Friday, September 03, 2010

Central Florida added to schedule for 2014, 2015

Our old pal, Leigh Torbin, now the SID at Central Florida, has passed along some news. Looks like UConn and UCF will play a two-game series starting in 2014. First game is at Rentschler in 2014, and the Huskies head to Central Florida the next season.

Could it be the precursor for a future Big East rivalry?

From the UCF release...

Also coming onto the UCF schedule are two-game home-and-home series against schools from the BIG EAST and SEC with the Knights facing Connecticut and South Carolina.

The Knights will first travel to UConn in 2014, with the Huskies coming to Orlando in 2015.

So, here's what the UConn future schedule calendar looks like now.

Sept. 3: vs. Fordham
Sept. 10: at Vanderbilt
Sept. 17: vs. Iowa State
Sept. 24: at Buffalo
Oct. 1: vs. Western Michigan

Aug. 30: vs. UMass
Sept. 8: vs. North Carolina State
Sept. 15: at Maryland
Sept. 22: at Western Michigan
Sept 29: vs. Buffalo

Aug. 31: vs. Towson
Sept. 7: vs. Maryland
Sept. 14: at Buffalo
Sept. 21: vs. Michigan
Sept. 28: vs. Temple

Sept. 13: vs. Central Florida

Sept. 19: at Central Florida
Sept. 26: vs. Tennessee

Sept. 3: at Tennessee
Sept. 16: vs. Virginia

Sept. 16: at Virginia


Blogger Gary said...

What would UConn do if another team gets added to the Big East, thus another conference game?

Are there big buyouts in these games?

I know they would NOT drop the 1-AA teams, so how difficult is it to get out of these home and home contracts?

September 07, 2010 11:42 AM 
Blogger Chip Malafronte said...


I don't have an exact number, but I don't think the buyouts are that extreme. Games are dropped all the time. Remember just a couple of years ago UConn opted out of a contract with Navy after getting spanked by the triple option.

September 07, 2010 1:02 PM 
Blogger Chip Malafronte said...

Gary...spoke with someone at UConn about this and he said the buyouts for a straight drop are stiff. But if there's reasonable cause, like Big East expansion, then teams are more willing to work something out.

Also, he said UConn wouldn't drop the I-AA or BCS conference opponent, it would likely be the little guy (MAC) that gets optional.

September 07, 2010 1:43 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe by 2016 the NHR will send reporters to important road games. Why bother having a sports department when the state's second biggest newspaper can't even send a reporter to a huge state team sports event like the UCONN/Michigan game? And then the NHR pilot ppen reporters want to see corporate sponsorship of a New Haven event?? Really?? Note the contradiction! Pathetic, just shut down the sports department now. If we expect large corporations to sponsor tournaments or the Howard Baldwins to have a fighting chance to bring big time sports to CT, the CT media should be setting the example. Why wasn't Dave or Chip in Ann Arbor on Saturday, leaving us with pathetic wire reports? I know it's not your doing Chip, but the paper is shooting itself and the readers in the foot.

September 07, 2010 10:56 PM 

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