Spring game 4/21 @ 7 pm (Parking lots open @ Noon)

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  1. Irish Loop

    Irish Loop Probably Smokes Crack

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    I don't love it. I work until 5pm in New Haven. By the time I'm good to go and beat traffic, it's 6pm. In April. At night. It's not gonna be warm and what then, I tailgate for like 45 minutes?

    I guess it's cool for the Little League crowd but meh. I might skip it this year.
     
  2. RSTuthill

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    Exactly. April can be cold a raw at night. The afternoon's however can be mellow and sunny, the first nice rays after a long winter, so much better. Personally I think this is nuts, but I will be there unless traveling.

    Btw, they will hold your seats from the previous year until 4/27, so if you want to have a look-see before writing the check or your card number, this will work.
     
  3. pepband99

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    FWIW, last April 21st had a high of 73, with the lowest temperate that night of 58. I know I just jinxed it...
     
  4. huskypantz

    huskypantz UConn - We Recycle

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    This stinks for us out-of-staters. There is no way I'm going to make it down from Boston for a spring game on a Friday night. It was great bringing my kids and having them run on the field after the game. I'm pretty bummed by this announcement, but if attendance is better then so be it. I hope the game is webcast so I can watch.
     
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  5. Waquoit

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    At least they didn't schedule it opposite the Yard Goats.
     
  6. weyuo

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    If their big concern is avoiding student sporting events on the weekend why not just hold it Saturday NIGHT instead of Friday night? At least that way your not fighting the ridiculous traffic. Holding it at 5 or 6pm on a Saturday beats 7pm on a Friday night.
     
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  7. weyuo

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    Do you have proof that Bob Diaco turned away former players?
     
  8. RSTuthill

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    The Goats are out of town that weekend. This is all on UConn.
     
  9. HuskiesFan1014

    HuskiesFan1014 I heart Athletic Director Dave

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    It will be a good stream, courtesy of Anheuser Busch. Oh....you mean video. Gotcha.
     
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  10. uconndennis

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    I recently saw an interview with Andre Dixon where he said he was excited to be able to get back on the sidelines and that he hasn't been allowed in a few years
     
  11. Rocktheworld

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  12. uconnbill

    uconnbill Regular Poster

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    Yes, I do but I won't put it on the board. I will add this last night I was enlightened by different things I heard and all I will say, is I am glad FHCBD is no longer here.
     
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  13. UConnDan97

    UConnDan97 predicting undefeated seasons since 1983

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    I'm not a fan of the new time either. It's been a family tradition to pack up the kids and bring them to the daytime festivities at The Rent. Hit the bounce house with my youngest, and everyone enjoys the sun.

    I'm guessing the bounce house will not be rockin at 7pm...
     
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  14. FfldCntyFan

    FfldCntyFan AD Dave is my hero!

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    I'm wondering if the window the NCAA allows for spring practice closes that Friday. That's the only thing I can think of that makes sense.

    I now need to determine whether it would be better to take a half day or full day off from work to drive up alone. Six co-workers who were in when they expected it to be a Saturday have bowed out already.

    I'm dying to see what the new regime can do but a Saturday afternoon would have been perfect.
     
  15. Alum86

    Alum86 Did they burn down the ROTC Hangar?

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    AD Dave? You screwed the pooch on this. AD Dave? AD DAVE, Over?
    Out.
     
  16. Alum86

    Alum86 Did they burn down the ROTC Hangar?

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    Why not put it on CBSSN at 9 pm ?

    # EFFthe AAC
     
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  17. huskymedic

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    It's not that... there are other Spring Games that take place after the 21st.

    More likely just a function of the practice schedule that the new staff has mapped out.

    UConn's first spring practice is slated for March 21 (UConn's Spring Recess runs from 3/11 to 3/18 - not including the Saturday before and Sunday after those dates)

    They get a max of 15 spring practice days, including the Spring Game. 4 hours a day - no more than 20 hours a week.

    Only 12 practices can have contact, and the first two must be non-contact. Of those 12, only eight can involve full-fledged tackling. Of those eight, only three can devote more than half their time to 11-on-11 scrimmaging, and the Spring Game counts as one of those three. So teams only get two pure practices of 11-on-11 scrimmaging.

    Makes no difference to me but can see the angst for out of staters and traditionists.
     
  18. Stinger92860

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    Coming from NYC will be tough. Gonna need a vacation day!
     
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  19. Huskygrad88

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    Boneyard: UConn AD needs to do things differently
    UConn: Got it
    Boneyard: Who the hell told you to change things
     
  20. Waquoit

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    What's your point?
     
  21. RSTuthill

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    That the Yard Goats schedule could not possibly have had any influence. Isn't that obvious? Given the fact that the Yard Goats in the early days would draw very well on a warm April Saturday afternoon and that could affect blue-white attendance if UConn had played on a conflicting Saturday afternoon, your original post wasn't far fetched. Guess you were trying to be facetious though.
     
  22. #BleedBlueFam

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    If I had to guess, the time change is geared towards getting the students interested in going. Friday night drinking at the Rent followed by more drinking is much more appealing than waking up early on a Saturday morning for a scrimmage.
     
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  23. WingU-Conn

    WingU-Conn Apologista 2.0

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    Even fewer students will attend. They aren't leaving campus on a Friday night, in the spring, to go to a scrimmage just to drink. They can do that on campus.

    I've watched the student section routinely empty out (other than big games) in the 3rd quarter, most aren't there for the football, but the atmosphere. The spring game atmosphere isn't a party like regular games can be.
     
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  24. UCFBfan

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    Damn this sucks. I finally convinced the wife that the girls were old enough to try out going to the Spring game. She finally agreed and I was hoping to use it as a trial run to take them to a game in the fall. Looks like it's going to take more convincing that bringing them to a game in the fall is a good idea. Might be tougher considering the game in the fall will cost money for tix!

    Really bummed on this announcement but it is what it is. Can't wait for Spring practice to begin
     
  25. husky8273

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    The Foundation/Health Center Gala is Sat. night, 4/22.
     
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