Sports Briefs: Cassel’s Next Contract; UCONN Visits Syracuse; UConn and Texas Ink B-Ball Deal

Patriots QB normal_matt_cassel1Matt Cassel took one more step towards securing a big money contact in free agency, throwing for 400 yards, including 3 touchdowns, and running for another 62 in a heart-breaking loss to the Jets.  Mike Lombardi, of The National Football Post, believes that Cassel’s value has increased to the point that the Patriots should designate him as their “Franchise Player” to keep him on the roster for next season.  Whether Cassel stays with the Patriots or joins a new team, I’ll bet his agent is glad he stuck with him.  Cassel’s story of perpetual backup to NFL starter is more than the season’s feel-good story.  He has the opportunity to strike it rich.

fbhelmet_img_0709_webUConn Football plays Syracuse tomorrow night.  UConn Football Coach Randy Edsall’s name was recently mentioned in connection with the likely vacancy at Syracuse.  My first reaction was that Syracuse is not a step up from the UConn program.  After all, UConn is a ten-point favorite against Syracuse.  I found this article on that I think makes my case.  If Edsall leaves, it won’t be a for a struggling team in the Big East.

uconnbasketballjersey_featureIn UConn basketball news, the school has signed a contract with Texas to play 4 games over the next six years.  The Huskies and Longhorns will also play in 2010-11 at Texas, 2013-14 at UConn and 2014-15 at Texas.   The football team isn’t the only UConn team looking for some challenging games.


  1. Don’t forget about backup Aaron Rodgers who’s played pretty well this season as well.

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