UConn sets kickoff times for six home football games in 2024

By Kevin Kelley -

The UConn Huskies have announced kickoff times for six home football games in 2024, all of which will be televised by CBS Sports Network.

CBS Sports Network coverage of UConn football begins on Saturday, Sept. 21 against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. The game will kickoff at 7:00pm ET.

UConn remains at home for the next two weeks, hosting the Buffalo Bulls on Saturday, Sept. 28 at noon ET and the Temple Owls on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 3:30pm ET.

After an open date, the Huskies welcome the Wake Forest Demon Deacons to Rentschler Field. The game is slated to begin at 12:00pm ET.

The Huskies then host another pair of games in East Hartford against the Rice Owls on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 3:30pm ET and the Georgia State Panthers on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7:00pm ET.

The Huskies are slated to open their home schedule at Rentschler Field in East Hartford on Saturday, Sept. 7 against the Merrimack Warriors. The kickoff time and TV for that contest will be announced at a later date.

UConn has also learned the kickoff time and TV for two road contests this season. The Huskies will visit the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, Aug. 31 (noon ET, FS1) and the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, Sept. 14 (6:00pm ET, ACCNX).

2024 UConn Home Football Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 7
vs. Merrimack – TBA

Saturday, Sept. 21
vs. Florida Atlantic – 7pm, CBSSN

Saturday, Sept. 28
vs. Buffalo – 12pm, CBSSN

Saturday, Oct. 5
vs. Temple – 3:30pm, CBSSN

Saturday, Oct. 19
vs. Wake Forest – 12pm, CBSSN

Saturday, Oct. 26
vs. Rice – 3:30pm, CBSSN

Friday, Nov. 1
vs. Georgia State – 7pm, CBSSN

Football Schedules

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Comments (8)

I don’t see how anyone can’t root for Connecticut football. As great as they are in basketball, the football team continues to be a nomad.

I can’t see the university sacrificing Big East basketball for football, but if the Big 12 came calling? As we know, sadly, football drives the bus and Connecticut athletics is losing out on those $30 to $70 million TV payouts because they’re not in a Power football conference.

I still can’t understand that when the Big East broke up how West Virginia, Syracuse, Pitt, and even before, Boston College all found homes in the B12 and ACC, but Connecticut (and Cincinnati, too) had to join the AAC.

I’d love to hear the real story–why was Connecticut blocked?

Its no secret why BC blocked them from the ACC, the lawsuit was a big story in the state for years. Big12 probably wasnt looking to expand that far east at the time. Why did Rutgers get picked for the Big 10 over UConn? That’s a better question and my guess is that it was a close decision.

And to keep the record straight, UConn and Cinci (along with USF and Temple) didnt join the AAC, the AAC is the legal continuation of the old big east (and AAC even had a NY6 auto bid in its first couple years). The Catholic 7 left the old Big East and bought the name from the remaining schools who renamed the old big east to the American.

It was not a close decision. UConn was never under consideration for inclusion into the Big Ten.

I’m good with UConn being Independent in Football & hope they start winning more games.

UConn and Rutgers were reportedly the top two candidates for the Big 10 at the time by most media. Rutgers enrollment size and proximity to NYC, and probably most importantly their AAU status were the main reasons I think it tipped in their favor. It was reported that AAU membership had so much of a role that UConn was pushing hard for an AAU invitation in the years following, which has yet to come for them. If they were AAU I think the Big 10 would have taken them in a heartbeat over Rutgers.

@Matt–I know they (BC) blocked, but not really why they were so opposed. If you could fill me in, that would be much appreciated. I like learning!!!

And you’re right, the AAC was the continuation of the Big East from a legal standpoint, but once the name changed, for all intents and purposes, it was a “new” conference. But, you are correct and thank you for pointing that out.

There is nothing wrong with Connecticut playing independent football, but they need that money that schools like Boston College are getting.

I am a Connecticut Huskies fan and when I say “including football,” people say, “Why?” Well, if you root for basketball, you gotta root for football, too—the great and not-so-great.

UConn was never reported as a top candidate for the Big Ten. The Big Ten’s realignment toward the east was about the collective benefits of football revenue – not basketball. (Note: On the average revenues generated from college football average 4-times those generated by college basketball.) AAU status is bestowed (and continued) based on many distinguished and established indicators. It is an earned and elite invitation that remains orthogonal to an individual university’s publicity campaign for membership. Moreover, it is mandatory for Big Ten inclusion. In addition, Maryland and Rutgers have larger stadiums, more fans, larger attendance and better football teams than UConn. It is Louisville and BC that ‘snake bit’ UConn, not the Big Ten.