Sunday, May 08, 2016

Some date changes in UConn's 2017 non-conference schedule

There are a couple of changes to report in UConn's 2017 non-conference schedule.

The season opener will be on Aug. 31 against Holy Cross, a game that previously was announced as a Sept. 9 kickoff. Also, the Missouri game originally scheduled to be played on Sept. 23 will now be on Oct. 28.

The process of scheduling non-conference games is better written using a pencil. A case in point is next year's non-conference slate.

Here's a look at UConn's 2017 non-conference schedule in December of 2014 and the present day schedule

December 2014       May 2016 
9-2 UMass               8-31 Holy Cross
9-9, Holy Cross       9-16 at Virginia
9-16 at Virginia       10-28 Missouri
9-23 Missouri          11-18 Boston College

On national signing day, UConn coach Bob Diaco made it clear that he was expecting incoming freshman Quayvon Skanes to make an impact in the return game. The star out of Chicago certainly is showing he has speed to burn.

At the Chicago Public Schools trials on Wednesday Skanes posted times of 11.14 and 11.06 in the 100 meters to advance to the finals (although he did not run in the event on Saturday).

Skanes also ran the leadoff leg in Phillips' second-place 4x100 relay at the trials, finishing with a time of 43.39 and also ran the first leg in the 4x200 relay team which was the top qualifier with a time of 1:33.35.

Skanes was on Phillips' 4x200 team which finished second in Saturday's championships with a time of 1:31.52.


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