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JOE D’S NOTEBOOK July 31, 2014

And just like that, we’re back. After taking the spring and summer off from the notebook, it’s time to crank it back up again as football season is just 29 days away.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–07/30/2014

Mike Aresco, AAC (Bob Joyce/WTIC Photo)

Aresco: AAC Won’t Take Back Seat To Anybody

Commissioner Mike Aresco says the goal of the American Athletic Conference “is to be in the conversation as the sixth power conference.”

07/29/2014

Lyle McCombs during UConn football Spring Game April 12, 2014. (Bob Stowell/UConn)

UConn Tied For Ninth In AAC Preseason Football Poll; Cincinnati Preseason #1

Cincinnati has been picked to win the American Athletic Conference, with defending champion Central Florida second. The UConn Huskies were the #9 preseason pick.

07/29/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16: Basketball player Breanna Stewart, winner of Best Female College Athlete, attends The 2014 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images For ESPYS)

UConn’s Stewart Wins Best College Athlete At ESPY Awards

UConn’s Breanna Stewart was among the winners at the 2014 ESPY Awards, taking home the trophy for Best Female College Athlete.

07/17/2014

Casey Cochran (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

UConn’s Cochran Nominated For “Good Works Team”

University of Connecticut redshirt sophomore quarterback Casey Cochran of “”Monroe has been nominated to the “Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team.”

07/16/2014

UConn Parade (Jeff Hugabonne/WTIC Photo)

Manuel: Yes, To More Money For Student Athletes; No, To Union

UConn’s athletic director says he opposes the idea of unions for college athletes, but sees the need to provide students on athletic scholarships with additional money.

07/16/2014

Geremy Davis, UConn  Photo credit:  Bob  Stowell/UConn)

Geremy Davis Named To Biletnikoff Award Watch List

UConn senior wide receiver Geremy Davis is among the candidates for this year’s Biletnikoff Award recognizing the outstanding receiver in college football.

07/15/2014

East Carolina Pirate, (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images,) Tulsa Golden Hurricanes (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images,) Tulane  Green Wave (Ryan Griffin/Getty Images)

AAC Makeup Changes, Effective Today

As of July 1, the American Athletic Conference has expanded.

07/01/2014

Geno Auriemma, USA Basketball (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

U-S Women’s National Team Will Play Sept. Exhibition In Bridgeport

The U.S. women’s basketball team will play Canada in an exhibition game Sept. 15 before the world championship in Turkey.

06/30/2014

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