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 […]

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 […]