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

Jim Calhoun on Dave Gavitt

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UConn just released this statement from men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun on the passing of Big East founder Dave Gavitt. “Dave will be missed incredibly by me as a mentor and friend,” Calhoun said. “He was always such a big picture guy and he has done more for the sport of basketball than anyone in […] [Read More]
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UConn-Iowa State: The day after…No QB changes yet

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UConn football coach Paul Pasqualoni spent a few minutes on the phone with reporters Saturday afternoon on the heels of his Huskies’ 24-20 loss to Iowa State Friday night. Pasqualoni lamented his team’s many mistakes, and hopes to have most of them corrected before UConn takes on Buffalo next Saturday night. Here are a few […] [Read More]
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UConn-Iowa State: It’s a wrap

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By Neill Ostrout Staff Writer EAST HARTFORD _ No matter how the UConn coaching staff shuffles its quarterbacks, the Huskies can’t seem to draw an ace. UConn’s trio of players rotating under center has yet to produce a win over a Division I-A opponent. In the latest edition of UConn’s quarterback shuffle Iowa State rallied […] [Read More]
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UConn-Iowa State pregame primer

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We’re here at Rentschler Field for a late kickoff between UConn and Iowa State. A few notes from the pregame festivities before we get underway: – Former UConn athletic director Lew Perkins, one of the men perhaps most responsible for Rentschler Field being built, attended his first game at the stadium Friday night. Perkins, who […] [Read More]
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UConn to mark Sept. 11 anniversary Friday

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The University of Connecticut will reflect on the attacks of September 11, 2001 before its football team takes on Iowa State Friday night at Rentschler Field. The school has encouraged fans to be in their seats by 7:30 p.m. to be part of the ceremony. In special remembrance of the 157 people with Connecticut ties […] [Read More]
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An update from Coach P: 3 QB’s still ‘ready’

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UConn football coach Paul Pasqualoni spent a few minutes chatting with media members Wednesday afternoon, a little more than 48 hours before the Huskies take on Iowa State at Rentschler Field. Here is a sampling of his thoughts: – There doesn’t seem to be a change in store at quarterback, though the coaches would be […] [Read More]
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Huskies want “Blue Out” Friday at Rentschler

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A few notes from the UConn athletic department about Friday night’s game against Iowa State: – The Huskies hope to have a “Blue Out” and are asking all fans to wear UConn blue for the ESPN2 audience. (Well, for other reasons, too, but it helps for TV nonetheless). – On Friday the two-millionth fan in […] [Read More]
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Huskies back to work, ready for Iowa State

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Some news and notes from the UConn football team as it gets ready to take on Iowa State (the Tyler Lorenzen Bowl, if you need a nickname) Friday night in East Hartford. Coach Paul Pasqualoni and the Huskies met with the media Monday afternoon as they try to bounce back from Saturday’s loss to Vanderbilt. […] [Read More]
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