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Byron Jones Sees UConn Career End Early

#16 Byron Jones looks over to the UConn Huskies sideline for a play call against the Stony Brook Seawolves at Rentschler Field on September 6, 2013. New Britain, CT’s Byron Jones‘ UConn career wasn’t supposed to end like this. It was to finish up with him and his UConn Huskies football teammates walking off the field with a win in a bowl game. While the latter won’t most...
Via Sox and Dawgs
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

UConn loses senior cornerback to shoulder injury

STORRS, Conn. (AP) Connecticut cornerback Byron Jones will undergo surgery on his left shoulder and miss the remainder of the season. Coach Bob Diaco says the Huskies senior captain has a history of shoulder problems and was injured against during the first half of Thursday night's 31-21 loss at No. 18 East Carolina. Diaco says Jones should be healed in time to prepare for the...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can the UConn Huskies Hold Their Own Against ECU?

The lack of offensive production and execution is a big part to why UConn is 1-5 and winless in conference play so far this season. However, their defense, ranked 17th in the nation, is giving the Huskies a fighting chance in most of their games this season and will have their biggest test yet Thursday. Photo sued courtesy of ctpost.com. The 18th-ranked ECU Pirates will host UConn...
Via AAC Football Fever
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Connecticut Huskies at East Carolina Pirates: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Thursday night the Connecticut Huskies and East Carolina Pirates will face off against one another in a matchup of two schools from the American Athletic Conference. Connecticut and East Carolina have gone in opposite directions this season. The Huskies are 1-5 while the Pirates are 5-1. Coverage of the game between Connecticut and East Carolina will air on ESPNU beginning at...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 27 – Jalen Adams

27. Jalen ADAMS Height: 6′-2″ Weight: 190 Wingspan: 6′-6 1/2″ Position: PG High School (State): Cushing Academy (NH) Club Team (Affiliation): Mass Rivals (adidas) Commitment: Connecticut Huskies Breakdown: At the end of June, Adams committed to play at his “dream school”, the defending NCAA champion Connecticut Huskies. He held offers from Louisville, Kansas and many ...
Via Hoopniks
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Future Bright For UConn Football

UConn’s freshman running backs #3 Ron Johnson, #26 Joshua Marriner and #22 Arkeel Newsome look on against Temple on September 27, 2014 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. When you take a look at the latest UConn Huskies football depth chart, there are 32 players on the roster who are redshirt sophomores, sophomores, redshirt freshman and true freshman. A good portion of them...
Via Sox and Dawgs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn Huskies’ Midseason Report Card

Sitting at 1-5 and yet to win a conference game, it’s no surprise that UConn has failed to meet expectations in the first half of the season. First year head coach Bob Diaco’s only victory this year came against an FCS team in Stony Brook, and it was only by a mere three points. Photo used courtesy of kansascity.com. After Casey Cochran was named the starting quarterback coming...
Via AAC Football Fever
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Huskies Roundup – 10/11/14

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...
Via Sox and Dawgs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Don’t Call Deshon Foxx a “Wildcat” Quarterback

UConn QB #4 Deshon Foxx looks for running room in the 4th quarter against the Temple Owls on September 27, 2014 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. UConn Huskies football coach Bob Diaco was quite clear on one thing earlier this week. If you’re an opponent of the Huskies and think WR Deshon Foxx is a “wildcat” quarterback, you’re mistaken. Foxx, who hadn’t been under...
Via Sox and Dawgs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn’s Bob Diaco Talks QB, RB Depth and Turnover Battle

In his weekly press conference, Bob Diaco said the bye week was very productive and the extra time to prepare for the next game is always good. UConn (1-4, 0-2 AAC) will play Tulane (1-4, 0-1) in a conference game Saturday, and Diaco made some points that will affect his team going forward. When asked about the crowded backfield of running backs, Diaco shed some light on what to...
Via AAC Football Fever
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Foxx At QB Adds New Wrinkle To UConn Offense

UConn QB #4 Deshon Foxx looks for running room in the fourth quarter on September 27, 2014 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. Could the UConn Huskies be returning to the days where they have a wildcat quarterback at the helm during certain situations? The answer to that is that it is quite possible they could. If you stayed until the end of the game, judging by the crowd left...
Via Sox and Dawgs
26 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn’s Tim Boyle Can Compete for Starting QB Job

As the quarterback position thins out for UConn after Casey Cochran decided to hang up his cleats for good, the “next man up” mentality is in full swing in East Hartford. Perhaps even deeper than expected. Chandler Whitmer, a senior, threw for two touchdowns and 209 yards with two interceptions — one that went for six the other way — in a 38-21 loss to Boise State on Saturday...
Via AAC Football Fever
September 15, 2014  |  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
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

COMMIT: 2015 G Will Jackson to UConn

The Connecticut Huskies added a second top-50 player in the 2015 class on Monday, snaring a verbal commitment from 6′-5″ guard William “Turtle” Jackson, in news first reported by OnTheRadarHoops.com. The Huskies previously held a verbal pledge from Sagemont School (FL) shooting guard Prince Ali. Jackson and Ali both have prodigious size for future members of the Huskies’...
Via Hoopniks
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Geno Auriemma goes on expletive-laced rant about religion in sports

Just as many have argued the place of religion with government throughout history, so have folks with religion as it comes with sports. Namely, Geno Auriemma, the famed coach of the Connecticut Huskies women's basketball program, who went on an expletive-filled rant Friday when asked about his opinion of religion in sports.Here is a quick rundown of his response, courtesy of...
Via Bush League Chronicle
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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