UConn football opener on SNY at 7 p.m.

The UConn Huskies football team kicks off its 2015-2016 season LIVE on SNY tonight at 7:30 p.m. from Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.

SNY will begin tonight’s coverage at 7 p.m. with UConn Football Pre-Game hosted by Doug Williams and featuring studio analyst, and former UConn Huskies defensive end, Sean Mulcahy.

During the game, Eric Frede will be on play-by-play, with Andy Gresh on color and Kerith Buke on the sidelines.

Immediately following the game, Williams and Mulcahy will return to recap all the action on the field with UConn Football Post-Game.


2015 UConn football schedule

Day Date Opponent Time TV
Thu. 9/3 vs. Villanova 7:30 PM ET  SNY
Sat. 9/12 vs. Army West Point 12:00 PM ET  CBSS
Sat. 9/19 at 24 Missouri 12:00 PM ET  ESPNU
Sat. 9/26 vs. Navy TBA
Fri. 10/2 at BYU 10:15 PM ET  ESPN2
Sat. 10/10 at UCF TBA
Sat. 10/17 vs. South Florida TBA
Sat. 10/24 at Cincinnati TBA
Fri. 10/30 vs. East Carolina 7:00 PM ET  ESPNU
Sat. 11/7 at Tulane TBA
Sat. 11/21 vs. Houston TBA
Sat. 11/28 at Temple TBA



Juwan Durhan commits to UConn

Juwan Durham, a 6-foot-10, 210-pound power forward from Tampa (FL) Prep who is recovering from a right ACL tear, has committed to UConn for the Class of 2016, according to SNY’s Adam Zagoria (September 1).

“This was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made but I’d like to announce that I will be committing to the University of Connecticut,” he said on Twitter.

Ranked No. 38 in the ESPN 100 for 2016, Durham averaged about 24 points, 11 rebounds and 6 blocks last season.

Read more on ZagsBlog…


Traveling call: Cox ready to start official visits

By Carl Adamec

The letters, phone calls, home visits, and unofficial visits are, for the most part, done.

The final phase of the recruiting process begins later this week for Lauren Cox when the top recruit in the Class of 2016 takes the first of her five scheduled official visits. First stop — South Bend, Indiana, and the University of Notre Dame.

“I want to get to know the coaches and their players better and the visits will help me do that,” Cox said. “I’m going to learn more about each school and what they have to offer. I’m looking forward to them.”
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Photo courtesy UConn

Shirreffs starting QB for opener

Bryant Sherriffs, a transfer from North Carolina State, will start at quarterback Thursday when UConn opens its second football season under coach Bob Diaco against Villanova in East Hartford (7:30 p.m., SNY).

Sherriffs, a redshirt sophomore from Georgia, was widely expected to get the start over Tim Boyle following recent scrimmages.

The situation is less settled at running back, where sophomores Arkeel Newsome and Ron Johnson are both listed at the top of the depth chart released Sunday.

The Huskies were 2-10 last season and haven’t had a winning season or played a bowl since the 2010 season (Fiesta vs. Oklahoma). They have one senior starter on offense and five on defense; three true freshmen are on the second-team offense.

Diaco also announced that Bobby Puyol will kick short-to-medium field goal attempts and freshman Michael Tarbutt will kick long-distance FGs.

UConn is expected to get a tough test from Villanova, which began the season ranked third in the nation in the FCS (former Division I-AA). UConn was picked to finish last in the six-team American Athletic Conference East. The division winners will meet for the conference title in December.


GEICO SportsNite: Bob Diaco from media day

On UConn Football Media Day, head coach Bob Diaco shows excitement for the season, and envisions major success for his program…