Monthly Archives: July 2010

Randy Edsall at ESPN


UConn Football Head Coach Randy Edsall will spend this Thursday at ESPN, on their main campus in Bristol, Conn. He has already appeared on ESPN’s First Take this morning, but will make other appearances on many of ESPN’s platforms. Here is his schedule for the rest of the day:

11:40 a.m. – Appear on The Herd with Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio, ESPNU and ESPN.com

1:00 p.m. – ESPN.com chat

1:20 p.m. – Interview with ESPNW

1:40 p.m. – Appear on ESPNU

2:10 p.m. – Appear on ESPNews

2:40 p.m. – Radio interview on 1250 ESPN Radio in Pittsburgh

3:10 p.m. – Appear on the The Scott Van Pelt Show on ESPN Radio, ESPN2 and ESPN.com

3:30 p.m. – Appear on College Football Live with multiple airings on ESPN and ESPNU

This is great exposure for not only Randy Edsall, but for UConn Football and the university as a whole. Randy Edsall is one of the most underrated coaches in America, so he might be finally getting his due.

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UConn News and Notes: July 20, 2010

Latest UConn Sports news and notes from the past few weeks:


– Jeff Hathaway, the director of athletics at UConn, has been appointed chair of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee for the 2011-12 academic year. Hathaway's term as chair will begin in September 2011. He is beginning his fourth year on the panel this year. Hathaway will succeed Ohio State Director of Athletics Gene Smith, who will chair the committee for the 2010-11 season. Hathaway just completed his seventh year as director of athletics at Connecticut after being the executive associate director of athletics at the school from 1990 to 2001.

– D.J. Shoemate, a 6-0, 225-pound, tailback from Corona, Calif., will enroll at the University of Connecticut and play for the Husky football team this fall. Shoemate transfers to Connecticut after spending his first two years at the University of Southern California. Shoemate will be eligible to play at UConn immediately and has two years of eligibility remaining.

“Shoemate will be able to compete for playing time at running back, but with a reliable starter already in place, with Jordan Todman, Shoemate will most likely be used as a back-up running back or could even be put outside once-in-awhile at receiver, which was something he did at USC.

Head Coach Randy Edsall is excited to have Shoemate, who was an ESPN 150 recruit coming out of high school.

An outstanding athlete and very good person…He is a tailback, going to be a tailback,” said Edsall. “My job as a coach…we’re always trying to better our team with young men who can get it done in the classroom but also have athletic ability that we’re looking for. D.J. fit that bill. He will have an opportunity to compete for playing time.”

– UConn Football has received three more commitments for the Class of 2011.

* Taariq Allen – WR, 6-3 180, (Weston, MA)
* Kamal Abrams – ATH, 6-0 172, (Dover, DE)
* Wilbert Lee – Safety, 6-2 2-5, (Brooklyn, NY)

– Quarterback Zach Frazer has been placed on the Unitas Golden Arm Watch List. The award is given annually to the nation’s top senior quarterback.

– Season Ticket sales for UConn Football are around 23,000 as reported by the Courant’s Desmond Conner. There are only 200 Student Section tickets still available. Only a month and a half before the season starts.

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UConn Football Finds Itself In Another Pre-season Top-25 Poll


In a recently released Pre-season Top-25 College Football Poll, the UConn Huskies find themselves ranked number 19 in the Bleacher Report poll. It’s only July and UConn has already been spotted in three different pre-season top-25 rankings.

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UConn Basketball Adds Two More Recruits….From Germany!


UConn has added two German players to its 2010 Recruiting Class. That means the Huskies will have SEVEN incoming freshmen this fall. The Huskies have received an oral commitment from Enosh Wolf, a 7-foot-1 German center. He will join fellow German Niels Giffey, a 6-6 forward who committed three weeks ago. The two Germans will join forward Michael Bradley, guard Shabazz Napier, guard Jeremy Lamb, forward Roscoe Smith, and forward Tyler Olander as the newest Huskies.

Wolf had scholarship offers from Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Boston College and Oklahoma. Giffey, whose from Berlin, picked UConn over Louisville, Michigan, Gonzaga and UCLA, citing UConn’s great history of wing players, and specifically Ray Allen.

With these additions UConn increases its recruiting class to seven, and gives them 13 players under scholarship. It also means that the career of Jonathan Mandeldove at UConn is over.

This is a video of Wolf:

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