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    Football Notes From BIG EAST Media Day

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    NEWPORT, R.I. (July 17, 2007) -- The BIG EAST Conference held its annual football media day on Tuesday morning at the Hotel Viking in Newport, R.I. The Huskies were represented at the event by head coach Randy Edsall and each of the team's six captains, Darius Butler, Dan Davis, Keith Gray, D.J. Hernandez, Danny Lansanah and Larry Taylor. Attendance at the event continues to rise with increased attention paid to the league by both regional and national media representatives.

    Multimedia coverage of the event is available online at .

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    Starting today (July 19), Husky fans will be able to purchase tickets in three game mini-plans. There are two options. including your choice of preseason top 20 opponents Louisville and Rutgers.

    Plan 1 includes a ticket to see the Huskies face Temple (Sept. 15), Louisville (Oct. 19) and Syracuse (Nov. 17). Plan 2 packages together UConn's games against Akron (Sept. 29), South Florida (Oct. 27) and Rutgers (Nov. 3).

    The packages sell for $75 per seat and are available either online or by calling 877-AT-UCONN.

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    The conference announced on Tuesday that UConn's game against Akron on Sept. 29 at Rentschler Field will be the BIG EAST Game of the Week. It will kickoff at 12 noon and be broadcast by ESPN Regional. The game will be seen in Connecticut on WTNH-TV Channel 8. The complete list of BIG EAST affiliates for the 2007 season will be available at a later date. Many other UConn games will also be considered for the league's weekly syndicator with those decisions often coming 12 days prior to the date of each game.