2011: Behind Kemba Walker, UConn, which was 9-9 during the Big East regular season, won five games in five days to take the Big East tournament, then went on to win six more in a row to win its third national championship. The Huskies beat Butler before more than 75,000 fans in Houston. 2011: Randy Edsall, who coached 12 seasons, abruptly left for Maryland the day after the Fiesta Bowl. UConn hired Cheshire native and former Syracuse Coach Paul Pasqualoni. The Huskies went 5-7 and failed to reach a bowl for the first time since 2006. 2011: The Cheshire girls swim team did not lose a dual meet in 25 years, from 1986 until Oct. 6, 2011 when Glastonbury beat the Rams, 100-86. It was the longest dual meet streak in the country. Coach Ed Aston's team broke the national record in 2007 with 122-48 win over Branford and didn't lose for four more years. 2011: The United Football League lost more than $100 million in its first two seasons and on Aug. 11 it was announced the league would suspend operations of the Hartford Colonials, who played at Rentschler Field in 2010 and 2011.
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