The Universityof Connecticut football team will play an exciting seven-game home schedule, highlighted by four BIG EAST Conference games at Rentschler Field.

Uconn will play host to one Thursday night and one Friday night game in 2011 with the other five games on Saturdays.  The seven home games include  BIG EAST Conference contests against USF, Syracuse, Louisville and Rutgers.

“We are looking forward to the upcoming 2011 season and the debut of our new head coach Paul Pasqualoni,” says Director of Athletics Jeffrey Hathaway. “Our home schedule at Rentschler Field features a great mix of exciting matchups featuring four great BIG EAST Conference games. The growth of our football program to the point where we played in a BCS game last season has resulted in more enthusiasm for our program than ever before. We encourage our loyal fans to order their season tickets now.  Last year, we were undefeated at Rentschler Field and, and as we get ready for 2011, we look forward to maintaining the great home field advantage which our fans provide.”

Pasqualoni and his Huskies will begin the season on Thursday, September 1 at home, against Fordham.

“I think that we have a very competitive and exciting schedule for our football team in 2011,” says Pasqualoni. “Our non-conference schedule  features teams from the SEC and the Big XII.  In addition, we are excited to have seven home games this season.  We appreciate the tremendous support from our UConn fans, who will continue to make Rentschler Field one of the best home environments in the country.”

The 2011 UConn football schedule currently features three national television appearances with broadcast plans for the other nine games to be announced at a later date. 

Thursday,  1    FORDAM
Saturday,  10  @ Vanderbilt
Friday, 16        IOWA STATE     8pm/ ESPN or ESPN 2
Saturday, 24  @ Buffalo
Saturday, 1        WESTERN MICHIGAN
Saturday, 8       @ West Virginia*
Saturday, 15     USF (homecoming)*
Wednesday, 26  @ Pittsburgh*          8pm/ ESPN
Saturday, 5         SYRACUSE*
Saturday, 19       LOUISVILLE*
Saturday, 26       RUTGERS*
Saturday, 3         @ Cincinnati*     TBA/ ABC, EPSN OR ESPN 2
* – BIG EAST Conference Games
Time and television  coverage not marked are TBA – Most will be announced on a 12-Day Window.
All games will be carried on WTIC NewsTalk 1080.


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