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University of Connecticut Football

The UConn Huskies football team became an NCAA Division I-A team in 1999. It has been a member of the Big East Conference since 2004. The team plays its home games at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.
The UConn Huskies football team became an NCAA Division I-A team in 1999. It has been a member of the Big East Conference since 2004. The team plays its home games at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. « Show less

Top University of Connecticut Football Articles

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  • Diaco, Players Ready For UConn's Annual Blue-White Game

    Diaco, Players Ready For UConn's Annual Blue-White Game
    STORRS — UConn senior cornerback Byron Jones posed a pretty simple question when asked about the Huskies' desire to turn things around. "It's a new coaching staff and everyone wants to put their best foot forward, why wouldn't they?" Jones said....
  • Fans' Attention Turns To Football

    — UConn freshman Sydney Cotto admits she hasn't gotten much schoolwork done lately. Tuesday, she was in Nashville playing her tuba as a member of the school band as the women's basketball team won its ninth national title. She returned to Storrs...
  • UConn Emphasizes Defense In Blue-White Spring Game

    UConn Emphasizes Defense In Blue-White Spring Game
    EAST HARTFORD — Defense – clap, clap – defense … The UConn football team was all about defense Saturday during the annual Blue-White Spring Game played before 6,500 at Rentschler Field. The scoring system was kind of quirky....
  • UConn Community Came Together As One When Jasper Howard Died

    UConn Community Came Together As One When Jasper Howard Died
    The biggest moment in UConn football history might have been when the Huskies ran onto the field for the 2011 Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma. A moment within the moment was pretty big, too. Senior wide receiver Kashif Moore, now with the Pittsburgh...
  • Phillips Won't Play For UConn; Might Be Headed Back To BC

    Phillips Won't Play For UConn; Might Be Headed Back To BC
    Senior wide receiver Shakim Phillips is no longer part of the UConn football team, coach Bob Diaco said Wednesday morning. Diaco didn't give a reason. "Shakim is going to work through the spring and summer to get his degree and graduate. We wish him the...
  • 2014 UConn Football Schedule

    The 2014 UConn football shcedule. Start times and TV information for most games are TBA: Aug. 29: Brigham Young, 8 p.m., ESPN Sept. 6: Stony Brook Sept. 13: Boise State     Sept. 19: at SOUTH FLORIDA, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla., ESPN/ESPN2...
  • Rating UConn Football's Best NFL Picks: From Beatty To Torkelson

    Rating UConn Football's Best NFL Picks: From Beatty To Torkelson
    What follows is a list of the top 10 UConn football players drafted. Wondering about guys like Nick Giaquinto and Brian Kozlowski? They worked in the NFL, sure, but they weren't drafted. This history is not as rich and the names not as big as on the...
  • UConn Coach Balis Lends Strength To The Operation

    Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen often referred to Matt Balis as the most important part of the program and also "the best strength coach in the country." UConn football coach Bob Diaco already knew of Balis, having worked with him at Virginia...
  • UConn's Kevin Ollie Continues To Improve The Landscape

    UConn's Kevin Ollie Continues To Improve The Landscape
    ARLINGTON, Texas – Kevin Ollie's mother wanted to get him out of South Central Los Angeles in the summer. And she wanted her son to maintain a relationship with his father, even though they lived 1,200 miles apart. So Dorothy Ollie, an ordained...
  • UConn Football: Defense Must Return To Good Old Days

    UConn Football: Defense Must Return To Good Old Days
    STORRS — Anthony Poindexter knows the reputation of the UConn defense, except for some uncharacteristic showings the past three seasons, is a solid one. With Poindexter as defensive coordinator, former Patriots All-pro linebacker Vincent Brown...
  • 1,000 Reasons Geno Will Always Have A Place In Their Hearts

    To commemorate Geno Auriemma's 1,000th game at UConn on Saturday at Houston, The Courant reached out to many of those who helped play a role in his Hall of Fame career since he came to the school in 1985. Here is some of what resulted: The Guarding Of...