|In addition to earning All-American and All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association honors in each of his four seasons with the Gorillas, McConnell also won the Collegiate National Cheerleading Championship when he was a freshman.
|This Day in History|
|The Civic Arena`s roof was opened until the 4th quarter of the Pittsburgh Gladiators 32-31 home loss to the Denver Dynamite. It`s the first outdoor Arena Football League game in league history. The roof was again opened, briefly in the 3rd quarter, in the game on June 29, 1990, also vs Denver.|