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  • Mike Jensen: New method of determining a college football champ isn't perfect, but it's the best yet

    The first reminder we're starting a new era of college football: The national championship game won't be at the Rose Bowl or in New Orleans or Miami or any other site of the traditional big bowls. On Jan. 12, everybody will watch the action from the...
  • It Was Ugly (3-9): A Lost Season From The Start

    Looking Back At 2013: It Was Ugly (3-9) A Lost Season From The Start By COLIN MCDONOUGH cmcdonough@courant.com There weren't a lot of highlights for UConn last year, and fan interest seemed to dim as the season wore on. A recap of good and bad from...
  • Closer Look At Bob Diaco And His Assistants

    Closer Look At Bob Diaco And His Assistants
    The Head Coach Bob Diaco became UConn's 30th head coach on Dec. 12, 2013. Paul Pasqualoni was fired Sept. 30, and interim coach T.J. Weist was not retained. The 411 on Diaco: Age: 41 High school: Cedar Grove (N.J.) College: Iowa (Class of 1995)...
  • Wishful Thinking?: BCS Is Gone, But The New System Brings Its Own Question Marks

    After years of clamoring for change, college football fans got their wish: 2014 will mark the first year of the College Football Playoff, which will officially supplant the Bowl Championship Series as the ultimate determinant of the nation's best team....
  • Pirate Sighting: Conference Schedule Requires Some Introductions

    Pirate Sighting: Conference Schedule Requires Some Introductions
    When UConn transitioned to the world of big-time football a decade ago, fans could look forward to a schedule packed with national heavyweights. As the second season of the American Athletic Conference kicks off this fall, fans might need a road map to...
  • Wednesday's college and local multi-sport roundup: Albany hires ODU official Benson as athletic director; Tides lose in ninth

    Colleges: Old Dominion Senior Associate Athletic Director Mark Benson was named the athletic director at Division I Albany (N.Y.). Benson has spent the past 13 years with the Old Dominion Athletic Foundation and the last four in his current role....
  • Maryland freshman Dion Wiley impressing in European basketball tour

    Incoming Maryland men's basketball freshman Dion Wiley has been one of the top players during Global Sports Academy's 2014 Men's Basketball Goodwill tour across Europe. With just one game remaining, Wiley has led his squad in scoring in each of the...
  • Teel Time: Virginia Tech's Beamer signs two-year contract extension

    Teel Time: Virginia Tech's Beamer signs two-year contract extension
    Frank Beamer turns 68 in October, and his College Football Hall of Fame credentials were long ago secured. But rather than plot retirement and more frequent fleecing of golf partners, Virginia Tech’s iconic coach has signed a two-year contract...
  • Teel Time: W&M's Rogers prepares for 'uniquely fast' Virginia Tech defense

    Teel Time: W&M's Rogers prepares for 'uniquely fast' Virginia Tech defense
    WILLIAMSBURG — Kevin Rogers had a front-row seat for several of Virginia Tech’s best defenses, as friend and foe. So when he says coordinator Bud Foster’s 2014 group has the chance to be exceptional, take the words to heart. A former...
  • Diaco era begins with BYU visit

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Connecticut - INSIDE SLANT It's a new day at UConn. The home of the defending men's and women's national basketball champions is still trying to get on the map in football, and that's where Bob Diaco fits in. The...
  • FAU coach Charlie Partridge brings energy, enthusiasm to Owls

    FAU coach Charlie Partridge brings energy, enthusiasm to Owls
    After nearly three hours of football practice in the scorching South Florida sun, the Florida Atlantic players have only a set of up-downs left, which they didn't complete alone. Coach Charlie Partridge was among the first up and down, beating many of...