TheRoundUp 8/25: 10 days until kickoff

College Football: UConn receiver corps making up gap left by graduation - Norwich Bulletin
This year, without its top two receivers — Easley and Brad Kanuch — UConn must find a way to replace the 43 percent of receiving yards that came from the spring graduates while elevating the talent that remains. Unless someone steps up, the Huskies’ Orange Bowl dreams may quickly turn to pulp.

UConn Lineman Mathieu Olivier Returns To Football Team Because Of Brotherhood - Courant.com
It is that bond, forged by fraternal humor, forged by unspeakable tragedy, forged by competition, forged by the relentless pounding of football's oxen, that ultimately led Olivier to reverse his field and return for the 2010 football season.

Opoku a jack of all trades for UConn
At this rate, Andrew Opoku could have all 22 positions covered by the time his UConn football career is finished. Opoku, a true freshman who enrolled in January, was moved to tight end over the weekend. It’s his third position in six months, and he’s hoping this one sticks.

Arizona, UConn among unranked teams with BCS sleeper potential - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
With a favorable conference schedule that includes home games against Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and West Virginia, the Huskies could conceivably earn the Big East's BCS berth.

More after the break including Michigan's QB battle and revenue projections for a theoretical Big East network.

Fall Scrimmage Roundup: Yes, Denard | mgoblog
Brian from MGoBlog collects some thoughts from around the web after Michigan's semi-public scrimmage. The QB position battle still isn't decided, but a lot of people seem to really like what they're seeing from Denard Robinson.

What a Big East Network can do - JSOnline
"We think Big East schools that play football and basketball can generate around $15.2 million a year in revenue, while the schools that only play basketball can generate around $7.5 million in revenue," Nelson said. (H/T TNIAAM)

Svetlana Abrosimova playing for love of the game — and a championship — Seattle Times Newspaper
Abrosimova, 30, has come a long way since those first nervous days in this country. Now her Russian-accented English is very good and she is enjoying the first winning season of her long WNBA career.

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