UConn women’s football publishes schedule for 2021
After the pre-season was played in the spring due to the pandemic, the UConn women’s football schedule will return to normal this fall. The Huskies will play three exhibition games, followed by a 17-game table of 10 games in the new Morrone Stadium.
Margaret Rodriguez’s squad will face UMass (Monday August 9), UNH (Saturday August 14) and Woodbridge (Tuesday August 17) before going up against state rival CCSU at home – where Jen Prozzo, a former UConn star and twin sister of Rodriguez, is assistant coach – on Saturday, August 21 at 5 p.m. Five days later, on Thursday, August 26th, the huskies will receive LaSalle.
UConn will then play its first two street games of the season against Boston College on Sunday, August 29, followed by a trip to Albany a week later at the same time. The Huskies will return home for their final three non-conference matches against Brown on Thursday September 9th, Syracuse on Sunday September 12th, and Buffalo on Saturday September 18th.
After the Big East switched to a two-division format due to the pandemic in 2020-21, the conference will return to a classic round-robin program this year. UConn will open their home league game against St. John’s on Thursday, September 23 at 7 p.m., before heading to Seton Hall on Thursday, September 30.
The Huskies will head to Butler on Sunday October 3rd with revenge in mind after the Bulldogs knocked them out of the Big East tournament last season. UConn will then face Marquette, who finished second in the West Division in 2020/21 at Morrone Stadium on Thursday, October 7th, before flying to Chicago on Sunday, October 10th to battle DePaul.
UConn will be home for back-to-back play against Creighton on Thursday, October 14th, followed by Villanova on Sunday, October 17th, before facing rivals Providence on Thursday, October 21st. The Huskies will play their last scheduled home game against Xavier on Sunday, October 24th, before finishing the regular season against defending champions Georgetown on Thursday, October 28th.
After a breakout campaign that went 8-3-1 and finished second in the East Division, UConn will be keeping an eye on the battle for the Big East crown and will return to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2016 this season .
CCSU and Georgetown reached the 48-team NCAA reduced tournament last year, while the same two teams made it to the field along with Brown and Xavier in 2019.