Originally posted on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 12/11/12
For those of you UConn Huskies football fans hoping to travel to the blue turf field in Boise, ID or have the Boise State Broncos come to the Rent next year, well you're out of luck. The Big East announced the home and away opponents for the 2013 football season and this is how it breaks down for UConn. Home - Louisville, Rutgers, San Diego State, South Florida Away - Central Florida, Cincinnati, Temple, SMU As long as Michigan honors its contract with UConn, the home schedule is quite impressive. Along with the four Big East games and Michigan, that former head coach's team the Maryland Terrapins and Towson State will come to Rentschler Field next year. To continue reading, please click on the continue reading button below if you're on the home page. Here's the full release from UConn: STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut football team will play a highly-attractive seven-game home schedule in 2013, which was finalized on Tuesday as the BIG EAST Conference announced its schedule breakdown for next season. UConn will play home BIG EAST Conference games against Louisville, Rutgers, San Diego State and USF. The Huskies’ non-league home games will be Maryland (Sept. 14), Michigan (Sept. 21) and Towson State (Aug. 29). The exact dates for BIG EAST games will be announced in early 2013. “I am very excited for the home schedule that our football team will play in 2013 and I think our fans should be too,” said UConn Director of Athletics Warde Manuel. “As I continue to say, it is important for UConn to have the Rentschler Field full for every game. Our football team will be working hard to prepare for the 2013 season and we need the support from our loyal Husky followers more than ever.” Road conference games for the Huskies in 2013 will be Central Florida, Cincinnati, SMU and Temple. UConn’s lone non-conference road game will be at Buffalo (Sept. 28). UConn’s home schedule features four teams that will play in bowl games this year, including: Louisville in the Allstate Sugar Bowl vs. Florida on Jan. 1; Michigan in the Outback Bowl vs. South Carolina on Jan. 1; Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl vs. Virginia Tech on Dec. 28; and San Diego State in S.D. County Credit Union vs. BYU on Dec. 20. The Huskies also play road games against three bowl teams: Central Florida in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl vs. Ball State on Dec. 21; Cincinnati in the Belk Bowl vs. Duke on Dec. 27; and SMU vs. Fresno State in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl on Dec. 24. The BIG EAST Conference will have 12 football playing schools in 2013 split into two divisions. Each team plays eight conference games and face each team in their division (five games) and three teams in the other division for a total of eight league games. The East Division in 2013 is comprised of: Central Florida, Cincinnati, UConn, Louisville, Rutgers and USF. The West Division in 2013 is comprised of: Boise State, Houston, Memphis, San Diego State, SMU and Temple. The following is the complete 2013 BIG EAST football schedule breakdown: EAST DIVISION UCF Home: Connecticut, Houston, Rutgers, USF Away: Cincinnati, Louisville, SMU, Temple              Cincinnati Home: Boise State, UCF, Connecticut, Louisville Away: Memphis, Rutgers, San Diego State, USF Connecticut Home: Louisville, Rutgers, San Diego State, USF Away: UCF, Cincinnati, SMU, Temple Louisville Home: UCF, Memphis, Rutgers, San Diego State Away: Boise State, Cincinnati, Connecticut, USF Rutgers Home: Cincinnati, Houston, USF, Temple Away: Boise State, UCF, Connecticut, Louisville USF Home: Cincinnati, Louisville, Memphis, SMU Away: UCF, Connecticut, Houston, Rutgers WEST DIVISION Boise State Home: Houston, Louisville, Memphis, Rutgers Away: Cincinnati, San Diego State, SMU, Temple Houston Home: Memphis, San Diego State, SMU, USF Away: Boise State, UCF, Rutgers, Temple Memphis Home: Cincinnati, San Diego State, SMU, Temple Away: Boise State, Houston, Louisville, USF San Diego State Home: Boise State, Cincinnati, SMU, Temple Away: Connecticut, Houston, Louisville, Memphis SMU Home: Boise State, UCF, Connecticut, Temple Away: Houston, Memphis, San Diego State, USF Temple Home: Boise State, Houston, UCF, Connecticut Away: Memphis, Rutgers, San Diego State, SMU Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.
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