Connecticut

Injuries piling up for the UConn football team

Sep. 27—STORRS — During his NFL coaching days, Jim Mora could always pick up players from the waiver wire when injuries decimated his football team. That's not the case on the college level. “I was thinking if there was a waiver wire right now like the NFL we'd really be hitting it hard,” said Mora,…

Connecticut

UConn football faces enormous challenge at No. 4 Michigan

Sep. 16—Saturday's game is truly a case of mission impossible for the UConn football team. Not even Ethan Hunt could save the Huskies. They're a 47.5 point underdog playing at No. 4 Michigan at noon (Ch. 8) in Ann Arbor with attendance at Michigan Stadium expected to be around 110,000. The Wolverines (2-0) are coming…

Connecticut

UConn football adds former Arizona quarterback Brayden Zermeno from transfer portal

As injuries in the quarterback room pile up for the UConn football team, the Huskies have added Arizona transfer Brayden Zermeno to the roster. Zermeno, a 6-foot-4 redshirt freshman, walked on at Arizona as a three-star recruit out of high school. Not seeing any game action as a true freshman in 2021, Zermeno entered the…

Connecticut

Mora preaches to his UConn football team to trust the process

Sep. 20—STORRS — The day after a second straight humbling loss against a vastly superior opponent, coach Jim Mora challenged his UConn football team on Sunday. Mora's message: Maximize out every single day in every single thing that they do, from lifting weights, paying attention in meetings, taking great notes and asking questions, watching film,…

Connecticut

College football: Shrader sparks Syracuse over Connecticut

Sep. 11—Garrett Shrader produced a career-best performance to extend the smooth start for the new Syracuse University football offense. Shrader accounted for five touchdowns in another efficient outing as SU beat host Connecticut, 48-14, on Saturday night at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Conn. Syracuse is 2-0 for the first time since 2018…

Connecticut

UConn wide receiver Matt Drayton not participating in football activities following arrest

Sep. 11—Matt Drayton, a redshirt sophomore wide receiver on the UConn football team, is not participating in football activities at this time after he was arrested last week, Hearst Connecticut Media reported Saturday. The incident allegedly began with a verbal argument outside a UConn residence hall. The activity escalated to physical contact. The victim did…