Friday Sports Briefs: Big East Edition

As conference alignment continues to shake out, it is becoming increasingly clear that UConn is on the outside looking in.  Despite the many successes of the university’s basketball and football teams, UConn remains a member of the Big East – a conference which is unlikely to last through the weekend – without any appealing alternatives. Catholic Schools to […]

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: […]

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 […]

BC’s Momah Demonstrates NCAA 6th Year Eligibility Rule

Boston College (BC) football player wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah’s request for a waiver of the NCAA’s Five-Year Eligibility Rule was recently denied according to Mark Blaudschun of the Boston Globe.  For Momah, it appears that this decision is unfair and inconsistent with recent precedent.  However, the story provides a good opportunity to review the NCAA’s Five-Year Rule.  The NCAA’s most basic […]