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Joe D’Ambrosio

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


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.


New UConn football helmet.

Joe D’s Notebook: Game One

First off, it’s good to be back at it with year #25 calling UConn football and basketball. The summer was a great one but it’s time to get back to work.

And it started Thursday night with a closer than anyone expected win over Maine. First off, let’s give the Black Bears credit. First year head coach Joe Harasymiak had his team ready to play and they executed their game plan to near perfection. They put pressure on Bryant Shirreffs ,shut down Arkiel Newsome and quarterback Dan Collins was given all day to throw the ball.



Joe D. at the Kevin Ollie Charity Golf Classic

Joe D’Ambrosio is out at the Kevin Ollie Charity Golf Classic at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Lake of Isles. Here he is with Coach Ollie himself.


Casey Cochran #12 of the Connecticut Huskies throws a pass in the fourth quarter against the Louisville Cardinals at Rentschler Field during the game on November 8, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Joe D Talks With Casey Cochran, “13 Concussions”

Joe D & Casey Cochran discuss the ex-UConn QB’s log entry into the Player’s Tribune about his life as a football player, the concussions suffered throughout his playing career and his daily battles with depression in a VERY powerful and emotional interview…



Joe D’s Notebook: The End Of The Road

For all but one team in the NCAA tournament, the season ends with disappointment. The end for the UConn Huskies came Saturday night in Des Moines when they were knocked out by Kansas 73-61 in Round Two of the South Region.


Connecticut v Colorado

Joe D’s Notebook: Taming The Buffaloes

The motto of the NCAA tournament is survive and advance. That is exactly what the UConn Huskies did Thursday afternoon in round one of the South Region against Colorado.


(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Joe D’s Notebook: The Lowdown From Des Moines

Greetings from the heart of the Corn Belt. It may not be at the top of anyone’s list as a vacation destination but for eight college basketball teams, including UConn, there is no place they’d rather be.


ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 13:  The Connecticut Huskies celebrates after winning the Final of the 2016 AAC Basketball Tournament against the Memphis Tigers at Amway Center on March 13, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Joe D’s Notebook: A Wild Weekend In O-Town

23 miles north of Walt Disney World, the Amway Center is the new Magic Kingdom for Husky Nation. That’s where the 2016 UConn men punched their ticket for the NCAA tournament with three wins in three days at the American Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament.


Central Florida v Connecticut

Joe D’s Notebook: The Lowdown From O-Town

It’s not an understatement or an exaggeration to say that today’s UConn-Cincinnati game in the quarterfinals of the AAC tournament is THE MOST IMPORTANT game in the country when it comes to NCAA tournament hopes.




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