to stand up and make any noise, not to mention just clap until they can sit down.
Dan Pacino

Niantic, CT

#4 Jan 20, 2008
UCONN is not a very good basketball team and they need help. My suggestion is to move the students closer to the floor on each side of the court. Anyone who knows anything about basketball, knows how important the sixth man is. I believe the students acting as the sixth man will help them win some games.
Dan Pacino

Niantic, CT

#5 Jan 20, 2008
Die Hard Husky Fan wrote:
Has anyone considered playing more games on campus and increasing the student sections. The younger teams seem to resond better to student cheers than older fans who barely have the energy to stand up and make any noise, not to mention just clap until they can sit down.
I totally agree with you. Some people act like there at a wake rather than a basketball game.


#6 Jan 20, 2008
As I always say, you people in Ct. are sooo.... spoiled with the success of your basketball teams and you go to the games without passion ( not all of you ). I have been going to UConn games since my daughter attended school there in 2000 and even with the success of the teams and the dual championships in 2004, I would be at games and almost had to tell the people next to me to stand up and cheer. I live in Pa. and am not lucky enough to attend many games but I will be there for a couple of Big East games next month and in March at Gampel and savoring every moment whether win or lose. I really feel this team has an opportunity to make it to the Big Dance this year and to make some noise in the Big East tournament, but time will tell and so much depends on the play of Dyson and Robinson who have so much talent. Too me UConn basketball is so very special and the first time I set foot inside Gampel I knew this was a special place, a place where memories are made and I will savor each and every time I set foot there

Good luck Huskies the rest of the season !

Wheaton, IL

#7 Jan 20, 2008
It's time for the Huskies to step up and play with instinct and heart. This is an opportunity to prove their skill and determination. They need to show the effort to close this team out and do it with authority. No one should be coming in expecting a win in our house! Go Huskies!

Meriden, CT

#8 Jan 20, 2008
I agree about the fans. Last year I had season tickets. It was so quiet in the building at Hartford (a little better at Storrs) and all the good seats seemed to be reserved for old corp. money. We sold out along time ago and now when they have a down year or two in program by no surprise the place is empty and quiet because these are not the type of fans that college basketball is about. It should be about energy and youth. The first game I ever went too was at the Civic Center when I was in middle school. The game was against St. Johns and Cliff Robinson was the star. Uconn had never been good and the place was packed and excited. Connecticut wanted a winning team so bad. Through the 90s the energy for Uconn and support was great. Since our first championship we have become so spoiled and feeling entitled. I hear people all the time turing on Calhoun. I admit, at times it is hard to watch this team fall apart at the ends of games or turn the ball over for no reason, yet I see hope for alot of these guys. We often forget that the "Dream Team" lost around 10 games and was a team of vets. Even the 04 team lost 6 games including getting blown out by G-Tech and losing to a not good PC team. I know this team is know where a good as those teams, but I would love to see some better energy from the fan base and maybe will them to a 9th seed in the NCCAs and a showdown with a number 1 seed in the second round. If these guys stay and if they pick up a true shooter they will be real good next year. The next 5 games can go either way towards deciding if this a bubble team or a no post-season team.

East Hartford, CT

#9 Jan 20, 2008
I have been attending UConn games since '94 (I had several classes with Ray Allen). As long as college basketball is a business, they will never play more games at Gampel Pavillion. UConn just can't seem to get it right the first time. Not only did they build it, they had to make major modifications on 2 occasions (more seating and an overhang to protect people from falling snow). Even though games are better at Gampel, they still only use if for half of the games. I wonder how many more games would have been won if they were played at GAmpel instead of the civic center.

Bridgewater, NJ

#10 Jan 20, 2008
Well here we are at the heart of the big east and still no solutions to the shooting woes and the bad shot selections, in the post we have Thabeet who is unsure of his offensive moves magnified by the fact that there are no outside shooters so the defenses just colapse down low and dare the post players to shoot off balance and fading away from the rim which deosn't take very high basketball IQ to know these are ill advised shots at any level. These guy's love em or hate em still have a lot of soul searching to go and won't make the big dance unless Wiggins, Dyson and some other player can develope an outside presence and pull the defenses out of the paint
Die Hard Husky Fan

South Windsor, CT

#11 Feb 1, 2008
History knows why games are played in Htfd instead of all on campus. Just ask present and some former legislative local leaders. Maybe they will tell you the truth.

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