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Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Huskies Roundup – 9/2/14

Paw Prints is our daily look at the happenings for the UConn Huskies football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams as well as the other sports the student-athletes engage in. We will do our best to bring you the links from all of the media that covers the Huskies on a DAILY basis. Thank you for stopping by and making SOX & Dawgs your home for UConn Huskies news...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

UConn Football Depth Chart For Stony Brook Seawolves

Ahead of today’s pregame press conference for the Stony Brook Seawolves, UConn Huskies football coach Bob Diaco has released his two-deep for the game and there are no changes to it from the post-camp one. Honestly, I’m not surprised as they had one game to evaluate players. Plus it’s almost like the two deep didn’t matter as the Huskies played 50 players, 25 on offense and...
Via Sox and Dawgs
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

UConn’s Diaco States Again “We’re Not a Good Team Yet”

UConn head coach Bob Diaco looks up at a replay during the first quarter against the BYU Cougars on August 29, 2014 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. On March 10 of this year, just about three months into the job and after his first spring practice, UConn Huskies football coach Bob Diaco told the assembled media the Huskies weren’t a good team. “We’ve got enough players...
Via Sox and Dawgs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Two QB Situation at UConn Not Going Away

UConn QB Chandler Whitmer (10) attempts to elude the BYU defense during the second quarter on August 29, 2014 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT We’ve known for quite a while that UConn Huskies head coach Bob Diaco was going to play two quarterbacks during games. Two weeks ago, we found out those two quarterbacks were going to be Casey Cochran and Chandler Whitmer. Last Thursday...
Via Sox and Dawgs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

BYU Spoils Diaco’s UConn Debut, 35-10

BYU QB Taysom Hill scores on a seven yard touchdown run in the first quarter against the UConn Huskies at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT on August 29, 2014. UConn Huskies head coach Bob Diaco knew all along that BYU Cougars QB Taysom Hill was going to get his yards on the ground running. I don’t think he quite expected what he did in the air as well. Hill accounted for 405...
Via Sox and Dawgs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Matt Balis Has Reshaped UConn Football Team

UConn Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Matt Balis leads the team through stretching drills before practice number five on August 6, 2014. Having been around the UConn Huskies football program since Bob Diaco was hired, the other major thing noticeable besides the change in culture is the difference in the players after the season and now. The reason behind that is strength and...
Via Sox and Dawgs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU Cougars at Connecticut Huskies: Betting Odds, point spread and tv info

On Friday night the BYU Cougars and Connecticut Huskies will kick off their 2014 football seasons. UConn and BYU will both be looking to earn their first win of the season at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. Coverage of Friday’s game will start at 7:00 pm ET on ESPN and WatchESPN. The Odds: The BYU Cougars are a 16.5 point favorite against the UConn Huskies. The over/under...
Via Tireball.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: The Blitz Episode 1 – BYU

Huskies All Access host Erika Wachter sits down with UConn Football Head Coach Bob Diaco, Captain Byron Jones and Analyst Joe D’Ambrosio to preview Week 1 against BYU.
Via Sox and Dawgs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UConn Football Pep Rally – 8/28/14

As part of the culture change around the UConn Huskies football program, which I’ll have more on on Friday morning, head coach Bob Diaco has the players staying on campus the night before a home game in East Hartford, CT. Usually the team bussed into Hartford the night before a game. But that’s now a thing of the past. Another thing Diaco has introduced is having a pep rally...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn TE Sean McQuillan Emerging As A Leader

UConn Huskies TE Sean McQuillan runs after making a catch against the South Florida Bulls on October 11, 2013 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. Let’s take a look at the UConn Huskies tight ends for a moment. We have the following players at the position: Sean McQuillan – redshirt junior Nicholas Lensander – redshirt sophomore Tommy Myers – redshirt freshman Sheridan...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn Football Wednesday Update

UConn Huskies football coach Bob Diaco just held a quick conference call with the local media and talked about a few things in regards to Friday night’s game against BYU. As of right now, Diaco said there are no changes to the depth chart or participation plan for the game. He was asked about the kick return game and said that Deshon Foxx and Joshua Marriner will be the primary...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Paw Prints – BYU Cougars (0-0) @ UConn Huskies (0-0) Preview

This week: The UConn Huskies will kick off their 2014 season on Friday night when they’ll host the BYU Cougars at 7:00 p.m. at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. The Line: According to DocsSports.com odds, BYU is favored by 16.5 points and the over/under is 50.5 points Tickets: According to UConn Huskies ticket office, there are still tickets available to Friday night’s...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn OL Gus Cruz Happy To Be Back On The Football Field

UConn Huskies OL Gus Cruz looks on during practice on August 11, 2014 in Storrs, CT. Cruz missed the final seven games of 2013 with a cardiac issue. Imagine that you’re in your early 40′s, or any age, and your doctor tells you that you have a serious, possibly life threatening but curable issue with your heart or anything similar for that matter. Now imagine that you’re a college...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Roundup – 8/26/14

