http://www.courant.com/sports/uconn-wom ... olumn.htmlThey should be pushing the ACC or Big Ten to immediately put UConn women's sports, at least women's basketball, in their conference. Actually, putting the women's basketball and field hockey in the ACC should have been done yesterday. And there should be a nice piece of that conference TV money that can go to UConn to help pay for those spots.
This is a weekend when UConn football enters Fenway Park as a 21-point underdog to Boston College and its coach says he doesn't recruit against UConn. Because? "We're in the ACC," Steve Addazio said. "If you're a good player, you want to play at the highest level of football."
Those words upset a lot of UConn fans. BC blocked UConn's entrance into the ACC. BC hasn't won diddly in football and basketball. But you know what? Addazio is right. And that sucks for Connecticut.
Does that mean UConn women's programs have to erode, too? Think about it, Condoleezza and Billie Jean.
And here Mike Anthony tells it like it about UConn football. Boston College is lead by CCSU alumn Steve Addazio
http://www.courant.com/sports/uconn-foo ... story.htmlWhatever it is, it’s one-sided. UConn has never beaten Boston College. The Huskies have lost 11 times and managed scoreless ties in 1908 and 1910.
BC over the years went on to establish itself as a rare Northeast player in the sport, gaining serious momentum in the 1980s with the teams of Doug Flutie. Its proactive move to the ACC before the demise of the Big East paid off and the Eagles are in a comfortable Power Five seat.
UConn didn’t join what is now known as the Football Bowl Subdivision level until 2003. The following year, the Huskies and Eagles met for the only time as members of the Big East, a 27-7 BC victory in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Conference realignment musical chairs left UConn in a state of football uncertainty, and the Huskies have settled into the AAC and turned to Edsall, the original program architect, to start building again.
So these teams really are doing different things for the time being. On his radio show Monday, Addazio said BC doesn’t compete with UConn on the recruiting trail because the best players are attracted to teams in the Power Five, not elsewhere. It was a little harsh, if not inaccurate, and Edsall chose not to swipe back.
“I think Steve is a good person, a good coach,” Edsall said. “He's a hard-nosed, run-the-ball guy. His teams play to his personality. This will be the biggest physical test we get all year long.”
Boston College has won the past 10 meetings by a combined score of 297-59. BC won in a rout last year, the first meeting in 12 years, 30-0.