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Week after UConn QB quits, two more follow suit due to health concerns

  Two more Connecticut players have ended their football careers because of health concerns. Their decisions were announced a week after starting quarterback Casey Cochran quit because of concussions. The players are senior defensive end Angelo Pruitt and offensive lineman Bryan Paull, a little-used senior. Coach Bob Diaco said Monday that Pruitt has a lower leg problem stemming...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Casey Cochran Talks About His Role As A Coach For UConn

UConn QB Casey Cochran (12) drops back to pass in the second quarter on August 29, 2014 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT With his playing career over, former UConn Huskies QB Casey Cochran has embraced his new role as a head coach. He’ll have different responsibilities with the team as they move forward this season but he’ll still be that leader and one that guys can...
Via Sox and Dawgs
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: No Regrets For Former UConn QB Casey Cochran

Former UConn QB and now undergraduate assistant coach Casey Cochran looks on during the fourth quarter against Boise State at Rentschler Field on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Former UConn Huskies QB, now undergraduate assistant coach, Casey Cochran didn’t have to speak with the media in regards to his decision to quit football due to concussions. But he did it anyways. That...
Via Sox and Dawgs
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pruitt, Paull’s Careers Over at UConn Due To Medical Reasons

  UConn DEs #56 Angelo Pruitt and #57 Cole Ormsby along with the entire defensive line listen to instruction from DL coach Kevin Wolthausen before the Stony Brook game at Rentschler Field on Saturday, September 6, 2014. The UConn Huskies lost a key player on offense last week in QB Casey Cochran. Now they have lost a key defensive player as well as seldom used offensive lineman...
Via Sox and Dawgs
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

UConn seniors ending careers for health reasons

STORRS, Conn. (AP) Two more Connecticut players have ended their football careers because of health concerns. Their decisions were announced a week after starting quarterback Casey Cochran quit because of concussions. The players are senior defensive end Angelo Pruitt and offensive lineman Bryan Paull, a little-used senior. Coach Bob Diaco said Monday that Pruitt has a lower leg...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: UConn Huskies QB Chandler Whitmer on Coach Casey Cochran

Former UConn QB and now undergraduate assistant coach Casey Cochran looks on during the first quarter at Rentschler Field on September 13, 2014. UConn Huskies QB Chandler Whitmer talks about coach Casey Cochran after the game on Saturday against Boise State. photo credit: ian bethune – sox & dawgs
Via Sox and Dawgs
21 hours 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
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

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

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UConn Keeps QB Casey Cochran on Scholarship to Coach

The UConn Huskies may have escaped Saturday’s game with a victory, but the team suffered a devastating loss in learning the news that quarterback Casey Cochran’s football career is over. Photo used courtesy of ctpost.com. Multiple concussions throughout his football career led to the decision that he will no longer be suiting up for the Huskies. However, Cochran still plans...
Via AAC Football Fever
5 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn QB Retires Due To History With Concussions

UConn quarterback Casey Cochran has made a decision to retire from playing football due to his history with concussions. The school announced his decision to discontinue playing. The University of Connecticut football program, the UConn Division of Athletics medical staff and the Cochran family have decided that redshirt sophomore quarterback Casey Cochran (Monroe, Conn.) will permanently...
Via BlackSportsOnline
7 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
18 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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Diaco’s Announcement Of Connecticut’s Starting QB Is Very Strange

First year Connecticut head coach Bob Diaco announced that junior Casey Cochran will be the team’s starting QB. Diaco made the announcement during a press conference, and if you watch the entire video above, there are some parts that will leave you scratching your head.  The post Bob Diaco’s Announcement Of Connecticut’s Starting QB Is Very Strange appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
26 days ago  |  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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