University of Connecticut

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The campus of the University of Connecticut.

The University of Connecticut or sometimes referred to as UCONN for short is a public university in Storrs and Mansfield, Connecticut. The university has about 28,677 students. It was founded in 1881. The current president of the university is Dr. Philip E. Austin.

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The athletics teams of the university are called the UConn Huskies. They have 25 varsity teams, all competing in NCAA Division I and most in the Big East Conference. The Huskies have varying conference homes in sports not played by the Big East:

  • Football plays as an independent (not in a conference) in the top level of NCAA football, Division I FBS.
  • Men's and women's ice hockey play in Hockey East.
  • Women's rowing competes in the Colonial Athletic Association.

UConn will shut down four of its teams at the end of the 2020–21 school year—men's teams in cross country, swimming & diving, and tennis, plus women's rowing.

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