Huskies hope to increase role of tight ends

STORRS - Sean McQuillan doesn’t even attempt to mask the enthusiasm he has for the offensive scheme first-year coach Bob Diaco has brought with him to UConn. Quite simply, it could be a tight end’s dream. The degree of tight end involvement will be unveiled Friday night at Rentschler Field when UConn opens the season against […]

UConn star Stewart to train with national team

UConn forward Breanna Stewart has been invited to fall training with the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s National Team, it was announced Monday. Here’s the press release from USA Basketball: COLORADO SPRINGS - Featuring 27 athletes, the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s National Team will begin training in defense of the USA’s FIBA World Championship title on Sept. […]

UConn’s Ollie puts walk-on Amilo on scholarship

For the second time this offseason, UConn men’s basketball coach has decided to reward a walk-on player and give him a scholarship for the 2014-15 season. Ollie announced Monday that junior Nnamdi Amilo has been added to the scholarship list for the upcoming season. In July, senior guard Pat Lenehan was given a scholarship after […]

UConn’s Cochran hopes confidence will continue to build

STORRS – One week after being named starting quarterback for the UConn football team, sophomore Casey Cochran entered into his game-preparation phase on Monday. UConn opens its first season under coach Bob Diaco Friday night (7 p.m., ESPN) against BYU in East Hartford. When the lights go on at Rentschler Field, there will be pressure […]

UConn captains have respect of teammates

STORRS – Wide receiver Geremy Davis offered a big grin, followed by a hearty laugh, after a reporter greeted him as “Captain” at the annual UConn football media day on Thursday. “As a senior, I just thought I had to take on a leadership role, but to actually have the title is exciting and a […]

Walk-on provides surprise on UConn two-deep

STORRS – UConn football coach Bob Diaco released the post-training camp two-deep for the Huskies at media day Thursday. Diaco emphasized that the chart was not the two-deep for the season opener against BYU on Aug. 29. But one surprising development comes from the area of special teams. Chase Briley, a walk-on freshman from Hartford, […]

UConn’s Davis and Jones on Senior Bowl list

UConn wide receiver Geremy Davis and cornerback Byron Jones have been named to the watch list for the Reese’s Senior Bowl. The initial list includes 350 of the top players in the country. Included on the watch list are two fourth-year graduates who are projected as top 10 selections in the 2015 NFL draft, if […]

UConn men add Ohio State and Arizona to future schedules

With a conference schedule weakened even more by Louisville’s departure from the American Athletic Conference, UConn must face a much stronger non-conference schedule in the upcoming seasons. The Huskies took another major step in that direction, announcing home-and-home series with Ohio State and Arizona starting in 2015-15 and running through 2018-19. Those are the type […]

Strain developing between UConn’s Diaco and local media

STORRS – Yesterday was all about the decision. Today will be about the presentation. I’ve been covering college football since 1977. I’ve covered teams from the Big Eight, the Big 12, the ACC, the Big East, and the American Athletic Conference. I’ve been to the Orange Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl and the […]

Diaco hands offensive keys to Cochran

STORRS – With 11 days remaining before the University of Connecticut football team opens the season against BYU, first-year coach Bob Diaco declared competition for the starting quarterback position officially closed. Sophomore Casey Cochran will be UConn’s starter, Diaco announced at press conference. Senior Chandler Whitmer, who came close to leaving UConn after the program’s […]