TheRoundUp 11/11: BASKETBALL IS BACK

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The Day - Huskies will hang their championship banner tonight | News from southeastern Connecticut
"I'm never one of those guys to say it's not a big deal," Calhoun said. "The national championship is a big deal. I'll always consider it a very, very big deal. We'll finish it off and start anew and we'll do it on the same night."

UConn men begin title defense run tonight against Columbia- The Register Citizen
Andre Drummond, the 6-10 center from Middletown, will be in uniform in his much-anticipated UConn debut. It appears he won’t, however, be in the starting lineup. "I’ve come off the bench before," Drummond said. "I’m not used to really coming off, but that’s some of the things you’ve got to get adjusted to. I’m not expecting to start or anything like that. I know I need to come in and play my role. Hopefully, one of these games I do end up starting."

The Day - The end, but only the beginning for UConn men | News from southeastern Connecticut
"We're going to have to drag that anchor of great expectations a little bit," Calhoun said. "Our expectations are always the same, we want to win the Big East and we want to be a player on the national scene when it's all said and done.

The New Haven Register Blogs: UConn Men's Basketball Blog: Calhoun: Boatright Frustrated Right Now
After practice, Boatright said something to the coach about his own play. "I’m not worried about your play," Calhoun said. "I’m worried about you getting down."

Louisville soccer meets No. 4 UConn in Big East semis | The Courier-Journal | courier-journal.com
U of L, which was No. 1 in the preseason polls, has gone 12-5-2 against one of the toughest schedules in the country. But the losses can become a distant memory now for the 14th-ranked Cardinals, who will take on No. 4 Connecticut (16-2-2) in the Big East Tournament semifinals at 5 p.m. today in Harrison, N.J.

"WE’VE GOT TO BE SMART"  Huskies prepare for Big East semi against Louisville
The game will be a rematch of a double-overtime Huskies victory at Louisville on October 1. Stephane Diop scored the game-winning goal in the 102nd minute. Andre Blake made a then-season high six saves in the contest. The win snapped Louisville’s streak of 27 games without a loss at home, an unbeaten run that ranked seventh in NCAA history at the time.

UConn Women Being Courted For 2013 Carrier Classic - Courant.com
UConn sources say its not likely UConn would give up a home game to play in the event, but would consider flip-flopping home games with Stanford, meaning the Cardinal would host the Carrier Classic and UConn will host Stanford again in 2014-15.

UConn reviewing ideas to cut costs, boost income - BusinessWeek
Other recommendations included: Increasing ticket prices for basketball and football games, potentially charging premium prices for the highest-demand games and setting up annual reviews through UConn's business school to study supply, demand and ticket price structures

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