Thursday, June 07, 2012

More on TV, game times

With ESPN putting out a list of 68 college football games it will be televising in the upcoming season, UConn has announced the start times of more of its games.

It was previously announced that the Aug. 30 season opener against UMass will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. and will be shown on SNY.

SNY will also televise the Sep. 8 North Carolina State game which starts at noon and the Sep. 29 noon game against Buffalo. The Sep. 22 game at Western Michigan will start at 2 p.m, and be available online at

The start times of seven of the 12 games are now known with the Sep. 15 game at Maryland starting at 12:30 p.m. The Oct. 19 game at Syracuse and home game versus Pitt on Nov. 9 will both start at 8 p.m.

UConn signee Mikal Myers, a 6-0, 300 defensive lineman out of Newburgh Academy, will be playing for the Downstate team in the New York State High School Football Classic on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Carrier Dome.

Six days later fellow UConn incoming freshman Jon Hicks, a linebacker out of Palmyra (Pa.) HS, will play in the Big 33 Classic, a prestigious all-star game between high school seniors from Ohio and Pennsylvania.

In case any of you haven't seen it, there is a video interview with Hicks posted on the event's official site last month

Finally, on the subject of soon to be Huskies, fellow incoming freshman Obi Melifonwu recently competed in the 100 meters and long jump at the Massachusetts state track and field championships.

Melifonwu, a defensive back out of Grafton High, finished ninth in the long jump with his best leap of 20-7.5 inches. He had the 11th best time of 11.19 in the 100 preliminaries. He missed qualifying for the finals by .08 seconds.

According to the Yahoo recruiting database, receiver Dhameer Bradley from Elkton, Md. has committed to UConn.

The 5-10, 166-pound Bradley plays for Eastern Christian Academy and has 4.5 speed in the 40 yard dash.

Nice job by Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant for getting Bradley and his father on the phone earlier today.


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