Friday Sports Briefs

“Schools, not NCAA, standing in the way of positive scholarship change” Andy Staples of SI.com has a great article on how colleges and universities are balking at the NCAA’s attempt at reform.  The NCAA recently decided to allow schools to provide student-athletes with a $2,000 stipend and to offer multi-year scholarships.  A number of schools, […]

Friday Sports Briefs

UConn Players Make UFL’s New York Roster Former UConn football players Dan Davis and Alfred Fincher were listed on the roster of the UFL’s New York Sentinels.  The Sentinels are scheduled to play the Florida Tuskers at Rentschler Field on November 12.  Keanu Reeves is not listed as a QB for the Sentinels. David Givens […]

NFL Draft: Connecticut Connections and Notes

Two UConn Players Drafted, Two Signed as Rookie Free Agents Cornerback Tyvon Branch was selected with the 1st pick of the 4th round (100th overall) by the Oakland Raiders; of note, Branch graduated from UConn in only 3 1/2 years Offensive Guard Donald Thomas, a West Haven native, was selected with the 29th pick of the 6th round […]