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UConn-BYU Moved To Aug.29, ESPN To Televise

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What’s goin on?

The game was originally scheduled for Aug 28.

It’s 8 p.m. Aug.29 and ESPN will carry it.

Here’s the release from UConn, which made the announcement….


UConn Vs. BYU Football On ESPN With Date Change To August 29

STORRS, Conn. (February 24, 2014) – The University of Connecticut football team will kick off its 2014 season before an ESPN national television audience on Friday, August 29 against BYU at Rentschler Field. Kickoff time will be 8:00 p.m.

The announcement reflects a date change for the game as it was originally scheduled to be played on Thursday, August 28.

“It is a great honor to be selected by ESPN to be the Friday night national game to begin the 2014 college football season,” said UConn head coach Bob Diaco. “The matchup between two nationally-recognized teams with UConn vs. BYU will provide an electric game day atmosphere at Rentschler Field.  The excitement created with our new UConn team and fan experience will prove to make August 29th an unforgettable night at The Rent!”

UConn will play a return game at BYU on October 31, 2015.

The following is a summary of all future non-conference UConn football game under contract.

2014: August 29, BYU, 8:00 p.m. (ESPN); September 6, Stony Brook; September 13, Boise State; November 8, Army (Yankee Stadium).

2015: September 5, Villanova; September 12, Army; October 31, at BYU.

2016: September 17, Virginia.

2017: September 16, at Virginia.

2018: September 8, at Boise State.

2019: September 7, Illinois. 2020: September 12, at Illinois.

UConn and Tennessee have a two-game home-and-home series under contract with dates to be determined.


ESPN Regional Television Announces 2013 Bowl Information

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From ESPN…

May 13, 2013

ESPN Regional Television Announces 2013 Bowl Information

ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, has determined the date, time and network for each the company’s seven owned and operated bowl games for the upcoming season. The Gildan New Mexico Bowl will kick off the bowl season on Saturday, Dec. 21, and will conclude with the BBVA Compass Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 4. Continue reading

UConn’s 2013 Recruiting Class: What They’re Saying

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UConn’s Class: What They’re Saying


Rates class No. 64. Says the headliner is Dhameer Bradley. Calls him “a dynamic player in the open field and should provide excitement in Storrs.” Calls late additions of quarterback Tim Boyle and wide receiver Brian Lemelle “huge.” Says offensive lineman Chasz Wright “has the potential to be a quality starter once he fills out his frame and has a better understanding of the game. Offensive lineman Kyle Schafenacker and defensive ends Sha-ki Holmes and Jalen Stevens have the chance to be early contributors.”


Rates class No. 60. Rutgers (33), Cincinnati (tie, 50) and Louisville (56) are ahead of UConn. Each has announced its departure from the Big East. Behind UConn are four teams entering this season — Houston (61), SMU (69), Central Florida (88) and Memphis (95). League members South Florida (63) and Temple (90) also are behind the Huskies.


Rates class No. 72. Boyle is rated 36th out of top 100 QBs. Schafenacker is No. 33 out of top 100 offensive linemen.