Irma wipes home game off UConn’s football schedule

Hurricane Irma is an enormous storm bearing down on Florida, with landfall expected late Saturday or Sunday. But the first mainland victim of the Category 5 hurricane came on Thursday – miles away from the eye and in New England. Irma’s powerful winds blew a game off the University of Connecticut’s football schedule when it […]

Hurricane Irma forces change in UConn-USF kickoff

Kickoff time for Saturday’s American Athletic Conference football game between Connecticut and USF has been moved to 10:30 a.m.in anticipation of any travel plans South Florida may encounter in relation to Hurricane Irma. The game at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field was scheduled for noon. Officials from UConn, USF and the AAC reviewed […]

UConn receives signed letters from 20 football recruits

Wednesday was National Signing Day, a day that everyone in college football anticipates. The UConn Huskies received 20 signed letters of intent in coach Randy Edsall’s first signing day since returning to Storrs. Some of the recruits came on under previous coach Bob Diaco and the remainder were recruited under a short flourish since Edsall […]

UConn makes bold statement with hiring of Auburn OC

It has been written that Rhett Lashlee and Gus Malzahn have been “nearly inseparable” since 1996 when Malzahn was hired as head coach at Shiloh Christian High School in Arkansas. And when Malzahn hired Lashlee as Auburn’s offensive coordinator in December 2012, he called Lashlee his “right-hand man.” As of Wednesday night, they are now […]

Huskies head back to future with re-hiring of Edsall

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – Six years between visits to the Connecticut football family, Randy Edsall began his day Friday the way a grown child would start a trip home for the holidays. He checked out the old neighborhood. Edsall and his wife, Eileen, drove around Rentschler Field, noticing one subtle change, the renaming that has […]

UConn welcomes Edsall back with open press conference

Connecticut will welcome Randy Edsall back as head coach of the Huskies football program Friday morning at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. The press conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. It is free and open to the public. It has been a surprising and eventful week in Storrs. With everyone assuming that Bob Diaco would […]

Auburn’s David Benedict named AD at UConn

The Univeristy of Connecticut issued a statement just after 7 p.m. Monday announcing that David Benedict, current Chief Operating Officer of the athletic department at Auburn University, has been named to replace Warde Manuel as AD at UConn. Manuel was hired last month as athletic director at his alma mater, Michigan, and will complete his […]

They call him Thor and you can’t miss him on UConn’s offensive line

If you enjoy good stories about good guys, check out my feature on UConn offensive lineman Andreas Knappe. Story was published this morning on Today’sU.com.    

AAC Football: Week in Review

It was a busy week around here. College football is back. The first sign of that every season is the annual trip to Newport, R.I. for media days for the American Athletic Conference – or, if you prefer, the league previously known as the Big East Conference. Of course the Big East is out of […]

AAC kicks off football media days with clambake tonight

NEWPORT, R.I. – It’s that time of year again. The American Athletic Conference is holding its annual summer kickoff and media day with social activities Monday and formal interviews on Tuesday. Follow me on Twitter @Kendavis55 and I’ll be posting pictures and messages throughout the proceedings, starting with the clambake at 7 p.m. I’m covering […]