UConn women's basketball: What was happening in the world the last time the Huskies lost?
Yes, that’s how long it’s been since the UConn women’s basketball team lost a game. The Huskies last loss came thanks to Stanford, who beat UConn on Nov. 17, 2014. UConn traveled to Palo Alto with a 47-game winning streak, but fell to the Cardinal in overtime 88-86. The fans at Maples Pavilion stormed the court after the victory and UConn’s head coach Geno Auriemma said after the game he didn’t know “how many more games Stanford would play at home where they would storm the court – that might be the only one, because we are Connecticut.”
The Huskies had to start over back at zero, but fast-forward to today and UConn has achieved a historical streak.
On Monday night, the Huskies earned their 100th straight win when they defeated No. 6 South Carolina 66-55. UConn became just the fourth team in NCAA history for all sports, all divisions to hit triple digits.
It’s been a while since UConn lost —so long that you may have forgotten what was going on back in November 2014. We break down what was going on in the world during the Huskies' last loss.
The last time the UConn Huskies lost Taylor Swift’s single Shake It Off was No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100 chart back in November 2014. That was Swift’s first single of her 1989 album, and karaoke bars in America were never the same.
Playing in the Theatres
Some of the movies playing in the theatres included: Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Foxcatcher, The Theory of Everything, Imitation Game and The Penguins of Madagascar. Some of the films stated above were even nominated for Academy Awards, as Eddie Redmayne took home an Oscar for his role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.
In the World of Sports
Some of the top headlines in college sports (besides UConn's loss) that week included: Melvin Gordon rushes into Heisman race, Arizona State adds men's hockey program, Todd Gurley sustains a torn ACL injury and Florida State come in at No. 1 in the AP football poll.
In professional sports
A month prior, the San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals in the World Series. The Chicago Cubs finished that season in last place in the NL Central at 73-89.
The NBA season just tipped off with the Warriors, Rockets and Grizzlies all boasting the best records to start the new season. LeBron James had just started his second stint in Cleveland.
In the NFL, the Arizona Cardinals were sporting the league's best record at 8-1.
Top Headlines in the News
In November 2014, the state of California was entering its fourth year of a record-breaking drought.
On Nov. 17, reports came out of a chocolate shortage could be in the future, but on this Valentine’s Day hopefully there is still some chocolate around.
News came out that Monday that the frontman of U2, Bono, injured his arm in Central Park while biking and needed surgery due to the injury.
The nation’s weather on Nov. 17
There was snow across the Great Lakes and the Ohio Valley. Strong thunderstorms and heavy rain in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Storrs was chilly that day, as usual, and Palo Alto was 55 and sunny.
In the Tech World
Apple was working on the first edition of the Apple Watch, which there are currently now two different versions. Facebook created apps for groups and the emoji keyboard was in full force, finally being able to translate words into emojis.
The food and fashion trends
According to Forbes, cauliflower, cooper mugs, kale and avocado toast were all trendy in 2014. According to US Weekly, jumpsuits, ponchos, capes, overalls and crop tops were some of the lastest trends. What a time to be alive!