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Huskies are surprise in Big East, national title races

Updated: October 30, 2007, 6:15 PM ET
By Joe Starkey | Special to ESPN.com

The University of Connecticut fielded its first football team in 1896, right around the time Joe Paterno applied for the Penn State coaching job.

A little more than 11 decades later, people are beginning to notice.

The New York Times featured UConn football in Monday's editions, under the headline, "Fast-rising Connecticut Has the Inside Track to the Big East Title."

It was not a misprint.

And we're not talking about basketball.

The Huskies, who ...

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