Paw Prints is our daily look at the happenings for the UConn Huskies football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams as well as the other sports the student-athletes engage in. We will do our best to bring you the links from all of the media that covers the Huskies on a DAILY basis. Thank you for stopping by and making SOX & Dawgs your home for UConn Huskies news...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Filthy footage of Mo’Ne Davis hooping and breaking ankles

Although Little League World Series overnight sensation , Mo’Ne Davis, won us all over with her baseball skills, she expressed that basketball is her true love, sharing that she has hoop dreams of playing point guard for the University of Connecticut’s Lady Huskies and eventually the WNBA.  And legend has it, her basketball skills are majorly impressive. In Davis’s Sports...
Via All Sports Everything
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo’ne Davis Balls Like a True Point Guard (VIDEO)

Little League star Mo’ne Davis is showing us that’s she’s a multi-talented athlete. During one of her interviews, Davis mentioned her dreams of playing for the Connecticut Huskies and it looks like she might be close to it. From a 2010 clip, we see Mo’ne killing the point guard game with a clean crossover. She’s going far! The post Mo’ne Davis Balls Like a True Point...
Via Geeks and Cleats
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Bread with Bob – 8/25

UConn Huskies head football coach Bob Diaco held his first pre-game press conference as a college head coach on Monday in anticipation of Friday night’s game against the BYU Cougars at 7 p.m. at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. Here’s a sampling of what he had to say: Diaco got things started talking about how the team is ready for game week finally. He said there’s a...
Via Sox and Dawgs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Roundup – 8/25/14

Paw Prints is our daily look at the happenings for the UConn Huskies football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams as well as the other sports the student-athletes engage in. We will do our best to bring you the links from all of the media that covers the Huskies on a DAILY basis. Thank you for stopping by and making SOX & Dawgs your home for UConn Huskies news...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn Football Coverage on Sox & Dawgs

The 2014 UConn Huskies football season has already started and with the first game coming up this Friday night against BYU, I wanted to announce the plans here on the site for the week and how the season will work. This week, we will have Breaking Bread with Bob (recap of his pregame press conference) as well as features on OL Gus Cruz, TE Sean McQuillan, the culture change under...
Via Sox and Dawgs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UConn Football Coach Bob Diaco & Alex Mateas On Mateas Being Named Captain

UConn Huskies center Alex Mateas (73) blocks as QB Casey Cochran (12) attempts a pass against Memphis at Rentschler Field on December 7, 2013. As we know, UConn Huskies football coach Bob Diaco named his four captains on Thursday and amongst them was Alex Mateas. The Ottawa, Ontario, Canada native and Penn State transfer came to UConn in 2011 after redshirting his freshman year with...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UConn Football Coach Bob Diaco & Marquise Vann on Vann Being Named Captain

Marquise Vann (46) tries to help his teammates make a tackle during the 2014 UConn Football spring game at Rentschler Field. As we know, UConn Huskies football coach Bob Diaco named his four captains on Thursday and amongst them was redshirt junior Marquise Vann. Vann, the only junior of the four captains, saw action in eight games, three of those being starts, in 2013 before missing...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UConn Football Coach Bob Diaco & Byron Jones on Jones Being Named Captain

Byron Jones (16) and the UConn defense celebrate after stopping Devin Gardner (not pictured) on a 4th and 2 in the 4th quarter at Rentschler Field on September 21, 2013 As we know, UConn Huskies football coach Bob Diaco named his four captains on Thursday and amongst them was redshirt senior Byron Jones. The New Britain, CT native and NFL prospect converted from safety to cornerback...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UConn Football Coach Bob Diaco & WR Geremy Davis on Davis Being Named Captain

UConn WR Geremy Davis looks on during the stretching drills at practice on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. As we know, UConn Huskies football coach Bob Diaco announced the four captains for the 2014 team and amongst them was redshirt senior wide receiver Geremy Davis. Davis had a breakout season in 2013 and was the first UConn receiver to break 1,000 yards (1,085) since the move to FBS...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Huskies Drummond, Gay Make 2014 USA World Cup Team

After beating Puerto Rico 112-86 on Friday night, USA Basketball announced their 12-man roster for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain. Amongst the final 12 players are two former UConn Huskies basketball players in Andre Drummond and Rudy Gay. Here’s the full release from USA Basketball: NEW YORK – USA Basketball National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo announced Friday ni...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UConn Football Coach Bob Diaco Names 2014 Captains

UConn Huskies head football coach Bob Diaco listens to a question from the media during UConn’s media day on August 21, 2014 at the Burton Family Football Complex. UConn Huskies football coach Bob Diaco kicked off the 2014 version of media day at the Burton Family Football Complex by naming his four captains for the 2014 season. They are WR Geremy Davis, CB Byron Jones, LB Marquise...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss
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