Spring Game Set for April 12


New coach Bob Diaco has assembled his staff, most of the 2014 recruiting class have signed their letters of intent, and spring practice isn't far off. And on Wednesday, the school announced that that the annual UConn spring football game has been set for April 12 at 3 p.m. at Rentschler Field.

Parking and admission is free.


In other news, UConn has placed 15 student athletes on the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team. From the AAC press release:

"The All-Academic selections must have earned a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 through the Fall 2013 academic term and completed a minimum of two consecutive semesters, or three consecutive quarters of academic work, with a total of 18 semester or 27 quarter credits, not including remedial courses.

The 15 Huskies to earn the All-Academic nod are (with 2013 class): redshirt-senior tackle Jimmy Bennett (Alexandria, Va.), redshirt-freshman center Kyle Bockeloh (Houston, Texas), redshirt-sophomore safety Jeremy Claflin (West Hartford, Conn.), redshirt-freshman quarterback Casey Cochran (Monroe, Conn.), redshirt-senior guard Steve Greene (Ebensburg, Pa.), redshirt-junior cornerback Byron Jones (New Britain, Conn.), redshirt-freshman defensive lineman Andreas Knappe (Silkeborg, Denmark), redshirt freshman cornerback Ellis Marder (Windermere, Fla.), redshirt freshman defensive lineman Sean Marinan (Higganum, Conn.), redshirt-junior quarterback Scott McCummings (Natick, Mass.), redshirt-freshman safety Obi Melifonwu (South Grafton, Mass.), redshirt-junior long snapper Adam Mueller (Park Ridge, Ill.), redshirt-freshman guard Zach Rugg (Windber, Pa.), sophomore wide receiver Tony Tully (East Sandwich, Mass.), and redshirt-freshman punter Justin Wain (Wilmington, N.C.)."

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