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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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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Zombies

    Zombies
    There was a time when I told people how I voted and for whom. I don’t do that anymore for two reasons. An editor once pointed out to me that it might be confusing for some readers to know I voted for someone I criticize in my cartoons. Point taken....
  • Hut One! Hut Two!

    Hut One! Hut Two!
    One of my colleagues in the newsroom said, “You know what the real problem is with Jesus in the huddle? Twelve men on the field.” Penalty aside, I have to say I was jolted when I read the UConn assistant coach’s comment. Not that I have...
  • Minor Wins, Major Losses: Pro Sports Franchise Dreams Dashed Over And Over

    Minor Wins, Major Losses: Pro Sports Franchise Dreams Dashed Over And Over
    The news arrived to readers of The Courant on the morning of March 8, 1877, seven weeks before the start of the second National League baseball season. Hartford, a charter member, was deemed unacceptable as a major league market. The city's "base ball"...
  • Herbst Says There's No Place For Staff Pushing Religion

    Rena Epstein wrote in a letter to the editor Jan. 14 ["Jesus In The Huddle?"] that she felt alienated after reading a Jan. 12 sports story based on an interview with UConn's director of player engagement about spiritually developing players on the UConn...
  • Somehow, I Don't Think Jesus Is A Fan

    Somehow, I Don't Think Jesus Is A Fan
    I sometimes worry about Jesus at Christmastime. On the one hand, he gets a worldwide birthday party celebrated by 2 billion Christians, trees, Macy's windows, concerts, communal singing, gift giving, feasts, family gatherings and uplifting worship....
  • Speak Up — You May Be Surprised

    You're sitting in the kitchen. With something to say. You write a letter to your local newspaper. In my case, a letter objecting to a UConn football coach who said his players should understand that Jesus should be in the center of their huddle, which...