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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Another busy summer for UConn's Nurse

The U.S. Olympic team was garnering the headlines yesterday as the team, featuring five former UConn players, was announced on NBC's Today Show and made its first public appearance in Times Square at the "100 Days Out" Olympic preview extravaganza.

It find of flew a little bit under my radar that Canada announced the summer schedule for its national team featuring UConn rising junior Kia Nurse.

The first of the training camps will run from May 21-30 in Edmonton before the team leaves for Europe to train in Spain and France from June 1-9. The schedule doesn't mention this but you would have to figure some international friendlies will be included during that time. After about 2 1/2 weeks off, the team will reconvene in Edmonton on June 26 for another training camp leading into the Edmonton Grads International Classic featuring games against China on July 9, 10 and 11. From July 22-26 there will be more training, this time in Toronto.

The part that could be of most interest to UConn fans is that there is an entry in the schedule for exhibition games at a site in the U.S. from July 27-31. While nothing is expected to be announced until likely at some point in May, considering how many times the U.S. has trained or held exhibitions in Connecticut during Geno Auriemma's time as the U.S. national team coach, perhaps Nurse will get a chance to play in front of Connecticut fans before the team leaves for Rio.


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