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 […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Trial of Jerry Sandusky Under Way in Pennsylvania Rob Romano has two interesting posts on the trial of Jerry Sandusky, examining the defense’s strategy in jury selection and analyzing the jurors that were chosen.  Excellent work Rob.  Michael McCann has also written an outstanding preview of the Sandusky trial for SI.com. NFL Concussion Lawsuits Consolidated The concussion lawsuits […]

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 […]

Friday Sports Briefs

UConn Players Shine at the NFL Combine Desmond Conner at the Hartford Courant has some excellent coverage of UConn football players Kendall Reyes, Kashif Moore and Dave Teggart, who recently worked out at the NFL Combine. Former UConn Receiver Kashif Moore Talks About Solid Day At The NFL Combine Former UConn DT Kendall Reyes Says He’s Pleased […]

Friday Sports Briefs

UConn Players Invited to NFL Combine Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant reports that three UConn players have been invited to the NFL Combine.  Receiver Kashif Moore, defensive tackle Kendall Reyes and kicker Dave Teggart will have the opportunity to impress scouts at the Combine, which will be held from February 22-28 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.  Beer Pong […]

With Big East Crumbling, UConn Explores Conference Realignment

The news that Syracuse and Pittsburgh are leaving the Big East to join the ACC has many UConn fans wondering where that leaves the Huskies.  Here are few links on the subject: Pete Thamel of the New York Times covers the story in his article “Syracuse and Pittsburgh Switch Conferences, Sowing Chaos.” Paul Doyle of the Hartford […]

Connecticut Sports Recruiting: Are Camps for Recruiting or Teaching?

As I covered in my article entitled “Camps Bring Additional Income, Legal Issues for College Coaches“, sports camps allow college coaches to earn additional income and scout potential recruits.  But what is the objective of these camps?  To provide a recruiting opportunity for coaches or to teach young players the skills necessary to play the game? Answers […]