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Report Card: UConn Vs. Louisville

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Sorry we’re late but let’s get at it….


Line: It faced a serious front but that’s no excuse. The Huskies supposedly started the best they had up front for this one. The running game looked better but the giving up sacks continued. Five more for Tim Boyle Friday night D Continue reading

Commits, Recruits Visiting This Weekend

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What’s goin on?

Cimmitted recruits Arkeel Newsome of Ansonia and Brice McAllister of Suffield Academy, both running backs will be visiting.

Ansonia quarterback Jai’ Quan McKnight, a 2015 recruit, is also visiting unoffically.

Joining McAllister will be teammate Christian Wilkins, a defensive who the Huskies have offered for 2015. Jarvis Miller, also a ’15 running back from Windsor Locks/Suffield will be in.

Harsh Realities: Why The ACC Chose Louisville Over UConn

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If you haven’t peeped it already here’s an excellent read by our Paul Doyle on why the ACC chose Louisville over UConn.

And folks, it wasn’t all based on the product on the field the last two seasons – not by a long shot.

That much will be clear.

Anyway, I thought the first quote in the story from ACC commissioner John Swofford was very interesting as well as the recruiting section, particularly how Louisville did against UConn from 2005, on the heels of the Huskies first bowl appearance, to 2012.

It’s a good read, an enlightening piece, well done by Paul.






UConn Prez Susan Herbst Speaks, AD Warde Manuel, Too

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Just released statement from UConn president Susan Herbst regarding today’s turn of events

UConn Athletic Communications – November 28, 2012 – Message From The University of Connecticut

UConn President Susan Herbst

“I know this may seem like a tough moment for our fans, but we need to focus on the fundamentals of academic success across the university and in our athletic program as well. We are winners — we win, we like to win and we will continue to play the best possible opponents. We will be athletically successful, regardless of our conference, because of our successes in NCAA competition. We will keep building our winning record through the lens of a great university, that focuses on academics, not on the fluid and unpredictable nature of conference realignment. Again, I realize this is a difficult day, but when we focus on research, discovery, and student success, we’ll never go wrong.” Continue reading

Big East Statement On Louisville Heading To ACC

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Just released from the Big East


We enjoyed having Louisville in the Big East Conference and we wish them well.

The Big East has anticipated the continuing realignment that is reshaping college athletics and has already made important additions as part of our vision for the future. We will continue moving forward to fulfill that vision, which includes a strong national football conference and a strong and storied basketball conference. Big East teams will continue to compete and succeed at the highest level and, as always, will combine athletic and academic excellence. With schools stretching from coast to coast and in many of the top U.S. media markets, the Big East has become a truly national conference with outstanding young men and women competing across a full range of sports.

We are committed to a vibrant and dynamic future for the Big East Conference.

UConn AD Warde Manuel On Win Over Louisville

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Through The Courant’s John Altavilla UConn athletic director Warde Manuel talks about the football team win over No19 Louisville.

Manuel was at Paradise Jam with UConn women’s basketball team…

“It was a great win for the team. I thought they really showed great effort, tenacity and resolve, particularly in the second half,” Manuel said. “We weren’t moving the ball very well and they [Louisville] started to move it better. But we showed great resolve during the time when Louisville had the momentum. We kept fighting.

“I watched the entire game with several of our donors and fans. It made us very proud. It’s a game of emotion and in the end it was elation. I’m just glad that their efforts in practice, sticking together as a team and not breaking apart, whining and making excuses. They showed the ability that their effort helped them produce.”