Once again my vacation time has expired. I am back on the beat in earnest and ready for the 2012-13 season to get underway.
The Huskies will kickoff the season in typical fashion Friday when they hold First Night festivities at Gampel Pavilion at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 4 p.m., with the UConn volleyball team facing Cincinnati.
First Night will feature performances by the UConn band, cheer and dance squads, introductions of the players and coaches on the men’s and women’s basketball teams, a dunk contest highlighted by 2011 winner Ryan Boatright, and prize giveaways.
Admission is free. The show is expected to end at approximately 8 p.m.
UConn Class of 2013 targets Saniya Chong, a 5-foot-9 guard from Ossining, N.Y., and Erica McCall, a 6-3 forward from Bakersfield, Calif., will be in attendance.
Here is the day’s schedule …
3 p.m. – FanFest on Fairfield Way
4 p.m. – Doors Open and UConn Volleyball vs. Cincinnati
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Autograph session
7 p.m. – Show Begins
Fans can RSVP to First Night HERE for a chance to win prizes.