TheRoundUp 11/8: What do you do about a player like McCummings?

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The UConn coaching staff tried throughout the spring and summer to get McCummings able to play this season. The athletic gifts are there, but the footwork, fundamentals and the accuracy aren’t. Teammates Johnny McEntee and Michael Nebrich flat out beat him out in head-to-head competition and McCummings was relegated to the bench. Let’s make one things clear about McCummings: the athleticism he possesses is too important to keep off the field. He showed in a 28-21 win over Syracuse Saturday just how much of a problem he can be for defenses. Even as half a quarterback, McCummings is a dangerous player

Scott McCummings effective for UConn - Big East Blog - ESPN
Pasqualoni said Monday that McCummings would have his usual set of plays the next time UConn takes the field -- Nov. 19 against Louisville. How many carries he gets just depends on how effective he is running.

Big East Football: A Surprising Louisville Still In The Hunt - Courant.com
Louisville has won three in a row for the first time in five years and is one game behind Big East-leading Cincinnati. After facing Pittsburgh this week, the Cardinals end the season with road games against UConn and South Florida.

Brendan Allen: UConn men's basketball's Brendan Allen "could be a point" - Courant.com
"I always wanted to come here," Allen said, after scoring three points in 16 minutes in the exhibition game against C.W. Post at the Civic Center. "I didn't have too many looks. I was willing to take a scholarship from any school that would offer me one. I thank God for this opportunity, and I appreciate all the players, the way they've accepted me and supported me."

Boatright investigation still uncertain - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
That leaves us with ... well, very little, unfortunately. UConn fans are no doubt much less interested in the vagaries of the actual investigation than they are its outcome; any extended absence from Boatright could stretch Connecticut's backcourt, forcing Shabazz Napier to play long minutes or forcing coach Jim Calhoun to hope one of his walk-ons can fill in. But whatever the investigation is about, it doesn't seem likely to keep Boatright out for anything more than a couple of weeks.

Caroline Doty Will Not Play In Wednesday's Preseason Game - Courant.com
According to a UConn spokesman Tuesday morning. Doty, the redshirt junior guard, will not play in Wednesday night's preseason game against Pace at the XL Center because of the sprained left ankle she suffered 10 days ago.

UConn Women To Announce Series With Oregon - Courant.com
The UConn women's basketball program has reached a new agreement to play Oregon in a home-and-away series that will start with a game Dec. 31, 2012 in Eugene.

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