UConn: Myrtle Beach Bowl invitation a huge building block for future of the program

December 7, 2022

Image courtesy of USATSI As the UConn program prepares for its bowl game against Marshall, the vibe around the Huskies is one that many fans and supporters never thought was possible this early in Jim Mora’s tenure. There’s one guy who believed in Mora the entire time though. The man that hired him. Athletic director David Benedict believed in Mora’s ability to lead from the time he gave him the…


UConn: Huskies officially going bowling, will meet Marshall in the Myrtle Beach Bowl

December 4, 2022

Image courtesy of @MBBowlGame From one win a year ago, to 6-6, to the Hall of Fame Silver Lanes bowling alley in East Hartford. It’s been quite a journey for the 2022 UConn football team. While players and coaches had a “bowl party” at the alley early on Sunday, the Huskies soon found out where the final stop on this incredible run would be; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. UConn will be taking…


The Game: Early days of Harvard-Yale rivalry set the standard for sports rivalries

November 17, 2022

Image courtesy of The Harvard Crimson The 138th playing of ‘The Game’ takes place Saturday afternoon at historic Harvard Stadium. One of the greatest rivalries in all of sports, Harvard-Yale should be another classic with Ivy League title ramifications in the balance. Red Sox-Yankees, Bruins-Canadiens, Celtics-Lakers. Locally, ‘The Game’ belongs in the conversation with all of them and even has a case nationally as the greatest sports rivalry in history….


UConn: Huskies upset No. 19 Liberty & clinch stunning bowl bid in Mora’s first season

November 12, 2022

Image courtesy of USATSI By Tony Catalina NEFJ Correspondent HARTFORD – This wasn’t supposed to happen this year. This wasn’t even supposed to happen for the next two or three years. On Senior Day, UConn welcomed a Top-20 Liberty team to “The Rent” for the final home game of the 2022 season. With a sixth win and bowl eligibility on the line for head coach Jim Mora and his Huskies,…


College: New England College Football Week 10 schedule

November 10, 2022

Heading down the home stretch now. It’s crazy to think that most of the 16 teams in this area will be wrapping up the season in the next two or three weeks, but there are still some who are right in the thick of playoff races or bowl bid opportunities. SATURDAY Bryant @ Holy Cross (Noon) – Coming off a 4th straight Patriot League title, Holy Cross has to make…


College: Week 9 Top 16 Poll

November 2, 2022

This past weekend might have been the best weekend of the season for Division One college football in New England. Here is this week’s poll. 1. Holy Cross (9-0): Crusaders win 53-52 in a classic over Fordham. They can clinch the Patriot League with a win over Lehigh on Saturday. 2. UNH (6-2): Wildcats were idle. They travel to Richmond this week. 3. Merrimack (6-2): The Warriors gutted out a…


UMass Four Down Preview: Liberty Flames (4-1) at UMass Minutemen (1-4)

October 7, 2022

By Ryan Barry NEFJ Correspondent Kickoff: The UMass Minutemen return home to Amherst for a Saturday afternoon tilt against the Liberty Flames. Coming off a 20-13 loss to Eastern Michigan, the Minutemen look to build off a strong performance where they took a lead into halftime, only to squander it away in the second half. Considering where this program has been in recent years, the loss was a massive step…


UMass: Minutemen close to turning the corner as Brown’s process evolves

October 5, 2022

The process is ultimately all that matters for UMass football right now. Wins are important, sure, but with a new staff, a very young roster and a difficult schedule by Minuteman standards, the results are taking a back seat to the process right now. It’s a hard pill for UMass fans to swallow, but it’s an even harder pill for Don Brown to swallow as a guy who isn’t used…


Holy Cross: With incredible win behind them, Crusaders turn attention to unknown with Yale

September 14, 2022

Photo – Holy Cross Athletics Fans, friends and family members of the Holy Cross football team can watch Saturday’s Hail Mary as many times as they’d like between now and the end of time. For the players and coaches, that game now doesn’t exist. Holy Cross got all the interviews, messages and attention out of the way over the last few days following the miraculous last-second win in Buffalo and…