STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut football team will play a highly-attractive seven-game home schedule in 2013, which was finalized on Tuesday as the BIG EAST Conference announced its schedule breakdown for next season.
UConn will play home BIG EAST Conference games against Louisville, Rutgers, San Diego State and USF. The Huskies' non-league home games will be Maryland (Sept. 14), Michigan (Sept. 21) and Towson State (Aug. 29). The exact dates for BIG EAST games will be announced in early 2013.
"I am very excited for the home schedule that our football team will play in 2013 and I think our fans should be too," said UConn Director of Athletics Warde Manuel. "As I continue to say, it is important for UConn to have Rentschler Field full for every game. Our football team will be working hard to prepare for the 2013 season and we need the support from our loyal Husky followers more than ever."
Road conference games for the Huskies in 2013 will be Central Florida, Cincinnati, SMU and Temple. UConn's lone non-conference road game will be at Buffalo (Sept. 28).
UConn's home schedule features four teams that will play in bowl games this year, including: Louisville in the Allstate Sugar Bowl vs. Florida on Jan. 1; Michigan in the Outback Bowl vs. South Carolina on Jan. 1; Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl vs. Virginia Tech on Dec. 28; and San Diego State in S.D. County Credit Union vs. BYU on Dec. 20.
The Huskies also play road games against three bowl teams: Central Florida in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl vs. Ball State on Dec. 21; Cincinnati in the Belk Bowl vs. Duke on Dec. 27; and SMU vs. Fresno State in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl on Dec. 24.
The BIG EAST Conference will have 12 football playing schools in 2013 split into two divisions. Each team plays eight conference games and face each team in their division (five games) and three teams in the other division for a total of eight league games.