The Colonial Column: No Luck for Colonials in Las Vegas

By Dan Canavan LAS VEGAS – Last week, the Colonials traveled to Las Vegas for another heartbreaking loss, which extended Hartford’s record to 1-4.  Although the Colonials struggled offensively for most of the game, Quarterback Josh McCown registered a late touchdown to force overtime with 01:04 remaining in regulation.  But in overtime, Locos Kicker Steve Hauschka posted a […]

The Colonial Column: Hartford Drops Heartbreaker to Omaha

By Dan Canavan On a cold and blustery day at Rentschler field, the Colonials dropped a heartbreaker to Jeff Garcia and the star-studded Omaha Nighthawks.  A bad snap over the head of quarterback Josh McCown killed a late drive and sealed the 19-14 loss in front of an announced crowd of 14,056.  The Colonials lost to […]

The Colonial Column: Colonials Welcome Nighthawks

By Dan Canavan After dropping their last two contests, the UFL’s Hartford Colonials will be looking for revenge against the Omaha Nighthawks this weekend at Rentschler Field.  The Nighthawks handed the Colonials their first loss of the season with a dramatic come from behind victory in Omaha on September 24th.  While Hartford was in control for […]

The Colonial Column: Colonials in the Community

By Dan Canavan Prior to the season, the Hartford Colonials made an organizational commitment to supporting local nonprofit organizations.  Upon his signing with the Colonials, Quarterback Josh McCown generously agreed to donate $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Hartford. But the team’s generosity hasn’t been limited to financial support. On September 3rd, McCown and teammates spent […]

The Colonial Column: Hartford Signs Kevin Jones

By Dan Canavan University of Connecticut standout Andre Dixon will have a little more competition in the backfield when the UFL’s Hartford Colonials return from their bye week.  On Monday, the Colonials announced their signing of former NFL running back Kevin Jones. Jones, drafted in the first-round of the NFL by Detroit in 2004, has rushed […]

The Colonial Column: McCown Leads Return of Pro Football to Connecticut

By Dan Canavan On a day that the UConn Huskies were run out of Philadelphia by Temple, the Hartford Colonials were celebrating a new kind of football at Rentschler Field.  It wasn’t the Patriots, but the militia was stationed in the end zone.  There was tailgating and cheerleaders, inflatable helmets and cannon fire.  And the fireworks didn’t […]

The Colonial Column: Captains Named as Opening Day Approaches

By Dan Canavan This week, the UFL’s Hartford Colonials announced the team captains for the 2010 football season. Quarterback Josh McCown, and linebackers Tank Daniels and Frantz Joseph were selected as captains to lead the Colonials in their inaugural season.  “Our team today selected three captains that represent the Colonials in a positive fashion both […]

The Colonial Column: Doug Flutie to Visit Hartford

Doug Flutie will be in camp with the Hartford Colonials on Friday, September 3,  from 3pm to 5pm at Sage Park in Berlin, in preparation for his role as a United Football League (UFL) analyst for Versus.  Flutie, whose professional career began with the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League (USFL), provides a unique perspective over the upstart […]