Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wilson, Hurd preseason All-Americans

ST. LOUIS (June 22, 2010) – University of Connecticut senior linebacker Lawrence Wilson (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) and senior offensive guard Zach Hurd have both been named preseason All-American by the Sporting News. Both players were selected to the third team.

Wilson was a first team All-BIG EAST Conference pick in 2010 and led the Huskies in tackles with 140. He also had five sacks and 11 tackles for a loss. Wilson was first in the BIG EAST in tackles per game with 10.8 - which was also tenth nationally. On Monday, he was named to the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, which is awarded annually to the nation's best defensive player.

Hurd was a first-team All-BIG EAST pick last year as he started all 13 games at left guard. Hurd has made 26 starts in a row for UConn dating back to the beginning of the 2008 season. Hurd will serve as one of UConn's four captains in 2010. On Monday, Hurd was named to the Outland Trophy Watch List, presented annually to college football's best interior lineman, on either offense or defense.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Two more kickoff times announced

Here's what the 2010 schedule shapes up like so far after the announcement of start times for Texas Southern and Temple today.

09/04/10: at Michigan, Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Mich., 3:30 p.m. ET
09/11/10: vs. Texas Southern, Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Conn., 12:00 p.m. ET
09/18/10: at Temple, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa., 12:00 p.m. ET
09/25/10: vs. Buffalo, Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Conn., TBA
10/02/10: vs. Vanderbilt, Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Conn., TBA
10/08/10: at Rutgers, Rutgers Stadium, New Brunswick, N.J., 7:30 p.m. ET
10/23/10: at Louisville, Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Louisville, Kent., TBA
10/29/10: vs. West Virginia, Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Conn., 8:00 p.m. ET
11/11/10: vs. Pittsburgh, Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Conn., 7:30 p.m. ET
11/20/10: at Syracuse, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y., TBA
11/27/10: vs. Cincinnati, Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Conn., TBA
12/04/10: at USF, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla., TBA

Monday, June 07, 2010

Another QB for the Huskies

UConn received its first commitment for the Class of 2011, snagging Virginia high school quarterback Michael Nebrich. If anything, it keeps the Huskies knee deep in quarterbacks. Zach Frazer graduates, but Nebrich will keep them at five in joining Cody Endres, Mike Box, Johnny McEntee and Leon Kinnard in the fall of '11.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Hicks, Dixon to Colonials

Mike Hicks was added to the roster of the Hartford Colonials Thursday, giving the new UFL franchise four former UConn players. A day earlier, Andre Dixon was the team's first-round draft choice. Dahna Deleston and Danny Lansanah were signed to contracts earlier this spring.

The Colonials will hold a team mini-camp from June 11-13 at Sage Park in Berlin