Connecticut Huskies (5-6, 2-4 BIG EAST) vs. Cincinnati Bearcats (8-3, 4-2 BIG EAST) Game 12 • Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012• 3:30 pm East Hartford, Conn. - Rentschler Field (40,000) ABC • UConn IMG Sports Radio Network The Coaches connecticut head coach paul pasqualoni UConn head coach Paul Pasqualoni made his Husky coaching debut a successful one on Sept. 3, 2011 as the Huskies topped Fordham of the FCS. The Cheshire, Conn. native was named the 28th head football coach in UConn history on January 14, 2011. Pasqualoni is the all-time winningest coach in BIG EAST Conference league wins with 67 and overall wins with 115. He is just one of two league coaches in history to win four BIG EAST Championships. His overall college coaching record stands at 151-89-1 (34-17 at WCSU, 107-59-1 at Syracuse and 10-13 at UConn). Pasqualoni has had a highly-successful career on all levels of football -- professional, college and high school. He was the head coach at Western Connecticut from 1982-86 and led the team to the NCAA Division II playoffs in 1985. He had an extremely successful tenure as the head coach at Syracuse from 1991-2004. Pasqualoni led the Orange to 107 wins, four BIG EAST titles and a 6-3 postseason record. Among his bowl appearances at Syracuse were two Fiesta Bowls (1992 and ‘97) and an Orange Bowl (‘98). For the previous five seasons, Pasqualoni has served on NFL staffs -- with Dallas in 2006-07 and ‘10 and with Miami in 2008-09. His first coaching job was an assistant coach at Cheshire HS from 1972-75. He is a 1972 Penn State graduate. Cincinnati Head Coach Butch Jones Butch Jones is in his third year as the head coach at Cincinnati and led the Bearcats to a 4-8 record in 2010 and last year the team had a 10-3 record and beat Vanderbilt in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. He has an overall head coaching record of 49-26 and is 22-14 at Cincinnati. Prior to taking over the UC program, he was the head coach at Central Michigan from 2007-09. He led Central Michigan to a 27-13 record during his tenure there with three bowl appearances and a pair of Mid-American Conference championships. He was an assistant coach at West Virginia from 2005-06 and on the Central Michigan staff from 1998-2004. Jones was on the Ferris State staff from 1995-97 and was a graduate assistant at Rutgers from 1990-92. Jones graduated from Ferris State in 1990 and played two years of football. Radio & TV Coverage television coverage Saturday’s game is being televised regionally by ABC. Bob Wischusen is on play-by-play with Danny Kanell on color, Maria Taylor is the sideline reporter while Bob Goodrich is the producer and Steve Turnberger is the director. The game will be replayed on SNY in a condensed “Husky Power Hour” on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and on Monday, Dec. 3 at 9:00 a.m. (Connecticut only) and Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. (Connecticut only). radio coverage WTIC 1080-AM in Hartford serves as the flagship station for the UConn IMG Sports Network. WTIC is the state’s only 50,000 watt signal and can be heard in 23 states and parts of Canada. The 2012-13 year marks the 21st consecutive season that WTIC is the flagship for UConn sports. The 2012-13 football and men’s and women’s basketball season also marks the first year that the radio rights are held by IMG College, which is UConn’s multi-media rights partner. Veteran UConn announcers Joe D’Ambrosio (play-by-play) and Wayne Norman (color commentary) return to call the action with Kevin Nathan on the sidelines and Anthony “Rex” McCalla on production. UConn football on home Saturday dates gets going early with “Breakfast At The Rent” with Ray Dunaway and Scott Gray beginning at 6:00 a.m. For noon UConn Schedule/Results Date Opponent (TV) Score/Time 8/30 Massachusetts (SNY) W, 37-0 9/8 NC State (SNY) L, 7-10 9/15 at Maryland (SNY) W, 24-21 9/22 at Western Michigan (ESPN3) L, 24-30 9/29 Buffalo (SNY) W, 24-17 10/6 at No. 22/21 Rutgers* (ESPNU) L, 3-19 10/13 Temple* (ESPN3) L, 14-17 (ot) 10/19 at Syracuse* (ESPN) L, 10-40 11/3 at USF* (ESPNU) L, 6-13 11/9 Pittsburgh* (ESPN2) W, 24-17 11/24 at No. 19/18 Louisville* (SNY) W, 23-20 (3ot) 12/1 Cincinnati* (ABC) 3:30 pm *Denotes BIG EAST Conference Game Cincinnati Schedule/Results Date Opponent (TV) Score/Time 9/6 Pittsburgh* (ESPN) W, 34-10 9/15 Delaware State (ESPN3) W, 23-7 9/29 vs. Virginia Tech^ (ESPNU) W, 27-24 10/6 Miami-OH (FSO) W, 52-14 10/13 Fordham (ESPN3) W, 49-17 10/20 at Toledo (ESPN3) L, 23-29 10/26 at Louisville* (ESPN) L, 31-34 (ot) 11/3 Syracuse* (BEN) W, 35-24 11/10 at Temple* (BEN) W, 34-10 11/17 Rutgers* (BEN) L, 3-10 11/23 USF* (ESPN) W, 27-10 12/1 at Connecticut* (ABC) 3:30 pm *Denotes BIG EAST Conference Game Quick Hits • UConn is ranked tenth in total defense, 30th in passing defense, 19th in scoring defense and ninth in rushing defense. • The Huskies need to win the Cincinnati game to earn bowl eligibility for the fifth time in six years. • UConn’s win over Louisville marked the second time in school history that the Huskies beat a ranked team. • UConn senior defensive end Trevardo Williams is now the school career leader in sacks with 30.5. • Linebacker Yawin Smallwood is tied for the BIG EAST lead in tackles for a loss and is third in total tackles.