You don't have to be a fan of football to have a good time at a football game in Connecticut (Nutmeggers are big on tailgating.) Yale's Bulldogs play home games at the Yale Bowl in New Haven on Sept. 27 against Army, Oct. 11 against Dartmouth, Oct. 18 against Colgate, Oct. 25 against Penn, and Nov. 15 against Princeton. The annual Yale-Harvard game isn't in town this year, but we think it's better to experience a game without all the hubbub. Wish it a happy birthday, too: the Yale Bowl turns 100 in November. Info here. The Connecticut Huskies' season starts with a game against BYU at Rentschler Field on Aug.29. Schedule and info here.
Michael McAndrews, Hartford Courant