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Diaco Firing Offers Opportunity To Pick Better Fit for UConn Football

Posted on December 27, 2016

By Jacqueline Bennett   The red light was flashing on my land line when I arrived home yesterday alerting me to a waiting message – “if you haven’t heard, Diaco has been fired.” ‘Diaco’ referring to Bob Diaco, head coach of University of Connecticut Football for the last three seasons. I would venture to guess text messages have been flying as fast as fingers can pound the keys and phone lines across the state have been burning up the “Diaco’s been fired” news.   Eagerly I awaited a report from Kevin Nathan of NBC30. Connecticut’s best broadcast sports journalist, I particularly wanted to hear his take on the firing. He was not on the 6:00 p.m. program but had sent word that according…

Representing UConn with Class – Happy for Kevin Ollie as Huskies Headed for Sweet 16

Posted on March 23, 2014

Hurrah Hungry Huskies – win national title for UConn mens BB!! — newsandviewsjb (@newsandviewsjb) April 8, 2014 (UPDATE- Icing on the cake: UConn men head to national championship game after winning in Final Four, defeating Michigan State in the Elite Eight and Iowa State in the Sweet Sixteen.) Commentary by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb Reigniting an old Big East rivalry, last night the University of Connecticut Men’s Basketball team earned a 77-65 win against Villanova in the NCCA tournament game in Buffalo, New York. They now head to the Sweet 16 and as a UConn alum I could not be happier for Head Coach Kevin Ollie. He has handled himself with finesse and represented the university with class since taking over for the retired Hall…