UConn has determined the sites for all but one of its home games this season. Everything's at either Gampel or XL, except a Dec. 28 game against Eastern Washington. That's likely to be the game at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. Negotiations are ongoing.
Elsewhere, the annual Husky Run is likely to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 25, as practices can begin on Friday, Sept. 27. That doesn't mean they will, however, as Kevin Ollie may decide to start practice the following day.
First Night festivities will be on Friday, Oct. 18.
Defending NCAA champion Louisville and perennial national power Florida will be at Gampel Pavilion, while new American Athletic Conference rival Memphis and Pac-12 contender Stanford will come to the XL Center during the 2013-14 UConn men’s basketball home schedule.
UConn will play 10 games on campus at Gampel Pavilion and nine games at the XL Center in Hartford, including an exhibition game at each. The Huskies will begin on Oct. 30 with an exhibition game at Gampel against Southern Connecticut State University, and follow that on Nov. 4 with an exhibition game at the XL Center against Concordia (of Chicago).
The regular-season opener will be part of a unique Veterans’ Day doubleheader with the NCAA championship UConn women’s team. On Monday, Nov. 11, the UConn men will play host to Yale at the XL Center at 3 p.m., followed by a game between the UConn women and Stanford at Gampel Pavilion at 7 p.m.
The first two games of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project will be held at Gampel on Nov. 14 and 17, against Detroit and Boston University, respectively.
Opponents also coming to Gampel are Florida (Dec. 2), Harvard (Jan. 8), UCF (Jan. 11), Louisville for an ESPN GameDay (Jan. 18), Houston (Jan. 30), Southern Methodist (Feb. 23), and Rutgers for the regular-season finale (March 5).
The opponents’ lineup for the XL Center following the Yale opener includes Loyola, Md. (Nov. 26), Maine (Dec. 6), Stanford (Dec. 18), Temple (Jan. 21), USF (Feb. 12), Memphis (Feb. 15), and Cincinnati (March 1).
The venue and time for the Dec. 28 game against Eastern Washington will be announced at a later date.
This will be the 25th season at Gampel Pavilion for UConn, which opened in January, 1990. The Huskies have an overall record of 149-23 (.866) at their on-campus home, including a 6-1 mark last season. UConn has played games at the XL Center, formerly the Hartford Civic Center, since the 1975-76 season, with a 233-85 (.733) overall record. Last season, the Huskies went 7-2 in Hartford.