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UConn-Army Tickets For Yankee Stadium Game Go On Sale Tuesday At 11 A.M.

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At both schools….

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Here’s the deal on getting tickets for the Nov.8 game between UConn and Army at Yankee Stadium.

Starting at 11 a.m. Tuesday go to www.goARMYsports.com, or call (877) TIX-ARMY (849-2769) and www.uconntickets.com and
(877) AT-UCONN (288-2666).


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UConn Football On AAC All-Academic Team

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Congratulations to the UConn 15 who made the list released by the American Athletic Conference Tuesday….

UCONN (15) Pos Cl Hometown Major
Jimmy Bennett OT Sr. Alexandria, Va. Economics, Political Science and   Accounting
Kyle Bockeloh C Fr. Houston, Texas Accounting
Jeremy Claflin S So. West Hartford, Conn. Accounting
Casey Cochran QB Fr. Monroe, Conn. Communications
Steve Greene OG Sr. Edensburg, Pa. Sport Management and Political   Science
Byron Jones CB Jr. New Britain, Conn. Political Science and Economics
Andrea Knappe DL Fr. Silkeborg, Denmark Communications
Ellis Marder CB Fr. Windermere, Fla. Political Science
Sean Marinan DE Fr. Higganum, Conn. Management Information System
Scott McCummings QB Jr. Natick, Mass. Business
Obi Melinfonwu S Fr. South Grafton, Mass. Exploratory Studies
Adam Mueller LS Jr. Park Ridge, Ill. Communications
Zach Rugg OG Fr. Windber, Pa. History
Tony Tully WR So. East Sandwich, Mass. Exploratory Studies
Justin Wain P Fr. Wilmington, Mass. Exploratory Studies

UConn-Tennessee Series Postponed

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UConn and Tennessee were supposed to play in 2015 in East Hartford and 2016 in Knoxville.

Because of a Tennessee scheduling issue in ’15 UConn athletic director Warde Manuel and UT AD David Hart agreed to postpone the series by letter with new dates figured out by Sept.26 2015.

UConn is working on opponents, believed to be high-profile, now for those dates.



Report Card: UConn Vs. Buffalo

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Buffalo beats Uconn 41-12…Huskies 0-4 for the first time since 1991


Defensive line: It barely got pressure on quarterback Joe Licata ((10 of 19, 177 yards, three touchdowns, one interception) and it helped cure the ills of a running game that itself considered struggling, averaging around 95 yards a game. Branden Oliver rushed for 90 yards on 23 carries and James Potts added another 39 on 13 carries. The defense did hold the Bulls below 200 yards rushing which is somewhat of victory since they did it only once in the previous three games (Michigan). Youth and inexperience has been showing here, too. D Continue reading

Report Card: UConn Vs. Louisville

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That was a good and much-needed win for the Huskies at No.19 Louisville. UConn improves to 5-6, 2-4 in the Big East.

Let’s get to the report card….


Well 241 yards are hardly what you would call ideal when the offense on the other side averages 33 points and 400 yards a game but the great neutralizer is when 133 yards go to the opposing running back – that’s big -was big Saturday for Lyle McCombs.


Chandler Whitmer (7 of 21, 72 yards, one pick) and Johnny McEntee (2 of 27 20 yards and a TD) did what they could against a front that brought pressure quite a bit in the passing game. Whitmer was fortunate not to get picked off a couple times. McEntee, too. His TD pass to Shakim Phillips in the second OT was a big play in the game obviously but 9 for 28 for 92 yards for the two of them? The numbers suggest a lower grade but it’s hard to go lower with the crucial McEntee TD pass   C


Running back

McCombs got his 133 on 29 carries. That’s 4.6 yards per carry. That’s pretty good. The sophomore ran well but he also ran hard looking to turn nothing into something and there were more than a few times where he did that. This makes two 100-yard games in a row for McCombs and three on the season. He ran like the McCombs we saw a lot of  – last year…B plus

Wide Receiver/Tight End

Nick Williams’ end around touchdown in the second quarter was needed but so were some of the balls he dropped early on. He’ll rebound from that. Shak Phillips got his first TD at UConn in an OT game against a ranked team on the road. It wasn’t wide out type of day though overall. The passing game wasn’t happenin’. Tight end John Delahunt was the top receiver with 2×36. After that it was McCombs (2×32). C


For the second consecutive game the Huskies have shown they may be figuring things out in terms of what teams are doing to do them and what they need to do. It’s been a struggle and like the last game they didn’t maintain consistency coming out of the lockerroom in the second half, only in pockets, during the OTs, too, they got back on track. C plus

Special Teams

Williams got smothered whenever he touched the ball here. By contrast, the Cardinals almost broke a couple punts. The UConn coverage units need to shore up. But there was that Chad Christen fella. B


It gave up 401 yards but held Louisville to three less points than the Huskies had – that’s what mattered


Lots of picks left on that field Saturday. The coverage for the most part was good. Dwayne Gratz (11 tackles) was solid early. Blidi Wreh-Wilson was solid all the way and most especially late with the interception that set up Christen’s game-winning kick. B


Boy did Sio Moore (five tackles, 1 ½ for loss and a pass breakup), Yawin Smallwood )11 tackles, two for loss)and Jory Johnson (11 tackles) do work. B plus


How good were Trevardo Williams (three sacks), Julian Campenni (one) and Ryan Wirth (six tackles and a sack)? This unit as a whole was good in shutting down the run and once the run was shut down, and Louisville abandoned it like it pretty much did, it was focus on Teddy Bridgewater time which the Huskies spent a lot of time doing. B

Dad Says UConn Sophomore Fullback Mike Osiecki’s Football Career Over Due To Concussions

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UConn sophomore football Mike Osiecki has withdrawn from school UConn announced today.

Osiecki, a reserve fullback, converted from linebacker, didn’t have a carry this season but caught three passes for 32 yards.

Osiecki’s dad, a former NFL quarterback, said today his son’s career is over because of “too many concussions.”

“He won’t be able to play anymore,” Sandy Osiecki told me by phone a few minutes ago. “He’s still allowed to go back in January, finish up school. That’s the main thing but his football days are over.”

Mike Osiecki, once a physical, hard-hitting linebacker before switching to offense in the spring,  had been held out of the Huskies last two games because of concussion concerns but the issue arose, according to his dad, before he arrived at UConn.

“I’m sure he probably had a couple in high school,” Sandy said. “He had headaches, never really said anything. He was never diagnosed in high school but I’m sure he had a few. And then even his first year [at UConn], the spring football game, during a kickoff he sustained another one and sat out the whole game and I’m sure he’s had two or three since then. I think once you’re susceptible like that…you take a couple weeks here, couple weeks there but no one knows these days. I think once you get them it just doesn’t stop.”

Sandy Oseicki said it might take a good three to four weeks before Mike comes around to his career being over. It won’t be easy because his brother, Ryan, is the quarterback for an undefeated New Haven team.

“Watching games on TV, his brother is still playing…it’s going to be life-altering for him,” Sandy Osiecki said.


Nationally Ranking: The UConn Offense

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Looking at some of the Huskies offensive statistics nationally through three games…

They are: 99th in rushing offense (111.6 yards per game). Lyle McCombs’ 78.6 yards per game has him tied for 64th among Division I-A running backs.

Passing offense, the Huskies are 108 of 120 schools at 166.3 yards per game. The Huskies are tied for 93rd in scoring at 22.6 ppg.

The Huskies are 115th in the country in total offense at 278 yards per game.

The Huskies didn’t throw any interceptions against Maryland but they are tied for 106th in the nation with the five picks accomplished before that game.