TheRoundUp 9/15: Huskies prepare for national spotlight vs. Iowa St.

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UConn vs. Iowa State: Who has the edge? - Stamford Advocate
The Cyclones have allowed an average of 181 yards per game on the ground, surrendering over 200 yards to FCS (Division I-AA) school Northern Iowa. Whether it's Lyle McCombs and D.J. Shoemate or just the former, the Huskies should be able to make hay. Edge: UConn

Cyclones prepare for highly rated UConn defense - The Catch-Up by Travis Hines - TimesRepublican.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community info - Times Republican
The strength for the Huskies has been their ability to get off the field, holding Vandy to a 2-of-16 conversion mark on 3rd down last week. Fordham was 6-of-16 on third down.

Predictions: Big East Week 3 - Big East Blog - ESPN
Iowa State (2-0) at UConn (1-1), 8 p.m., Friday, ESPN2. The Huskies' problems on offense are well documented. Their run game has been fine, but the quarterback situation has not. Coach Paul Pasqualoni has been coy about what he will do against the Cyclones, but whoever starts cannot turn the ball over and expect for this team to win. I think Iowa State is in line for a letdown game after an emotional win over Iowa last week, and the UConn defense will be able to do enough to slow down Steele Jantz to pull out the win. UConn 23, Iowa State 20.

Cyclones to don white uniforms for UConn game - Houston Chronicle
Cyclones spokesman Tom Kroeschell says the team plans to wear white pants and white jerseys when they face Connecticut in Friday night's nationally-televised game. It's the first time Iowa State has worn all white since 2006, before the university redesigned the school's logo and updated its uniforms.

Together at UConn, Middletown's Andre Drummond and Michael Bradley have unique relationship - Houston Chronicle
In July 2009, Jim Calhoun and Patrick Sellers, then a UConn assistant, were at the AAU nationals in Orlando to watch Drummond, the mega-recruit from their own backyard. The plan was for Calhoun to watch Drummond’s game for one half, then flip-flop with Sellers, who was watching a game on another court. But Calhoun became intrigued by the 6-foot-9 center who was more than holding his own against Drummond — even, at times, dominating him. Kid by the name of Michael Bradley.

Ray Allen, Other Alum Work With Huskies, Impressed With Team's Depth - Courant.com
Allen, who was Big East player of the year in 1996, said this is the "deepest" team he can ever remember in Storrs.

UConn men's soccer ranked No. 2 - Norwich, CT - The Bulletin
The UConn men’s soccer team rose to No. 2 in the Soccer America and NSCAA polls Wednesday with College Soccer News ranking the Huskies as the top team in the nation. UConn is 5-0 and has already beaten four teams that appeared in last year’s NCAA Tournament.

BostonHerald.com - Blogs: Rap Sheet" Blog Archive " The Patriots sign former UConn and Dolphins OL Donald Thomas
The Patriots have added some offensive line depth, signing former UConn and Dolphins player Donald Thomas to the 53-man roster. With C Dan Koppen out with a broken ankle, this will help.

UConn's Auriemma: Don't expect title this season - Forbes.com
Auriemma told a gathering of business leaders in East Hartford on Wednesday that he believes Notre Dame, Tennessee and Baylor should be the favorites for the title, because they each return a veteran group of players.

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