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 […]

UConn to dedicate Jasper Howard memorial on Nov. 1

The UConn football player known by the nickname “Jazz” will forever be memorialized by a statue that will be dedicated Sat., Nov. 1. And in a wonderful gesture, the person who pushed the fund raising project over the top was former UConn coach Randy Edsall. UConn announced Tuesday that fund raising for the memorial in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Does UConn have a starting QB yet?

Is today the day UConn football coach Bob Diaco names his starting quarterback? Could be. The world should find out if the decision has been made late this afternoon or early this evening when Diaco meets with reporters after the first media availability in a week. Diaco has said since April that he wanted to […]

Three 2014 TV appearances set for UConn football

Three UConn football games have been slated for television coverage on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU. The American Athletic Conference announced kickoff times and television designations for the 2014 season on Thursday. UConn’s home game against Boise State (Sept. 13, noon) will be carried one of those three networks. The Huskies play at USF in […]

UConn’s McCombs dismissed from football team

First-year UConn football coach Bob Diaco, without doubt, is a no-nonsense guy. He proved that again Wednesday when he announced senior Lyle McCombs, the Huskies’ leading rusher the past three seasons, has been dismissed from the team. “Attending school at the University of Connecticut is a special privilege as is being a member of the […]

Shakim Phillips leaving UConn football squad

According to reports out of Boston, University of Connecticut senior wide receiver Shakim Phillips is looking into the possibility of transferring back to Boston College for his final season of eligibility and apparently has ended his stay at UConn. Phillips, UConn’s third leading receiver in 2013 with 28 catches for 406 yards, began his career […]