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Uconn Football Donor Wants His Money Back

Robert Burton is the chief executive officer of Burton Capital Management, LLC. He has given more than $7 million to the football program, including a $2.5 million donation in 2002 for construction of the Burton Family Football Complex.

Burton did not graduate from Uconn. His son was a captain on the 1999 Uconn football team. Burton earned his bachelor’s from Murray State University,  a master’s from Tennessee State University, and has completed post-graduate work toward a doctorate at the University of Chicago and University of Alabama.

While at Murray State, Burton was captain of the football team and was named an All-American in his senior year. He was a 19th-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 1962.

What should be noted, is that Burton’s donations completely coincide with Uconn’s rise to relevancy in the Big East. This goes to show exactly what it takes to move from a 1-AA program to a 1-A program.

Let’s take a look inside the Burton Family Football Complex. I want to see what $3M buys you.


Randy Edsall Ditches Uconn For Maryland

Of all the black Monday coaching news, this is my personal favorite. In actuality, it seems that Edsall’s departure from Storrs was a done deal days ago.

After getting beat by 4 touchdowns on Saturday night, Edsall did not tell his team that he would not be returning next season. He clearly knew that was the case though. Edsall informed the school that he and his family would not be taking the chartered flight back to Connecticut, and that he would not be returning to Storrs at all.

Edsall said in his Monday presser that he called about 40 players the next day to fill them in.


Two Uconn Football Players Arrested For Fighting… Each Other

Uconn police were called to a report of a fight in the parking lot of the French Building at the Hilltop Apartment complex on the Storrs campus just before 12:30 a.m. this morning.

Junior Dave Teggart and sophomore Jerome Williams were arrested and charged with breach of peace. Teggart is the kicker and Williams a linebacker.

They must have really been getting into to have the police arrest the both of them. I would think that the Uconn police would give a couple of football players the benefit of the doubt. There must be some more to this one.

As of today, Coach Randy Edsall says both will play this Saturday against Vanderbilt.

[Hat tip to Michael David Smith at FanHouse]