Category Archives: UConn football

Shirreffs, in relief, leads Huskies to fourth quarter comeback win over Holy Cross

EAST HARTFORD, August 31 – Earlier this week, UConn senior quarterback Bryant Shirreffs stopped by head coach Randy Edsall’s office. “Got a minute, coach?” he said. The senior had started 21 games in his career in Connecticut but with an opening day contest against Holy Cross on the horizon, he was No. 2 on theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

UConn opens the 2017 campaign Thursday night against Holy Cross

EAST HARTFORD, August 23 – Head coach Randy Edsall begins his second stint with the University of Connecticut football team Thursday night at Pratt and Whitney Stadium when the Huskies open the 2017 campaign by hosting Holy Cross in a 7:30 p.m. at the Rent. The Huskies (3-9, 1-7 AAC) are looking to rebound fromContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Huskies beat Army for first 2-0 start in seven years

EAST HARTFORD – It’s not about style these days for the University of Connecticut football team. It’s about victories. A year ago, the Huskies and their fans suffered through a miserable two win season. Now, after two weeks of the 2015 campaign, UConn is 2-0 for the first time in seven years  with a 22-17Continue Reading

Glenn McLellan, long-time Avon High football coach, dies at the age of 77

AVON, August 4 – Glenn McLellan, a physical education teacher who coached the Avon High football team for 26 years, died on Sunday at his South Carolina home at the age of 77. A graduate of the Gilbert School in Winsted and the University of Connecticut, McLellan coached varsity football, wrestling, baseball and track and fieldContinue ReadingContinue Reading

UConn selects Irish defensive coordinator as new football coach

STORRS – The University of Connecticut has named Bob Diaco, the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Notre Dame, as their new football coach. He will be introduced to the media on Thursday in Storrs.  Diaco, 40, has been Notre Dame’s defensive coordinator for the past four years. He has been the assistant headContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Huskies can’t cash in as Bulls hand UConn fifth straight loss

EAST HARTFORD – For the second straight game, the University of South Florida football team didn’t score an offensive touchdown. Turns out, the Bulls didn’t need one to capture its second consecutive contest.  USF kicker Marvin Kloss hit two field goals and Aaron Lynch returned a fumble 44 yards for a touchdown to spoil HomecomingContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Huskies hope to get first victory over South Florida

A new era in Connecticut football begins Saturday at Rentschler Field. After losing the first four games of the season, the winless Huskies search for their initial victory of the season when they host South Florida at noon on SNY and on your favorite non-television device on ESPN3.  There will be a new coach roamingContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Pasqualoni runs out of time with UConn – fired after 4 games

Off to its worst start since 1991, the winless University of Connecticut football team made a unique move Monday, firing head coach Paul Pasqualoni and offensive coordinator George DeLeone after just four games.  Changing coaching personnel isn’t new in collegiate athletics. Changing them after just four games is unusual. The University of Southern California firedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Bulls stomp winless Huskies in 41-12 victory

AMHERST, N.Y. – This is getting ugly. The season is spinning away from the University of Connecticut football team after a 41-12 loss to the University of Buffalo. UConn (0-4) is off to its worst start since they upgraded the program in 2002.  The Bulls scored a season-high 41 points and a forced five UConnContinue ReadingContinue Reading

In search of first victory, Huskies challenge Buffalo Saturday afternoon

In many ways, Saturday’s game against the University of Buffalo could be more difficult for Connecticut than its 24-21 loss to Michigan last week.  An energy will probably be missing from the stadium. Instead of over 40,000 fans rooting on the Huskies, there will probably be a crowd of around 20,000 to 24,000 hostile fansContinue ReadingContinue Reading