Big East Loses 2 Schools, UConn Hopes for ACC Invitation

Rutgers and Maryland are reportedly leaving the Big East and ACC, respectively, to join the Big 10 (becoming its 13th and 14th teams).  It’s no secret that UConn is hoping that this development leads to an invitation from the ACC.  Jeff Jacobs of the Hartford Courant has written an interesting piece on UConn’s waiting game: […]

UConn Asks Clinton School to Stop Using Husky Logo

  In sports, high school and youth teams often use logos that are strikingly similar to those of major college and professional teams.  From time to time, a story will surface involving a college or professional team requesting that a youth team discontinue the use of the offending logo.   Although the trademark infringement is often clear, the public relations aspect can […]

Connecticut Native, Lawyer, to Run Big East

I’ve always enjoyed reading biographies and profiles detailing learning how successful people navigated the waters of their careers.   This week, Christian Nolan of the Connecticut Law Tribune published an interesting article about Mike Aresco, who was recently named Commissioner of the Big East, and his career path.  Unfortunately, the article requires a subscription to view.  However, there are a number […]

UConn, Notre Dame to Play Football at Fenway?

Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant and Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe report that the Boston Red Sox are attempting to bring UConn and Notre Dame to Fenway Park for a football game in 2014.  It sounds as though the concept is in the exploratory phase, but it is undeniably interesting. The proposed UConn-Notre […]

Michael Nebrich Demonstrates NCAA Transfer Rule in Football

Around this time last year four UConn football players, Leon Kinnard, Gerrard Sheppard, Malik Generett and Michael Box, transferred to Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) schools – better known as Division I-AA.  These transfers provided the opportunity to discuss the applicable NCAA transfer rule.  The recent transfer of quarterback Michael Nebrich from UConn to Fordham provides a reason to revisit the rule.  […]

NFL Draft: Tracking the UConn Huskies

Congratulations to UConn defensive lineman Kendall Reyes, who was chosen by the San Diego Chargers in the second round (49th overall) of the recent NFL Draft.   According to the Hartford Courant’s Desmond Conner, “the last interior lineman drafted from UConn was New London’s John Contoulis, a fourth-round selection by the Giants in 1964.”   Mark Blaudschun of the […]

Friday Sports Briefs

UConn’s Kendall Reyes Waits for the Call Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant has written a nice story on UConn defensive tackle Kendall Reyes, who is expected to be drafted tonight in the second or third round of the NFL Draft.  Conner accurately describes Reyes as a “true gentlemen and class act.”  Best of luck to Reyes, receiver Kashif Moore […]

NCAA to Allow Multi-Year Scholarships

The new NCAA rule allowing colleges and universities to offer multi-year scholarships to student-athletes survived an override effort by schools which opposed the rule change.  Steve Wieberg of USA Today reports that an override of the legislation was passed by the narrowest of margins: Opponents needed 207 of 330 votes by schools and conferences – a five-eighths […]