September 4, 2015
Thursday at 6 p.m., East Hartford, Conn. TV/Radio: ESPN3 (online); WTEL-AM 610. Last meeting: Villanova defeated Connecticut, 48-45, in triple overtime, on Oct. 16, 1999. The Wildcats will look to establish quarterback John Robertson quickly behind their offensive line, which has some question marks. Robertson won the Walter Payton Award as the top player in the Football Championship Subdivision last season. A nice outing against a Football Bowl Subdivision program - albeit a rebuilding one - would be a nice way to start the season.
April 27, 2015 |
There's a picture on Twitter of a shirtless Byron Jones at Connecticut's pro day, and he's surrounded by the Eagles' brain trust of evaluators. Chip Kelly is there, as are vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz, defensive coordinator Bill Davis, and senior consultant Tom Donahoe. Putting aside the likely awkwardness of the encounter, the photograph was just another clue that the Eagles have great interest in the cornerback from Connecticut. A week after that March 31 meeting, the Eagles expended one of their 30 predraft visits on Jones.
March 8, 2015 |
When: Saturday, 2 p.m. Where: The Liacouras Center Records: UCONN (17-12, 10-7 American Athletic Conference); Temple (21-9, 12-5). TV/Radio: ESPN2/WPHT-1210 AM. Coaches: UConn, Kevin Ollie (3d season, 69-30); Temple, Fran Dunphy (9th season, 188-106). Last time out: UConn lost at home to Memphis, 54-53 on Thursday. Temple won 70-56 at East Carolina on Thursday. Last meeting between the two teams: Temple won at UCONN, 57-53 in overtime on Dec. 31, 2014.
March 6, 2015 |
VILLANOVA'S football team, which went 11-3 and made it to the FCS quarterfinals, will open the 2015 season at FBS Connecticut on Sept. 3. It's the first meeting since 1999. The Wildcats will play at defending Patriot League champion Fordham the following week before getting three in a row - sandwiched around a bye - at home against Delaware, Penn and William & Mary. The Delaware game has traditionally been the finale, but due to a scheduling conflict it had to be moved. Their other home games are Oct. 31 against Maine and Nov. 14 against Richmond, which beat them down there by a point.
September 29, 2014 |
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - They call the home of the Connecticut Huskies, Rentschler Field, "The Rent. " On Saturday, Temple showed up and owned it. After a sluggish first half in which it still managed to lead, 7-3, despite being dominated in time of possession, Temple erupted in the third quarter. The Owls scored several ways to open play in the American Athletic Conference with a 36-10 rout of UConn in front of 27,755 fans. With the win, the Owls, who don't play again until they host Tulsa for homecoming on Oct. 11, earned their first 3-1 start since the 2010 season.
June 13, 2014
Temple football received an oral commitment Wednesday morning from Bristol, Conn., quarterback Logan Marchi. The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder had committed to Connecticut and was set to sign in February. But a few days before national signing day, the university denied his application. Marchi was forced to decommit and planned to attend prep school. According to WFSB-TV in Hartford, Conn., Marchi will not attend prep school. He will enroll at Temple in January 2015. Marchi is a two-star recruit, according to Rivals.com.
March 24, 2014 |
BUFFALO - Villanova picked the wrong time to struggle in the areas in which it had been successful this season, and the result was elimination in the third round of the NCAA East Regional. The Wildcats committed 16 turnovers, shot just 35 percent from the floor, and were kept off the offensive boards by Connecticut, which rode a 25-point performance by Shabazz Napier Saturday night to a 77-65 victory at the First Niagara Center. Second-seeded Villanova, the regular-season champion of the Big East, ended its season with a 29-5 record.
March 2, 2014 |
The city's yearlong quest to find a buyer for the Philadelphia Gas Works is passing into a new, frenetic phase, and a Connecticut utility that entered the natural-gas business only three years ago is said to be Mayor Nutter's choice to take over PGW. UIL Holdings Corp. of New Haven, parent company of Connecticut electric utility United Illuminating Co. and three New England gas utilities, has been selected by Nutter, according to a published report. Sources said a deal is incomplete, and no terms were disclosed.
February 21, 2014 |
IF IT'S TEMPLE basketball and it's Thursday, then it could only mean one thing: yet another game against a Top 25 opponent. This time, it was No. 21 Connecticut, coached by former Sixers guard Kevin Ollie. On Sunday, it was No. 23 SMU and Larry Brown. Last Friday, it was your defending national champion, Rick Pitino's No. 13 Louisville. Tomorrow, Temple will be at No. 22 Memphis, which already beat the Owls by 10 here Jan. 10. Then there's a rematch with Louisville - which won that first meeting by 24 - down there to close out the month.