AAC Daily: UConn Talk, Basketball Tips-Off and More Football

It is the most magical time of the year for a lot of college sports fans as the football season heads into the home-stretch of the regular season and college basketball starts to tip-off around the country.

Fans of The American have a lot of reasons to be excited when you consider the league seemingly has teams ranked in every poll for almost every sport.

No. 7 Wichita State and No. 12 Cincinnati will both get things going Friday with the Shockers welcoming UMKC to Charles Koch Arena while the Bearcats are playing host to Savannah State in UC's home away from home for the 2017-18 season, BB&T Arena in Northern Kentucky in an early afternoon game.

Cincinnati also has a football game with the Temple Owls visiting Nippert Stadium for a primetime American Athletic Conference match-up on ESPN2 Friday evening. UC sits at 3-6 overall and is in a must-win situation to avoid a losing season. Meanwhile, the Owls sit at 4-5 with three games left to reach bowl-eligibility.

We look at all of that on today's show, plus speak with "The Voice of the UConn Huskies," Mr. Joe D'Ambrosio on today's AAC Daily. And as always, we have links to stories about every team in The American for you to check out while you listen today's show.


UConn guard Jalen Adams, the Huskies' leading scorer last season, might miss the opener.

Depending on who you ask, Gerrid Doaks is carrying the Cincinnati backfield on his shoulders.

ECU Pirates women's basketball is fueled with a "new enrgy" heading into this campaign.

Three new Letter of Intent signess are now on board with USF Bulls basketball for 2018.

UCF football didn't get the top offense in the country by accident, the roster is loaded.

Marc Narducci looks at the Cincinnati vs Temple game and asks if Nutile can stay hot.

For Tubby Smith and Memphis, the college basketball season begins Friday and a win is a must.

The men's basketball regular season begins as Houston takes on the McNeese State Friday.

SMU and Navy will meet in Week 11 and we get an idea of what both teams are thinking.

The NIT and WNIT are nice for a while, but Tulane WBB is ready to get to the next level.

Tulsa begins the 107th season of basketball against Lamar and expectations are high.

Keitha Adams feels at home in Koch Arena as the head coach takes over Wichita State WBB.