Video: Bowl Game Still a Possibility For UConn Huskies Football

First and foremost, you go to college to get an education. If you play sports, you’re still there for getting an education.

That is the priority.

But as a member of a collegiate sports team, you also have the chance to play for a championship, bowl game and/or individual awards depending on the sport.

The last time the UConn Huskies football team went to a bowl game was the 2011 Fiesta Bowl where they lost to Oklahoma. Since then, the UConn hasn’t had a winning record.

Under head coach Bob Diaco, the UConn football team has improved ten-fold and is on the cusp of becoming bowl eligible as they sit at 4-5. It won’t be easy though as two of the final three opponents are against teams ranked in the top 25 of the College Football Playoff poll (Houston and Temple).

A win this weekend over Tulane would get the UConn football team one win way.

After the game last week, Graham Stewart talked about the possibility of getting there as did Tommy Myers after this week’s press conference.

UConn Huskies RB Arkeel Newsome Wins Gold Helmet Award

University of Connecticut sophomore tailback Arkeel Newsome (Ansonia, Conn.) was named the winner of the New England Football Writers’ Association Gold Helmet Award for his performance against East Carolina last Friday night […]

Video: Arkeel Newsome’s Long TD Run Came at Right Time For UConn Huskies Football

It was a critical point in their game against the East Carolina Pirates. The UConn Huskies football team found themselves pinned deep in their zone after Nick Vitale muffed a point two times and Josh Marriner recovered it on their 10 yard line.

The UConn football team was leading at the time 17-6. A stop for ECU may have given them good field position.

Instead, Arkeel Newsome had other ideas as he picked up his teammate’s muffed punt with a 90-yard touchdown run on the very next play from scrimmage. The UConn Huskies football team would go on to win the game 31-13.

After the game, Newsome along with his quarterback Bryant Shirreffs talked about the run.

Photos – FB: ECU Pirates @ UConn Huskies – 10/30/15

Here is a photo gallery from the college football game between the East Carolina Pirates and UConn Huskies at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT on October 30, 2015. The UConn Huskies football team won the game 31-13. To see full size picture or slide show, please click on image […]

Video: Newsome Powers UConn Huskies Football Past ECU, 31-13

UConn Huskies football coach Bob Diaco has said more than once this season that they need to get the ball to running back Arkeel Newsome. They have been doing that with some good results. At a time when it looked the East Carolina Pirates were going to mount a comeback against the UConn Huskies football team, Newsome broke […]

Video: UConn Huskies Football to Face ECU’s Two-Headed QB Monster

The UConn Huskies football team has faced many different styles of quarterbacks this season.

They’ve seen mobile quarterbacks, passing quarterbacks, versions of both. But they haven’t faced two quarterbacks who offer totally different styles.

Tonight against the East Carolina Pirates, the UConn Huskies football team will face Blake Kemp (thrower) & James Summers (runner). It’s definitely not an easy thing to prepare for.

Video: How Much Information Does UConn Huskies Football Team Need?

There’s no doubt that it has been a rough past two weeks for the UConn Huskies football team as they’ve fallen to USF and Cincinnati.

So how does UConn Huskies football coach Bob Diaco and his staff correct it? Do they give them more information or do they cut back on the information they give to the football players?

The UConn Huskies football head coach explains that in the video below:

Video: Expect To See More of Trey Rutherford On UConn Football Offensive Line

The UConn Huskies football offensive line has had its share of good moments and bad during the 2015 season.

With the exception of senior Tyler Samra, the UConn Huskies offensive line are young and a little inexperienced. However, they are getting better by the day, gaining that valuable experience playing.

Trey Rutherford has spent the season as the backup at right tackle to Andreas Knappe but had seen limited action until last week’s Cincinnati game. With a great performance up front against Cincinnati, we can expect that the UConn Huskies offense will have a little more of Rutherford going forward.

Watch and/or listen below as UConn Huskies football head coach Bob Diaco talks about how Rutherford has to play more going forward.

Video: UConn Football Defensive Line Is Versatile

With Kenton Adeyemi missing the Cincinnati game last weekend due to a family obligation, the UConn football defensive line was a little shorthanded.

With Adeyemi out, Windsor, CT native Cole Ormsby got the start for the UConn football team against the Bearcats. Unfortunately though, Ormsby was lost for the season during the game with a “lower extremity” injury.

So how did the UConn football team get by?

UConn football captain and defensive tackle Julian Campenni moved to defensive end while Mikal Myers came in to play the nose guard.  Folorunso Fatukasi also got in there and played the most he ever had in a game.

Watch and/or listen below as UConn football head coach Bob Diaco talks about the job that the defensive line did with all the shuffling around.

Video: UConn Hockey Hopes To Be Successful On Power Play

Last season, the UConn hockey team was a dismal 13-of-124 (10.5%) on the power play last season. So far in the 2015-2016 season, the UConn hockey team is 2-of-13 (15.4%).

Sure it’s a smaller sample size right now but if the UConn hockey team is to have success this season, they’ll need to improve on last season’s numbers.

And if they don’t, UConn hockey head coach Mike Cavanaugh has no one to blame but himself. The reason being is that Cavanaugh is coaching the power play this season.

While just 2-of-13 this season, the UConn hockey power play has looked good with the point guard of it, freshman Max Letunov, anchoring it. Letunov has provided the assists on both of Spencer Naas’ power play goals this season.

How will the UConn hockey power play unit do this afternoon against the Boston University Terriers at 4 p.m.? We’ll have to wait to find out.