Connecticut Huskies (2-1, 0-0 BIG EAST) vs. Western Michigan Broncos (1-2, 0-0 MAC) Game 4 • Saturday, Sep. 22, 2012 • 2:00 PM Kalamazoo, Mich. - Waldo Stadium (30,200) ESPN3 • 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 65 and overall wins with 114. He is just one of two league coaches in history to win four BIG EAST Championships. His overall college coaching record stands at 148-83-1 (34-17 at WCSU, 107-59-1 at Syracuse and 7-8 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. Western Michigan Head Coach Bill Cubit Bill Cubit is in his eighth season in charge of the Western Michigan program. He has an overall record of 48-41 with the program and a 34-21 MAC record. In 2008, he led the team to nine wins for just the third time in program history and the team played in the Texas Bowl. He also led WMU to an appearance in the International Bowl following the 2006 season and the Little Caesars Bowl in 2011. Before taking the reigns of the team in 2004, he was the offensive coordinator and QB coach at Stanford in 2003. He was also the offensive coordinator at WMU from 1997-99. He also has coaching stops at Rutgers (2001-02), Akron (1990-91), Florida (1989), Central Florida (1983-85) and Swarthmore (1975-76). He has also been a successful high school head coach. He is a 1975 Delaware gruaduate and was a QB and WR for the Fighting Blue Hens from 1971-74. Radio & TV Coverage television coverage Saturday’s game is being televised live by ESPN3. Dave Gutowsky is on play-byplay with Bob Chmiel on color, Brooke Weisbrod is the sideline reporter while Dave Keeney is the producer. The game will also be replayed on SNY in a condensed mode on the “Husky Power Hour” on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. and Monday, Sept. 24 at 9:30 a.m. (Connecticut only) and Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 12:00 p.m. (Connecticut only). The game will be replayed it is entirety on Monday, Sept. 24 at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 2:00 p.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. 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) 2:00 PM 9/29 Buffalo (SNY) 12:00 PM 10/6 at Rutgers* TBA 10/13 Temple* TBA 10/19 at Syracuse* (ESPN) 8:00 PM 11/3 at USF* TBA 11/9 Pittsburgh* (ESPN2) 8:00 PM 11/24 at Louisville* TBA 12/1 Cincinnati* (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) TBA *Denotes BIG EAST Conference Game W. Michigan Schedule/Results Date Opponent (TV) Score/Time 9/1 at Illinois (ESPNU) L, 7-24 9/8 Eastern Illinois (ESPN3) W, 52-21 9/15 at Minnesota (BTN) L, 23-28 9/22 Connecticut (ESPN3) 2:00 pm 9/29 Toledo* (ESPN3) 7:00 pm 10/6 Massachusetts* 2:00 pm 10/13 at Ball State* 3:00 pm 10/20 at Kent State* 3:30 pm 10/27 Northern Illinois* (ESPN3) 12:00 pm 11/3 at Central Michigan* (ESPN3) 1:00 pm 11/10 at Buffalo* 3:30 pm 11/17 Eastern Michigan* 2:00 pm *Denotes MAC Game Quick Hits • UConn’s defense is third in the country in total defense and sacks and fifth in rushing and pass defense. UConn leads the country in tackles for a loss. • Linebacker Yawin Smallwood is tied for first in the country in tackles for a loss while Trevardo Williams is tied for fifth in sacks. • UConn faces its second MAC opponent this week after opening with UMass and plays host to Buffalo next week. • UConn’s Paul Pasqualoni is BIG EAST career leader in overall wins and conference wins.