TheRoundUp 1/25: Boatright decision expected today

UConn expects Ryan Boatright ruling this week - NCAA Basketball - Sporting News
The ongoing eligibility saga involving Connecticut freshman guard Ryan Boatright is expected to come to an end Tuesday or Wednesday. That's when Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun expects to hear from the NCAA in the case, according to the Connecticut Post.

Big East adds Navy as football-only member - Houston Chronicle
The Big East Tuesday announced that Navy will join as a football-only school effective July 1, 2015. "The academy's decision to join the Big East conference -- it's first-ever home after over 100 years of independence, underscores the long-term viability of the Big East," league commissioner John Marinatto said on a conference call..

Adding Navy all about pure survival for besieged Big East - NCAA Football - CBSSports.com
But will the Big East survive? I'm probably in the minority on this, but I think so. No matter what happens in 2014 (BCS or non-BCS AQ leagues), the Big East (even without WVU, Pitt and Syracuse) is still, at worst, the nation's sixth-best football conference and a much stronger league than the Mountain West, Conference USA or even a combination of the Mountain West and C-USA. So whether the AQ BCS status remains, the league will still command on much better television deal when it signs a new contract in a year or two.

UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL: Jeremy Lamb seeks an answer for his 'struggles'- The New Haven Register - Serving New Haven, Connecticut
Jeremy has learned from his father’s teachings and is implementing them now as he goes through a rough stretch. "Jeremy and I have been talking regularly, and he’s realizing that part of character is that you’re going to go through some tough times," Rolando said. "It’s not what you go through, it’s how you go through it."

UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Brianna Banks to play bigger role in Syracuse game (video)- The New Haven Register - Serving New Haven, Connecticut
With starting point guard Caroline Doty sitting out tonight’s game at Syracuse (7 p.m., CPTV) because of a bone bruise in her surgically-repaired left knee, Banks could see an even more expanded role. With super sub Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis expected to make her first career start in place of Doty, Banks should be the first perimeter player off the bench against the Orange.

Breanna Stewart: Next in line of UConn elite players | syracuse.com
"I just felt very comfortable at Connecticut and with the relationships between the players and coaches. In the end, that’s where I wanted to be," said Stewart, who offered that she also gave Syracuse a long look. "Coach Q (Quentin Hillsman) and his staff are all great, and they’ve been really great to me and have a program on the rise. But I just felt like I wanted to get out of the Syracuse area. I wanted to expand my horizons."

UConn hires Bears' assistant to coach QBs - GreenwichTime
Day spent the past two seasons as the Bear's quarterback coach, before the team cut ties with him and offensive coordinator Mike Martz earlier this month. He takes over from Joe Moorhead, who left in December to become head coach at Fordham.

The New Haven Register Blogs: UConn Men's Basketball Blog: Calhoun Starts New Autism Event
Jim Calhoun has launched a new event: The Jim Calhoun CardioRaiser – Workout for Autism Speaks, presented by Farmington Bank, to help raise important dollars for the autistic community. This family friendly fitness event will take place on Sunday, Feb. 26 at Cardio Express in Manchester and Southington from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wild defenseman Kyle Huson commits to UCONN | North American Hockey League | NAHL
Huson is in his second season with Wild. He recorded 27 points (2G, 25A) in 53 games last season. He was a team-best plus-23 in 2010-11, and his 25 assists were the third most on the team.

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