UConn sports

UConn football and men's basketball news and notes from writer Neill Ostrout.

Now at MSG in the first of three…your UConn Huskies

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Getting ready for UConn-LSU in the opener of the NIT Season Tip-off. The Huskies will play a trio of games at Madison Square Garden over the next few weeks. Tonight against the Bayou Bengals (That’s LSU’s Tigers to you and me, Rusty), Friday against Duke or Arizona State and Dec. 9 against Kentucky. It’s not […] [Read More]
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Tuesday’s with Randy

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The early notes from UConn football coach Randy Edsall’s meeting with the media Tuesday morning. — What’s different this week, coming off a win, as opposed to the last three (or four) weeks? “Maybe the smiles weren’t faked this week,” Edsall said. — Don’t expect UConn to look past the Orange. “The film doesn’t lie,” […] [Read More]
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A little more from the league

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A few more comments from the Big East’s coaches: — Rutgers coach Greg Schiano admitted his team was probably overconfident before its odd 31-13 loss to Syracuse. “Yeah, I think so. I’d be naïve if I believe that didn’t have a factor,” Schiano said. “It’s a shame. Because that lesson we should know by now.” […] [Read More]
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Tickets still available for Cuse-UConn

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In case you were wondering, there are some tickets left for Syracuse-UConn this weekend. The game is Saturday at noon at Rentschler Field. As of Monday there were less than 1,000 left. You can purchase them at uconnhuskies.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. There are also tickets available for the finale Dec. 5 against South Florida. […] [Read More]
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Big East weekly awards

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The Big East’s weekly winners. Some info from the conference call and other notes to follow: BIG EAST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK B.J. Daniels • Fr. • QB • USF • Tallahassee, Fla. Daniels accounted for 445 yards of total offense and three touchdowns to lead USF to a 34-22 win against Louisville. He […] [Read More]
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The day after ND fell (again)

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Back from South Bend and ready for a nap. OK, I didn’t actually play in the game nor did I cheer, but it was a long day for we scribes, too. Also it’s tough to sleep when you’re the next Kreskin _ or am I just Carnac? Onto the news of the day. A couple […] [Read More]
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Irish eyes ain’t smiling any more

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Let’s paraphrase Jack Buck for a minute. I don’t believe what I just #$@%&*^*’ing saw! I know some expert (and attractive) sportswriter wrote in some newspaper (the paper’s in Bridgeport…hint, hint…and Danbury, Stamford and Greenwich, too) on Friday morning that UConn would beat Notre Dame in double overtime but I’m telling you: even he didn’t […] [Read More]
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Huskies and Irish tied at 17 after three quarters

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Jordan Todman has the Huskies in the thick of it. His 96-yard kickoff return made it 17-17 midway through the third quarter. Oh, and he had nearly 100 yards rushing and another touchdown already Saturday. But the UConn defense, unless it’s going to force more turnovers, looks like it can’t stop ND. The Irish took […] [Read More]
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