And Navy makes 12 (for AAC football)

It’s official now. As of today, the American Athletic Conference has 12 teams playing football. The United States Naval Academy became an official member on July 1 and with 12, the conference can have a championship football game on Dec. 5. Here’s the full press release from the conference, just making it official: Navy has […]

Taking a “Leap of Faith” with

Best I can tell, there are no more “great” days in sports journalism. But today was “pretty good” for this old scribe. For the first time in two years, my original content (fancy way of saying my work) has a steady and consistent home. I wrote my first piece today for Never heard of […]

Nothing like UConn football to provide big laughs

Darn. That Bob Diaco is at it again. The second-year UConn coach has all of college football laughing. Not just chuckling, mind you. This is all-out, roll-into-the-end-zone laughing. Spike the ball, do a dance, point your finger and don’t worry about the penalty flag for excessive celebration. That Tweet was hilarious. We’re talking about that […]

First AAC football championship slated for Dec. 5, 2015

The inaugural American Athletic Conference football championship has been scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 at noon ET, commissioner Mike Aresco announced Thursday. The game will be televised nationally on either ABC or ESPN. Aresco also announced the protocols for determining the participants and the site of the game. Those protocolas were approved by the […]

Concussion management policy approved by AAC

The American Athletic Conference took a big step forward in the protection of its athletes Wednesday, adopting a new Concussion Management Policy at the league’s annual meeting in Key Biscayne, Fla. The policy, unanimously approved by the AAC athletic directors, will take effect at the start of the 2015-16 academic year, and will be applied […]

AAC announces two night games for UConn football

The American Athletic Conference announced Wednesday¬†the start times and television networks for a number of intraconference and nonconference football games for the 2015 season. Included are two night games for the UConn Huskies. UConn’s season opener against Villanova at Rentschler Field will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. and be aired by ESPN3 and SNY. That game […]

AAC to finalize plans for football championship game at meetings

The American Athletic Conference expects to finalize the format for the leaugue’s inaugural football championship game during its annual meeting that begins Wednesday at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne in Miami, Fla. Other than that, very little news is expected out of the league meetings. The addition of Navy this fall as the 12th member of […]

UConn set to renew football rivalry with Syracuse

UConn and Syracuse made it official Thursday. The former Big East rivals have schedule a two-game non-conference football series, with games to be played in 2016 and 2018. Syracuse, now in the Atlantic Coast Conference, will visit Rentschler Fieldon Sept. 24, 2016. UConn will travel to the Carrier Dome on Sept. 29, 2018. The Hartford […]

UConn’s Davis gets his chance with NY Giants

Despite the fact many prognosticators said he wouldn’t be selected in the NFL Draft, UConn wide receiver Geremy Davis was taken by the New York Giants Saturday. Davis was selected with the 10th pick of the sixth round, pick No. 186 overall. Davis joins cornerback Byron Jones, giving UConn two players taken in the 2015 […]

Cowboys select UConn’s Jones in first round

UConn cornerback Byron Jones waited almost three hours to hear his name announced at the NFL Draft in Chicago Thursday¬†night. But that was no problem. It was all good. When NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the pick of the Dallas Cowboys at 11 p.m. (Eastern), Jones became just the second player in UConn history to […]