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  1. Buckeyes finish No. 3 in AP poll

    Brian Bennett

    Ohio State didn't move up in the final Associated Press poll of the season despite Notre Dame's blowout loss in the BCS title game. Instead, Oregon -- which beat Kansas State in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl -- leapfrogged the Buckeyes, moving from No....

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  2. Insight Bowl: Iowa vs. Oklahoma

    Brian Bennett

    If you'd told Iowa fans before the season they'd be playing their bowl game in Arizona against Oklahoma, they would have been thrilled at the thought of making the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Instead, both teams underachieved and find themselves in Friday'...

    Blog | December 29, 2011
  3. Sio Moore wants to be next great UConn LB

    Brian Bennett

    Sio Moore remembers looking around Connecticut's final Fiesta Bowl practice and realizing it was the end of an era. Linebackers Scott Lutrus, Lawrence Wilson and Greg Lloyd were wrapping up their long and highly productive careers, leaving Moore a...

    Blog | March 31, 2011
  4. Video: UConn spring preview

    Brian Bennett

    When UConn opens spring practice Tuesday, the Huskies won't resemble the squad last seen in the Fiesta Bowl....

    Blog | March 15, 2011
  5. Big East mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Light mailbag this week. Perhaps my insightful blogging has erased all questions in your mind. Or maybe you've just been glued to Charlie Sheen's Twitter page. Alex from N.J. writes: Per the article on UConn losing $1.8M on the Fiesta Bowl: I want...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  6. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    UConn lost nearly $1.8 million on its trip to the Fiesta Bowl, selling only a little more than 2,700 tickets from its allotment of 17,500. Rob Long underwent his final scheduled cancer treatment and celebrated. As a national report highlighted th...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  7. Video: Fiesta Bowl preview

    Brian Bennett

    David Ubben and Ted Miller preview the Huskies-Sooners matchup in the Fiesta Bowl....

    Blog | January 01, 2011
  8. My Tostitos Fiesta Bowl pick

    Brian Bennett

    Colleagues Ted Miller and David Ubben have been on the scene in Arizona all week and have already weighed in with their Tostitos Fiesta Bowl predictions. Not surprisingly, both have picked Oklahoma to win big over Connecticut. Of course, I couldn'...

    Blog | December 31, 2010
  9. Butch Jones breaks down UConn, Sooners

    Brian Bennett

    Hardly anybody is giving Connecticut much of a chance against Oklahoma in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. The Huskies are an enormous underdog. But the only head coach who played both teams this year sees things differently. "I think it's more of an eve...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  10. UConn still inspired by Jasper Howard

    Brian Bennett

    In October, while Connecticut was struggling to a 3-4 start and losing its first two Big East games, a young player stood up in the back of the room during a team meeting. He told the rest of the team, simply, "Jazz wouldn't have this." That messa...

    Blog | December 27, 2010
  11. UConn versus other shaky BCS participants

    Brian Bennett

    Is Connecticut the worst BCS participant ever? I ask the question not as any kind of insult -- the Huskies won the Big East and therefore deserve their bid as much as any one else -- but merely to try and settle the issue. After all, several criti...

    Blog | December 23, 2010
  12. Q&A with UConn's Scott Lutrus

    Brian Bennett

    Scott Lutrus has been a stalwart for Connecticut since arriving in Storrs. The fifth-year senior is a four-year starter who has provided great leadership from his linebacker position. So who better to reflect on where the Huskies have been and where ...

    Blog | December 22, 2010
  13. UConn shedding 'up-and-coming' label

    Brian Bennett

    Connecticut got back to work Saturday to start preparing for the school's first-ever BCS appearance. The benefits of playing in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma haven't really become tangible yet, but head coach Randy Edsall expects next yea...

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  14. Big East power rankings: Season finale

    Brian Bennett

    The regular season is over. Let's check the leaderboard. 1. Connecticut (8-4, 5-2 Big East): To the victor goes the spoils. The Huskies did everything they had to do, won the final five games and are on the way to the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. They de...

    Blog | December 06, 2010
  15. If Cincinnati can almost do it ...

    Brian Bennett

    ... then why not Connecticut? UConn found out its BCS destination on Sunday night, and it's time for Huskies fans to break out the dip. Their team will be playing in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl against Big 12 champion Oklahoma. Any BCS matchup wou...

    Blog | December 05, 2010
  16. West Virginia puts Pitt on the ropes

    Brian Bennett

    PITTSBURGH -- There's still a quarter left in this game, but Pitt fans can pretty much go ahead and cancel their Fiesta Bowl plans. West Virginia just scored its second touchdown of the second half -- doubling its second-half touchdown production ...

    Blog | November 26, 2010