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What a Road Victory Against USF Would Mean for UConn

The UConn Huskies will open up conference play when they hit the road for the first time this season against South Florida on Friday. Photo used courtesy of soxanddawgs.com. With both teams at 1-2, this game offers an even record to the winner, and for UConn it could be a momentum builder before taking on the meat of its AAC conference schedule. USF has the tougher immediate schedule...
Via AAC Football Fever
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

UConn defense making strides

It’s not often a football team comes out of a game in which it allowed 38 points and feels good about its defense but that is exactly where the Connecticut Huskies are heading into their American Athletic Conference opener. UConn takes on South Florida on Friday night coming off a 38-21 home loss to Boise State. The Broncos got the win as expected, but the Huskies put up a fight...
Via AAC Football Fever
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days 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
2 days 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Huskies Roundup – 9/15/14

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
3 days 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
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UConn Football Bob Diaco Talks About Tim Boyle

The focus is now on UConn Huskies QB #14 Tim Boyle with #12 Casey Cochran retiring from football. When Casey Cochran and Chandler Whitmer were named the starting quarterback and key backup, the plan for UConn Huskies head football coach Bob Dico was to try and do everything possible they could to redshirt Tim Boyle. But with Cochran having to retire from football due to concussions...
Via Sox and Dawgs
6 days 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
7 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
9 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
20 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
23 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
29 days ago  |  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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