The University of Connecticut is well-known for its college basketball programs, but its football team is building a large fan base of its own.
If you're a long time UConn fan or a newbie, this guide will give you all the information you need for the Big East football squad:
Team Colors: Blue and white. Uniforms also contain gray. The team either wears a majority blue top with white pants or a majority white top with blue pants.
Stadium: Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. UConn has played at the stadium since 2003. The team previously played at the Memorial Stadium in Storrs, Conn.
Mascot: Jonathan the Husky dog is the official mascot of the team. Homer the Husky, a dressed up human mascot, also appears at a majority of the football games.
All Time Record: 482-504-38. This includes several decades of football before the team officially joined Division I and Big East Conference.
Bowl Record: 3-2, with bowl wins in the 2004 Motor City Bowl, 2009 International Bowl and 2010 Papa Johns.com Bowl. The two losses came in the 2011 Fiesta Bowl and the 2007 Meineke Car Care Bowl.
Current NFL Players: Former QB Dan Orlovsky plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and RB Donald Brown plays for the Indianapolis Colts. OT William Beatty plays for the New York Giants and OL Donald Thomas plays for the New England Patriots.
Past NFL Players: Former NFL players from UConn include Ken Miller and Ted Walton from the 1980s and Pat Duckworth from the 1990s.
Fight Songs: The UConn marching band performs the official fight song, "UConn HUSKY," at all of their games. The song can be downloaded along with lyrics.
Conferences: The team currently plays in the Big East Conference after formally being an independent team for three years.
Rivalries: UConn has had several close matchups and yearly games, but one of its best rivalries is against the University of Pittsburgh.
Alan Donahue has spent his whole life in Connecticut and is a big UConn Husky fan. He has written hundreds of sports articles.
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