EEE Forces UConn Football Time Change

Huskies-USF Tilt Moved To Noon Kickoff In East Hartford Saturday

John Silva
September 29, 2019 - 11:47 am

(Storrs, Conn./WTIC) - UConn is announcing a change in next Saturday's football game with USF.  

Originally a 7:00 p.m. kickoff at Rentschler Field, game time has now been moved up to noon, as a precaution against the mosquito-borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus.

Officials say they're taking directive from the state Department of Public Health.  

Mosquitoes are most prevalent between dusk and dawn.

Although the risk is low, UConn President Tom Katsouleas they want to take reasonable steps to further reduce exposure.