| May 1, 2015
| 7:02 PM
When NFL commissioner Roger Goodell called out his name as the 27th pick in the first round of the NFL draft, four words crossed my mind:
Connecticut Kid. America's Team.
As Goodell posed there late Thursday night in Chicago with Byron Jones, the two...
| May 1, 2015
| 2:34 PM
In the weeks leading up to the NFL draft, there was discussion about the versatility and athleticism of Byron Jones, from playing cornerback and safety at UConn to his impressive work at the NFL combine in February and the UConn Pro Day in March. In the...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 2:07 PM
T.J. Weist has been gone from the UConn sideline for more than a year but his relationship with Geremy Davis has hardly waned.
"Even up until [Sunday] he sent me a video of one of his workouts and he wanted me to critique it for him," said Weist, the...
| Apr 25, 2015
| 3:10 PM
Byron Jones played for the Connecticut Basketball Club, an AAU team in New Britain, from the time he was 10 through his sophomore year at St. Paul High School in Bristol.
The start of one game in particular stood out. The team was doing layup drills,...
| Apr 18, 2015
| 3:46 PM
BRISTOL — When Byron Jones arrived at ESPN headquarters Friday afternoon, tape measures awaited.
Of course they did. Jones, the former UConn cornerback, spent four seasons playing himself into the NFL draft conversation and in February set what is...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 4:11 PM
STORRS — The Huskies opened spring practice on Saturday morning.
The players didn't have pads on. There was no hitting.
One player in particular didn't have a helmet, jersey or shorts on but sure wore a competitive scowl well.
| Mar 6, 2015
| 4:38 PM
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — In a sweeping indictment of one of the country's most decorated basketball programs, the NCAA suspended Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim for nine games Friday and outlined a decade-long series of violations that included improper...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 11:58 AM
Ideally, like every other major Division I-A football program, UConn would like to have five scholarship quarterbacks.
The Huskies ended the season with three, including Chandler Whitmer, who has exhausted his eligibility. The Huskies searched for a...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:55 AM
The Bears play the Saints on Monday night because the NFL and ESPN said so, although ESPN probably would’ve preferred to rerun a “30 for 30’’ film.
There was talk this game and the two that follow somehow mattered to Marc...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 5:26 PM
STORRS — This is the kind of accusation that can damage a college football program. It is a father's accusation that can damage a coach's reputation and his ability to recruit the sons of other fathers.
It is an accusation that UConn coach Bob...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 4:26 PM
STORRS — Play Tim Boyle for all the snaps at Memphis.
Play Tim Boyle for all the snaps in the finale against SMU.
One should be a loss. One should be a win. Neither outcome is the reason to play the sophomore quarterback every down of every series...