TheRoundUp 2/23: Temple to join Big East

Multiple Reports Say Temple Moving To Big East - Courant.com
Multiple media reports indicate the conference will add Temple as an all-sports member, perhaps as early as the 2012-13 academic year. Temple would provide the Big East with an immediate replacement for West Virginia, which is leaving for the Big 12 this summer.

UConn coach Jim Calhoun to undergo surgery on Monday - BostonHerald.com
Typically, the surgery is a "decompression," in which parts of the spinal canal are removed to take pressure off the affected nerves. Calhoun will be hospitalized for one or two nights following the procedure, a school spokesman said. The recovery time following surgery varies widely and depends on how invasive the surgery must be.

Kevin Duffy: During a difficult UConn stretch, Ollie always giving to players - NewsTimes
In his second year as an assistant for the Huskies, Ollie lives the planes, trains and automobiles lifestyle of a major Division I assistant coach.

UConn Women's Basketball: UConn's Win Against Pitt A Positive Step - Courant.com
Much can happen that could affect UConn's seed for the Big East tournament, which begins March 2 in Hartford. None of it concerns Auriemma as much as making sure that his team is prepared for whatever road it must travel. "Every coach in America is going through the same thing at this time of the year," Auriemma said. "The attention span of players today is about five seconds and then they can't remember anything they did. Every coach is sitting there wondering how they can get their players to concentrate, focus more, pay attention to the little details that are so important."

Ex-UConn coach Edsall a national punching bag - Connecticut Post
And to think his time at College Park started off so well, a 32-24 nationally televised defeat of Miami on Labor Day night. It has been all downhill since: Only one victory the rest of the way -- over Division I-AA Towson -- seven straight losses by double figures and the great Danny O'Brien transfer fiasco. Twenty-four players have left the program since Edsall took over.

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