Joe D’Ambrosio

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Joe D’s Notebook: After The Tulane Game

It was more of the same for the UConn football team in their season finale Saturday against Tulane. The only difference was it came against a team that came into the game with six straight losses, making the 38-13 drubbing by the Green Wave even tougher to swallow.

11/28/2016

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Joe D’s Notebook: The Temple Recap

Right now, the Huskies world is anything but perfect.

11/07/2016

New UConn football helmet.

Joe D’s Notebook: The ECU Recap

hat now? That’s the question many UConn football fans are asking after Saturday’s embarrassing 41-3 loss at East Carolina, an East Carolina team that had lost five straight.

The fact the Pirates won shouldn’t be surprising despite their recent struggles. UConn entered the game just 2-12 on the road in the last three years. But it was the dominant way the Pirates won, that has many residents of Husky Nation shaking their head.

10/31/2016

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Joe D’s Notebook: The UCF Recap

Saturday afternoon, it was the UConn offense’s inability to make big plays in the red zone that proved to be their ultimate undoing in a 24-16 Homecoming loss to Central Florida.

10/24/2016

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Joe D’s Notebook: The Cincy Recap

The UConn Huskies picked the perfect time to play their best game of the season Saturday. Not perfect by any stretch but certainly good enough to beat Cincinnati 20-9 for the Huskies first AAC win of the season.

10/10/2016

New UConn football helmet.

Joe D’s Notebook: The Cincy Recap

he UConn Huskies picked the perfect time to play their best game of the season Saturday. Not perfect by any stretch but certainly good enough to beat Cincinnati 20-9 for the Huskies first AAC win of the season.

There was a lot to like about this one, not the least of which was the performance of the defense in the second quarter. Three times the Bearcats had the ball in the red zone and three times UConn held them to field goals. It’s a lot easier to come back from 9-0 down rather than

10/10/2016

New UConn football helmet.

Joe D’s Notebook: The Houston Recap

For the better part of 12 ½ minutes on Thursday night, the UConn Huskies played the 6th ranked football team in the country dead even. The Huskies managed three first downs, held Houston to one and forced a three and an out on the Cougars second possession.

But then reality kicked in. The reality that Greg Ward Jr is one of the best quarterbacks in the country and has a lot of weapons at his disposal. The Cougars scored on their next six possessions and steam rolled the Huskies 42-14 to avenge the only loss of the Tom Herman era.

10/03/2016

UConn Head Coach Bob Diaco.

Joe D’s Notebook: The Syracuse Recap

This was a game that the Huskies should have won, could have won but let slip through their hands.

09/26/2016

New UConn football helmet.

Joe D’s Notebook: The Virginia Recap

A win is a win. Team sports are not figure skating or synchronized swimming. There are no style points. And so UConn’s narrow 13-10 win over Virginia carries the same value as a 45-10 win would be. It goes in the all-important left column in the standings.

UConn again had to play from behind and yes, that’s a disturbing trend. In fact, in their three games, the Huskies have led for only 10

09/20/2016

ANNAPOLIS, MD - SEPTEMBER 10:  Quarterback Will Worth #15 of the Navy Midshipmen celebrates after rushing for a fourth quarter touchdown during Navy's 28-24 win over Connecticut Huskies at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Annapolis, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Joe D’s Notebook: Navy – The Recap

There aren’t more stirring sights in college athletics than when the Brigade of Midshipmen march into Navy Marine Corps Stadium prior to a Navy home football game. It is truly one of the greatest traditions in sports.

And there wasn’t a more gut wrenching sight than the UConn locker room after their heartbreaking 28-24 loss to the Midshipmen on Saturday. I can’t remember a more devastated group of players who put forth a superb effort only to come a half yard short of a signature win.

09/12/2016

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