UConn Parade 2015: Route, Date, Time, Live Stream and More


A parade for the UConn women’s basketball team after the Huskies win a national championship is becoming about as routine as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. After 10 titles under Geno Auriemma and three in a row, a parade for UConn has become a fairly annual event.

This year continued the trend, as UConn defeated Notre Dame in the national championship game, 63-53. The school quickly tweeted details of a victory-lap schedule for Wednesday evening:

The school offered more details on its website:

The “Victory Lap” will have a new route this year and will begin at the Mansfield Town Square in Storrs Center, located on Route 195/Storrs Road.

The “Victory Lap” will leave Storrs Center, head north on Route 195 before making a quick turn onto Mansfield Road to enter campus. The team will then turn onto Gilbert Road (past the South and West Campus and Alumni residence halls) and right onto Hillside Road (past McMahon Hall and the UConn Co-Op) before arriving at Gampel Pavilion.

Upon conclusion of the “Victory Lap” there will be a brief speaking program at the North Entrance of Gampel Pavilion—near the Husky Dog statue. Fans can track the Huskies’ exact progress from Bradley International Airport to campus with updates from Twitter at@UConnWBB.

At the moment, a live stream for the event has yet to be announced.

The route may be a bit new, but as writer Steve Rushin joked, the need for a parade certainly isn’t:

The program’s stats are staggering. Five of the last seven national championships. One loss in the last two years. Eight straight trips to the Final Four. Ten straight trips to the Elite Eight. There are dynasties, and then there is the UConn women’s basketball program. 

But Auriemma isn’t just a glorified recruiter. UConn also marched to another national championship by playing excellent, unselfish team offense. The team shot the lights out from beyond the arc and continued to be the best defensive team in the nation. The Huskies aren’t just the most talented team; they are also the most fundamentally sound.

It’s a devastating combination. 

And it’s one heck of a way to ensure the UConn parade becomes a regular fixture on the calendar, too.

 

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