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 […]

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 cruises past USF into AAC quarterfinals

HARTFORD, Conn. – One down. Three to go. The defending national champion UConn Huskies began their rather complicated march to madness with a 69-43 victory over USF Thursday night in the first round of the American Athletic Conference tournament at the XL Center. This one started out with an 8-0 lead that mushroomed to 25-5. […]

Boatright, Moore head all-AAC first team

The American Athletic Conference All-Conference teams were announced Tuesday and the voting of the leagues’s 11 head coaches confirmed one thing everyone already knew. UConn guard Ryan Boatright and SMU guard Nic Moore are the best players in the AAC. Boat right, a senior, and Moore, a junior, were unanimous selections.  They were joined by […]

Aresco continues to lobby for AAC power

NEWPORT, R.I. – Commissioner Mike Aresco took the podium Tuesday at football media day and offered up his state of the American Athletic Conference speech heading into a new season. His tone could best be described as “defiant” and that’s the way Aresco summed it up. “We as a conference take nothing for granted,” Aresco […]

AAC announces 2014-15 conference pairings in men’s hoops

UConn’s home conference schedule for men’s basketball in the 2014-15 season will include UCF, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Memphis, USF, SMU, Temple, Tulane, and Tulsa, the American Athletic Conference announced Wednesday. With Louisville leaving for the Atlantic Coast Conference, Rutgers leaving for the Big Ten, and the addition of East Carolina, Tulane, and Tulsa in 2014, membership […]

Kilpatrick out to prove a point against UConn, Napier

Emotion will certainly be running high Friday night when UConn plays Cincinnati in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference championship tournament. It’s always that way when the Huskies and Bearcats get together because the games are physical and it will be a major upset if the game isn’t tightly officiated. But the word out […]

UConn football to play seven home games in 2014

Bob Diaco’s debut as Connecticut football coach will come Friday, Aug. 29 at Rentschler Field against BYU. The 8 p.m. game will be televised by ESPN and is the first of three consecutive non-conference home games to start the season for the Huskies. The 2014 football schedule was released Tuesday by the American Athletic Conference. […]