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Saturday Is "Connecticut Day" At Rentschler Field

Saturday Is "Connecticut Day" At Rentschler Field

Sept. 27, 2012

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - The University of Connecticut vs. Buffalo football game on Saturday at Rentschler Field is "Connecticut Day". Kickoff is at noon.

Among the highlights of the "Connecticut Day" celebration will be:

* The UConn men's basketball team will sign autographs at the "Fan Fest" from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. "Fan Fest" is located between Gates C and D. The 2012-13 Huskies will also be introduced during the first quarter of the game.

* Participants in the "Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities" (EBV) will take part in the pregame coin toss and will be recognized at halftime. The program is an initiative designed to leverage the resources of higher education to offer training in entrepreneurship and small business management to veterans with disabilities resulting from their military service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

*The Trinity College women's lacrosse team that won the NCAA Division III Championship last spring will be honored between the first and second quarter. UConn traditionally honors collegiate teams from the state of Connecticut that have won NCAA team championships.

* The New Haven-based Walter Camp Football Foundation will be recognized during the second quarter with many of their officers and members present. Each year, the Foundation names a College Football All-American team and their team is the oldest in the United States - first given 120 years ago in 1892. The annual Walter Camp Football Foundation Weekend is January 10-12, 2013 when all of the greats of the college football world converge on New Haven.

*Local Boy Scout troops have a parade at halftime around the field. These scouts are also having a campout at Rentschler Field on Friday night.