Football Returns Home Against Cincy


TORRS, Conn. - The UConn football team returns to Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field at 3:30 p.m. vs. Cincinnati on Saturday, Sept. 29. The game will also be available on on 97-9 ESPN Hartford or on the TuneIn App.

10-Year Anniversary

At Saturday's game vs. the Bearcats the 2008 UConn football team will be recognized for their 10-year anniversary. Cody Brown, Darius Butler, Tyler Lorenzen and D.J. Hernandez will serve as honorary captains for the Huskies.

The 2008 football team recorded an 8-5 record and were invited to the International Bowl in Toronto to play the University of Buffalo. It was the second-straight bowl game that the Huskies played in and International Bowl MVP, Donald Brown, led the Huskies to a 38-20 victory with 261 yards rushing in the contest.

The Huskies won their first five games to begin the season including a victory against Baylor. A game that Baylor quarterback, Robert Griffin III, described Rentschler Field as the "loudest stadium" he had ever played in.

Four Huskies were picked in the 2009 NFL Draft from that team. Donald Brown (27th overall, Colts), Darius Butler (41st overall, Patriots), Cody Brown (2nd Round, Cardinals) and Will Beatty (2nd Round, Giants).

Huskies & Heroes Military Appreciation

As part of Huskies & Heroes military appreciation day at UConn Football this weekend, UConn Athletics has partnered with Vet Tix, a national 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide tickets to sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family activities aimed at improving mental welfare and enriching the lives of military service members and veterans.

Complimentary tickets to the football game for military service members and veterans can be obtained by visiting the Vet Tix website at Vettix.org.

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