Connecticut Huskies

Connecticut Huskies

About Connecticut Huskies

The Connecticut Huskies football team represents the University of Connecticut and has a history dating back to 1896. The team's main rivals include the Louisville Cardinals, the Massachusetts Minutemen and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

Originally called Storrs Agricultural College, the school's team became known as the Aggies and they enjoyed a successful season in 1924, remaining unbeaten and winning six of their eight games. As a result, they were named one of the country's best teams by the New York Times. For most of its history, the team competed in Division I-AA. During the 1990s, the university took the decision to upgrade its football program to Division I-A. This process began at the turn of the millennium, with a transition period lasting up until 2002, at which point they gained full Division I-A status. 

In total, the team have won 26 Conference Championships, including seven wins in the New England Conference, fifteen wins in the Yankee Conference and two wins in the Big East Conference. To date, Connecticut have appeared in five post-season bowl games and currently hold a 3-2 record. From the 2013 season onwards, the Huskies will compete in the American Athletic Conference.

Some of the most notable players to have come through the program over the years include names like Martin O'Neill, Art Williams, Brian Kozlowski and William Beatty. All four players went on to enjoy professional careers in the National Football League and Beatty went on to become a Super Bowl champion with the New York Giants.

The Huskies play their home games at Rentschler Field, which first opened its doors in 2003. The venue, which has been dubbed 'The Rent' by some sections of th...

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