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Diaco Firing Offers Opportunity To Pick Better Fit for UConn Football

Posted on December 27, 2016

By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   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…

Where’s the Husky Blue Blood? New Coach,New QB & Cautious Optimism for UConn Football…

Posted on October 11, 2013

Commentary by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb                 I have never understood the mentality of folks who only support a winning team. To me, your team is your team; you turn out to back it regardless of the win-loss record. Can it be frustrating? Sure. I’ve mentioned before my dad used to sit with what he called his ‘crying towel’ watching televised Boston Red Sox games at a time when the Sox seemed to be in a perpetual losing streak. Nevertheless, he never faltered in supporting his team – he watched week in and week out, attended games when possible, applauded what they did well and analyzed what they did wrong – but he was always in their corner. Perhaps…

Fierce Faced UCONN Husky Has No Bite

Posted on September 29, 2013

Commentary by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb After what is being described as the shellacking the University of Connecticut football team took yesterday against the Buffalo Bulls it’s time to say it, so far, the fierce face Husky has no bite. Oh, I wish it wasn’t so. Despite making clear my distaste for the change to a mean face Husky logo a few months ago, I also made it clear that my loyalty remained with my Alma Mater’s teams. I would have liked nothing better than for UConn football to be touting a 4-0 season and pointing their fierce face helmets smugly at those of us who opposed the new look. Instead, things seem to be going from bad to worse, 0-4 for the fierce faced…

UConn Nearly Pulls Off Stunner Against Nationally Ranked Michigan

Posted on September 22, 2013

By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb Two thousand more seats had to be set up at East Hartford’s Rentschler Field last night, where the University of Connecticut nearly pulled off a stunner against the nationally ranked Michigan Wolverines. Husky fans arrived early, made it clear whose house the teams were playing in and stayed to the end. Yankees MLB standout Derek Jeter, who grew up in Michigan, was in attendance and former UConn basketball and NBA star Ray Allen came out to support his Alma mater – he stood on the sidelines with the UConn bench. Yes, it was big game. Blue & white fans did hold our collective breath but not for the anticipated reason (see previous post) that our guys might get creamed, rather in…

Hold Your Breath Husky Fans- UConn Football Faces 15th Ranked Michigan Tonight

Posted on September 21, 2013

Commentary by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb This in my kind of weekend – a University of Connecticut football game on Saturday followed by a New England Patriot’s game Sunday. Not to mention the Boston Red Sox clinching the American League East title in a 6-3 success over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday evening. That said – Husky fans will likely hold their collective breaths tonight when UConn football, winless thus far this season, faces 15th-ranked Michigan on a national stage. The sold out game is slated to be broadcast at 8 p.m. on ABC. It is an understatement to say that Michigan has a long tradition as a football powerhouse and from viewing televised clips, their players look to be at least twice the size…

UConn Football “Grudge Match” On Tap with Randy Edsall?

Posted on September 12, 2013

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb Heading into this weekend, the big question in Huskyland is – if what might be labelled a grudge match against former coach Randy Edsall will spur the University of Connecticut Football Team on to victory? With UConn decked out in their new fierce face Husky uniforms and Rentschler Field spiffied up for the August 29, 2013 season opener, including a new scoreboard, the Huskies suffered a shocking 33-18 defeat to Division I-AA Towson. The September 14 game against Edsall and his Maryland Terraphiins will take place on Connecticut’s home turf. Speculation has been rampant for the past couple of weeks about how UConn fans will greet Edsall when he leads Maryland onto the field at “The Rent”…