Andre Blake Picks Up Third-Straight Weekly Award - University of Connecticut Official Athletics Site
Blake's shutout over Notre Dame set a new UConn record for consecutive shutouts with nine straight dating back to September 9. The NCAA record for straight shutouts is 11. Blake stopped a season-high nine shots to lead UConn to a 0-0 draw at No. 11 Notre Dame on Saturday, October 8. The 6' 4" freshman has not allowed a goal in an incredible 879:53.
Source: Big East likely to expand quickly - GreenwichTime
Air Force, Navy, Temple and East Carolina are others that have been touted as potential additions to the Big East. It has been reported that Boise State is also being considered, but a source indicated that that's not in the mix as much as people think it is.
Big East: West Virginia Showing It's In A Class By Itself Among Big East Teams - Hartford Courant
Leading by a point at halftime, West Virginia reeled off 33 unanswered points before UConn scored on an interception in the fourth quarter. The Mountaineers scored 23 points in the span of seven minutes, 35 seconds in the third quarter and quarterback Geno Smith wound up with 450 yards.
Strong UConn defense will challenge USF's run game - St. Petersburg Times
The run defense in the past two games is a bit misleading, as opponents have had great success throwing the ball with the Huskies missing top CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (knee), who is out Saturday. So Western Michigan was held to minus-11 rushing yards on 22 attempts but passed for 479 yards; West Virginia had 72 yards on 29 carries but passed for 469. In the previous three games, UConn allowed an average of 115 yards per game; USF allows 127.
Three Huskies Earns Spot on Wooden Award Preseason Top-30 - University of Connecticut Official Athletics Site
Tiffany Hayes, Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley each earned a spot on the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top-30 as announced by the Los Angeles Athletic Club on Monday. The Preseason Top-30 is comprised of 30 student-athletes who, based on last year’s individual performance and team records, are the early frontrunners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The list is chosen by a preseason poll of national college women’s basketball media members.